posted: 02/11/2016 11:54 a.m.
Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in midday trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners.
posted: 02/11/2016 5:45 a.m.
Vacation rental site Airbnb got a mention on Beyonce's Facebook status the day after she appeared in the Super Bowl halftime show.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:12 a.m.
The widening fallout from global economic woes might compel the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of future rate increases, but it doesn't see any immediate need to reverse course and lower rates, Chairman Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:11 a.m.
Home prices rose in 81 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas in the fourth quarter, with the pace of gains accelerating even as sales slowed from earlier in 2015, the National Association of Realtors said.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:10 a.m.
The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their driver.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:07 a.m.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. flooring, tested by U.S. regulators after an outcry over formaldehyde, was found to have a low risk of causing cancer, though it could potentially trigger irritation and breathing problems.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:06 a.m.
Russia on Wednesday banned U.S. corn and soybean imports, saying shipments are often contaminated with fungus or other infections, and certificates guaranteeing quality are inaccurate.
posted: 02/11/2016 2:05 a.m.
Austin-based Whole Foods Market reported record revenue and beat several Wall Street forecasts with its first-quarter earnings report Wednesday.
updated: 02/11/2016 2:04 a.m.
The Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn't last.
updated: 02/11/2016 2:03 a.m.
Group plans to build 117-room hotel in LR An investment group has plans to build a Staybridge Suites hotel in Little Rock, the commercial real estate firm Sage Partners said Wednesday.
posted: 02/10/2016 11:04 a.m.
LONDON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the central bank is carefully watching developments in global financial markets.
posted: 02/10/2016 2:14 a.m.
The International Energy Agency said Tuesday that oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases.
posted: 02/10/2016 2:13 a.m.
U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.
posted: 02/10/2016 2:12 a.m.
ESPN, the sports network that drives The Walt Disney Co.'s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the past three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay-TV empire is looking unsteady at best.
posted: 02/10/2016 2:12 a.m.
Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.