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Asian stocks climb on hopes for US tax cuts, budget deal

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:46:23 GMT2017-04-26T03:46:23Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after hopes for tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump drove record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street...



Chipotle says sales rise, discloses payment system problem

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:56:24 GMT2017-04-25T21:56:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipotle saw a key sales figure rise more than expected as it works to regain customers' trust after a series of food scares, but may have lost at least a little ground again in disclosing a possible data security issue....



Business Highlights

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:52:59 GMT2017-04-25T21:52:59Z

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting...



Maker of Ugg boots, Teva sandals may put itself up for sale

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:32:03 GMT2017-04-25T21:32:03Z

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- The maker of Ugg boots, Teva sandals and other footwear may put itself up for sale....



Caterpillar and Biogen jump; Express Scripts plunges

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:14:20 GMT2017-04-25T21:14:20Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:...



How major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:46:00 GMT2017-04-25T20:46:00Z

More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald's. The encouraging reports pushed U.S. indexes to their second straight day of big gains, placing them either close to or firmly in record territory. The Nasdaq composite closed above 6,000 points for the first time....



Big unwind begins: Republicans target crisis financial rules

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:40:44 GMT2017-04-25T20:40:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession....



Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:28:12 GMT2017-04-25T20:28:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he's drawn a new target - Canada....



Markets Right Now: Strong company earnings power stock gains

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:09:17 GMT2017-04-25T20:09:17Z

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:39:45 GMT2017-04-25T16:39:45Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting....



McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:37:09 GMT2017-04-25T16:37:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it is still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores....



J.Crew to cut 150 jobs with sales in retreat

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:10:29 GMT2017-04-25T16:10:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- J.Crew, the preppy clothing retailer, said Tuesday that it will cut about 150 jobs to trim costs....



Tyson foods to buy AdvancePierre for $3.2 billion

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:12 GMT2017-04-25T16:05:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands....



US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:37 GMT2017-04-25T15:33:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels....



US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:02:33 GMT2017-04-25T15:02:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy....



Ask Brianna: Should my partner's debt keep us from marrying

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:55:09 GMT2017-04-25T14:55:09Z

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com ....



JetBlue's profit sinks 59 percent as fuel costs rise

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:17:54 GMT2017-04-25T14:17:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue's first-quarter profit sank 59 percent from a year ago as fuel costs and other expenses rose and the airline made less revenue from every seat flown....



US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:52:31 GMT2017-04-25T13:52:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable....



Caterpillar 1Q results top Street, boosts outlook

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:58:57 GMT2017-04-25T12:58:57Z

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit handily topped expectations on Wall Street, and revenue climbed thanks to improved sales across its business segments. The construction equipment company also boosted its full-year outlook thanks to a stronger-than-expected start to the year....



Figures on government spending and debt

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:58:16 GMT2017-04-24T21:58:16Z

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Rates on US Treasury bills unchanged to higher

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:13:43 GMT2017-04-24T21:13:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged to higher in Monday's auction....



HP Enterprise says former Arconic CEO left its board

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:11:41 GMT2017-04-24T18:11:41Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise says Klaus Kleinfeld, who was ousted as chairman and CEO of Arconic after sending a threatening letter to that company's largest shareholder, resigned from its board of directors....



Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:01:09 GMT2017-04-24T18:01:09Z

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place....



Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo goes up for sale

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:55:30 GMT2017-04-24T17:55:30Z

LONDON (AP) -- Shares in Jimmy Choo have leapt 11 percent after its board put the luxury shoe brand up for sale....



Liz Weston: Allowances Don't Teach Kids About Money - You Do

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:07:05 GMT2017-04-24T14:07:05Z

Many parents tell me they feel guilty about allowances....



PPG Industries ups bid for Akzo Nobel to $28.8B

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:34:58 GMT2017-04-24T12:34:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion....



Fitch lowers Italy's credit rating to 1 notch above junk

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:55:41 GMT2017-04-21T22:55:41Z

Fitch Ratings has downgraded its rating on Italy's long-term debt, citing the country's huge debts, stagnant economy and divided politics....



Ousted Arconic CEO resigns from board of Morgan Stanley

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:22:23 GMT2017-04-21T21:22:23Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Klaus Kleinfeld, who was ousted as CEO of Arconic after sending a threatening letter to the company's largest shareholder, has resigned from the board of directors of Morgan Stanley....



US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:14:29 GMT2017-04-21T21:14:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea....



United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:31:31 GMT2017-04-21T18:31:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane....



