Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.
Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs.
U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.
U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.
Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards.
From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays.
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese
Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.
A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly.