posted: 12/11/2013 2:27 a.m.
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in October, the Labor Department said Tuesday, an indication that employers were confident about demand even as Washington’s budget impasse shut down parts of the federal government.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:26 a.m.
David Cheesewright, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada operations, will replace Doug McMillon as president and CEO of Wal-Mart International on Feb. 1. That’s when McMillon takes over the company’s top job from Mike Duke.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:25 a.m.
Ministers negotiating the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact said Tuesday that they will miss a year end deadline to complete the deal.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:24 a.m.
Bernard Madoff ’s former computer programmers asked for payment in diamonds to continue aiding the con man’s $17 billion Ponzi scheme in 2006 after they became uncomfortable with their role, a jury was told Tuesday.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:21 a.m.
Stocks fell modestly Tuesday as investors took a breather from a market that notched yet another record high the day before.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:21 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The rise in inventories spread out across a broad swath of goods combined with the solid increase in sales is quite encouraging.” Thomas Simons, Jefferies LLC economist
posted: 12/11/2013 2:20 a.m.
Poultry firm building feed mill in Kentucky Chicken breeder Cobb-Vantress Inc. is building a $15 million feed mill in Albany, Ky.
posted: 12/10/2013 4:01 a.m.
FORT WORTH — US Airways and American Airlines closed their merger Monday, creating American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest airline.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:18 a.m.
Household wealth in the U.S. increased from July through September as improvement in the home and equity markets padded American balance sheets.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:17 a.m.
HOUSTON — Sysco has reached an agreement to buy one of its key rivals, creating an even larger, global distribution company.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:16 a.m.
NEW YORK — The vast majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve will begin to pull back on its extensive economic stimulus program in the first three months of 2014, according to a November survey done by the National Association of Business Economists.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:14 a.m.
TOULOUSE, France — European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. plans to trim 5,800 jobs, marking the steepest cuts in about five years as the parent of Airbus combines space and defense units left reeling from slack government spending.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:13 a.m.
SAGA, Japan — The bulldozers started up with a rumble this year in this bucolic corner of southern Japan, unleashing a construction frenzy — and a sinking feeling of deja vu.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:11 a.m.
A nuclear reactor at Entergy Corp.’s Arkansas Nuclear One was shut down at 7:50 a.m. Monday after a transformer exploded in an electrical switchyard at the power plant near Russellville.
posted: 12/10/2013 2:06 a.m.
Koch buys out Molex in $7.2 billion deal Koch Industries Inc. has finalized the $7.2 billion purchase of electronic-components company Molex Inc.