The New York Times says the retail giant routinely paid out bribes to win approvals for at least 19 big stores in Mexico. And the problem may extend to other international markets as well.
Reports warn that delaying investment in the nation's infrastructure will further hurt the economy and lead to higher future costs.
Returns from bonds and other safer investments have plummeted. That's pushing seniors and savers into the riskier stock market.
The Federal Reserve may say interest rates will remain low for at least 2 years. The Dow and S&P 500 enjoy their 5th straight gains. An Apple rally that began Monday boosts the Nasdaq. Dollar General's caution hurt discount retailers.
Investors are turning again to gold as a safe haven. But they may not know of the tax risks associated with owning a collectible item.
Or maybe not. That has been the speculation Monday as HP continues a rally after nearly falling to $11 last month.
The company gets in hot water with regulators about a Facebook post, sparking a wide-ranging debate over what constitutes public disclosure in the digital age.
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