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  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 9:24 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950... Read more...
  • Some Bank of England board members seek rate hike

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 8:12 am
    LONDON (AP) -- The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting... Read more...
  • B&N and Samsung introduce co-branded tablet

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 8:06 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet... Read more...
  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 7:48 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.Sites like and have found a new niche as singles... Read more...
  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 7:30 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the... Read more...
  • Stocks open lower after two straight gains

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 6:54 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains.The Dow Jones industrial average fell eight points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,911 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.The... Read more...
  • German retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 6:36 am
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen -- leather shorts, traditionally... Read more...
  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 6:00 am
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement... Read more...
  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 4:12 am
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather.The home improvement company's performance beat analysts' expectations, but the... Read more...
  • Glencore swings to profit, announces buyback

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 3:18 am
    GENEVA (AP) -- Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent.The Swiss-based company,... Read more...
  • Late-payment rate on US mortgages declines in 2Q

    Tuesday, Aug 19, 9:06 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit... Read more...
  • PetSmart to consider selling itself

    Tuesday, Aug 19, 4:30 pm
    Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.The pet supply chain said that it will weigh "strategic alternatives" after a board... Read more...
  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Tuesday, Aug 19, 2:42 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Copyright © The Associated Press.... Read more...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    Tuesday, Aug 19, 2:01 pm
    U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and... Read more...
  • Home Depot and Lennar are big market movers

    Tuesday, Aug 19, 1:24 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEHome Depot Inc., up $4.64 to $88.23The... Read more...
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