The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now warning employers against this increasingly common practice.
The big bedding retailer's latest report left Wall Street restless, but Friday's sell-off looks like an overreaction.
After years of holding back on purchases, the newly hired are keeping the domestic economy humming.
With geopolitical tensions mounting and a budget battle looming in Washington, it's hard to see when or why the worries might stop.
As the lazy days of summer come to a close, these companies could get a boost.
The company used to be the clear choice for Americans looking for washing machines and refrigerators. Now it's losing market share to Home Depot, Lowe's and others.
This legendary retailer oversees a pair of instantly recognizable names -- and either might not be around in 5 years.
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