By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - If a gold medal could be awarded for Olympic marketing, Procter & Gamble would surely be striving for it.
With the opening ceremony of the Olympics two weeks away, the world's largest consumer products maker on Wednesday is unveiling an ad
By The Associated Press
CORN DRAIN: Corn prices fell 2 percent after the U.S. Agriculture Department predicted that the nation's heat-battered crop would be smaller than anticipated. It also expects demand to decline. The forecast called for steeper cuts than many traders expected, prompting
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of corn dropped nearly 2 percent after the government forecast a smaller harvest than had been previously anticipated and weaker demand for the grain.
Corn for December delivery dropped 13.5 cents to end at $7.04 per bushel Wednesday. It had climbed
NEW YORK (AP) - Troxel Co. is recalling more than 105,000 of its Flexible Flyer swing sets because the seesaw seats can break apart from the bolt fasteners while being used, and potentially cause a person to fall.
The Moscow, Tenn.-based company said Wednesday that it has received 1,232 reports of
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing number of Federal Reserve officials are open to taking further action to support the struggling U.S. economy. But minutes of the Fed's latest meeting show policymakers at odds over whether the economy needs more help now.
NEW YORK (AP) - Demand was very strong at an auction for U.S. government debt, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note down to a record low.
The government sold $21 billion of the notes at an interest rate of just 1.46 percent Wednesday. The previous record low yield at an auction for 10-
NEW YORK (AP) - The euro plummeted to a two-year low against the dollar Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting suggested that policymakers are not considering any immediate plans for more bond purchases to help the economy.
The euro sank as low as $1.2211 after the
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. stock exchanges and markets must establish a uniform system for tracking all orders and trades under a rule approved Wednesday.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said the requirement is intended to make it easier for the government to
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Wendy's climbed on Wednesday as Wedbush Equity Research boosted its rating in anticipation of growing sales and profits.
THE SPARK: Analyst Nick Setyan raised his rating for Dublin, Ohio, company to "Outperform" from "Neutral" and increased his price target by 50 cents
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Kuwait's oil minister says he believes the global oil market is relatively stable despite tightening sanctions on Iran and the recent threat of an industry shutdown in Norway.
Oil Minister Hani Hussein's comments Wednesday suggest that OPEC's fourth