Dear Quentin, I rented a three-bedroom apartment from the owner.  He got inconsistent rents via room rentals. Empty rooms paid $0. His rent was $500 per room. I took the entire rent upon myself: $1,500 a month plus utilities. Room rentals in the area were $700. I repainted. I...
Karen Thomas has a surefire way to be the talk of her neighborhood come Halloween. It’s not about the decorations she puts up. Or the costume she dons. Instead, the longtime resident of Huntington, N.Y., a town on the north shore of Long Island, makes sure to go big...
Starting early next year, unvaccinated employees will have to make time to undergo COVID-19 testing, according to newly unveiled federal rules for private-sector businesses with at least 100 staffers. These workers also better start budgeting for that event, because the new rules create a real, and pricey, possibility for...
Amazon.com Inc. is in discussions to buy MGM Holdings Inc, the studio behind the James Bond franchise, according to a report Monday by The Information. A deal could cost Amazon AMZN, +1.47% between $7 billion and $10 billion, The Information reported, citing a person familiar with the situation, noting...
As if burying Halloween in the past and seeing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” topping the charts again wasn’t enough to usher in the holiday season, Oprah Winfrey just dropped her latest list of “favorite things” on Amazon — and it’s her biggest one yet. ...
After a year of employee strife, regulatory scrutiny and public rancor, Google has asked its shareholders to vote against proposals seeking to examine some of its recurring issues. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.43% GOOG, +0.49%, Google’s parent company, is asking shareholders at its annual meeting to vote against eight shareholder...
Joe Biden and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have backed away from some earlier plans to hike estate taxes on rich dead people. More’s the pity. The problem with those earlier proposals isn’t that they went too far. It’s that they didn’t go far enough. If these people...
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. posted their best day in 15 months Monday after the company announced new products and disclosed that Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. would use its Epyc processors. “We are building significant momentum in the data center with our leadership product portfolio, including Meta’s...
ByteDance Ltd. founder Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chairman of the Chinese tech giant, according to reports late Tuesday, months after resigning as CEO of the TikTok parent. CEO Liang Rubo will take Zhang’s place as chairman, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter....
SYDNEY — Westpac Banking Corp. said its annual net profit more than doubled and it would seek to buy back shares worth up to 3.50 billion Australian dollars (US$2.63 billion). Westpac WBC, -7.36% said its net profit totaled A$5.46 billion in the 12 months through September, driven by a...