National Business

Smokers and polluters in New Zealand hit with higher taxes

Smokers and polluters in New Zealand will get hit with higher taxes as part of the government's economic plan
Published: 05/26/16

PetSmart severs ties with Pennsylvania small-animal supplier

A second major pet retailer has ended its relationship with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation that found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation and untrained employees performing euthanasia
Published: 05/25/16

Computer Sciences and Sanofi rise; Express and Alibaba fall

Computer Sciences, Sanofi and Monsanto advance in U.S. trading, while Express and Alibaba slide
Published: 05/25/16

Gov. Dalrymple: North Dakota oil industry 'solid'

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the state's unprecedented oil boom is far from going bust
Published: 05/25/16

Retiring TD Ameritrade CEO to sell some company shares

TD Ameritrade's CEO plans to sell up to 100,000 company shares as he prepares to retire, but the sales represent a small part of his 2.1 million shares in the online brokerage
Published: 05/25/16

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday
Published: 05/25/16

Energy companies lead the way as US stocks keep rising

US stocks rise as investors feel better about the state of the global economy, led by gains for energy companies as the price of oil rises
Published: 05/25/16

Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law

Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care law, but that won't necessarily mean big consumer price hikes
Published: 05/25/16

Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, self; both die

Authorities say a man who fatally shot a heating oil company employee who went to his New Hampshire home to do work and then shot and wounded himself has died of his injuries
Published: 05/25/16

Sanofi wants to dump Medivation's board after rejected deal

French drug company Sanofi is trying to remove and replace all of Medivation's board members after the U.S. drugmaker rejected its $9.3 billion takeover offer
Published: 05/25/16