US rig count rises 10 this week to 857; Texas up 6

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:12:31 GMT2017-04-21T18:12:31Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857....



Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:40:09 GMT2017-04-21T15:40:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell to record lows in four U.S. states in March after months of steady job creation nationwide....



US home sales shoot up to 10-year high

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:17:14 GMT2017-04-21T15:17:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season....



Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:10:55 GMT2017-04-21T15:10:55Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a "massive fraud" orchestrated by the German automaker....



Tesla recalling 53,000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:58:23 GMT2017-04-20T23:58:23Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Tesla Inc. is recalling 53,000 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs worldwide because their parking brakes may get stuck and prevent the vehicles from moving....



Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, say it mishandled mortgages

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:44:37 GMT2017-04-20T23:44:37Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The action sent shares of Ocwen plunging more than 50 percent....



GM faces hard road getting compensated for Venezuela factory

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:28:59 GMT2017-04-20T21:28:59Z

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors became the latest corporation to have a factory or other asset seized by the government of Venezuela, and the Detroit automaker faces an uphill battle to recover any damages....



Red card: Ousted CEO sent threats, soccer ball to investor

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:04:06 GMT2017-04-20T21:04:06Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The former chairman and CEO of Arconic, who resigned suddenly this week, appears to have been brought down by a letter containing veiled threats to the company's largest shareholder, a hedge fund that was seeking his removal....



Visa 2Q profits fall, but results still beat expectations

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:03:05 GMT2017-04-20T21:03:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Payment processing giant Visa said its profit dropped 75 percent in the fiscal second quarter from a year ago, largely due to the costs of integrating its recently acquired Visa Europe into the larger company....



Regulators list many mortgage errors at Ocwen Financial

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:42:27 GMT2017-04-20T20:42:27Z

Federal and state regulators say Ocwen Financial (AP) -- one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders that is not a bank - made numerous errors in the mortgages it serviced....



CSX predicts 25 percent profit jump as restructuring begins

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:08:30 GMT2017-04-20T20:08:30Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- CSX Corp. expects to deliver a 25 percent increase in profits this year as the railroad works to streamline operations under new CEO Hunter Harrison....



Some US companies that have left or scaled back in Venezuela

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:30:40 GMT2017-04-20T19:30:40Z

General Motors said Thursday that it will stop doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there. Here's a look at some of the other U.S. companies that have ceased or reduced operations in the South American country as economic conditions there deteriorate....



Long-term US mortgage rates fall to 5-month low

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:45:56 GMT2017-04-20T18:45:56Z

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Investor says Arconic CEO sent letter with veiled threats

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:37:12 GMT2017-04-20T18:37:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The former chairman and CEO of Arconic, who resigned suddenly this week, appears to have been brought down by a letter containing veiled threats to the company's largest shareholder, a hedge fund that was seeking his removal....



Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low level

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:30:05 GMT2017-04-20T18:30:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, yet total applications remained at a historically low level that suggests workers are enjoying solid job security....



Average mortgage rate drops to 5-month low

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:28:55 GMT2017-04-20T18:28:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months....



How your selfie could affect your life insurance

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:26:22 GMT2017-04-20T14:26:22Z

A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance....



Nestle confirms full-year guidance as Q1 sales barely rise

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:57:45 GMT2017-04-20T07:57:45Z

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Consumer goods giant Nestle saw sales barely rise in the first three months of 2017 but confirmed its guidance for the year, including a rise in restructuring costs....



Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:17:14 GMT2017-04-20T06:17:14Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Startups across the country could soon get a boost thanks to changes in federal rules that will make it easier for them to find local investors....



Japan's exports, imports surge in sign of renewed vigor

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:17:48 GMT2017-04-20T03:17:48Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's exports rose at a faster-than-expected 12 percent pace in March, while imports jumped nearly 16 percent from a year earlier, the government said Thursday....



AP Source: Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:54:20 GMT2017-04-19T22:54:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter....



CSX 1Q profit rises slightly as restricting limits profit

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:02:46 GMT2017-04-19T22:02:46Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- CSX Corp.'s first-quarter profit rose about 2 percent as the railroad hauled more, but its results were hurt by restructuring expenses....



Bank regulator faults itself for missing Wells Fargo issues

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:41:32 GMT2017-04-19T21:41:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's big bank regulator is faulting itself for failing to address the problems at Wells Fargo before it was too late....



