It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.
Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in June.
Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in China.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.
Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating - at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
A former J.P. Morgan Securities analyst in California pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in insider trading that prosecutors say netted more than $600,000.
Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours - prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.
Stocks surged Tuesday afternoon on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world's second-largest economy.
U.S. home prices rose solidly in June, another sign of health in the housing market.
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in August to the strongest reading in seven months after having fallen sharply in July.
Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency.
Best Buy's turnaround is charging ahead. The nation's largest consumer electronics chain posted fiscal second-quarter results that handily beat analysts' estimates as shoppers picked up major appliances, large screen televisions and mobile phones.
Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them.
The vast majority of business economists expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year, according to a survey released Monday.
Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Pushing back against fossil fuel interests, President Barack Obama is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use.
The Russian ruble plunged 2.3 percent on Monday to hit a seven-month low amid a further drop in oil prices, the country's key export.
As China's economy has grown and skyscrapers sprouted in cities extending ever westward from the Pacific coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride.
Plunging oil prices are giving travelers a break as the summer driving season winds down.
For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats - a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default - and just kept on buying. At the sixth anniversary of the bull market in March, the Standard and Poor's 500 index had more than tripled in value.
Deere & Co. on Friday cut its full-year outlook because it expects the weak agriculture and energy sectors to continue dragging down equipment sales.
Unemployment rates fell in 24 U.S. states last month, including some of those with early presidential nominating contests.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash.
A federal appeals court has reinstated Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protections to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal.