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  • Fast food is coming to your doorstep, but it can cost more

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s never been easier to get burgers, burritos and other items from fast-food chains delivered to your doorstep. But the convenience can hurt your wallet. More fast-food companies have been offering delivery by teaming up with food-ordering apps, many of which charge fees or other added-on costs. The chains see delivery […]
  • Money an issue as many businesses don’t give caregiver leave

    NEW YORK (AP) — Within three months, one of MacLaren Cummings’ staffers passed away from cancer and then both his own mother and the mother of an employee were diagnosed with breast cancer. Although he was the CEO, Cummings says, “the last thing I could think about was work.” That painful stretch in 2011 planted […]
  • Sales of US homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales dropped 3.2 percent from December to January, the second […]
  • Technology companies, banks lead gains for US stocks

    Gains in technology, banks and industrial companies drove U.S. stocks higher Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings news. Consumer goods companies lagged the most. The latest gains put the market on track to recoup some of its losses from a day earlier. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15 […]
  • Markets Right Now: Tech, banks, retailers lead stock gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Gains in technology, banks and industrial companies are driving stocks higher in midday trading, making up some of the ground the market lost a day earlier. Facebook was up 2.8 percent Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase rose 1.6 percent and Amazon […]
  • Priceline changing its name to Booking Holdings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline is changing its name to Booking Holdings Inc., citing its expansion into numerous international brands over the last 20 years. The change at the former Priceline Group Inc. is effective immediately. The company will begin trading under the ticker symbol “BKNG” on February 27. The travel website company operates in […]
  • To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

    DETROIT (AP) — The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a couple of blocks […]
  • Edmunds: How to get the most out of your trade-in

    About 40 percent of people shopping for a new car in 2018 will have a vehicle to trade in, according to Edmunds transaction data. And it’s safe to say that 100 percent of those people will want to get as much money as possible for that trade-in. But while most shoppers have some sort of […]
  • To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

    DETROIT (AP) — The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a couple of blocks […]
  • Eurozone economy cools amid stock market turmoil

    LONDON (AP) — There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact — albeit a short-term one — on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy. A closely monitored survey of the private sector found activity cooling during the month but still remaining near levels not seen since […]