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June 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.

The…


More small firms reach customers via texts

June 27, 2016

NEW YORK — People who want to get in touch with small businesses more and more are using texts or online chats rather than emails or phone calls.

Company owners are responding in kind, communicating more on the fly and in short bursts. They're finding that texting, online chatting and…


Global stocks tumble after Britain votes to leave the EU

June 25, 2016

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

U.S.…


Retirement and estate planning is a family affair

June 24, 2016

You need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future because the more they know, the fewer the surprises that await them down the road.

Let’s start with your spouse. Ideally, you and your spouse already should have communicated about your respective…