Friday, December 12, 2014
A strong report on retail sales pushed U.S. stocks higher in early trading Thursday, easing investors' jitters over the global economy and another slide in oil prices.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.
A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the U.S. government's success in insider trading prosecutions Wednesday by reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third — ................
Thursday, December 11, 2014
North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.
Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.
The number of available U.S. jobs rose in October to the second-highest level in 14 years, and companies kept hiring at a healthy pace, adding to evidence of an improving economy.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The U.S. economy continued growing in October and November amid widespread optimism that the world's biggest engine would stay on track, according to a U.S. Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.