After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber.
Italian cruise company Costa Crociere is facing a public relations battle over its future in Italy amid concerns the company wants to distance itself from the country after the deadly 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia.
Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements.
The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House.
U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week, though it is still at relatively low levels pointing to healthy hiring.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historically low levels.
U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in December at the slowest pace since August, while sales fell by the largest amount in nearly a year.
A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations.
Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion to extend its reach in the travel-booking industry.
Stronger sales of Frito-Lay snacks helped PepsiCo deliver a quarterly profit that came in above Wall Street expectations on Wednesday.
Drugstore chain Rite Aid will use a $2 billion purchase of EnvisionRx to stretch its reach into managing pharmacy benefits in a deal that also builds its stake in two hot growth areas, specialty pharmaceuticals and Medicare prescription drug coverage.
The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries.
Pressured by Congress, the IRS has apologized for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because those owners structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
With all the noise and uncertainty surrounding Greece, it's been easy to overlook the growing signs of economic recovery in Europe.