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Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:42:49 GMT2017-08-18T22:42:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts....



How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:54:51 GMT2017-08-18T21:54:51Z

U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market....



A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:53:55 GMT2017-08-18T21:53:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market....



Foot Locker and Deere slide while Estee Lauder jumps

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:24:25 GMT2017-08-18T21:24:25Z

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



A sports rout on Wall Street

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:10:47 GMT2017-08-18T21:10:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak....



Markets Right Now: Health care, retailers weigh on US stocks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:10:30 GMT2017-08-18T20:10:30Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:29:21 GMT2017-08-18T06:29:21Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The CEO of India-based outsourcing and information technology company Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned following differences with some founders of the company, including N.R. Narayana Murthy....



Regulators propose $183M settlement with student loan firm

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:52:40 GMT2017-08-17T22:52:40Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators have proposed a $183.3 million settlement with a student loan company that authorities allege engaged in predatory lending practices....



How major US stock market indexes fared Thursday

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:52:15 GMT2017-08-17T20:52:15Z

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day....



Markets Right Now: Stocks have their 2nd worst fall of 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:04:54 GMT2017-08-17T20:04:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:59:47 GMT2017-08-17T17:59:47Z

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JetBlue says crew members sickened by nail polish remover

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:16:52 GMT2017-08-17T16:16:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue Airways says fumes from nail polish remover caused two crew members to become ill on a flight from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina....



Markets Right Now: Stocks slide on Wall Street

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:57:29 GMT2017-08-17T15:57:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:34:48 GMT2017-08-17T14:34:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week....



Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial health

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:33:51 GMT2017-08-17T14:33:51Z

When you're training for a fitness goal, a workout buddy can be your best asset. She's the one who cheers you on good days and pushes you on bad days....



US factory output down in July on tumbling auto production

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:29:42 GMT2017-08-17T13:29:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months....



US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:48:39 GMT2017-08-17T12:48:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows....



US weekly unemployment claims fell 12,000 to 232,000 last week

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:39:10 GMT2017-08-17T12:39:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- US weekly unemployment claims fell 12,000 to 232,000 last week....



Online sales, solid store traffic gives Walmart 2Q boost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:35 GMT2017-08-17T11:45:35Z

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter....



Wal-Mart

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:27:24 GMT2017-08-17T11:27:24Z

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart is reporting second-quarter profit of $2.9 billion, or 96 cents per share....



China warns Washington against 'trade war'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:50:09 GMT2017-08-17T09:50:09Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's government on Thursday warned "there is no winner in a trade war" after an aide to President Donald Trump called in published comments for a tougher stance toward Beijing....



Japan trade surges in July on strong demand in China, US

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:07:18 GMT2017-08-17T03:07:18Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's exports and imports rose at a fast clip in July, reflecting a recovery in demand in China, Southeast Asia and the U.S., though export prices rose faster than volumes for many products....



US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:51:45 GMT2017-08-16T22:51:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began....



Figures on government spending and debt

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:00:51 GMT2017-08-16T20:00:51Z

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UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:37:22 GMT2017-08-16T19:37:22Z

UnitedHealth Group has picked company President David Wichmann to replace CEO Stephen Hemsley in a long-planned transition that Wall Street greeted with polite applause....



Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:27:31 GMT2017-08-16T18:27:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons....



Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:41:31 GMT2017-08-16T14:41:31Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other workers to reduce costs and eliminate about 8 percent of the railroad's managers....



US home construction slumped in July

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:53:26 GMT2017-08-16T13:53:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low....



Soaring digital sales drive Target during second quarter

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:58:21 GMT2017-08-16T10:58:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher....



Hong Kong's Cathay posts $262M 1H loss on fierce competition

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:22:59 GMT2017-08-16T10:22:59Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific reported a loss in the first half of the year on Wednesday, blaming the severe toll from fierce competition....



Carlsberg profits rise despite stagnant sales

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:19:02 GMT2017-08-16T09:19:02Z

HELSINKI (AP) -- Danish brewer Carlsberg says its profits rose in the first six months of the year, despite a decline in consumption in the key eastern European market, particularly Russia....



Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:01:16 GMT2017-08-16T08:01:16Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system....



Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:06:44 GMT2017-08-16T05:06:44Z

TOKYO (AP) -- From beer gardens on the rooftops of department stores to fireworks extravaganzas to quiet, wood-paneled craft breweries, Japanese seem to quaff an awful lot of beer in the summer....



Elizabeth Duke to become next chairwoman of Wells Fargo

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:09:52 GMT2017-08-15T22:09:52Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wells Fargo & Co. said Tuesday that Elizabeth Duke will become its chairwoman next year, making her the first woman to hold the position at a major Wall Street bank....



Business Highlights

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:47:10 GMT2017-08-15T21:47:10Z

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Correction: Economy-Jobs Report story

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:46:19 GMT2017-08-15T21:46:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner....



Rhetoric over: 3-nation efforts to revise NAFTA begin

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:52:33 GMT2017-08-15T18:52:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, President Donald Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement....



US homebuilder sentiment climbs in August

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:40:26 GMT2017-08-15T17:40:26Z

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting a pickup in demand and positive expectations about further growth the rest of this year....



Young and overspent? How to tackle credit card debt

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:33:47 GMT2017-08-15T14:33:47Z

After Emilie Burke, 24, graduated from Princeton University in 2015 and moved to Baltimore, her expenses began piling up....



US businesses increase stockpiles in June

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:18:59 GMT2017-08-15T14:18:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in June by the largest amount in seven months, while sales also rose....



US retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:18:31 GMT2017-08-15T13:18:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers went out shopping in a big way in July, pushing up retail sales by the largest amount in seven months....



New York factory activity rises, nears 3-year high in August

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:40:55 GMT2017-08-15T12:40:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Factory activity in New York surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years....



US retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July amid strong auto demand, best gain in 7 months

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:32:40 GMT2017-08-15T12:32:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- US retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July amid strong auto demand, best gain in 7 months....



Safety council: Motor vehicle deaths dip slightly in 2017

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:32:10 GMT2017-08-15T12:32:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Preliminary data show U.S. motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they were still significantly higher than they were two years ago, the National Safety Council said Tuesday....



The boom is booming and Home Depot is setting records

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:50:00 GMT2017-08-15T10:50:00Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans are plowing money into their homes at an astonishing rate, new, used and even those not yet built, creating for Home Depot a frenzy of loyal customers....



China says US trade probe would violate international rules

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:35:51 GMT2017-08-15T10:35:51Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests....



Rates on Treasury bills fall in weekly auction

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:36:26 GMT2017-08-14T22:36:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction. Rates on six-month bills declined to their lowest level since mid-July. Last week the six-month bills had risen to their highest level in nearly nine years....



Text of AP's interview with NY Fed President William Dudley

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:47:51 GMT2017-08-14T20:47:51Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Below is the text of an interview The Associated Press conducted Monday with William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:...



Top Fed official tells AP: Bond portfolio could shrink soon

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:37:24 GMT2017-08-14T20:37:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A top Federal Reserve official suggested Monday that the Fed will likely announce next month that it will begin paring its bond portfolio - a step that could lead to slightly higher rates on mortgages and other loans....



Lots of questions still hang over Trump's tax plan

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:16:25 GMT2017-08-14T16:16:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump wants to close a frustrating 2017 with the first overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades....



Liz Weston: How to stop being the family ATM

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:52:37 GMT2017-08-14T14:52:37Z

If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading....



Exec resigns from president's council, and Trump lashes out

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:45:23 GMT2017-08-14T14:45:23Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The CEO of the nation's third largest pharmaceutical company resigned from a manufacturing council that advises President Donald Trump days after racially tinged clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, citing "a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism."...



One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:14:07 GMT2017-08-14T13:14:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile....



China to cut off North Korean imports under UN sanctions

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:47:46 GMT2017-08-14T09:47:46Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs....



