Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota.
Exxon Mobil shareholders overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put a climate-change expert on the board and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions.
U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.
Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world.
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.
More Americans bought new homes in April - evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector.
They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.