By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Risk-averse investors, prepare to be disappointed a good while longer.
Expect interest rates to remain low at least three more years, with investments earning very little unless you're willing to accept plenty of risk. Money-market
By MARK JEWELLAP Business Writer
BOSTON (AP) - America's biggest corporations dipped into their flush cash reserves to reward shareholders by spending more to buy back their stock in the second quarter.
Share repurchases by companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index totaled nearly
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
More signs of slower economic growth in China are creating worries that the world's second-largest economy may curb its huge appetite for commodities.
HSBC Corp. said Thursday that a preliminary survey of purchasing managers showed China's manufacturing
By BEN FELLER and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States than when President George W. Bush had to duck shoes hurled at him in
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A trio of reports Thursday offered a reminder that the U.S. economy is struggling to grow and add jobs.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week stayed near a level that signals only weak
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursday to have the 14-minute trailer taken down from YouTube.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin
By SARAH SKIDMOREAP Business Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - J.C. Penney & Co.'s stock was one of the market's biggest decliners Thursday after the department store chain told analysts that it expects its financial struggles to continue during the second half of the year.
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months.
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said Thursday the decision
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Add a pair of blue jeans to the grocery list.
Starting Friday, shoppers at a remodeled Kroger store in Ohio will be able to buy clothing in addition to food, gas and furniture. The nation's largest traditional supermarket chain says it