Apple’s amazing quarter: It raised prices and gained more customers
The company handily beat Wall Street expectations for profits, largely on red-hot sales of the iPhone.
U.S. to set tougher standards for companies running Medicaid
Many states use insurance companies to manage care, but consumers complain about service.
Digital media firms show off their best stuff at the annual ‘NewFronts’ ritual
Companies such as Buzzfeed, Conde Nast and others are trying to lure valuable advertising dollars.
Blaming and fleecing the ‘rich’ won’t fix Social Security
Truth is, liberals and conservatives are wrong about “the rich” benefiting unfairly from Social Security.
High court to consider lawsuits over personal data
The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don’t cause any actual harm.
Engine maker defends F-35 as investigators find even more problems
It is not the first time the $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter has drawn criticism — and it probably won’t be the last.
Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food
It is the first national fast-food chain to do so.
How to make kids financially foolproof
The FoolProof Foundation has clever online financial literacy resources.
The remarkable life and lessons of the $8 million janitor
The Vermont gas station attendant who quietly accumulated a fortune.
The time bombs blowing up New Jersey’s taxpayers and its budget
At the start, zero-coupon bonds were an almost free ride. Now they are a huge problem for the state.
On Wheels: The Chevy Cruze, in need of ‘finishing’
Warren Brown finds promise in the diesel version but says there’s more work to be done.
US stocks drop at start of busy week for earnings,
U.S. stocks slumped on Monday as investors looked ahead to a flood of earnings reports this week.
Why Pepsi’s decision to ditch aspartame isn’t good for soda—or science
Despite the loud and growing opposition to the use of aspartame, there is actually no definitive evidence that consuming sugar substitutes causes any harm.
Poll: Most Americans believe fast food workers should be able to unionize
Just not as much as they think workers in other industries should be able to unionize.
The disturbing differences in what men want in their wives and their daughters
Men want their daughters to be independent. Their wives? Less so.
Salesforce CEO combs through 16,000 workers’ salaries to make sure women are paid fairly
Marc Benioff has already given some women raises, after finding differences in their pay.
What makes some federal agencies better than others at innovation
Government-wide employee data suggest that much more needs to be done to foster innovation within agencies.
Why the retirement savings crisis is also a women’s crisis
By looking at this issue through the gender lens, the solutions take on a decidedly different character.
Consumers are spending again — but they’ve gotten smarter about it
Shoppers are shelling out again for restaurant meals, travel and big-ticket items such as cars. But everyday retail categories are still hurting.
Google has a new tactic for fighting patent trolls: Buying the patents first.
Have patents? Google may want to buy them.