09/18/2013 7:19amWalgreen Co. is joining a growing push from big businesses to shift more responsibility for finding insurance onto their employees as health care costs continue to climb.
09/18/2013 7:28amU.S. builders started work in August on the most single-family homes in six months and requested permits to construct even more in future months. The figures suggest housing remains a driver of economic growth despite higher mortgage rates.
09/18/2013 8:15amHulu says it has agreed to a non-exclusive, multi-year deal with BBC Worldwide North America that will allow it to offer BBC content to its subscribers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
09/18/2013 8:54amAir France says it needs to cut 2,800 jobs to balance its books and return to health after years of falling demand and increased competition from low cost carriers.
09/18/2013 9:57amWill your kids be clamoring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday?
09/18/2013 10:52amThe future of coal is getting darker.
09/18/2013 11:14amPublic companies would have to show the difference in pay between their CEOs and ordinary employees under a proposal advanced by federal regulators.
09/18/2013 11:15amToys sellers are gearing up for the holiday season: Wal-Mart Stores, Kmart and Toys R Us have all come out with their "hot" toy lists. While no one can predict which toys will spark crazes, a few toys have made all three lists. Here's a look at which toys are retailer favorites early in the season:
09/18/2013 12:59pmTHE NEWS: The Obama administration plans to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of personal information submitted under the health care law, hoping to blunt complaints that enough isn't being done to protect consumer data.
09/18/2013 1:31pmNow that the Federal Reserve has decided not to slow its bond purchases, a debate over whether its purchases have helped the economy will rage on.
09/18/2013 1:31pmChairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday there is "no fixed schedule" or "magic number" for when the Federal Reserve will start to slow or end its bond purchases.
09/18/2013 1:58pmThe European Union wants to regulate financial benchmarks that are used in transactions worth trillions of dollars globally, an effort to prevent market manipulations such as the one involving LIBOR, an interest rate banks use to borrow from each other.
09/18/2013 2:09pmLET IT BE: Even with national elections this Sunday, Germany's reputation as a reluctant giant won't likely be challenged.
09/18/2013 4:36pmMcDonald's is raising its quarterly cash dividend by 5 percent, bringing its fourth-quarter payout to more than $800 million.
09/18/2013 4:56pmStarbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun laws.
09/18/2013 10:17pmThe Federal Reserve's decision to keep up its stimulus program bolstered the view that a strengthening U.S. economy will drive world growth forward in the coming months.