U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade.
A turbulent week of trading ended Friday with U.S. stocks finishing lower for the third time in five days. The decline followed two days of big gains and nudged major indexes lower for the year.
Dunkin’ Donuts has struck a deal to open more than 1,400 locations in China over the next 20 years.
Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs.
The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims.
J.C. Penney Co. said it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability. No Missouri stores are on the closure list.
The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to 2015.
Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed various risks to the U.S. economy at their December meeting but concluded that the big drop in oil prices was likely to end up boosting growth.
Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in the first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds.
Encouraging economic news and a rare rise in oil prices helped give the stock market its first gain in the new year Wednesday.
Fast food worker Caitlin Turowski had this much in common with high-paid CEOs: When she quit her job, she couldn't work for a competitor. "We're struggling," said Turowski, now a plaintiff challenging alleged wage violations and the non-compete agreement.
Falling grain and fuel prices have hurt businesses tied to those industries, but have helped consumers open their pocketbooks, leading to an improved economic outlook for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly report released Friday.
The stunning collapse in oil prices over the past several months won't derail the railroads' profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude shipments seen in recent years.
U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months in December, weakened by declines in orders and production.
Stocks got off to a sluggish start on the first day of trading in the New Year, ending the day mixed as a report showed that manufacturing growth slowed in December.