Small Business

Japan's deal maker, Softbank tycoon Masayoshi Son

Japanese billionaire mogul Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades.

Top job placement firm sued for alleged bias against blacks

A national job-placement firm discriminated against blacks in favor of Hispanic workers to comply with racially based criteria of companies seeking temporary workers in factories, on assembly lines or for other low-skilled positions, a federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of several African-Americans alleges.

Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.

Longtime Lego CEO to be replaced

Lego, the Danish company famous for its popular colored toy blocks, says its top boss for the past 12 years will be replaced by the group's current chief operating officer.