• Get Started: Market for buying, selling businesses surges

    Updated: 10 min ago

    SALES OF BUSINESSES The market for buying and selling small businesses is gathering momentum. BizBuySell.com, an online market for small companies, counted 2,589 sales in the third quarter, up nearly 25 percent from 2,090 a year earlier. Sales are so far following the pattern of...

  • Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

    Updated: 16 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters. The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second headquarters in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend up to $5 billion....

  • US sanctions against Hezbollah will not target banks: Banker

    Updated: 23 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — New U.S. sanctions against the militant Hezbollah group expected to be released in the near future are not likely to affect the country's banking sector that is the backbone of the tiny Arab country's economy, a top Lebanese banker said Monday. The U.S. House of...

  • Kelly on O'Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

    Updated: 26 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly says she complained to her bosses about Bill O'Reilly's behavior after she had accused former Fox chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, and that the abuse and shaming of women has to stop. Kelly, now on NBC, spoke Monday...

  • Historical novel published last year is big seller in 2017

    Updated: 27 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment she read an early copy of Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," author-bookstore owner Ann Patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a Russian count accused by the Bolsheviks of succumbing to the "corruptions of his class" and...

  • US stocks mixed as retailers rise and industrial firms skid

    Updated: 42 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Monday morning as clothing and household goods companies climb while industrial companies stumble. Major indexes are at all-time highs after a six-week winning streak and the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen for the last seven days. Toy...

  • Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will open up its anti-virus software for review by outside parties. The move comes a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using the company's anti-virus products, citing security concerns. Kapersky Lab said Monday it will...

  • Cisco Systems buying BroadSoft for $1.9 billion cash

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. will pay about $1.9 billion cash to buy BroadSoft Inc. in a move aimed at expanding its communications software offerings. The networking technology giant is paying $55 per share, marking a 2 percent premium to Broadsoft's closing price on Friday....

  • Insurer Aetna unloads group life, disability for $1.45B

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer, is selling its domestic group life and disability businesses for $1.45 billion to Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. Aetna says the cash deal also includes its absence management business and should close next month. Health...

  • Liz Weston: Saving money makes you happier - here's proof

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The argument over whether you should invest or pay off debt usually focuses on financial numbers, such as rates of return and interest charges. Maybe happiness should be part of the equation as well. Studies in several countries, including the U.S., Norway, Ireland and Spain, have...

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