| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it plans to spin off its oil field services division into a separate publicly traded company.
The news came weeks after the the oil and natural gas producer said it was pursuing strategic alternatives for the division,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:01 PM
U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
BP reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency that opens the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Employers in the U.S. posted slightly more jobs in January despite harsh weather in many parts of the country, a positive sign for the labor market in coming months.
Job openings rose to nearly 4 million in January, a 1.5% increase from the month...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world.
Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A U.S. judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. and declared a $9.5-billion judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant for environmental damage was obtained by fraud and racketeering.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the 2011...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Identity theft and debt collection topped the list for biggest consumer complaints of 2013, according to a report.
Americans last year complained the most about identity theft, with nearly 300,000 of consumers saying their personal data were used...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:56 AM
More than one in four Americans are so afraid of missing work that they head into the office even when sniffling and sneezing, a study says.
Many are worried about falling behind on their jobs, missing pay or facing the wrath of bosses who expect them...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Gap Inc., the global fashion retailer, said it plans to raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour by 2015.
The move will directly benefit 65,000 U.S. employees at Gap's six retail chains, which include Gap,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid.
The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...