Business

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

Dec 12, 2017

House version of GOP tax bill would allow hurricane but not fire victims to deduct losses

Johns Hopkins to stop buying stocks from coal producers

Dec 12, 2017

Johns Hopkins University will stop buying stocks and bonds of companies that produce coal for electric as a major part of their business

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

Dec 12, 2017

Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic release of material that embarrassed intelligence figures around the world

Franken back at Senate job despite soon-to-be-gone status

Dec 12, 2017

Al Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite announcing his resignation last week amid sexual harassment allegations and vanishing support from fellow Democrats

The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

Dec 12, 2017

Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to lower the top tax rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent as the final parameters of a sweeping tax package are starting to take shape

The Latest: NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss

Dec 12, 2017

Federal investigators say the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro started with the captain's failure to listen to suggestions to take a safer route, and the vessel owner's poor safety culture and lack of adequate safety equipment

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump

Dec 12, 2017

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role

Boeing and Comcast rise while Casey's and Edison stumble

Dec 12, 2017

Boeing and Comcast advance while Casey's General Stores and Edison International drop

Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months

Dec 12, 2017

Derek Jeter is now trying to revive the downtrodden Miami Marlins, and so far he appears out of his league as a CEO

Markets Right Now: Banks lead US stock indexes mostly higher

Dec 12, 2017

Big-company stocks notched gains on Wall Street, bringing more records for major indexes, but smaller companies lagged behind.