Stocks were modestly higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as the Federal Reserve ends its last two-day policy meeting of 2013. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after the government reported that construction of new homes surged in November.
Associated Press | posted 58 minutes ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to defend German jobs as the European Union's executive launched an investigation Wednesday into whether German companies that use large amounts of electricity get unfair discounts.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:48am
Stocks are edging higher in early trading as investors focus on whether the Federal Reserve will start dialing back its stimulus.
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:07am
U.S. builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, strong evidence that the housing recovery is accelerating despite higher mortgage rates.
Joshua Freed, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 6:36am
FedEx's second-quarter profit missed analyst expectations as customers continued to shift toward cheaper ground-shipping options and away from overnight air.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 6:05am
Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke's final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed's bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to spur economic growth.
Associated Press | posted 48 minutes ago
Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is teaming with investment firm Silver Lake Partners to buy sports marketing firm IMG Worldwide.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:43am
Ford expects 2013 to go down as one of the best financial years in its history. But its outlook for 2014 has concerned investors.
Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:30am
Boeing is promoting Dennis A. Muilenburg to president and chief operating officer.
Joshua Freed, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:30am
Delta Air Lines says it won't allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes.
Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:09am
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. plans to take coupon distributor Valassis private for approximately $1.31 billion in a move that will help diversify its business and expand its client base.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 7:09am
JPMorgan is suing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to recover more than $1 billion tied to its purchase of Washington Mutual when that bank failed in 2008.
David McHugh, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 6:13am
Germany is to nominate a top Bundesbank official to fill a vacant seat on the European Central Bank's executive board, an appointment that would make her the only woman at the top table.
Josh Boak, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:13am
Congress is on the verge of doing something it hasn't done during three years of partisan warfare: Passing a budget deal that won't likely hurt the economy.
David McHugh, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 3:58am
German business confidence has edged higher amid hopes of faster economic growth in the new year, a closely watched survey showed Wednesday.
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