Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada. But will it?

Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada. But will it?

Amazon is looking for a second headquarters in North America. But does anywhere outside the U.S. have a shot? Cities in Mexico seem to be off the table, since it doesn’t appear any have submitted bids. An Amazon spokesman wouldn’t say whether the company has received any. Even if Mexico was in the running, the […]

KFC hides Colonel’s ‘secret recipe’ on Twitter

KFC hides Colonel’s ‘secret recipe’ on Twitter

KFC has released yet another creative marketing campaign, this time by planting an Easter egg on its Twitter account on Sept. 18, which was only discovered Thursday by an attentive Twitter user. .@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices. I need time […]

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

A traveler takes her laptop out of her bag for scanning at JFK airport in New York City on May 17, 2017. Joe Penney/Reuters The Trump administration banned laptops in the cabins of some planes because of security risks. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration is looking at banning them in checked luggage because of their […]

Oil Patch Gets Frugal as Investors Urge Profits Over Boom

Oil Patch Gets Frugal as Investors Urge Profits Over Boom

U.S. shale drillers are tapping on the brakes in the wake of a growing investor revolt that’s held down company values, even as they’ve scored historic production numbers. The evidence is stacking up: The latest rig count showed the biggest one-week drop in the Permian Basin in 19 months, while Schlumberger Ltd. and Baker Hughes, the […]

GE misses on earnings and pares back expectations

GE misses on earnings and pares back expectations

GE earnings dip, missing Wall Street’s expectations.(Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP) General Electric’s earnings tumbled in the third quarter, missing Wall Street’s expectations as the company said that it will pare $20 billion in businesses within the next two years to make its operations more efficient.     CLOSE Hurricane Maria left a path of destruction in Puerto Rico, leaving most […]

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

Enlarge / A hyperloop test track built outside SpaceX headquarters. Megan Geuss On Thursday, Maryland officials gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company permission to dig a 10.1-mile tunnel “beneath the state-owned portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between the Baltimore city line and Maryland 175 in Hanover,” according to the Baltimore Sun. According to Maryland Transportation Secretary […]

Financial industry worried GOP tax plan will change 401(k)s

Financial industry worried GOP tax plan will change 401(k)s

Financial industry groups and Democratic lawmakers are concerned that Republicans’ forthcoming tax-reform bill could make a big change to the taxing of retirement funds. Stakeholders say they’ve heard that Republicans are considering significantly lowering the amount of money people can tuck into their traditional 401(k) plans on a pre-tax basis. Currently, people can contribute up […]