02/28/2014 8:50amThe number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes was essentially flat in January, a possible sign of a softening real estate market.
02/28/2014 9:26amA rising stock market and a more optimistic outlook among younger Americans pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.
02/28/2014 3:53pmA surprisingly optimistic outlook among younger Americans and a higher stock market pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.
02/28/2014 3:53pmOilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 1,769.
02/28/2014 3:54pmOnline delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering.
02/28/2014 3:54pmShannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she's back in Mexico, where she's already vacationed once this winter.
02/28/2014 3:55pmA line of Rollerblade inline skates is being recalled because the boot can separate from the skate frame during use. Other recalled consumer products include garage door openers and heated gloves that both pose fire hazards.
02/28/2014 3:58pmThe price of oil rose slightly Friday and finished the month with a gain of 5 percent. And the price of gasoline saw the biggest monthly increase since July as refineries prepared for the U.S. driving season.
02/28/2014 3:58pmTravelers take note: The economics of earning free airline flights are changing.
02/28/2014 3:58pmSotheby's says an enormous diamond known as "The Pink Star" is back in its possession after the buyer couldn't pay for the jewel and defaulted.
02/28/2014 3:59pmStocks mostly rose on Friday, adding to the February's strong gains. Investors were encouraged by news that manufacturing expanded in the Midwest this month at a faster pace than economists were expecting.
02/28/2014 4:05pmWheat and corn futures rose sharply Friday, closing out a volatile week. Metals prices were mixed and energy futures ended slightly higher.
02/28/2014 4:51pmRegulators have closed small lenders in Virginia and Pennsylvania, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to five after 24 closures in 2013.
02/28/2014 5:10pmGoldman Sachs has disclosed that federal regulators are examining how it divides up newly issued bonds among investors.
02/28/2014 5:36pmCitigroup reduced its 2013 earnings by $235 million on Friday, saying it was a victim of fraud committed by a Mexican oil services company to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term loans.