Economic Picture Brightens with U.S. 4th quarter Growth Increase, Jobless Claims Near 4-month Low

U.S. economic growth was a bit faster than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, displaying underlying strength that could bolster views that the slowdown...

Walgreens Set to Close 76 Stores

Walgreen Co., in announcing earnings and sales results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2014 ended Feb. 28, 2014, said...

Wall Street Cuts Gains as Biotech Stocks Take a Tumble

Stocks sharply trimmed gains by midday on Tuesday as many of the market's momentum stocks turned negative. Offsetting a strong reading on consumer confidence that...

5 Former Workers for Bernie Madoff Convicted on Fraud Charges

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that portrayed them as telling an elaborate web...

Manufacturing in China Falls to 8-Month Low

China's manufacturing fell to an eight-month low in March in another sign of slowing growth in the world's No. 2 economy. Released Monday, the preliminary...

S&P 500 Reaches Record High on Friday Despite Tumble by Russian Economy

The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped to a new intraday record high Friday even as Russian stocks tumbled after Washington announced additional sanctions on...

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Talks Lessons Learned from Same-Sex Marriage Firestorm and Taking the...

As the same-sex marriage debate rages, one person says he won’t be weighing in on the subject anymore: Dan Cathy, CEO and president of...

GM CEO Mary Barra Meets with Reporters Over Recall of Defective Cars

General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Tuesday that she did not learn details about defective GM cars linked to 12 deaths...

Chinese E-commerce Giant Alibaba to Go Public in U.S. with Huge IPO

The biggest company you probably never heard of says it will go public with what analysts say could be a huge IPO. The fancifully named...

Quiznos Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Denver-based Quiznos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt by more than $400 million after the chain lost ground to...

Target Warns that Additional Theft from Data Breach Could be Uncovered

Target warned Friday that its ongoing investigation of last year's massive data breach could turn up "additional information that was accessed or stolen." The retailer...

Another NY Financier Commits Suicide: There Has Not Been a Rash of Such Suicides...

A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a...

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Ban Tesla Motors from Selling Cars to Customers

Tesla may be selling one of the world's most acclaimed automobiles, but it won't be selling them in New Jersey, the state declared Tuesday,...

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Chain Plans $70 Million IPO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, the Vancouver, Wash.-based chain of pizza outlets, hopes to raise as much as $70 million in an initial public offering of...

Are Brighter Days Ahead for JC Penney?

Could JC Penney be on the verge of a turnaround? It has seen no shortage of bad news in the years since the financial...

Pizza Chain Sbarro Files for Bankruptcy for Second Time in 3 Years

Sbarro says it’s filing for Chapter 11 reorganization, marking the struggling pizza chain’s second trip through bankruptcy court in less than three years. The filing...

Bitcoin Exchange, Mt. Gox, Files for Bankruptcy in U.S.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States. The once-dominant Bitcoin trading post filed for Chapter 15 in the...

Bitcoin Buying Stays Strong Despite Bankruptcies and Topsy-Turvy Rates

Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles. Here was a year when thefts spread, exchanges collapsed, rates gyrated...

U.S. Stocks Rise as Positive Hiring News Edges Out Concerns Over Ukraine

U.S. stocks rose a second week, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) to a record, as better-than-forecast data on hiring and manufacturing...

Despite Epic Freeze, Employers Add 175,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.7%

U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown...