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US stocks slide the most in two months

Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it.

Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

Many people covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday.

LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

Whether it’s “lumberjack chic” or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging — so much so that some customers will have to wait until February to get their holiday purchases.

Apple says plaintiffs' iPods not covered by suit

Apple attorneys have raised an eleventh-hour challenge that could derail a long-running, class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit is over Apple's use of restrictive software that kept iPods from playing digital music sold by competitors to its iTunes store.

Sears 3Q loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers — closing stores, selling assets and slashing inventory — mean it still has enough cash available to run its business.

Uber raises $1.2 billion, valued at $40 billion

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

Stocks slip slightly on ECB stimulus speculation

The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Investors also braced for the release of Friday's closely watched U.S. jobs report.

US stocks extend record run

A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs.

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

Energy companies lead an advance in US stocks

Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease showed promise.

Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.

3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

Using credit to tackle your holiday shopping can be tempting.

US stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday.

US stocks inch further into record territory

The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season.

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply.