Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19.
Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.
RadioShack is bringing in FTI Consulting as an adviser in the midst of another round of cost cuts as the troubled electronics retailer warned again last week that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection.
Chinese manufacturing contracted in December for the first time in seven months in another sign the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is quickening, according to a survey of factories released Tuesday.
Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.
U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.
A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable.
Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking advantage of shopping options at opposite ends of the cost spectrum.
Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting inflation.
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.
A French court has ruled that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.
Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth next year and promised to promote market-oriented reforms and help the poor.