USA TODAY: Economy (47)

MoonPies and more: Eclipse food, fun deals abound Monday

Everyone from Krispy Kreme and Denny's to MoonPie and a solitary McDonald's are into it.        

YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers

Consumers are falling for crazy bill paying schemes to pay their old tax bills. But state treasurers warn it won't work.        

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin defends decision to stay on Trump cabinet

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released an extraordinary letter Saturday explaining why he's staying in the Trump administration after Charlottesville.        

How seniors can save with discounts

As Americans get older, their budgets typically get tighter. But discounts make fun on a fixed income easier.        

Beer Man: Deschutes marks 29th anniversary with bold porter

Black Butte XXIX is full of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne pepper.        

Carl Icahn steps down as special regulatory adviser to President Trump

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said he's leaving to as regulatory adviser to avoid "partisan bickering" over his role        

20-plus health care stats that will blow you away

You'll never guess how much America spends per capita on health care.        

Need money for college? Here's how to make a grab for $150,000 in scholarships.

Gabrielle McCormick completed her college education for free and now helping others get on the path to debt-free education.        

Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

CEO of 21st Century Fox also said in email he and his wife will donate $1 million to Anti-Defamation League.        

Infiniti tries its own version of roadster

       

Taste test: Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A make breakfast weird

Fast-food chains don't mind experimenting with the early morning menu choices        

With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant

Toyota and Mazda dangled a tantalizing economic prize when they announced plans to build a new 4,000-job plant, setting off a race among the states.        

Dow drops 274 points as Trump crisis shakes confidence

The Dow falls under the weight of political jitters, some bad earnings reports and plenty of reasons to take profits.        

BMW reveals Z4 Roadster concept sports car

German luxury automaker BMW revealed a sporty, open-air concept vehicle reflecting its "vision of a modern roadster."        

Funding for women-founded startups is stalling. Here are some reasons why.

Just 4% of funding from U.S.-based venture capital firms through July 13 of this year went to women-founded start-ups in their earliest stages.        

Ford to pay up to $10.1M to settle harassment allegations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it found evidence that employees at two plants subjected female and black workers to harassment.        

With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales

Grocery sales strong but Walmart's momentum cools off        

Trump economic councils disbanded after Charlottesville response

The fallout from President Trump's response to the Charlottesville tragedy escalated Wednesday, resulting in him disbanded his manufacturing and business policy councils.        

Trump criticizes Amazon, alleging 'great damage' to retailers

Trump criticizes Amazon after the Washington Post, owned by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, runs an editorial critical of Trump's Charlottesville response.        

Trump can't blame Amazon.com for woes of American retailers

The e-commerce giant is hardly killing the retail sector all by itself -- or at all, for that matter.        

Trump's fractured ties to businesses could hurt policy-making

Trump's fractured ties to businesses could hurt policy-making        

Wells Fargo board shakeup marks latest response to unauthorized accounts scandal

Wells Fargo names former Fed governor Elizabeth Duke as chair, making her the first woman to lead one of the nation's largest banks.        

New York Times’ editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin

Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Wednesday that the newspaper didn’t apologize to Palin for the error.        

At 19, he bought his first property from his parents' basement. But is real estate enough?

Adam Ailion is a third-generation realtor who needs to put his money to work outside the business.        

Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.

CEOs distance themselves from President Trump over his initial response to Charlottesville violence, creating fresh headwind for Trump's agenda.        

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich.        

Judge: Costco must pay Tiffany $19.4 million for advertising knock-off rings

Judge's ruling says Costco must pay Tiffany for trademark infringement of the luxury jewelry company's world famous name to sell non-Tiffany rings        

J.C. Penney is on a five day losing streak

J.C. Penney is on a five-day losing streak after reporting a steep loss in the second quarter        

The surprising expenses of back-to-school shopping

Parents of high school students can expect to pay an average $1,489 for school supplies and activity fees, according to the annual Huntington Bank Backpack Index.        

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in Synchrony Financial, trims GE position

Warren Buffett, arguably the world's best known investor, buys 17.46 million shares of Synchrony Financial.        

Dick's Sporting Goods stumbles, plans to increase discounts

Dick's Sporting Goods warned Tuesday that sales are expected to fall despite its plans to increase discounts, compounding concerns over retail woes.        

Should you own a home in retirement? Maybe not

A growing number of seniors are opting to rent during retirement rather than own. Here are some good reasons to go this route.        

Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell boast new breakfast options

Breakfast remains a growth area for fast-food chains, experts say.        

Timberland, Vans parent VF to buy Dickies for $820 million

VF Corporation, parent company of Timberland, North Face and Vans will buy the owner of Dickies for $820 million in cash.        

Homebuilder sentiment soars in August on strong sales

U.S. homebuilders bounce back as current sales and sales expectations leap forward. National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index now stands at 68.        

Southwest Airlines computer glitch denies perk to elite frequent fliers

Southwest Airlines' elite frequent fliers are fuming because a computer glitch is taking away a treasured perk: early boarding.        

Don't make this one work email mistake

A typo here an emoji there, who's really paying attention right? Angeli Kakade has the story.        

Under Armour, Intel CEOs quit Trump's job council over Charlottesville rally response

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank joins Intel and Merck CEOs in quitting President Trump's manufacturing job council over Charlottesville rally response.        

Was Merck CEO Ken Frazier's decision to leave Trump council the right move?

Merck CEO's move away from Trump is widely praised. More CEOs need to follow his lead, some say.        

'Adulting': How not to break the bank at college

Students and experts weigh in on how to save money in college.        

Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville, the president claps back

Merck's CEO quits Trump's manufacturing business council over president's reaction to Charlottesville incident.        

No, nothing comes for free. Not even free samples or free shipping

When we get something that is free, our brains trick us into spending more.        

The stock market doesn't fear North Korea's Game of Thrones

Despite the hype the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea aren't World War III. Stocks have a long history of avoiding secondary conflict.        

Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler

A deal would raise the prospect that the traditional member of the Detroit Three, bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, could wind up with Chinese ownership.        

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

Nearly one in five workers say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying.        

Fed minutes could give clues on inflation, rates

Minutes of the Fed's late July meeting I like this week's economic releases, which also included on retail sales, housing starts and industrial production.        

Eurozone industry shows signs of slowing amid euro's rise

Industrial output across the eurozone fell in June, official figures showed Monday, in a development showing the export-sapping impact of the rising euro.