U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey.
The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels.
U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.
Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.
U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August.
U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.
Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
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.