Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.
Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs, a 3.6 percent increase from last year.
The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.
A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa has announced a strike affecting long-haul flights from the airline's main Frankfurt hub on Tuesday, resuming a campaign of targeted walkouts after contract talks broke down last week.
In a letter on Friday, activist investor Jeffrey Smith urged Yahoo Inc. to buy another fallen Internet star, AOL Inc. and take steps to reduce the future taxes on the company's lucrative stake in China's Alibaba Group.
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.
The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.
BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter just days after the embattled company launched a new phone.
Popular ridesharing service Uber is facing more legal issues in Germany after a Berlin court upheld the capital's ban on the app.