Herald Business Journal

Taxes and debt stand in way of prosperity

Wise economic management can help those left behind economically.


Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

Median pay for female CEOs rose 15.4% from the prior year, while for men it increased 8.2%.

  • May 25, 2018


For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

The typical chief executive made 164 times the median pay of their employees.

  • May 25, 2018


Parents, start saving for college when the kids are in diapers

Here are the top excuses people use for not investing in a 529 college-savings plan.

It is time to bring back summer jobs for teenagers

Here is why, along with a few tips for finding one.

  • May 25, 2018

Trump’s Bonneville Power Administration selloff is in doubt

A group in Congress says it will fight any attempt to privatize the Northwest’s hydroelectric system.

CBO finds higher deficits than Trump administration projects

The White House projects a $445 billion deficit, whereas the CBO says the deficit will top $1 trillion.

  • May 24, 2018

Netflix tops Disney market value, becoming No. 1 media stock

Its revenue remains well below that of the media titans.

  • May 24, 2018

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

“I think you’re seeing the future of corrections, right here.”

Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules

The president suggested that the measure should perhaps do more to help the biggest banks.

  • May 24, 2018

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

The system relies on a human backup driver to intervene, but is not designed to alert the driver.

  • May 24, 2018

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Critics say future taxpayer bailouts may be needed once it becomes law.

  • May 23, 2018

Survey: Bee death increase may be tied to climate change

“Weird weather events disrupt them.”

  • May 23, 2018

Brazil: Boeing-Embraer deal likely as defense fears soothed

Brazil’s defense minister hopes talks will wrap up by the end of the year.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

Vulcan, Kroger and Albertsons also each pledged $25,000 to the effort.

  • May 23, 2018

United board faces a long to-do list, from chairman to jets

The airline is weighing an order for more Boeing 787-8 planes to replace an aging twin-aisle model.

ACLU: Amazon shouldn’t sell face-recognition tech to police

“People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government.”

  • May 22, 2018

Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise

America had a shortage of 51,000 truck drivers at the end of last year.

  • May 22, 2018

Stop lecturing the kids today about money

Millennials get plenty of financial advice from boomers — most of which is bogus.

Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

The rules were installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • May 22, 2018