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Growing schools look to vacant office parks

Subscriber onlyOn the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric. Continue reading...

Retailers ramp up toy offerings

Toys R Us closures leave opening ahead of holiday season

Subscriber onlyWhen Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Continue reading...

Details released on data attack

Facebook: Hack got to 29 million

Subscriber onlyAn online attack that forced Facebook to log out 90 million users last month directly affected 29 million people on the social network, the company said Friday as it released new details about the scope of the incident. When it first reported the breach Sept. 28, Facebook said the number of those affected was about 50 million. Continue reading...

China's trade surplus with U.S. hits record $34.1B

Subscriber onlyChina's trade surplus with the United States hit a record last month, defying -- for now, at least -- President Donald Trump's predictions that tariffs would help redress the trade imbalance. Continue reading...

Roundup case judge raps lawyer's comment

Subscriber onlyThe lawyer most responsible for winning a $289 million verdict against Bayer AG may end up wiping it out. Continue reading...

Stocks rally to end bumpy week

Subscriber onlyStocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week's steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the past few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyWells Fargo reports mixed 3Q results Continue reading...

Consumer prices tick up by 0.1%

September’s gain smallest since June; energy costs fall back

Subscriber onlyConsumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August. Continue reading...

Rate rises to 4.9% on 30-year mortgages, highest in 7 years

Subscriber onlyLong-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped this week to their highest levels in seven years on global anxiety over rising interest rates that has gripped financial markets. Continue reading...

Trump, Xi reportedly plan to air trade strife next month

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have agreed to meet next month at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in hopes of resolving their intensifying trade conflict, according to three people briefed on the arrangement who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters. Continue reading...

Fee deal reached on class actions

Proposed settlement includes $4.8M payout from law firm

Subscriber onlyA deal that was reached this week in a long-running fee dispute has the potential to reshape the way law firms that represent plaintiffs bill for their work and pay other lawyers for referring clients to them. Continue reading...

Markets sink; loss biggest in 8 months

Tech companies among worst-hit

Subscriber onlyU.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 831 points. Continue reading...

U.S. clears $68B CVS-Aetna tie-up

Subscriber onlyCVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. on Wednesday received conditional approval to proceed with their proposed $68 billion merger, one of the largest in a series of recent deals that stand to transform the U.S. health care business. Continue reading...

Stores dashing to hire for holidays

In a tight labor market, ’tis the season to be shorthanded

Subscriber onlyAcross the country, America's retailers and shipping companies are looking forward to a robust Christmas shopping season. There's just one concern: Who will stock the shelves, pack the orders and ring up customers? Continue reading...

Fancier cheeses replace stalwart old-timer staples

Millennials ditch old-time American

Subscriber onlyAmerican cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives. Continue reading...