American Express profits fall 13 percent, but

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:40:56 GMT2017-04-19T20:40:56Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Credit card company American Express said Wednesday that its first quarter profit fell 13 percent from a year earlier, as the company continues to deal with the aftermath of losing its partnership with Costco....



How major US stock market indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:35:26 GMT2017-04-19T20:35:26Z

U.S. stocks gave up a promising start and finished mostly lower Wednesday as investors continued to worry about lagging wages and energy companies dropped with the price of oil....



AP Explains: How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:53:56 GMT2017-04-19T19:53:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he sent a characteristically blunt message....



Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:01:34 GMT2017-04-19T19:01:34Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting continued contraction in the newspaper industry and a stronger U.S. dollar that reduced the value of overseas sales....



Fed survey finds moderate economic growth in spring

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:23:17 GMT2017-04-19T18:23:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy kept expanding in the early spring, with tight labor markets and many businesses reporting rising wages....



How to make sure you're buying a safe used car

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:05 GMT2017-04-19T18:14:05Z

A March crash in Las Vegas that nearly killed a young woman exposes another problem to watch for when buying a used car....



TD Ameritrade affirms outlook for year after commission cut

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:23:59 GMT2017-04-19T16:23:59Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is maintaining its earnings forecast for is current fiscal year, despite cutting the fee it charges on customer's trades....



Morgan Stanley posts strong profit, helped by trading desks

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:07:47 GMT2017-04-19T15:07:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wealth management and investment banking firm Morgan Stanley saw profits rise 74 percent in the first quarter, helped by its well-regarded trading desks....



Birchbox CEO: Short emails to top players helped us launch

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:35:26 GMT2017-04-19T13:35:26Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Before launching Birchbox seven years ago, CEO and co-founder Katia Beauchamp had to convince some of the world's biggest beauty brands to get behind the $10-a-month subscription service that ships sample-sized mascaras, moisturizers and other cosmetics to customers....



United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:39:15 GMT2017-04-18T21:39:15Z

The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane - including himself....



Delta, American top latest US rankings for on-time flights

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:15:42 GMT2017-04-18T21:15:42Z

Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for February. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind the scheduled time....



Delta leads airline pack in latest on-time arrival figures

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:14:08 GMT2017-04-18T21:14:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines are running late more often than last year, but they are canceling fewer flights and complaints are down sharply, according to the latest government figures....



United executives take questions about dragging passenger

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:15:36 GMT2017-04-18T20:15:36Z

The CEO and other United Airlines executives had comments and took questions Tuesday from reporters about the passenger incident on a plane last week....



Bank of America profits jump, helped by interest rates

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:10:03 GMT2017-04-18T16:10:03Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America's first quarter profits grew nearly 40 percent, the bank said Tuesday, helped by higher interest rates as well as a strong performance in its investment banking division....



IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in '17

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:07:29 GMT2017-04-18T16:07:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended....



Goldman Sachs' profits miss forecasts as trading struggled

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:49:39 GMT2017-04-18T14:49:39Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Goldman Sachs had a rare miss in its first quarter results, the bank said Tuesday, as its typically best-in-class trading desks did not perform as well as its competitors. The poor results caused the bank's stock to fall sharply....



UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:40:36 GMT2017-04-18T14:40:36Z

UnitedHealth's first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation's biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business....



Brooklyn Brewery co-founder picked up brewing in Middle East

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:22:25 GMT2017-04-18T14:22:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy picked up his interest in home brewing from an unusual source: American diplomats in Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law prohibits alcoholic drinks....



Ask Brianna: How do I deal with a mooching friend?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:17:20 GMT2017-04-18T14:17:20Z

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com....



Fruity Pebbles owner Post Holdings to buy Weetabix

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:50:12 GMT2017-04-18T13:50:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Post Holdings, the company behind Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats and other cereals, said Tuesday that it is buying the maker of British breakfast brand Weetabix as it seeks to expand overseas....



US industrial production up 0.5 percent in March

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:32:49 GMT2017-04-18T13:32:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. industrial production posted a solid gain in March, reflecting a record rebound in utility output. But a closely watched gauge of manufacturing posted its first setback in seven months as auto production dropped sharply....



US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:21:10 GMT2017-04-18T13:21:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016....



Subaru recalls over 33K cars to fix engine stalling problem

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:12:40 GMT2017-04-18T13:12:40Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Subaru is recalling more than 33,000 compact cars in the U.S. because a fuel problem can make the engines can stall without warning....



UnitedHealth

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:09:11 GMT2017-04-18T11:09:11Z

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $2.17 billion....



