Sunday, January 5, 2014
Automakers are going to have to work a little harder for your business in 2014. After four years of strong sales increases — and limited discounts — as the economy improved, U.S. demand for new cars and trucks is expected to slow this year. That could mean better deals for buyers as car companies fight to increase their share of the market.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
A fire set intentionally at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco is not being investigated as an act of terrorism, U.S. officials say.
Stocks of companies involved in the marijuana industry — medical or otherwise — hit fresh highs Thursday after Colorado launched the first legal U.S. sale of recreational pot.
Brazil posted its lowest trade surplus in 13 years on Thursday, at US$2.56 billion for 2013, the trade and commerce ministry said, citing rising imports.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, evidence that layoffs are low and hiring likely will remain steady.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
U.S. home prices rose in October from the previous year at the fastest pace in almost eight years. But price gains slowed in most U.S. cities from September to October, suggesting the increases are leveling off.
U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Washington lawyer monitoring Apple Inc. compliance with antitrust laws after a judge found it conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices said in court papers filed Monday that the company is obstructing his work.
The Authors Guild is appealing a U.S. judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.
The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed Monday.