We're always interested in hearing about business news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

View detailed reports of major stock indexes and look up specific symbols.

UMATILLA, Fla. — A maze made of stacked citrus picking bins will serve as a nod to three generations of citrus production on land where a new agriculture attraction called Sunsational Farms is sprouting this fall.

BURBANK, Calif. — Visiting the Burbank recycling center is like stepping into an archaeological dig. Everywhere there is evidence of consumption — kombucha bottles, cardboard delivery packages, plastic water bottles, toothpaste tubes, vitamin bottles and plastic bags.

The center of power for the financial world shifts 2,000 miles west this week when global central bankers and other financiers gather for an annual conference in Wyoming.

SEATTLE — As Amazon looks for more ways to sell everything to everyone, its latest experiment with physical stores borrows some of the company’s oldest online shopping inventions.

California’s first-in-the-nation law mandating women on boards of publicly held companies is facing what appears to be its first legal challenge.

Amazon.com’s Prime Day sales event may feel like a distant memory (unless that credit card bill has yet to arrive), but new research shows that consumers are adjusting their spending habits in measurable ways around what has been dubbed “Black Friday in July.” And Amazon remains the clear winner.

Walt Disney Co.’s profits fell well short of Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, dropping 28% from a year ago due in part to the poor performance of newly-acquired Fox assets, such as the box office flop “Dark Phoenix.”

One day after Uber reported quarterly results that included slower-than-expected sales growth and an overall loss of more than $5 billion, the main question on many minds was just where the ride-hailing giant’s business is heading.

TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because the younger labor force is shrinking, and few want to do such low-paying, back-aching work.

In the “Hidden Figures” era, when people of color and women are receiving overdue recognition for their contributions to science and technology, Clyde Ford has a remarkable story to tell.

Pinched by trade tariffs and flooding, Midwest manufacturers grew in July at their slowest pace in 42 months as exports, inventories and confidence levels plunged, a widely watched economics report found.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in June.

The following bankruptcies were filed during July in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

Juul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the dangers nicotine poses for the adolescent brain.

After years of declining sales, it was time to lay a finger on Butterfinger.

Cargill pledged last week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its North American beef supply chain by 30% in the next decade.

My Outlook email program has begun blocking newsletters from National Geographic that I suppose some people might consider controversial (the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, for example).

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in June.

DETROIT — General Motors is delaying the launch of its self-driving cars citing the challenge to safely remove people from behind the wheel.

The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo and job fair is changing from an event that included hours for the public to meet with company representatives into a private gathering for the business community.

CHICAGO — As temperatures soar this week with an excessive heat watch starting Thursday, James McHugh Construction Co. has a protocol for teaching workers how to handle and prevent heat-related injuries.

SAN DIEGO — After a 10-year investigation, Europe’s anti-monopoly regulator fined Qualcomm $271 million on Thursday for predatory pricing on the sales of smartphone chips between 2009 and 2011 to hurt rival Icera.

Ahead of its official quarterly earnings release this week, Boeing on Thursday bit the bullet and announced a huge $4.9 billion after-tax accounting charge due to the financial impact of the 737 Max grounding.

CHICAGO — The number of store closures announced in the first half of 2019 has already outstripped the number retailers announced in all of 2018.

MAIDEN ROCK — It’s an interesting statement about global business when a decision made by the Taliban in Afghanistan disrupts a store in a western Wisconsin village with a population of 119.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in June.

SAN DIEGO — A large San Diego-based tuna fishing operation, responsible for a sizable chunk of the tuna eaten by U.S. consumers, says it is slashing the size of its fleet by more than half.

DALLAS — A federal judge slapped the American Airlines mechanics unions with new, heavier restrictions that could include fines and other discipline for maintenance workers that turn down overtime and off-site assignments.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in May.

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. knowingly launched two low-priced, fuel-efficient cars with defective transmissions and continued selling the troubled Focus and Fiesta despite thousands of complaints and an avalanche of repairs, a Free Press investigation found.

CHICAGO — McDonald’s franchisees want the company to focus on making an excellent chicken sandwich as they face a rising threat from fast-growing Chick-fil-A.

When the Nguyen brothers opened their first 7 Leaves coffee shop in 2012, they didn’t dare tell their mother and father. The siblings feared that they would be devastated.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in May.