NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending the third quarter on a down note.
The Dow Jones industrial average is ending the day down 49 points at 13,437. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing down six at 1,441. And the Nasdaq composite index finishes the day down 20 at 3,116.
It's the fifth
DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is offering cheap leases and big discounts on the Leaf because of slow sales of the all-electric car.
Nissan Motor Co. sold only 4,228 Leafs this year through August, almost a third fewer than a year ago.
It also has a big inventory of the cars nationwide. At the end of August
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abbott Laboratories said Friday it repeatedly misstated the college education of senior executive Robert Gonzalez, who is soon slated to become CEO of its $18 billion-pharmaceutical spinoff.
Company regulatory filings between 2002 and 2007 list Gonzalez as holding a bachelor's
MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government announced Friday the result of financial health-checks on its 14 main credit institutions. Seven of them, representing 38 percent of the country's banking system's credit portfolio, failed the so-called stress tests and need to pad their capital cushion
PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande's budget plans to reduce the government's deficit by €30 billion ($39 billion), or about 1.5 percent of gross domestic product. Two-thirds of that will come from new taxes and one-third from spending cuts.
The government says most of the tax
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Surprise! The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors.
The company, which endured management upheaval during the third quarter and announced that it would lose substantial cash in Europe, saw its shares rise 15
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - With American Airlines threatening legal action, the leader of the pilots' union is telling it members not to delay flights - if that's what they're doing.
Acting President Keith Wilson says the Allied Pilots Association has nothing to
By The Associated Press
SPENDING UP: Americans boosted spending 0.5 percent in August even though their income barely grew, the Commerce Department said Friday. Much of the increase went to pay higher gas prices, which rose nearly 50 cents per gallon in July and August.
WEAK INCOME: Income
By COLLEEN BARRYAssociated Press
MILAN (AP) - Italian business and church leaders on Friday warmed to the prospect that Premier Mario Monti might stay on for a second term, while politicians insisted the post must return to a political leader.
The head of the Confindustria business lobby