10/17/2013 9:06amA survey showed manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia region slowed only slightly this month, suggesting the 16-day partial government shutdown had less impact on U.S. factories than many had feared.
10/17/2013 9:20amRATES RISE SLIGHTLY: Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week, staying near three-month lows.
10/17/2013 9:38amThe Treasury Department is rolling back the extraordinary measures it's used since May to keep the government from breaching the debt limit.
10/17/2013 10:25amSALES BUMP: Nestle, the world's biggest food and drink company, posted a 4 percent rise in sales for the first nine months of 2013, mainly thanks to demand from emerging markets.
10/17/2013 10:38amPOWER PLANTS: Vietnam is pressing ahead with its civilian nuclear energy program despite safety fears over the technology following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Facing an energy crunch, Vietnam wants to build seven nuclear plants in the coming years.
10/17/2013 10:40amGRIM RANKINGS: Mauritania, Haiti and Pakistan top rankings of countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery, according to a new global index released Thursday by an anti-slavery charity.
10/17/2013 10:59amSHIFTING SPICE: As immigrant and minority populations rewrite American demographics, the nation's collective menu is reflecting this flux.
10/17/2013 11:46amNestle, the world's biggest food and drink company, posted Thursday a 4 percent rise in sales for the first nine months of 2013, mainly thanks to demand from emerging markets.
10/17/2013 12:36pmToyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working.
10/17/2013 12:51pmBarriers are coming down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of relieved but wary federal workers have returned to work across the country.
10/17/2013 1:19pmIt's going to take a lot more political bungling to do any permanent damage to America's reputation or wreck its financial markets.
10/17/2013 1:47pmFREIGHT FORTUNES: Union Pacific reported net income of $1.15 billion, or $2.48 per share, in the third quarter. That's 10 percent higher than last year because higher rates offset flat volume.
10/17/2013 1:54pmInterest rates are unlikely to rise anytime soon.
10/17/2013 2:42pmAfter years of losses, American Airlines is making money by boosting revenue and cutting labor costs.
10/17/2013 2:56pmThe U.S. Labor Department will release the September employment report on Tuesday now that Congress has reopened the government. The report had been delayed 2 1/2 weeks because of the partial government shutdown.
10/17/2013 3:12pmThe full economic effect of the 16-day partial government shutdown will take months to tally. But it's already clear it left its footprints in key areas of the economy.
10/17/2013 3:25pmThe website for Delta Air Lines Inc. is working again after an outage on Thursday.
10/17/2013 3:46pmLas Vegas Sands Corp. beat Wall Street's expectations with its third-quarter results as record profits in Macau helped make up for continued weakness in Las Vegas.