October 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — More Americans bought homes in September, many for the first time, despite a persistent shortage of properties for sale.

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 3.2 percent from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47…

Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own

October 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility.

The announcement made late Wednesday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk marks…

Ford cuts production as consumer demand slows

October 19, 2016

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is cutting production as U.S. demand for new vehicles slows, but so far, its rivals aren't doing the same.

Ford said Tuesday it will temporarily idle four of its North American assembly plants this month to better align production with demand.

After six straight years…

Striking Jim Beam employees complain of grueling workweeks

October 19, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Striking Jim Beam workers kept picketing the world’s largest bourbon producer on Monday, ahead of another round of talks that a union leader hopes will resolve their complaints about being overworked.

The dispute has splashed some disharmony on the whiskey…