U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains and General Motors' sales were up 9 percent over last July. Honda and Volkswagen saw declines.
US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.
U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year.
In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes.
The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren't quite here again.
The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.
The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be under way.
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.
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.
U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season.
The sausage brand started by the late country singer of the same name has become a breakfast staple, with products even including a pancake-and-sausage on a stick. Now the brand is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.
This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.
Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares.
Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.