Dow plunges 391, retail sales lowest since 2009

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_319115" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Walmart will begin closing 269 stores in February 2016[/caption] U.S. retail spending in December hit lows not seen since 2009. Friday's report sent the more…

Oregon governor seeks huge minimum-wage hikes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNNMONEY.COM) Oregon's governor has proposed wage hikes that would set hourly pay at a minimum of $13.50 by 2022. Gov. Kate Brown is pushing a new, two-tiered system more…

Obama halts new coal leases

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it's halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review. The question is whether fees charged to more…

Walmart to shutter hundreds of stores

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores more…

Chipotle to briefly close all U.S. restaurants

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2838054" align="aligncenter" width="602"] Chipotle is closing for a day to train employees on food safety.[/caption] All Chipotle restaurants around the nation will close for a one-day, company-wide more…

'Don't snoop on staff,' bosses warned

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Bosses have been urged not to indulge in invasive surveillance by reading their employees' private messages. A series of groups spoke out after Europe's top court more…