May 27, 2018

NEW YORK — Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don’t know whether they’ll be winners or losers.

Mike Kaeding would like to know how his real estate development and management company will be affected by two big changes —…

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

May 26, 2018

NEW YORK — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers.

The pay increase matches the bump…

Cancellation of Korea summit sends stocks on bumpy ride

May 25, 2018

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses.

Crude oil futures and energy companies…

Credit cards to perfect targeting programs

May 24, 2018

NEW YORK — Credit card companies are taking the next step in using their points programs to influence what millions of customers buy, going as far as influencing what color blender you might purchase.

American Express is piloting a program that will allow merchants to reward customers for…