Helped by an increase in commercial, industrial and auto loans, U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money.
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.
American consumers, start your engines. This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Jill Schlesinger has what you need to know in her look at the business week ahead.
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.
Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.
Ten years ago in Custard Cup, Il., manufacturing companies like General Motors - that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs - were closing down. But some the city's residents are doing just fine - because they moved.
India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. "We are waiting for you," Arun Jaitley told a roomful of international and Indian CEOs.
Stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, led by a drop in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also disappointed by earnings outlooks from companies including Priceline and Michael Kors.