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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:14 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:10 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:19 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:43 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:41 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks open higher after Wall St record close; investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:53 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:43 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:36 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:35 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:27 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:14 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:05 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:52 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:51 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:47 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:40 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:31 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:29 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Standard& Poor's 500 index closes at a record high; Hewlett-Packard gains on better results Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:08 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Standard& Poor's 500 index closes at a record high; Hewlett-Packard gains on better results Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales