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February 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. They have now recovered about half their losses during the market’s dramatic plunge earlier this month.

Tech bellwether Cisco Systems jumped after it posted strong quarterly results and announced…


Retail sales plunge in January

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back on buying cars, furniture and other goods in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months.

The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in February of last year,…


Amazon to roll out delivery service at Whole Foods stores

February 14, 2018

Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods — and Margot Good might never visit the organic grocery chain again.

“I can stay in my pajamas at home and have them deliver me my groceries,” she said Thursday after learning about the new service outside a Cincinnati location.…


Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410

February 13, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.

Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks, and consumer-…