By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate that their income grew, a sign of confidence in the economy. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - US consumer spent 0.8 percent more in September than August, income increased 0.4 percent.
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By MATTI HUUHTANENAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - Finland's three leading political parties retained their top positions in an election for 10,000 local government seats, with gains by a populist euroskeptic party falling below predictions.
With all the votes counted on Monday,
By Associated Press
NORWELL, Mass. (AP) - THE TRANSACTION: Clean Harbors Inc. is buying Safety-Kleen Inc. for $1.25 billion in cash as it looks to enter smaller markets and expand its waste treatment capabilities. Clean Harbors also said that it will be better able to capitalize on increasing
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. for a second day Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. Bond trading will also be closed.
The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria, and it will be the first
By The Associated Press
The New York Stock Exchange planned a rare shutdown Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The last time the NYSE closed down for a weather-related event was on Sept. 27, 1985, for Hurricane Gloria. Here's a look at other unusual NYSE closings throughout history.
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King's net income fell 83 percent in the third quarter as the world's second biggest hamburger chain sold off more of its restaurants to franchisees as part of a turnaround push. But the company's adjusted results topped
NORWELL, Mass. (AP) - Clean Harbors is buying Safety-Kleen for $1.25 billion in cash as it looks to enter smaller markets and expand its waste treatment capabilities.
Safety-Kleen Inc. is a re-refiner and recycler of used oil and provides parts cleaning and environmental services. It collects
By MINDAUGAS KULBISAssociated Press
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Lithuanian politics were in turmoil Monday after the president moved to block three opposition parties from forming a new government because one of them is accused of vote buying and fraudulent financing.
The unexpected development
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The big U.S. money market funds are loaning more to banks in the 17-country eurozone as fears ease over the continent's debt crisis and shaky financial system.
Fitch, the credit ratings agency, said Monday that the 10 largest U.S.