By The Associated Press | September 18, 2014 7:54 amAverage US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent
Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO
Associated Press | September 18, 2014 6:48 amGerman pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing.
Weak uptake for new eurozone stimulus program
Associated Press | September 18, 2014 6:42 amThe European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more -- but low demand for the first round of its super-cheap loans suggests the difficulty the ECB faces in reviving the economy.
Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone
Associated Press | September 18, 2014 6:30 amIreland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared an end to the country's financial doldrums.
Yellen says US families need to boost savings
Associated Press | September 18, 2014 6:24 amThe Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday
Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs
Associated Press | September 18, 2014 2:48 amSome 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.
Amazon debuts new e-readers, kid-friendly Fire
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 6:36 pmAmazon keeps rolling out the devices.
Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 3:13 pmAmazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.
Figures on government spending and debt
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 2:48 pmFigures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 2:24 pmPolice searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.
Rackspace and Lennar are big market movers
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 1:25 pmStocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 11:54 amWalgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart,...
Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 10:49 amCuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 10:19 amGrowth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.
5 things small businesses need to know this fall
Associated Press | September 17, 2014 10:13 amWhat do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:
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