By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season.
The move comes as the world's largest retailer faces increasing competition from online
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 100 medium-sized U.S. banks will have to show how prepared they are to withstand a financial crisis next year, under a rule adopted Tuesday.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to require banks with between $10 billion and $50 billion in assets to conduct yearly stress
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's economy minister played down the International Monetary Fund's forecast that the Spanish economy will contract by 1.3 percent next year - more than double its previous predictions - saying Tuesday that the forecast is not written in
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Travel Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. companies are continuing to cut back on employee travel plans amid uncertainty surrounding the health of the economy.
Americans are expected to take 438.1 million business trips this year, down 2 percent from last year, the
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil rose more than 3 percent Tuesday on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.
Benchmark crude gained $3.06, or 3.4 percent, to finish at $92.39 a barrel in New York. In London, Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil
NEW YORK (AP) - Small business owners may be pessimistic about the economy and their own companies right now, but they're getting optimistic about the future.
A survey released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business shows that owners became more pessimistic during September
By CANDICE CHOI and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama's health care law.
Darden Restaurants Inc. declined to
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks slumped Tuesday on Wall Street after the International Monetary Fund predicted weaker world economic growth and as investors waited for what they expected to be lower corporate earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average declined 110.12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 13,473.53.
By The Associated Press
Another dire prediction about global economic growth is sending stocks lower on Wall Street in early trading.
The U.S. corporate earnings season is also shaping up to be weakest in years.
The combination sent indexes slightly lower shortly after the opening bell Tuesday
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Steak 'n Shake, a gathering place on many a Midwest roadside, is heading to the Mideast.
The diner-style chain said on Tuesday it and regional partner Saleh Bin Lahej Group plan to open 40 restaurants starting next year across the United Arab Emirates, a seven