Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in October at the fastest pace in three months.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
Best Buy's third-quarter sales gain is a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.
The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism in the region, senior American officials said Thursday at a conference in Morocco.
Target reported a 3.2 percent rise in its third-quarter profit, beating Wall Street expectations as shoppers spent more on beauty products and back-to-school fashions.
A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries.
Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.
It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved.
There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The beauty products maker is launching its global "Love is On" marketing campaign, hoping to regain its lofty spot in the pecking order of cosmetic brands.
Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.
Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power.
Hours after the leaders of the world's 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by promising to increase global output by $2 trillion over five years, Japan said it had fallen into recession.
Planes are full. Passengers clamor for amenities. Investors want a payout. New planes are on order. Those are all reasons the airlines likely won't be passing their recent savings on fuel along to fliers in the form of lower fares.
The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.
U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks.
After suing a small California company for calling its eggless product "Just Mayo," Hellman's maker Unilever tweaked its websites to make clear that some of its own products are not exactly mayonnaise either.
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins.
Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved.
Virgin America made a successful takeoff in its public trading debut Friday.
U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak.
The eurozone economy is failing to pick up any real momentum despite the good news that Greece has finally emerged from its crippling, six-year recession.
U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs - two signs of a steadily improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level.
Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.