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How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

12/16/2013 1:01am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on investing in the stock market was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

India inflation soars to 14-month high of 7.5 pct

12/16/2013 2:27am
India's worrisome inflation rose to 7.52 percent in November, driven by soaring food and fuel prices, data showed Monday. The highest level in more than a year increases pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates this week.

AP-GfK poll: Americans see end of stock surge

12/16/2013 4:13am
Americans aren't expecting another bang-up year for the stock market, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

AIG selling aircraft leasing unit in $5.4B deal

12/16/2013 5:18am
AIG is selling its aircraft leasing business International Lease Finance Corp. to AerCap in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $5.4 billion.

Avago Technologies buying LSI for $6.6B

12/16/2013 6:30am
The chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. is buying LSI Corp. for $6.6 billion to help strengthen its position in the enterprise storage market and broaden its offerings.

US worker output rises at best pace in 4 years

12/16/2013 6:48am
U.S. workers boosted their productivity from July through September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009, adding to signs of stronger economic growth.

Expert recommends discussing holiday finances with kids

12/16/2013 7:38am
As you look over your holiday budget and figure out how much you have left to spend, some financial counselors say it may be a good idea to get your kids involved in the discussion.

AP-GfK poll: Americans see end of stock surge

12/16/2013 9:48am
Americans aren't expecting another bang-up year for the stock market, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

US: Oil output to near record; prices stay tame

12/16/2013 11:23am
The Energy Department says the nation's energy picture is getting ever rosier. Production is rising, consumption is slowing, and prices are expected to remain in check.

Ingwerson named Christian Science Monitor editor

12/16/2013 12:52pm
The Christian Science Monitor, the 105-year-old newspaper owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, has named Marshall Ingwerson as its new editor.

Herbalife shares soar on re-audit results

12/16/2013 1:59pm
Herbalife says a re-audit of more than three years of its financial results found no material changes to its prior financial statements.

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

12/16/2013 2:14pm
The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

Bernanke: Bold actions critical in Fed's 100 years

12/16/2013 2:15pm
Joined by his two predecessors, Ben Bernanke marked the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve by reflecting on the bold actions past chairmen have had to take in the best interest of the U.S. economy.

Outgoing GM CEO: Taxpayers gained on bailout

12/16/2013 2:16pm
Retiring General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the government bailout of his company was a net gain for taxpayers _ even though they lost $10.5 billion in the deal.

US regulators sue online lender CashCall

12/16/2013 2:57pm
Federal regulators have sued online lender CashCall Inc., its owner and two related companies, accusing them of collecting money that consumers didn't owe.

DOJ requires station sale in Gannett-Belo deal

12/16/2013 3:08pm
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday attached conditions to media company Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. and its 20 TV stations, saying it has to sever ties with KMOV-TV, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis.

Boeing boosts stock buyback plan by $10 billion

12/16/2013 3:15pm
The Boeing Co. said Monday that its board of directors approved a $10 billion increase in its stock buyback program. The aircraft maker will also raise its quarterly dividend payment by about 50 percent.

GM to invest $1.3B in 5 factories

12/16/2013 3:16pm
Five General Motors factories in three states will soon share in a $1.3 billion investment so they can make higher-quality pickup trucks and new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions.

News Summary: Stocks rise on Monday

12/16/2013 3:25pm
STOP WORRYING: Investors focused more on positive economic news and less on whether the Federal Reserve will begin to slow its stimulus this week. Positive economic news and two mergers boosted stock indexes.

KKR to acquire KKR Financial in all-stock deal

12/16/2013 3:40pm
Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. says it plans to acquire KKR Financial Holdings LLC in an all-stock agreement that values the specialty finance company at $2.6 billion.

Loehmann's files for bankruptcy for the 3rd time

12/16/2013 4:58pm
Discount retailer Loehmann's has filed for bankruptcy protection for the third time and plans to liquidate its business.