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Retail trade group: holiday sales could set new record

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, expects that holiday sales gain could shatter last year's record-breaking season even as a snarled global suppl...

Business Highlights: Facebook vaccine claims, retailer woes

___ Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users WASHINGTON (AP) — Last spring, as false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine the world’s re...

Solid earnings drive US stocks further into record heights

Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday and pushed major indexes further into record heights as investors review mostly solid company earnings. The S&P 500 index ...

US consumer confidence rebounds in October after 3 declines

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in October after three straight declines as the public's anxiety about the delta variant of the coronavirus appear to have abated. ...

Taiwan seen growing 4% in Q3 on pandemic hit, but exports help

TAIPEI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Taiwan's trade-reliant economy is expected to have expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter due to the island's COVID-19 outbreak, a Reuters poll showed, thoug...

Business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday

Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday. All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home pric...

Stocks gain ground on Wall Street ahead of tech earnings

Stocks gained ground in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as investors look ahead to another busy week of earnings reports. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% as of 12:08 p.m. Eastern a...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, Oct. 25 Facebook Inc. reports quarterly financi...

Union Pacific Q3 profit up 23% even with flat volume

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall and the supply chain remained clogged. ...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. TUESDAY, Oct. 26 WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s rel...

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, ...

US slightly revises up its GDP estimate for Q2 to 6.7%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 6.7% annual pace from April through June, the Commerce Department said Thursday, slightly upgrading its estimate of last quarter's growth in the face o...

Wall Street swoons on rising Treasury yields, growing inflation worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks ended sharply lower on Tuesday in a broad sell-off driven by rising U.S. Treasury yields, deepening concerns over persistent inflation, and contentious debt cei...

Business Highlights: Ford project, tumbling tech stocks

___ Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the electric vehicle sec...

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded an urgent call Tuesday for Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill...