NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are little changed on Wall Street as investors pore over the latest economic reports for clues about when the Federal Reserve will start pulling back on its huge stimulus program.
Major U.S. indexes fell, rose, then slipped back again by midday.
The Dow Jones industrial
By ESAM MOHAMEDAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's prime minister said on Wednesday that his government is spending billions of dollars to offset the loss of revenue caused by militias who have shut down oil terminals in the country's restive east, one of many challenges to state
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of chief executives at the largest U.S. companies shows a growing number are slightly more optimistic about the economy's prospects for the next six months and expect to boost hiring.
The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that its
MADRID (AP) - An IKEA store in Spain says it has received 20,000 applications for just 400 jobs, an unprecedented rush that crashed its computer servers and illustrated the desperation the country's 6 million unemployed people face.
Company spokesman Rodrigo Sanchez said Wednesday the online
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks dropped Wednesday as investors weighed conflicting economic reports and assessed the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus.
The stock market fell in early trading after a payroll company reported that U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service sector firms grew in November at the weakest pace since June, evidence that cautious spending by consumers and businesses may be slowing growth.
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its service-sector index
By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.
Sales of new homes grew 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000, the Commerce
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is opening lower after a strong employment report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its economic stimulus.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 55 points to 15,858 in early trading Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt is committed to pay nearly a quarter of the total arrears it owes foreign oil companies and increase economic growth to 3.5 percent by the end of the fiscal year, in a bid to restore investor confidence in an economy damaged by nearly three years of unrest, the country's
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - Russian aluminum baron Oleg Deripaska's company has launched a 100 million-euro ($1362 million) lawsuit against Montenegro over the handling of its aluminum smelter in the Balkan country.
Deripaska's Central European Aluminum Company says the case will be heard
NEW YORK (AP) - Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.
Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine's owners, IBT Media, want to "hit the reset button" and move to a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription
LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - The Idaho State Police say an 18 year old was killed Friday night in Latah County on Genesee Juliaetta Road.
The single car accident happened at 11:40. Authorities say Zachary Brunes was traveling westbound on the 3000 block of Genesee Juliaetta.
He tried to make a right
By SUZETTE LABOY and CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others