Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.
Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up only slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.
Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.
The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy. Yet when the Federal Reserve meets this week, few foresee any major policy changes.
Chiquita has sealed a deal to be acquired by two Brazilian companies for about $681 million, with the U.S.-based banana producer expected to go private by the end of this year or early next.
U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
UPS is expecting an 11 percent jump in December shipments as the holiday shopping season heats up.
Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.
NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.
British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.
Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast.
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines, and a chunk of credit goes to those savings at the pump. Fuel is an airline's biggest expense.