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Is it safe to buy one of the new Samsung S8 smartphones?

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Samsung seeks to up their game and reputation with the release of its new life-proof Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Question: Is it safe to buy one of the new Samsung S8 smartphones? Answer: Samsung’s well-documented issue with exp

AZCentral, today, 10:16

Virginia man predicts best 3 stocks of the decade

If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in the stock market for more than just small change… you care about providing a good home and education for your family. You care about retiring early and really doing some fun living. So if you are intere

Usa Today, today, 09:16

General Motors posts best 1Q profit since bankruptcy

Americans' interest in trucks and sport-utility vehicles lifted General Motors to a higher first-quarter profit. General Motors said Friday its net income was $2.6 billion, up 33% from the same period a year ago. The company said North American sales of

Usa Today, today, 07:52

Carvana set to become Arizona's next public company

Arizona will have a new public company as early as Thursday night if a proposed initial public stock offering goes through for Carvana Co. The fast-growing online car retailer, based in Phoenix but eventually moving to Tempe, plans to raise around $210 m

AZCentral, yesterday, 19:46

Toyota recalls quarter-million Tacoma pickups over oil leaks

Toyota is recalling about a quarter-million pickup trucks to fix a defect that could cause vehicles to leak oil and potentially increase the risk of a crash. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it would recall 228,000 U.S. units of the 2016 and 201

Usa Today, yesterday, 13:45

Pinching pennies on Social Security? Maybe not

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The government has announced that Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 0.3% cost-of-living adjustment to their monthly checks in 2017. Get rid of that notion that retirement must be a time to cut costs and pinch pen

AZCentral, yesterday, 12:04

Valley of the Sun YMCA sees light after years of multimillion-dollar deficits

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The challenges the YMCA has faced in recent years are among the biggest in the non-profit 125-year history. The YMCA's doors have been open in Phoenix since well before statehood, but the challenges the non-profit faced in

AZCentral, yesterday, 10:34

Man retires at 35 with unusual investing system

A few years ago I heard a fascinating story. It was about an ordinary man from Washington, D.C., who decided to retire early – WAY early. It was 2004, and this man and his wife were living in the French West Indies at the time. After that, Costa Rica. Th

Usa Today, yesterday, 09:27

Ford's profit tumbles as cost to fix vehicles jumps

Ford's profits sank 35% during the first quarter to $1.6 billion as higher costs for warranties, recalls and materials eroded the bottom line. The Dearborn automaker also faced a tough comparison to the first three months of last year and is facing decli

Usa Today, yesterday, 07:45

Fiat Chrysler's CEO opens door to Jeep, Ram spinoff

In a single word Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne dropped a bombshell. Marchionne was asked whether the automaker's Jeep and Ram brands, either together or separately, could be spun off into a separate, standalone company....

Usa Today, Wednesday, 20:47

Higher gas octane could boost performance -- and price

DETROIT -- Automakers and oil companies are quietly developing a new generation of fuels and engines to run more efficiently on them, generating more power from less gasoline to reduce emissions and boost fuel economy. But industry executives are relucta

Usa Today, Wednesday, 14:44
Navajo Generating Station's power lines could benefit solar and wind development, energy experts say

Navajo Generating Station's power lines could benefit solar and wind development, energy experts say

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Salt River Project spokesman Scott Harelson talks about the future of the Navajo Generating Station coal-burning plant near Page. Mark Henle/ CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Mine employees and officials talk abo

AZCentral, Wednesday, 10:13

Phoenix-area small businesses optimistic despite minimum-wage hikes

Phoenix-area small-business owners are expressing optimism in line with their national counterparts, with some local businesses breathing a sigh of relief that Arizona's recent minimum-wage hike didn't cause havoc. The hike to a minimum $10 an hour from

AZCentral, Wednesday, 10:13

'Consumer Reports' dings Tesla's ratings over braking

Consumer Reports magazine is dinging the ratings of Tesla's sedan and crossover because the electric car maker never followed through in adding a key safety feature. But the lowered point total of the Model S sedan and Model X crossover by two may not la

Usa Today, Wednesday, 09:54

Small business owners see big things in their future

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Watch this video that highlights the Allstate Small Business Barometer Ian Kelley’s plans for a simple life centering on one small donut shop quickly became complicated. After opening Sugar Shack Donuts in Richmond, Virgini

Usa Today, Wednesday, 09:33

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