Orders to U.S. factories slipped for a third straight month in October and would have fallen even more except for a big jump in defense orders.
Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company to disclose a data breach.
The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.
Malaysia's government said Friday it has picked Christoph Mueller, the chief executive of Ireland's Aer Lingus, as the new head of its beleaguered flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months.
Whether it's "lumberjack chic" or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging - so much so that some customers will have to wait until February to get their holiday purchases.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, a continuing boon for potential homebuyers.
Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers - closing stores, selling assets and slashing inventory - mean it still has enough cash available to run its business.
Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.
Citing 60-year high corporate profits, President Barack Obama told CEOs Wednesday he wants to engage them on "some tricky questions" about how to overcome stagnant wages in the face of business successes and a rising stock market.
U.S. services firms expanded at a faster pace in November, a signal that overall economic growth should remain robust.
U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated while labor costs declined for a second straight quarter.
U.S. businesses hired at a solid pace last month, according to a private survey, a signal that Friday's November jobs report from the government will likely also show strength.
It's not just snacks and drinks, either. Candles, lip balms and lotions let you literally bathe in holiday spirit - or at least smell like you did.