Commonwealth Bank of Australia's CEO to retire within a year

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:41:50 GMT2017-08-14T07:41:50Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced on Monday that its beleaguered chief executive will retire by June 2018 after the country's largest bank was accused of breaching money laundering and terrorism financing laws....



Japan economy revs up to 4 pct annual growth in April-June

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:24:13 GMT2017-08-14T00:24:13Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's economy gained momentum in the April-June quarter, growing at a hearty 4.0 percent annual pace fueled by stronger consumer and corporate demand....



For electric cars to take off, they'll need place to charge

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:00:15 GMT2017-08-11T19:00:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner....



JetBlue cuts short flight after crew members become ill

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:55:13 GMT2017-08-11T17:55:13Z

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A JetBlue Airways plane made an emergency landing in Buffalo after passengers smelled fumes and three crew members became ill on a cross-country flight....



US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in July

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:21:35 GMT2017-08-11T14:21:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices posted a slight gain in July, with higher costs for medical care and clothing offsetting declines for hotel stays and consumer cellphone plans....



Credit Suisse bans trading of Venezuelan bonds

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:38:33 GMT2017-08-10T22:38:33Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates....



US budget deficit narrowed to $42.9 billion in July

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:30:21 GMT2017-08-10T18:30:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal budget deficit fell sharply in July from a year earlier, largely because of a quirk in the calendar....



Blue Apron revenue beats forecast, but hurt by plant delays

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:26:57 GMT2017-08-10T18:26:57Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blue Apron posted strong revenue growth in its second quarter, but the meal-kit seller says it's having unexpected delays at a new plant and it gave a weak revenue forecast for the second half of the year....



How well do you know your credit cards?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:37:21 GMT2017-08-10T14:37:21Z

Using a credit card doesn't require much effort or experience. Swipe, insert or click and you can charge what you want within the credit limit. Understanding credit cards, however, takes some knowledge....



Department store chains see key sales figures fall again

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:27:53 GMT2017-08-10T14:27:53Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Department store chains saw key sales figures fall again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly move online, though at Macy's the decrease wasn't as bad as Wall Street expected and Kohl's managed to keep the decline to just 0.4 percent....



Blue Apron 2Q revenue beats, but scales back marketing

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:53:32 GMT2017-08-10T13:53:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blue Apron posted strong revenue growth in its second quarter, but scaled down marketing efforts and a sequential decline in customers has investors jittery....



US wholesale prices edged down 0.1 percent in July

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:52:10 GMT2017-08-10T12:52:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prices at the wholesale level slipped in July, the first decline in 11 months and further evidence that inflation remains a no-show in the economy....



Lego appoints new CEO to replace interim boss

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:30:08 GMT2017-08-10T11:30:08Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish toy company Lego has appointed Niels B. Christiansen, who headed thermostat-maker Danfoss for nine years, as its chief executive....



Lego appoints new CEO, replaces interim boss

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:15:45 GMT2017-08-10T08:15:45Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish toy company Lego has appointed Niels B. Christiansen, who headed thermostat-maker Danfoss for nine years, as its chief executive....



Uber expands food delivery services to South Korea

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:17:49 GMT2017-08-10T07:17:49Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its food delivery service to South Korea....



Toshiba gets auditors' signoff, avoiding delisting for now

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:09:32 GMT2017-08-10T05:09:32Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Toshiba Corp.'s auditors signed off, belatedly, on its earnings Thursday, meaning the embattled Japanese electronics and nuclear company will likely avert delisting, for now. But the auditors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Aarata, cautioned about remaining risks in a separate statement....



Toshiba gets auditors' signoff, perhaps avoiding delisting

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:24:08 GMT2017-08-10T04:24:08Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Toshiba Corp. has received a signoff from auditors on its earnings, although it came with some conditions, meaning the embattled Japanese electronics and nuclear company will likely avert delisting....



Chipotle closes Dallas restaurant after rodent sightings

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:37:38 GMT2017-08-09T23:37:38Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Chipotle has temporarily closed a Dallas location where a diner posted video of rodents inside the restaurant....



