The explosions and fire, which critically injured three people, occurred across the Mobile River from where the Carnival Triumph is being repaired.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, offering reassurance that the bottom is not falling out of the labor market.
Dow Chemical's first-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher demand for its seeds and crop-protection chemicals in the Americas.
As the U.S. produces more of its own energy, pressure is mounting on the federal government to move quickly to export its natural gas bounty.
Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level since the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy.
The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame.
Janet Yellen is seen as a logical candidate to succeed the Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, but critics remain wary of her stance on inflation.
Verizon Communications has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from joint venture partner Vodafone.
Supply issues have snarled the U.S. rollout of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, which will go on sale at carriers Sprint and T-Mobile later than expected.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said United Parcel Service should pay a $4 million civil penalty for not maintaining and operating its aircraft properly.
Zynga reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped market expectations but its outlook came in weaker. Shares fell after-hours.
An expert on high-speed trading says Tuesday's disruption after a bogus tweet didn't happen the way almost everyone thinks it did.
With three out of five major U.S. companies missing revenue forecasts, a lot of fingers are pointed at European weakness.
The financial unit of General Electric, GE Capital, is going to stop financing gun shops, according to a report.
One reason for optimism about this market is that the risks are well-known—and thus baked into prices, says Goldman Sachs's Abby Joseph Cohen.
Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that met analysts' expectations, but light guidance for the current quarter sent share down sharply.
In a marked difference to prior annual meetings, Citigroup shareholders praised management and the board on Wednesday for revitalizing the bank's strategy.
Not too long ago, Wall Street analysts were leapfrogging each other with lofty price forecasts for the stock. On Wednesday, those same analysts did an about face.
A surprise drop in gasoline supplies sent oil and gasoline futures higher, but pump prices are likely to head lower.
As securing loans from large banks remains tricky, more small-business owners are turning to small banks and other nontraditional sources of capital to grow their operations.