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Late payments for most types of consumer loans decreased in the final quarter of last year, a new industry survey shows.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks in the U.S. fell for the fifth year in a row last year, although the pace of decline has slowed from 2008, according to a report from industry trade magazine Beverage Digest.
Gift and travel rewards were the rage before, but the recession has made many consumers opt for cash-back options in their credit cards.
A redesign of Gillette's Fusion razor, the nation's best seller, is coming and — before you ask — it doesn't have any extra blades.
General Mills—the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs—plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children.
Americans' confidence in the economy improved slightly in November, but they remain gloomy amid a weak job market heading into the holiday season.
Television retailer QVC has made aggressive plans to keep shoppers watching — instead of mall-hopping — on Black Friday, an event it has traditionally ignored.
Wal-Mart Stores is upping the ante heading into the holiday season, trimming the online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs following last month's price cut on books.
While the adult entertainment business is faltering, however, adult novelties are in the midst of a renaissance.
The nation's biggest toy-store chain is placing its holiday bets — and because the stakes are high, the prices are lower.
The huge cost of a higher education—plus the need by many laid off workers to learn new skills—has sparked a sharp increase in online education. And online degrees, especially from well-known institutions, are gaining acceptance among employers.
You don't have to be a fan of the show, or of the soap opera genre it pioneered, to feel a sense of gravity at the demise of "Guiding Light."
Selling Hawaii could be considered the easiest job in the world.
Both the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization, recommend in reports being released Wednesday that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose.
PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi said Thursday she is not concerned about the potential for Moody's to downgrade the company's credit rating if it succeeds in acquiring its two largest bottlers Pepsi Botting Group and PepsiAmericas.
Kimberly-Clark said Thursday that it would cut about 1,600 salaried jobs, or roughly 3 percent of its workforce and take up to $150 million in charges as it tries to become more competitive in the recession.
The Procter & Gamble board is meeting after published reports that it's ready to act on a long-anticipated CEO succession plan.
Online classified ads service Craigslist will get rid of its "erotic services" category that critics called a front for prostitution, replacing it with an adult category that will be reviewed by Web site employees, state attorneys general announced Wednesday.
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said Pershing Square Capital Management's proxy fight with Target isn't about poor management at the discount retailer. Instead, it is about building a more qualified board.
McDonald's Corp reported a 6.9 percent rise in April sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, as strength in the United States helped offset the impact of the stronger dollar.