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Google parent Alphabet blasts past Wall Street expectations but sees profit hit by EU fine

Jul/24/2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- A multibillion-dollar fine from the European Union slashed Alphabet's second-quarter profit and shareholder gains, but the company still blew past Wall Street predictions for revenue, profit and per-share earnings. ...





Bush's Baked Beans recalled because of defective cans

Jul/24/2017

Certain cans of Bush's Best Baked Beans -- Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans -- are being recalled because of a potential problem with a seam on the cans. People should get rid of the recalled ...





Who owns Snopes.com? Dispute puts future of fact-checking site in question

Jul/24/2017

SAN DIEGO -- Fact-checking site Snopes.com is asking readers to save the advertising-funded sleuthing service, which is in dire financial straits. The company is seeking donations through a GoFundMe campaign, which has raised upward of $130,000 of...





Billionaire businessman on controversial sign: 'We screwed up badly'

Jul/24/2017

DETROIT -- A Sunday-night Facebook post signed by billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert announced that his organization "screwed up badly" when posting a sign in downtown Detroit that said, "See Detroit like we do." Filling windows along a building...





'Dunkirk,' 'Girls Trip' wage war on box-office expectations, as 'Valerian' disappoints

Jul/23/2017

LOS ANGELES -- In a rare weekend tug-of-war among three wildly different original films, the box-office figures are a testament to big-budget risks begetting big-time payoff -- at least, if you're Christopher Nolan. The releases of Nolan's "...





Susan Tompor: No one thinks they'll fall for a phishing attempt at work — until they do

Jul/21/2017

Quite honestly, many of us can only wonder how anyone falls for some incredibly old tricks in the hacking book. Like, really, who sits down at work and opens an attachment connected to a vague request in an email without first questioning whether ...





Class lawsuit takes aim at dicamba producers, accuses Monsanto reps of condoning illegal spraying

Jul/21/2017

ST. LOUIS -- As suspected drift from dicamba took a toll on farmers the past two growing seasons, Monsanto -- the Creve Coeur, Mo.-based agribusiness company that helped give the herbicide newfound prominence with its introduction of dicamba-...





Gail MarksJarvis: Savvy saving: 4 ways to snag the highest interest rates

Jul/21/2017

At long last, banks are becoming a little more generous with savers. But the emphasis here is on "a little." If you have been looking around for higher interest rates, you'll be able to find an appetizer now, but not a feast. And don't expect ...





SpaceX may have canceled Red Dragon Mars mission

Jul/21/2017

LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX may have canceled its mission to Mars with a Red Dragon capsule that was set for 2020. Company Chief Executive Elon Musk retweeted a story late Friday afternoon titled "SpaceX skipping Red Dragon for 'vastly bigger ships' on...





New White House communications director has traveled to Cuba to scout investment opportunities

Jul/21/2017

MIAMI -- Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, has traveled to Cuba several times to explore the possibility of doing business on the island. Scaramucci, whose appointment on Monday led to the resignation of White House...