Business

Business U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a significant turnaround.
Business Freddie Mac posts $4.2 billion profit in 2nd quarter Freddie Mac posts $4.2 billion profit in 2nd quarter
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.
Business Leath insurer Aetna tops 2nd quarter profit forecasts Leath insurer Aetna tops 2nd quarter profit forecasts
Aetna's second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a $35 billion acquisition.
Business U.S. consumer spending edges up in June U.S. consumer spending edges up in June
Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.
Business U.S. paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter U.S. paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter
U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
Business Tough week for social media stocks - no one is spared Tough week for social media stocks - no one is spared
It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell.