Cheaper oil and less demand for autos and machinery weighed on wholesalers in August, as their inventories edged up just slightly while sales dropped.
Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said.
Wal-Mart named Brett Biggs, an executive in its international division, as its next chief financial officer Friday.
SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Local United Auto Workers leaders have approved a new proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler.
When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless.
Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness.
General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive is expected to face tough questions on Capitol Hill as the emissions-rigging scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker appears to be deepening.
Volkswagen said a recall of cars with software that can be used to evade emissions tests could start in Germany in January and last until the end of next year.
Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed it quarterly losses deeper into the red.
Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in New York state, becoming the latest retailer to respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's inquiry into the practice of requiring workers to report for shifts on short notice.
Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller - in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter - should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.