Sunday Business
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Perspective

Trump demanding low or zero rates. But there is a real downside.

Low interest rates hurt people who depend on investments, especially retirees with modest incomes.
Work Advice

Some anxious calls from the public are cause for concern

It might be time to invest in a security assessment of how your organization is handling public contacts.
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From helicopter repairman to leader of the Internet’s ‘darkest reaches’: The life and times of 8chan owner Jim Watkins

How Jim Watkins took over one of the Web's most notorious hate sites.
Color of Money
Perspective

You’ve stopped working. Now go out and make money.

It’s a good idea to follow your passion. Just make sure it’s bankable.

The Trump administration has asked Congress for help spending billions on farmers caught up in its China trade war, but Democrats are balking.

The family, which owns opioid giant Purdue Pharma, is defending the offshore transfers, calling them “perfectly legal and appropriate in every respect."

The current chairwoman, who is leaving at the end of October, said she felt it was important for the next acting agency head to “be the most experienced, most senior commissioner who has previously served in this role.”

The order for 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters is part of an expanded military partnership between the United States and Poland.

It’s a stock market that won’t stop. The last few months have been packed with bad news: trade war salvos, U.S. threats against Mexico, a currency scare, a looming warning called “yield curve inversio...


The requests ask each of the tech giants to provide detailed information about their internal operations, including copies of key communications between top-level executives and records related to "any prior investigation" they have faced on competition grounds.

The trip brings into sharp focus the Trump administration’s tightly held effort to spotlight and intervene in California’s growing homeless population.

  • Analysis

A controversial collection of pay data by employers — supported by equal pay activists but opposed by many employers — could soon be curtailed.

Little political support exists for taxation needed to effectively address and solve the issue.

“Alexa, are you trolling me?” Amazon opens its Alexa Answers project to the public and gambles on the goodwill of the Internet.

The state can step in where the National Labor Relations Board has declined to go.

Apple modified privacy rules that developers of apps for children said would hurt their ability to make money and improve their products.

Leviticus 11 contains a zoo’s worth of animals. The hyrax and the monitor lizard. The katydid is there, as is the gecko. And it ends: “You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between l...

The year-long investigation found no evidence that Carson or his wife exerted improper influence over a controversial $31,561 order to replace office dining room furniture.

The package cuts the main deposit rate to a record low of -0.5 percent to shore up the region's economy.

Signatories to a letter sent Thursday include the heads of major retailers, tech firms, financial institutions, including Levi Strauss, Twitter, Uber, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Yelp, Bain Capital and Reddit.

The 30-year fixed-rate average, which had fallen to a nearly three-year low last week, rebounded to 3.56 percent.

Borrowers speak out about struggling under the weight of student loans.

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