WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on consumer goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10 percent, beginning Monday, and then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1. President Donald Trump made the announcement Monday evening in a move that is sure to ratchet up hostilities between
SEATTLE — Mike Kelley was drawn to movies at a young age, often riding his bike from his childhood home in Yarrow Point, Wash., to the John Danz Theatre in Bellevue. That love of film would grow through his lifetime into a career, with Kelley and a partner opening Market Street Video in 1988 and Sunset Hill Video in 1989. Two years later, Kelley struck out on his own with Reckless Video in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle, one of the last three video stores in the city, the others
LOS ANGELES — AT&T is developing a new streaming video service that will use the Warner Bros. catalog of TV shows and movies. “There is an amazing library of media and entertainment content that is really not being put to work, that’s available for direct-to-consumer distribution,” AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson said Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference in New York. Stephenson said John Stankey, chief executive of AT&T’s
New extended-stay hotel opens on city’s south side Eau Claire’s newest hotel opened last week on the city’s south side, near Interestate 94. The 81-room Candlewood Suites, 4937 Bullis Farm Road, opened Wednesday under the management of Larson Cos., an Eau Claire-based hospitality company. The extended-stay hotel is next to Holiday Inn South and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, which also are run by Larson. State nominees sought for annual Job Honor Awards MADISON
On the brink of crumbling a decade ago, America’s financial system was saved by an extraordinary rescue that revived Wall Street and the economy yet did little for individuals who felt duped and left to suffer from the reckless bets of giant banking institutions. The government intervention shored up the banking system, allowed credit to flow freely again and helped set the economy on a path toward a painfully slow but lasting recovery from the Great Recession. In the process, though,
LOS ANGELES — It’s bad for business when regulators target one of your fastest-growing products — unless they also go after a competitor working to put you out of business. That, in essence, is why the makers of some e-cigarette brands saw their stocks jump Wednesday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a crackdown on the products over concerns about how popular they’ve become among kids. The federal intervention — requiring e-cig makers to come
Health care update will be Sept. 19 for local businesses Changes in health insurance, health care provider initiatives and potential cost savings for businesses will be discussed at a seminar next week in Eau Claire. This annual health care industry update seminar sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce will be 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Best Western PLUS, 3340 Mondovi Road. Jennifer Rust Anderson, an attorney with Altoona firm Prairieview Law, will discuss upcoming changes
Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its latest “Just Do It” advertising campaign predictably blew up the internet. In one video, Nike shoes were set on fire. John Rich, half of the country music duo Big & Rich, showed that his soundman had cut Nike’s iconic swoosh off his socks. #NikeBoycott quickly began trending on Twitter. At the same time, tennis star Serena Williams tweeted that she was “especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today.
SAN DIEGO — With a master’s degree in computer science and 30 years of experience working for technology companies, Tom Middleton had little doubt he would soon find new employment after losing his job a decade ago as a software engineering manager at Kyocera in San Diego. How wrong he was. After two years of submitting more than 300 applications for tech jobs and scoring only an occasional face-to-face interview, the then-59-year-old Middleton became convinced his age was a
The following bankruptcies were filed during June in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin. Chapter 7 Liquidation of a debtor’s property and distribution of the proceeds to creditors. Altoona: James M. Klika. Baldwin: Phillip R. Jacobson, Susan K. Wichman. Barron: Deanna M. Shireman. Black River Falls: Michael V. and Beverly J. Bettencourt. Blair: Tyler M. and MacKenzie E. Prudlick. Bloomer: Scott W. and Valerie L. Herrick. Bruce: Donna M. Olesiak.