How Safe Is Cintas Corp.'s Dividend?

America's largest uniform rental business has raised its dividend for 34 years straight. Does it have what it takes to keep that streak going?


Legislature takes final votes on retirement funding bills

The Michigan Legislature began taking final votes Tuesday on legislation aimed at getting a handle on municipalities' underfunded pension and retiree health care plans, after majority Republicans last week backed away from provisions that could have led to state intervention in some local governments.



The top 10 audiobooks on best-sellers for week ending December 8: Fiction 1. Artemis by Andy Weir, narrated by Rosario Dawson (Audible Studios) 2. Year One: Chronicles of The One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts, narrated by Julia Whelan (Brilliance Audio) 3. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett, narrated by Simon Vance (Shadow Mountain) 4. The Force by Don Winslow, narrated by Dion Graham (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) 5. Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey, narrated by Jefferson Mays (Recorded Books) 6. Legends of Ahn: King's Dark Tidings, Book 3 by Kel Kade, narrated by Nick Podehl (Podium Publishing) 7. Origin by Dan Brown, narrated by Paul Michael (Random House Audio) 8.

Regulators probing utilities' response to powerful storm

The agency that regulates utilities in Maine is opening an inquiry into the preparedness and response of electric companies following a powerful October windstorm that left more than half the state's population in the dark.

BHP takes next step for US shale exit: Sources

BHP, the world’s largest miner, has asked four investment banks to help it prepare for either a sale or spin-off of its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas unit, with a view to taking a decision in early 2018, sources said.