United's 1Q profit fell 69 percent, before dragging incident

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:56:05 GMT2017-04-17T22:56:05Z

DALLAS (AP) -- United Airlines' profit plunged 69 percent in the first three months of the year, and that was before the terrible publicity surrounding the dragging of a bloodied passenger off a plane....



CEO of Bonobos: how he changed the way men shop for pants

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:01:39 GMT2017-04-17T18:01:39Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Dunn didn't start out with an interest in fashion. But he ended up co-founding an online menswear company that targets customers like him: male shoppers who want a wardrobe of nice-fitting clothes but need help....



US homebuilder sentiment slips, but overall outlook positive

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:16:46 GMT2017-04-17T15:16:46Z

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable....



Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld steps down

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:59:25 GMT2017-04-17T14:59:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Arconic said Monday that Klaus Kleinfeld has agreed to step down as CEO and chairman after the company's board of directors discovered that he sent a letter to its largest shareholder without telling them....



Liz Weston: Investment fees could leave you old and broke

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:20:45 GMT2017-04-17T14:20:45Z

You want to save as much as possible for retirement. The financial services industry wants to make as much money off you as it can....



New York manufacturers grow at a slower pace in April

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:49:31 GMT2017-04-17T12:49:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manufacturing in New York state expanded more slowly this month than it did in March, but factory hiring looked strong....



Can't decide what to do with your tax refund? Split it

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:04:29 GMT2017-04-17T07:04:29Z

For many people, getting a tax refund is like getting a handful of sand: It's virtually impossible to hang on to much of it....



China car dilemma: Beijing wants electric, buyers want SUVs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:40:08 GMT2017-04-17T06:40:08Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Automakers face a dilemma in China's huge but crowded market: Regulators are pushing them to sell electric cars, but buyers want gas-guzzling SUVs....



China's economy gains steam; 1Q growth fastest since 2015

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:33:12 GMT2017-04-17T06:33:12Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- China's economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in January-March....



Liz Weston: 4 tax hacks you might not know

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:05:28 GMT2017-04-16T12:05:28Z

You know to contribute enough to your 401(k) to get the full company match. Maybe you've even adjusted your withholding so you're not giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan....



Make less than $54K? Consider this underused tax break

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:02:32 GMT2017-04-15T12:02:32Z

You work hard, so why not take some credit for it?...



Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:31:32 GMT2017-04-14T22:31:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration declined Friday to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office....



Drove for Uber? Rented out your home? Here are some tax tips

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:06:22 GMT2017-04-14T22:06:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're driving for Uber or renting out a room through Airbnb to make some extra cash, don't forget - you likely need to pay taxes on what you earned, even if it's a part-time gig....



Correction: On The Money-Avoiding Student Loan Default story

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:11:36 GMT2017-04-14T19:11:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a story April 12 about avoiding student loan defaults, The Associated Press misidentified the organization Betsy Mayotte works for. It should have said that she works at the Center for Consumer Advocacy at American Student Assistance....



Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:25:26 GMT2017-04-14T18:25:26Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights....



List of the 138 J.C. Penney stores that are closing

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:14:51 GMT2017-04-14T18:14:51Z

J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. The stores will now shut down on July 31 instead of in mid-June. And liquidation sales will start at those stores on May 22 instead of April 17....



J.C. Penney delays closing of 138 stores by several weeks

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:08:36 GMT2017-04-14T18:08:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney says it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks to take advantage of better-than-expected sales at those locations....



Can't pay your taxes? Here are 6 ways to cope

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:55:51 GMT2017-04-14T16:55:51Z

Finding the cash to pay a larger-than-expected tax bill can be tricky, but tax pros say there are ways to deal with the surprise without having to pawn the family heirlooms....



US retail sales fell in March, second straight monthly drop

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:34:11 GMT2017-04-14T14:34:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market....



Consumer prices down 0.3 percent in March

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:29:39 GMT2017-04-14T14:29:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices fell in March by the largest amount in more than two years, pushed lower by another sharp decline in the price of gasoline and other energy products....



US businesses increase inventories by a modest 0.3 percent

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:23:18 GMT2017-04-14T14:23:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in February by a modest amount while their sales slowed a bit....



Tesla set to unveil electric semi-truck in September

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:55:31 GMT2017-04-13T23:55:31Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company plans to unveil an electric semi-truck in September....



Hydrogen fuel cell cars face obstacle: few fueling stations

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:03:15 GMT2017-04-13T23:03:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads - but only if more stations are built to fuel them....