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Boom market in small businesses shows signs of cooling

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:53am

The boom market in small businesses is showing signs of cooling.

Prominent Algerian businessman detained in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:53am

Algerian public television says the boss of Algeria's largest private group, Cevital, has been arrested following a corruption probe.

Nigeria oil output to decrease 8 percent daily after fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:40am

An oil company in Nigeria is declaring a "force majeure" shutdown after a fire.

Trump says Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:33am

President Donald Trump says Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve's board amid a focus on past scandals.

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:32am

Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit.

Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past misconduct allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:22am

Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past misconduct allegations.

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:16am

The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security.

Grains lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:06am

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Charles Schwab Unveils One-of-a-Kind Champion’s Prize in First Year of Tournament Sponsorship

The Charles Schwab Corporation, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:03am

a PGA TOUR event that has challenged the world’s top shot-makers for 73 years — the company is celebrating that “challenger spirit” by unveiling a one-of-a-kind prize for the champion of this year’s event: a restored 1973 Dodge ® Challenger.

As oil surges, US stocks drift sideways in another muted day

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:21am

The price of crude oil surged Monday after the U.S. government moved to further block Iranian oil exports. That helped to lift energy stocks, but losses elsewhere in the market held U.S. indexes in check. The S&P 500 flip-flopped between modest gains and losses in morning trading, much as it has the last few weeks.

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:11am

Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face.

Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:03am

Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties.

Sales of US existing homes fell 4.9% in March to mark slow start of spring home-buying season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:01am

Sales of US existing homes fell 4.9% in March to mark slow start of spring home-buying season.

US won't renew sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:01am

The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran.

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:47am

President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Markets Right Now: Oil prices surge, but US stocks drift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:45am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Kraft Heinz CEO stepping down, Patricio named successor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:20am

Kraft Heinz says CEO Bernardo Hees will step down from the post and be succeeded by Miguel Patricio in July.

The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:39am

The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local):

Collection of David Carr's writings coming in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:33am

Writings by the late David Carr, the revered author and journalist, are coming out in book form next year. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a friend whom Carr once mentored, is providing the introduction.

White House: US ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil, increasing economic pressure on Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:27am

White House: US ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil, increasing economic pressure on Iran.