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Crackdown damps immigrants' hopes to buy U.S. homes

Subscriber onlyIn San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And in Mesa, Ariz., a 24-year-old son of illegal Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank -- a green light for a mortgage -- but now fears deportation. Continue reading...

Revival of Black Wall Street goal

Tulsans aim to remake district that thrived before race riot

Subscriber onlyNot far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They're the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa's Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. Continue reading...

Ex-workers at Nabisco plant struggle year after layoffs

Subscriber only Susana Palomo couldn't sleep for a week, torn between a dream and reality. Continue reading...

Flu spreads small businesses thin

Empty desks a symptom as employees’ sick calls grow

Subscriber onlyThe flu season has slammed many small businesses, weakening already thin staffing levels and forcing some owners to scramble to cover shifts or get the work done. Continue reading...

Survey: More women on bank boards

Subscriber onlyBanking and capital markets, often viewed as dominated by men, achieved high scores in a newly released survey measuring the diversity in their director ranks. Continue reading...

Deportation plan a worry for Californians

Subscriber onlyThe news that President Donald Trump ordered a crackdown on illegal aliens sent a chill through immigrant communities. California businesses that employ lots of immigrants are shivering, too. Continue reading...

Sales up 3.7% for new U.S. housing

3 regions see rise; West falls 4.4%

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. Continue reading...

Penney to close at least 130 stores

Early retirement offer to 6,000 not ‘desperation,’ CEO says

Subscriber onlyDALLAS -- J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it tries to improve profitability, joining its department store rivals in pruning store numbers because of online shopping. Continue reading...

Insured Rx buyers' copay at times more than drug's real cost

Subscriber onlyEric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy make copayments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. Continue reading...

Down 10,000 jobs in '16, AIG says

Insurance company’s CEO has sold assets, cut expenses

Subscriber onlyAmerican International Group Inc.'s head count fell by 10,000 last year as Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock sold units and cut jobs. Continue reading...

Some VW owners waiting on settlement buyback offer

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- Some Volkswagen owners say they're still waiting to complete their buybacks, almost four months after a judge approved a settlement for 2-liter diesel vehicles that were part of the automaker's emissions scandal. Continue reading...

J.C. Penney to close 130 to 140 stores; no word on whether Arkansas stores affected

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. Continue reading...

State's in mix at energy meeting

Governor hopes Trump cuts rules

Subscriber onlyArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is meeting with fellow governors in Washington, D.C., this week for what's being called the Governor's Summit on Energy Security and Infrastructure. Continue reading...

Boeing's F/A-18 fighter hangs on

Revival seen in Lockheed’s delays with F-35, Trump tweets

Subscriber onlyBoeing's Super Hornet is poised for a surprising comeback thanks to President Donald Trump's Twitter broadsides and a strike-fighter shortage caused by delays to Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 program. Continue reading...

Federal court ruling on mortgage giants likely to slow revamp

Subscriber onlyU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's seriousness about overhauling the nation's $10 trillion mortgage market will soon be tested. Continue reading...

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