The company reportedly uses a Bermuda loophole to cut its tax payments significantly. It's another sign that the tax code, which is way too complex, needs reform.
A lawsuit says the company wrongly claimed its tools were made in America. A California judge refuses to certify class-action status, but plaintiffs say they will appeal.
The retail chain is making a bold move with its 48-hour shopping marathon. But it needed to grab consumer attention in the all-important holiday quarter.
Friday's payroll report isn't as bad as expected, but isn't all that good either.
The chief economist at UBS makes a gloomy prediction. But investors should take these forecasts with a healthy degree of skepticism.
The retailer ups the ante in the holiday shopping wars. But will increased hours mean more sales or costs?
The first building toy in the Barbie line goes on sale next week. Maybe it will encourage more girls to go into the field.
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