Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months.
The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start.
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.
Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.