An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February, a promising sign for the economy as it heads into spring.
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.
Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on college campuses.
President Barack Obama has vetoed a congressional measure blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections.
In the latest big pay-TV company deal, Charter is buying Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.
McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.
Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. Now, the Lincoln Continental is back.
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.
RadioShack creditor Salus says it won't improve its bid as it fights with another buyer for the electronics chain, hedge fund Standard General.
A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.
The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.
U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business.
Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused.
The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter - a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday - was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.