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US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

August 2, 2014 DETROIT — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. more »»

Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House... more »»

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bough. more »»

Tesla posts 2Q loss, prepares factory site

August 1, 2014 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its losses in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and the construction of a massive new battery plan. more »»

Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to shoppers. more »»

Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. more »»

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. more »»

GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. more »»

Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

July 31, 2014 BOSTON — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. more »»

Judge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit

July 31, 2014 FARGO, N.D. — American Crystal Sugar Co. more »»

Argentina heads into default as debt talks end

July 31, 2014 NEW YORK — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.. more »»

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. more »»

UBS’ profits rise, probed over trading system

July 30, 2014 GENEVA — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financia... more »»

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

July 30, 2014 FORT WORTH, Texas — The U.S. more »»

Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

July 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. more »»

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8. more »»

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. more »»

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

July 28, 2014 WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The U.. more »»

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

July 28, 2014 VILLA PARK, Ill. more »»

 
 

 

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