Nissan recalling 52,016 Titan pickups in US, Canada

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:57:58 GMT2017-08-09T20:57:58Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 52,016 Titan pickup trucks because their rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers....



Fed official supports September start for bond reductions

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:16:05 GMT2017-08-09T18:16:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A member of the Federal Reserve's interest-setting committee said Wednesday it would be appropriate for the central bank to announce next month that it will begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, but wait until December before raising a key interest rate again....



US productivity rose a modest 0.9 pct. rate in spring

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:52:35 GMT2017-08-09T12:52:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The productivity of American workers rose just modestly in the spring, extending a worrisome issue that has persisted throughout this expansion....



Ahold Delhaize says merger savings push up net profits

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:04:54 GMT2017-08-09T08:04:54Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Net profit at Dutch-Belgian supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize, operator of U.S. chains including Stop & Shop and Giant, soared 68 percent in the second quarter to 355 million euros ($417 million) as the company benefited from savings generated by last year's merger of the Ahold and Delhaize groups....



US airlines bump fewer passengers after dragging backlash

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:06:11 GMT2017-08-08T20:06:11Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the lowest rate in at least two decades....



After backlash, fewer are being bumped from US flights

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:27:49 GMT2017-08-08T18:27:49Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the lowest rate in at least two decades....



Hawaiian, Alaska and Delta top list of on-time US airlines

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:53:01 GMT2017-08-08T17:53:01Z

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



FedEx says it fixed outage that disrupted package tracking

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:58:13 GMT2017-08-08T15:58:13Z

FedEx says a power outage at a technology center caused problems that customers say included loss of their ability to track packages....



CVS

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:36:42 GMT2017-08-08T15:36:42Z

CVS Health beat second-quarter expectations and narrowed its 2017 forecast despite a continued sales slump from established drugstores that it is working to fix....



US job openings surged in June to record high

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:22:52 GMT2017-08-08T14:22:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue....



Ask Brianna: How do I afford college as an older student?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:14:57 GMT2017-08-08T14:14:57Z

"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 ....



CVS Health

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:33:15 GMT2017-08-08T12:33:15Z

CVS Health beat second-quarter expectations and narrowed its 2017 forecast despite a continued sales slump from its established drugstores....



China export, import growth weaken in July, dimming outlook

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:21:48 GMT2017-08-08T05:21:48Z

BEIJING (AP) -- The pace of growth of China's exports and imports weakened in July in a discouraging sign for the world's second-largest economy and global demand....



FedEx tracking system sputters, spurring customer complaints

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:49:13 GMT2017-08-07T19:49:13Z

FedEx customers are complaining that the company's system for tracking packages has been crashing....



US consumer credit rose at slower pace in June

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:13:16 GMT2017-08-07T19:13:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year....



Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:58:46 GMT2017-08-07T15:58:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's run to a record for the stock market has been one of the calmest in decades. Just don't get too comfortable....



Liz Weston: Stop counting other people's money

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:46:03 GMT2017-08-07T14:46:03Z

Your neighbor pulls up in a sweet new ride. Your co-worker announces she's taking yet another trip abroad. Your best friend upgrades to a bigger house in a better area of town....



In push to get Model 3 to masses, Tesla starts raising cash

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:01:57 GMT2017-08-07T12:01:57Z

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Tesla is raising $1.5 billion as it ramps up production of the Model 3 sedan, its first mass market electric car....



SoftBank adding technology ambitions, with ARM, robotics

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:06:43 GMT2017-08-07T09:06:43Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Photo ops of SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son sometimes show him chatting happily with his company's humanoid robot, the childlike Pepper, or grinning as President Donald Trump heaps praise on him for creating American jobs....



Insider Q&A: Assessing the stock market boom

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:01:04 GMT2017-08-06T16:01:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why has the U.S. stock market done so well in the past year? What might happen in the near future? Robert Baur, chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, analyzes worldwide trends that help answer such questions....