posted: 05/27/2016 1:50 a.m.
Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:49 a.m.
French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:48 a.m.
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third-straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:47 a.m.
China accused the United States on Thursday of hampering trade after Washington imposed duties of up to 450 percent on Chinese steel in its latest response to a flood of low-priced imports.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:46 a.m.
The Friday before Memorial Day weekend is typically dead on Wall Street. The bond market shuts early and trading in stocks slows to a trickle as everyone hightails it out of town.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:45 a.m.
U.S. stocks barely budged Thursday as investors moved cautiously after two days of large gains. Utilities and phone companies' stock rose the most thanks to a decline in bond yields, while chemicals companies and banks surrendered some of their recent gains.
posted: 05/27/2016 1:44 a.m.
Mortgage rates up, still below last year
posted: 05/27/2016 1:42 a.m.
Bank exec honored for rural advocacy The Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Thursday named Rex Nelson the Rural Advocate of the Year. Nelson is director of corporate community relations for Simmons Bank.
posted: 05/26/2016 11:25 a.m.
NEW YORK — Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage its strongest brands like Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself as it posted a larger first-quarter loss Thursday and said sales fell at its Kmart and namesake stores.
posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m.
Chief executive officers at the biggest U.S. companies got on average a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:08 a.m.
Boeing has begun installing heavy equipment and robotic machines inside its new 777X composite wing center in this Seattle-area city, and the first engineers have moved into offices that overlook production.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:08 a.m.
Chinese officials plan to ask their American counterparts in annual talks next month about the chance of a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase in June, according to people familiar with the matter.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:07 a.m.
French drivers are fuming, oil industry workers are divided, and the government is reaching into its fuel reserves to end gasoline shortages that have heightened the stakes of nationwide protests to defend labor protections.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:06 a.m.
Bayer AG, whose $62 billion takeover bid was rejected Tuesday by Monsanto Co., said it's confident it can overcome the seed company's concerns about the regulatory and financing risks related to a deal that would create the world's largest supplier of seeds and crop chemicals.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:05 a.m.
The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish-inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.