• Argentina’s treasury minister resigns, senior official says
    by HERNAN ALVAREZ on August 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne, resigned Saturday and will be replaced by the economy minister of the country’s most populous state, a senior official in the presidential office said. The resignation came three days after President Nicolas Macri announced his conservative administration is temporarily increasing the minimum wage, reducing payroll […]

  • Illinois sues company after lead found in village’s water
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village’s drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company that supplies water to residents of University Park, a […]

  • Zombie debt: how collectors trick consumers into reviving dead debts
    by Renae Merle on August 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    In many states, companies lose the right to collect debts after a few years. But there’s a loophole they’re increasingly using. […]

  • The latest pricing glitch spooked Vanguard shareholders
    by Chuck Jaffe on August 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Chuck Jaffe, nationally syndicated financial columnist, shares what to do if a fund suffers a “Holy Moly” moment. […]

  • Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred
    by ALEX VEIGA and Stan Choe on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    You’re not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks around the world jumped […]

  • The Motley Fool: ‘Split-adjusted’ stock price
    by The Motley Fool on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    “Split-adjusted” Q: What does “split-adjusted” mean? A: A split-adjusted stock price is one that has been modified to account for past stock splits. Consider the Coca-Cola Co. It went public in 1919 (100 years ago!) at $40 per share and has split its stock 11 times since then. Shares have recently been trading for around […]

  • I shared my phone number. I learned I shouldn’t have.
    by BRIAN X. CHEN on August 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    A personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out. […]

  • Speaking of Business: ‘The countdown to a recession’?
    by Seattle Times staff on August 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    This week’s best quotes in business take on economic jitters, a small Bothell retail landmark, the woman now leading a media giant and the shoes that launched a track-shoe giant. […]

  • Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field
    by Jon Gambrell on August 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which […]

  • Jury to decide PG&E’s role in California wine country fire
    by DAISY NGUYEN on August 16, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric’s bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company’s equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined the fire that killed 22 people and destroyed more […]