posted: 09/20/2014 2:18 a.m.
Arkansas' unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:17 a.m.
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:16 a.m.
Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 38 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:12 a.m.
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose for the seventh consecutive month in August as stronger job growth and an increase in consumer confidence gave a lift to the world's largest economy.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:10 a.m.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said the U.S. government is giving the company more time to shut its Russian Arctic well beyond the deadline for sanctions aimed at halting the $700 million project.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:08 a.m.
The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:07 a.m.
With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.
posted: 09/20/2014 2:06 a.m.
Ex-Allens' owner: Payment terms not met Veg Liquidation Inc., the former owner of bankrupt Allens Inc., along with the company's new owner, says the sale agreement does not require payment of a $2.3 million claim until certain conditions are met.
posted: 09/19/2014 2:03 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
posted: 09/19/2014 2:02 a.m.
BRUSSELS -- Google faces continued scrutiny over its response to a court ruling on the right to be forgotten after regulators from across the European Union said they'd received complaints from the public.
posted: 09/19/2014 2:01 a.m.
NEW YORK -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who agreed to help finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., said the deal wasn't motivated by taxes.
posted: 09/19/2014 2 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. home construction fell in August, led by a decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.
posted: 09/19/2014 1:57 a.m.
Rates jump for 15-, 30-year mortgages
posted: 09/18/2014 11:02 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.
posted: 09/18/2014 2:25 a.m.
Growth in online shopping is generating profit for FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for Christmas package deliveries.