US sues Google to break up ad unit in heated antitrust fight

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The U.S. Justice Department and eight states sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google, calling for the break up of the search giant’s ad-technology business over alleged illegal monopolization of the digital advertising market.

Grocery shopping with a Federal Reserve president: ‘It’s sticker shock’

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MINNEAPOLIS — One of Neel Kashkari’s unofficial barometers of inflation is a big tray of frozen lasagna.

Southwest crisis reveals clubby world of airline leaders

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The operational chaos that engulfed Southwest Airlines Co. over the busy holiday period was a crisis decades in the making.

Inflation won’t stop 2023 auto sales growth amid chip recovery

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U.S. auto sales likely rose in December and will rebound in the new year as a recovery in vehicle production will more than offset the effects of inflation and rising interest rates.

Southwest cancels nearly two-thirds of its flights, leaving holiday travelers stranded nationwide

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Southwest Airlines Co. canceled almost two-thirds of its flights Tuesday, remaining hobbled by a massive winter storm that most major rivals were able to recover from with greater ease.

Employers use patient assistance programs to offset their own costs

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Anna Sutton was shocked when she received a letter from her husband’s job-based health plan stating that Humira, an expensive drug used to treat her daughter’s juvenile arthritis, was now on a long list of medications considered “nonessential benefits.”

Fed will work to reduce inflation ‘until the job is done’: Board governor

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DETROIT — Lisa Cook, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, said the Federal Reserve will continue to work to bring down inflation “until the job is done,” which includes increasing interest rates.

6 ways to save money on holiday travel

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Holiday travel tends to be stressful, but this year, it may be even more financially so, thanks to inflation. According to a survey by Bankrate, only 43 percent of U.S. residents plan to travel for leisure purposes involving an overnight stay this holiday season. And of those who are traveling, 79 percent are modifying their travel plans due to inflation and rising prices.

Business briefs: Chambers to host parties, events

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Chambers to host parties, events

Business briefs: Walmart wraps up improvements

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Walmart wraps up improvements