Flight attendants at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration.
Friday's strong jobs report showed that the jobless rate - the most closely watched gauge of the economy's health - is down to 5.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 7.2 percent. Five years ago, it was 10 percent.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.
Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.
Spreading labor strife at major West Coast seaports is exacerbating problems that importers have had getting products to market, threatening the on-time delivery of some holiday goods.
Russia's central bank intervened Friday to stop the national currency's nosedive to record lows by saying it stands ready to intervene decisively in markets.
Abercrombie & Fitch is still having trouble getting teens to buy its clothing.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally.
The nation's largest home improvement chain said Thursday that hackers stole 53 million customer email addresses from April to September. It had disclosed in September that 56 million debit and credit cards were compromised.
U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September period at a slower pace than in the previous quarter. Labor costs accelerated but still remained at an extremely low level.
Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the July-September period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover.
All of the reasons for buying gold over recent years have disappeared, helping to drive prices for the metal to a four-year low.
Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve.
Luxembourg, one of the world's wealthiest nations, came under fire Thursday after leaked documents allegedly revealed the extent to which it has attracted multinationals and the super-rich with sweet tax deals, depriving other countries of valuable tax revenue.
The store is expected to open in February of 2015.