Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will now allow workers’ same-sex partners to participate in its company health benefits, bringing policies at the largest private employer in the U.S. in line with most of the nation’s top businesses.
Treasuries slid, sending 10-year yields to a two-year high, amid bets the Federal Reserve will reduce its bond purchases next month. U.S. stocks fell, extending the worst week for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 14 months. Metals rallied after housing starts increased.
U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its biggest weekly drop in almost two months, as investors weighed data showing housing starts climbed in July while a gauge of consumer confidence fell.
The former controller of Collin Street Bakery in Texas was charged with embezzling more than $16 million from the family-owned maker of deluxe fruitcakes and buying 43 luxury automobiles with the money.
U.S. stocks rose for the week, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 1,700 for the first time, as central banks vowed to maintain stimulus and data showed economic growth beat projections in the second quarter.
North Las Vegas, once among the nation’s fastest-growing cities, papered over collapsing property taxes by subsidizing its general fund with revenue from higher utility rates -- a practice Nevada is working to stop.