NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are higher at midday after an encouraging report from the Labor Department.
Just before noon, the Dow Jones industrial average is up 29 points at 13,374. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up six at 1,438. And the Nasdaq composite index is up eight at 3,060.
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Travel Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. airlines closed the summer travel season without any lengthy tarmac delays in August, the government said Thursday, a sharp reversal from a month earlier.
There were more long delays in July on airport tarmacs than in the
By The Associated Press
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals shares are trading above their offering price in their first day listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
The stock jumped 81 cents, or 4.4 percent, to $19.30 in late morning trading, and earlier traded as high as $20.59.
The Calabasas, Calif.,
NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint confirms it is talking with Japan's Softbank about an investment in the US carrier.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's crude oil supplies increased last week, the government said Wednesday.
Crude supplies grew by 1.7 million barrels, or 0.5 percent, to 366.4 million barrels, which is 8.5 percent above year-ago levels, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of real estate services provider Realogy, whose brands include Century 21, Coldwell Banker and The Corcoran Group, soared more than 25 percent in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company's stock jumped $7.20 to $34.20 on Thursday. It opened
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - One piece of good news on jobs was enough Thursday on Wall Street.
The stock market popped higher after the Labor Department reported an encouraging decline in weekly claims for unemployment insurance. That one piece of good news was enough
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up from record lows last week. Cheaper mortgages are fueling a modest housing recovery that could help the broader economy.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening higher after better-than-expected job numbers.
The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to 339,000. That's the lowest in more than four years. Economists also look at the four-week average, and that hit a six-month low.
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Safeway Inc. is betting that its investment in a new customer loyalty program will eventually pay off, as the supermarket operator looks to fend off big-box retailers and other competitors that are expanding their grocery aisles.