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Startup helps make weekend at beach a vacation

N.J. caddies ferry gear to, from sand

Subscriber onlyPHILADELPHIA -- For many, vacations at the Jersey Shore bring back memories of the sun, surf, sand and sandwich-snatching seagulls. Continue reading...

Booming N.M. hub lacks only residents

Subscriber onlySANTA TERESA, N.M. -- Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass. Continue reading...

Carmakers invest in ride-sharing firms

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- Automakers are putting the pedal to the metal with their investments into ride-hailing companies. Continue reading...

Group: Trump Tower kills birds, too

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump criticized the wind-power industry last week for killing birds. A far bigger threat, however, is real estate developers and their tall buildings. Continue reading...

Beef prices lower in time for grilling season

Subscriber onlyConsumers can expect cheaper burgers and lower prices for other meat this weekend and throughout grilling season, the most important time for the meat industry, as high supply pushes down prices at grocery stores and restaurants. Continue reading...

Offbeat perks draw employees, publicity, sales

Subscriber onlyNick DeMarco runs a small biotech startup in Raleigh, N.C., that makes scientific instruments. But what got his company, Practichem, featured in the media spotlight, from CNBC's Power Lunch to The Huffington Post to Fortune's website, wasn't the innovative products he's making. It was his promise to lease Tesla Model 3s to employees when they become available. Continue reading...

Job turnover, relocation rates falling

Economists say fear of change likely keeps some from seeking better work

Subscriber onlyBy covered wagon and jetliner, from East Coast to West, Rust Belt to Sun Belt, Americans' propensity to be on the move -- to new jobs and new places -- has historically provided the economy with a critical dose of oomph. Continue reading...

First-quarter growth up a smidge

GDP gain now 0.8%, still tepid; analysts expect rebound

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. economy's slow growth in the new year wasn't quite as bad as first reported. Continue reading...

Yellen: Conditions jelling for rate hike

Subscriber onlyFederal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate increase would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. Continue reading...

12 million vehicles added to air-bag list

U.S. recall affects eight automakers

Subscriber onlyEight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air-bag inflators. Continue reading...

Banks' upgrades to ease client-to-client transfers

Subscriber onlyJPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks are upgrading their online payment services to allow customers to transfer money instantly to others who bank elsewhere, often at no cost. Continue reading...

Bank stocks gain, help lift indexes

Subscriber onlyStocks rose Friday to end their strongest week in almost three months. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyUSA Truck to pay former exec $630,000 USA Truck has agreed to pay former Chief Financial Officer Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading...

Furniture-market crowd slips in N.C.

Decrease slight after bathroom law

Subscriber onlyAttendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for gay, bisexual and transgender people. Continue reading...

State aid to hedge fund is spiritless

Connecticut OKs $22M package

Subscriber onlyA commission approved a $22 million loan and grant package Friday to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade and expand its offices despite questions about whether the deal makes financial sense for a state facing continued budget problems. Continue reading...

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