Starbucks reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as new food and drinks helped boost sales in the U.S.
The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling.
The price of oil fell near $102 a barrel Thursday, erasing gains from the day before.
Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.
U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter.
Standard & Poor's said Wednesday that regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings it gave to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages.
The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.
The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines.
Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
Regulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 13 after 24 closures in all of 2013.
Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days.
State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies.
Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.
The Senate voted Thursday to extend a program that helped stabilize jittery insurance markets in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The downing of a passenger plane flying over Ukraine rattled U.S. financial markets Thursday, deepening a slide set off by a batch of disappointing company earnings and a weak home construction report.