The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than previously estimated, boosted by stronger consumer spending. Consumers may be providing more lift to the economy in the current January-March period.
Canada will refrain from banning French beef imports even though a case of mad cow disease was confirmed at a farm in the European country, Ottawa said Thursday.
As small companies expand their business into more towns, cities and states, that growth often brings higher expenses from taxes and other government obligations.
Royalty rates on coal extracted from massive strip mines on public lands could increase 50 percent under a pending overhaul of a U.S. government program that critics say contributes to climate change, documents released Thursday show.
The coffee obsession has reached a new peak: You can now know the altitude at which the beans used for your morning cup of java were grown.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February with a key category that tracks business investment dropping by the largest amount since December.
Protesters opposed to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted an oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, chanting and waving signs as government officials read bids from companies for the right to explore and develop fossil fuels offshore.
A Dutch-based startup that aims to get readers to make "micropayments" for individual news articles launched in the U.S. market Wednesday with a handful of high-profile media partners.
Starwood signed a deal on Saturday to renovate and run three Cuban hotels, returning U.S. chains to the island more than 50 years after American hotels were taken over by Fidel Castro's socialist revolution.
On the sunny island of Palm Beach, black-tie galas are common, Sunday brunch is US$100 and a beachside hotel room can cost more than US$2,000 a night in high season. But there are bargains to be found. The snowbird's paradise has a thriving high-end consignment market for designer and often barely worn castoffs.