DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales were flat in September as increases in sales of cars and SUVs were weighed down by lower truck sales.
Ford's truck sales fell 7.6 percent, largely because of the discontinuation of the Ranger small pickup. The Ranger was a strong seller last
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Mixed signals on the world economy tugged on major stock indexes Tuesday.
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the
GENEVA (AP) - Opponents of Switzerland's tax agreements with Germany, Austria and Britain have failed to gather enough signatures needed to hold three popular referendums that could have defeated the deals.
Swiss Federal Chancellor Corina Casanova said Tuesday that opponents fell between 1,500
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The health care overhaul is poised to pour billions of dollars into an insurance industry thirsty for customers, according to health care consultant PwC.
The massive federal law aims to cover millions of uninsured people and will take a major
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new study says the health care overhaul is poised to pour billions of dollars into an insurance industry thirsty for customers.
The federal law aims to cover millions of uninsured people. It will take a major step toward that goal in 2014, when the government offers tax
HOUSTON (AP) - The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The Houston company, which generates and sells electricity in wholesale power markets, said late Monday that its reorganization allowed it to eliminate more than $4 billion in debt. Its new
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 4.6 percent in August compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years.
CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a big jump in U.S. home prices made investors more confident that the housing market is recovering.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14 points to 13,528 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. It rose 78 points the day before.
By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writers
DETROIT (AP) - Americans found plenty of reasons to buy new cars in September, making auto sales a bright spot in the economy for yet another month.
Total U.S. sales rose 13 percent from a year earlier to nearly 1.2 million. Analysts think sales
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - Europe's fragile banking system should be protected by building a firewall between a lender's retail operations and its more risky trading activities and forcing executives to take losses when their banks fail, according to an expert