posted: 09/03/2015 2:08 a.m.
Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor-vehicle orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.
posted: 09/03/2015 2:06 a.m.
Vangile Titi-Msumza, a South African agricultural attache based in Washington, D.C., liked what she saw at a poultry farm in Farmington. Her counterpart from New Zealand was excited to see rice and cotton production for the first time.
posted: 09/03/2015 2:04 a.m.
The U.S. economy expanded across most regions and industries in July and August, a Federal Reserve report showed, as tighter labor markets led to higher wages for some workers.
posted: 09/03/2015 2:04 a.m.
U.S. banks' earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenue increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis.
posted: 09/03/2015 2:03 a.m.
Mike Cavanagh, one of the nation's top banking executives at JPMorgan Chase and now Comcast Corp.'s new chief financial officer, says the Philadelphia company's biggest "enemy" is complacency, hoping that consumer trends won't change and that Comcast remains the big cable company.
posted: 09/03/2015 2:02 a.m.
Iowa pipe plant to idle as work falls off CAMANCHE, Iowa -- Officials for a Houston-based company said it will cease production and cut jobs this month at an eastern Iowa plant.
posted: 09/03/2015 1:59 a.m.
Canada firm bought by NOWDiagnostics NOWDiagnostics, a Springdale-based diagnostic testing company, has acquired Canadian biomedical company ZBx Corp. to speed expansion efforts.
posted: 09/02/2015 4:13 a.m.
Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China stoked fears that the world's second-largest economy is continuing to slow.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:34 a.m.
As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:33 a.m.
Owners of the former MM Cohn Co. department store building at 510 Main St. are close to striking a deal to sell the historic property to the Little Rock-based Chi Hotel Group, which is developing an Aloft hotel next door.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:32 a.m.
A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories in August to the lowest level since May 2013.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:31 a.m.
Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:30 a.m.
Oil prices fell the most in two months Tuesday, paring the biggest three-day rally in 25 years as speculation faded that OPEC might curb supply.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:28 a.m.
U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, fueled by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.
posted: 09/02/2015 2:27 a.m.
A tax-policy advocacy group called for online retailer Etsy Inc. to be stripped of a certification awarded to companies that adhere to strict standards for transparency and social accountability unless it dismantles its offshore tax-relief structure.