The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.
The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.
A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.
The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows - just not likely yet.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."
U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.
U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China.
Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
Overseas business helped UPS during its second quarter, as did the absence of a hefty charge recorded a year ago.
Small businesses will soon be able to get loans approved again by the federal government.
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of this volatile category, a key category that represents business investment rose by a far more modest amount.
Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Corp. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.
Burger King got a boost from the return of its "Chicken Fries."
Technical talks over Greece's third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country's creditors continued arriving in Athens Monday.
McGraw Hill Financial, owner of ratings agency Standard & Poor's, is buying SNL Financial for about $2.23 billion.
The average price of gasoline has dropped a penny over the past two weeks to $2.82 a gallon.
Fiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a potentially expensive deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls, two people briefed on the matter say.
Allergan PLC, the Dublin-based pharmaceutical giant, announced Sunday it has agreed to buy Naurex, a developer of drugs for depression and other central nervous system disorders, for $560 million.
Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday.
The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.
Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of summer.
Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.
Dramatically cheaper jet fuel helped American Airlines nearly double its second-quarter profit to $1.7 billion despite lower revenue.
Prices for games consoles, home entertainment systems and GPS devices could soon fall after major trade powers agreed Friday to cut tariffs on some 200 technology products.
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal office created to protect consumers in financial dealings with banks, lenders and credit card companies.
It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Shares of Seattle-based Amazon surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue.
Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market.
It's getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that's making it harder for them to make money.