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Best Buy's shares up after chain posts smaller-than expected sales decline for 4Q

Feb. 29, 2024 12:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy's shares rose on Thursday as the nation's largest consumer electronics chain posted a smaller-than-expected sales decline for the fiscal fourth quarter, signaling that the bottom of spending on gadgets may be in sight. The Minneapolis-based company reported...

Civeo: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 07:08 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Civeo Corp. (CVEO) on Thursday reported profit of $23 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of $1.55. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 6 cents per share. ...

A work-from-home tip: Don't buy stocks after eavesdropping on your spouse's business calls

Feb. 23, 2024 18:01 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A word to the wise: If you overhear your work-from-home spouse talking business, just forget anything you may learn from it. And most definitely do not trade stocks using what authorities will almost certainly view as inside information. Tyler Loudon, a 42-year-old...

Another executive at Japan's top oil firm is fired for sexual harassment as #MeToo awareness grows

Feb. 22, 2024 01:45 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a renewable energy subsidiary of Japan's top oil company, Eneos Holdings, has been fired for sexual harassment, the companies announced Wednesday, as awareness of the #MeToo movement grows in the country. Japan Renewable Energy Corp. said in a statement it...

Labor board: Home Depot violated labor law by firing an employee who drew 'BLM' on work apron

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's labor board ruled on Wednesday that Home Depot violated federal labor law when it fired an employee for refusing to remove the hand-drawn “BLM” acronym for “Black Lives Matter” from a work apron. The National Labor Relations Act said it protects...

Walmart rips again in Q4 but as inflation retreats, so does customer spending per trip

Feb. 20, 2024 17:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart on Tuesday reported another quarter of strong results, as its low prices attracted shoppers looking for deals in an economically challenging environment marked by bouts of inflation. Yet inflation is fading, resulting in Walmart customers spending less per...

Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer discusses the current tech scene from vantage point of her AI startup

Feb. 20, 2024 13:10 PM EST

Marissa Mayer has long been an inspiration for innovative women battling to break through the gender barriers in a male-dominated technology industry. After graduating from Stanford University, Mayer joined Google in 1999 when the internet search giant was still a startup and then...

Management issues at Oregon's Crater Lake prompt feds to consider terminating concession contract

Feb. 15, 2024 16:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Years of management issues involving facility upkeep and staff at Oregon's Crater Lake have prompted the federal government to consider terminating its contract with the national park's concessionaire. Crater Lake Hospitality, a subsidiary of...

Safety panel urges Fukushima nuclear plant operator to better communicate with the public after leak

Feb. 13, 2024 10:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A panel of safety experts on Tuesday urged the operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to communicate more quickly with the public over incidents such as last week's leak of contaminated water. Thirteen years after the Fukushima...

Adult dancers in Washington state want a strippers' bill of rights. Here's how it could help them

Feb. 07, 2024 20:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For months, Andrea studied for her master’s degree in library sciences between dancing naked at clubs in Seattle. But then she was sexually assaulted at work and slapped by a customer — and nobody stepped in to help. Now, she and hundreds of other strippers in...