Gauge of US economy's future health up in April WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
The Conference Board says its in...
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MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics WriterAssociated Press
Organic industry clout grows with consumer demand WASHINGTON (AP) — The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with ever...
May 17, 2013 | 0 | 4 |
MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated PressAssociated Press
Futures rebound ahead of Conference Board report NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are rising with markets headed for a positive week overall, as investors shrug off some unsettling reports from retailers this week.
Dow Jones industrial futures...
Oil gains to near $96 as investors eye US economy The price of oil rose to near $96 a barrel on Friday ahead of the release of Conference Board's index of leading indicators for the U.S. economy.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for Jun...
Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower early Thursday after the world's largest retailer turned in weaker sales and a dim forecast for profits.
An unexpected slowdown ...
Wal-Mart's 1Q profit, sales disappoint NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s first quarter profit rose 1.1 percent as the world's largest retailer struggled with a sales slump in its namesake business.
The company, based in Bentonvill...
May 16, 2013 | 0 | 3 |
ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail WriterAssociated Press
Oil falls below $94 a barrel after supplies rise BANGKOK (AP) -- The price of oil fell below $94 a barrel Thursday after a survey showed crude inventories on the increase.
Benchmark oil for June delivery was down 82 cents to $93.48 a barrel at la...
May 16, 2013 | 0 | 4 |
PAMELA SAMPSON, AP Business WriterAssociated Press
Stock prices trade flat as manufacturing softens NEW YORK (AP) — A report of slowing manufacturing is getting the stock market off to weak start Wednesday.
News that Europe's economic slump dragged France into a recession also weighed on markets...
May 15, 2013 | 0 | 1 |
MATTHEW CRAFT, AP Business WriterAssociated Press