U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.
Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.
Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.
Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.
UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.
Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.
Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.
New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.
A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.
It wasn’t as high profile as, say, landing on the moon, but M3 Wave’s deployment this month of its wave-energy device off the coast of Oregon could be considered a giant leap in the state’s nascent wave-energy sector.
U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.
When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time."
Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."