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three ways workplace rules must adapt to match the 21st century's evolving economic opportunities






10 great places to work at large, medium and small tech companies10 great places


a list of the “best workplaces in tech” includes companies that ensure that employees have the tools they need to do their jobs, encourage a team environment and embrace transparency, while providing a wide range of great perks.






stocks fall as tech, retail and small firms skid


u.s. stocks fell thursday as technology firms and small companies skidded. investors bought high-dividend stocks, which pulled the market away from steeper losses. stocks dropped in early trading as investors reacted to rising interest rates in the u.s. while the bank of england came unexpectedly...






us stocks are mixed as energy companies rise, retailers dip


u.s. stocks are mixed thursday after finishing at record highs the last two days. companies that sell everything from clothes to groceries are slipping after the government said prices paid by consumers jumped in august. that could be a sign inflation is increasing, which would push the federal reserve to raise interest rates at a faster pace and slow the economy down. boeing and other industrial companies are rising, and so are energy companies.






stocks rise, pushed up by banks and tech companies


u.s. stocks are rising as banks move higher along with bond yields and interest rates. technology companies are also trading higher, including chipmaker analog devices, which had a strong quarter. energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by tropical...






tech companies pushed for net neutrality. now al franken wants to turn it on the


for years, tech companies have insisted that they're different from everything else. take facebook, which has long claimed that it's a tech platform, not a media entity. "don't be evil," google would say to its employees, as though it were setting itself apart from the world's other massive corporations....






editorial: will trump’s executive order hurt tech firm hiring?


president trump's order will discourage h-1b visa abuses, but it also could keep tech companies from bringing in the talented workers needed for the economy to thrive






us stocks start higher, led by tech and consumer companies


u.s. stocks are starting higher monday as investors get back to trading after the easter holiday weekend. technology and consumer-focused companies are making some of the largest gains after the chinese government said that country's economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter. health care and energy companies are lagging the market.






execs in growing twin cities tech sector reflect on ingredients of success


a number of twin cities tech companies are growing in a good economy, they said, but not all is perfect.






us stocks climb, led by tech and consumer companies


new york (ap) — u.s. stocks are starting higher monday as investors get back to trading after the easter holiday weekend. technology companies are making some of the largest gains and industrial and consumer-focused companies are also rising after the chinese government said that country’s economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first […]






fed increases key interest rate and signals faster pace of rate hikes next year


federal reserve officials see a stronger u.s. economy and signaled wednesday that would mean a slightly faster pace of interest rate hikes in coming years. for the moment, they’re sticking with plans for three small hikes in their benchmark interest rate this year while adding one more hike in...






banks and tech companies pull stocks down slightly


u.s. stocks are slightly lower wednesday morning as banks and technology companies give back some of their gains from earlier in the week. apple continues to take small losses as investors contemplate its new lineup of iphones and other products. energy companies and retailers are trading higher....






stocks rise, led by tech and consumer companies


u.s. stocks are starting higher monday as investors get back to trading after the easter holiday weekend. technology and consumer-focused companies are making some of the largest gains after the chinese government said that country's economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter....






as tech companies push for more inclusive culture, some see gains in diversity


tech companies use the latest artificial intelligence to help them hire a diverse workforce.






debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. but the recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could burden consumers and companies as interest rates rise. those were key […]






business highlights


___ stocks rally, wobble, then end lower as turbulence continues new york (ap) — us stock indexes finish mostly lower after a morning rally faded away. technology companies including apple fell, and energy companies dropped along with oil prices. industrial companies climbed and banks made small gains along with interest rates. that followed three days […]






us stocks start higher, led by tech and consumer companies


new york (ap) — u.s. stocks are starting higher monday as investors get back to trading after the easter holiday weekend. technology and consumer-focused companies are making some of the largest gains after the chinese government said that country’s economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter. health care and energy companies […]






stocks slip as tech and small-cap companies retreat from recent highs


u.s. stocks declined tuesday as big technology companies and smaller firms gave up some of their recent gains. stocks hit record highs the previous two days as the republican-backed tax bill made progress. smaller companies in particular have surged because investors feel they will be major beneficiaries...






silicon valley tech companies argue in court filing against immigration ban


nearly 100 tech companies signed a brief claiming trump's order barring citizens of certain countries is illegal and is harming american businesses.






stocks rise, led by tech companies


technology companies are leading stocks higher thursday, putting the market on track for its fifth gain in a row. a dip briefly put indexes into the red, but stocks rose again afterward. apple and cisco were among the big winners in tech. industrial companies including boeing also rose. energy...






markets right now: banks rise as earnings boost stocks


9:40 a.m. stocks are recovering as banks rise with bond yields and interest rates. investors are also buying consumer-focused companies and small firms, a bet that the u.s. economy will perform well. company earnings remain in focus thursday morning. american express rose 3.9 percent. it had a solid first quarter as its credit card members […]






losses for tech and materials companies send us stocks lower


new york (ap) — u.s. stocks are down wednesday morning as losses for apple and other technology companies pull major indexes lower. materials and health care companies are also slumping. the federal reserve is having a policy meeting, although investors don’t expect it to raise interest rates. keeping score: the standard & poor’s 500 index […]






stocks fall, especially for tech companies


technology companies led a broad slide for u.s. stocks wednesday, extending the market’s losses from a day earlier. big tech names, which have far outpaced the rest of the market this year, took modest losses. chipmaker nvidia lost 2%. companies that make consumer products also were big decliners....






stocks close higher on gains by tech, banking sectors even as drug makers strugg


u.s. stocks rose monday despite drug maker struggles, as a mix of smaller, u.s.-focused companies, technology firms and banks performed well. retailers and smaller companies rose for the third day in a row as their latest quarterly reports have investors feeling better about the u.s. economy and...






gains for banks and tech companies push us stocks higher


u.s. stocks are rising as banks move higher along with bond yields and interest rates. technology companies are also trading higher, including chipmaker analog devices, which had a strong quarter. energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by tropical storm harvey. the commerce department raised its estimate for economic growth and said the u.s. gross domestic product grew at its fastest pace in two years between april and june.






bay area companies among those that pay the most


several tech companies based in the bay area, including tech titan google, are among those that pay employees the highest wages, according to a glassdoor.com survey.






saying economy is strengthening, fed’s powell suggests faster pace of interest r


saying the u.s. economy has strengthened in recent weeks, new federal reserve chairman jerome h. powell suggested tuesday that the central bank could hike its key interest rate faster than anticipated. powell said he and his fed colleagues will try to balance stronger growth with the potential...






charging interest on interest on past-due hoa accounts is a no-no


question: around eight years ago, the hoa filed a lien on my property because i fell behind on my association dues. after 11 months, i finally paid off the outstanding dues. i also paid the lien filing fees and interest at the same time. unbeknownst to me, there was a small balance of interest...






small companies grant perks and flexibility to attract and retain talent


several companies at the top of the small business list know how to let their workers have a little fun.






stocks head higher after strong jobs report; tech leads


u.s. stocks are higher friday afternoon as industrial and technology companies move up after a strong february jobs report, but losses for energy companies and banks are limiting the gains overall. the federal reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next week following the solid employment report.






tech stocks dive, and the nasdaq sinks more than 2%


u.s. stock indexes veered mostly lower in midday trading friday, weighed down by a steep decline in technology companies. energy stocks were up the most as the price of crude oil rose. banks and materials companies also rose. investors bid up small-company stocks as the dollar strengthened against...






cowles center offers a rangy season of dance


the roster includes new, experimental outfits alongside mainstay companies.






stock indexes waver between gains and losses on wall street


u.s. stock indexes are wavering between gains and losses on wall street. the market was higher for most of the day but dipped briefly after the federal reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy. the fed, as expected, held off on raising interest rates. losses in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology companies and other sectors. oil prices reversed an early slide.






to understand how dominant tech companies are, see what they lobby for


a firing this week by a washington think tank has exposed the deep and often hidden influence of tech companies that are driving key governmental decisions affecting people both on and off the internet.on wednesday, the new america foundation — a think tank funded by google as well as one of its...






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


new york (ap) — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers. despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies […]