DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. this week agreed to one of the largest ever anti-kickback settlements in the U.S.
TOKYO – Disney executives call their next film “a love letter to Japanese culture.” No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's.
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale this year. But for now, it's a serious drag on profits.

Business

  • UPS predicts holiday boom
    DALLAS – UPS might levy surcharges or even turn away some holiday shipments this year if retailers surprise the delivery giant by dropping off more packages than they had planned.
  • Stocks see best week in 2 years
    NEW YORK – The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
  • New-home sales slow to a trickle
    WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
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