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How to avoid going broke soon after starting a business

April 27, 2024, 5:52am Business

Yasameen Sajady, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Maazah, is learning that day by day, it takes awhile for profits to roll in. Read story

Hiltzik: Exxon Mobil is suing its shareholders to silence them about global warming

May 18, 2024, 5:19am Business

You wouldn’t think that Exxon Mobil has to worry much about being harried by a couple of shareholder groups owning a few thousand dollars worth of shares between them — not with its $529-billion market value and its stature as the world’s biggest oil company. Read story

Flam: If pigs get bird flu, we could be in for a real nightmare

May 12, 2024, 5:51am Business

The bird flu outbreak among dairy cows continues to generate alarm, despite reassuring news that pasteurized milk is unlikely to infect anyone with H5N1. Scientists can’t stop worrying about a nightmare scenario: that the virus will get into pigs and, from there, spark a human pandemic. Read story

Spending on home renovations slows, but high remodeling costs mean little relief in sight for buyers

May 10, 2024, 7:31am Business

Homeowners have been spending more on home renovations in recent years, as high interest rates and stubbornly high inflation drove up costs for everything from flooring to refrigerators. Read story

Surging auto insurance rates squeeze drivers, fuel inflation

April 27, 2024, 5:43am Business

Relentlessly rising auto insurance rates are squeezing car owners and stoking inflation. Read story

Palmer: How to escape from a money rut

April 22, 2024, 8:46am Business

Sometimes, climbing out of a money rut starts with a pep talk — to yourself. Read story

Hiltzik: With his Truth Social stock, Trump may be laughing all the way to the bank — but his investors have reason to weep

April 21, 2024, 5:41am Business

With their life savings, childrens’ college funds and their own retirement prospects at stake, most people probably view investing in stocks as a serious business. Now and then, however, the markets produce comedy gold. Read story

Burns: Income tax isn’t the fast-rising monster. Medicare and employment taxes are growing faster

April 20, 2024, 6:02am Business

Politicians are like kids learning to drive. Read story

NerdWallet: 8 ways to personalize your rental — and get your deposit back

April 17, 2024, 7:41am Business

While renting apartments in San Francisco, Malone Detro often made small changes to the walls or fixtures to match her particular taste and budget. Read story

Millennial Money: How couples can share the mental load of money management

April 16, 2024, 7:45am Business

A lot of work goes into making a household run smoothly, and the thread that runs through all the labor is money. It’s money that makes it possible to fix a broken appliance, enroll the kids in summer camp and save up to replace the aging car. The mental load… Read story