Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate sector.
Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States - with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine.
Police raided Toyota Motor Corp.'s headquarters and its Tokyo and Nagoya offices on Tuesday following the arrest of a senior American executive on suspicion of drug law violations.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a category that reflects business investment rose last month, a hopeful sign for manufacturing.
More Americans bought homes in May, a sign of economic strength that is pushing up average prices.
U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three months of this year, airlines took in $1.6 billion in such fees, up 7.4 percent from the same period last year.
General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.
The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday
Martha Stewart's empire of recipes, spatulas, pots and books is heading to a new place.
U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. is making an offer to buy rival Cigna Corp. for $54 billion, including debt.
A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin to the early Google servers will help tell the story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian.
The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.
Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks? Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace the $10 bill, which has featured Alexander Hamilton since 1929.
Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs.