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  • It's down to the wire for online shopping Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    ATLANTA— As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays. FedEx predicted its busiest day would be a week earlier, on Dec. 15, when it expected to move 22.6 million...

  • James Patterson donating to independent bookstores Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones. Strand Book Store in New York City is looking to sponsor field trips that will bring in students from low income neighborhoods. Since 2009, core membership of the American Booksellers Association, the trade group for independent...

  • *Microsoft rises, limiting the market's decline. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action but said the issue would be addressed early next year. "I wasn't expecting much from the ECB, which doesn't want to paint itself into a corner,...

  • What the dollar may be saying about Europe Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The dollar has been boosted by comments from Fed officials this week, but if ECB President Mario Draghi disappoints it could sell off.

  • US stocks close higher; Dow, S&P at records Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.

  • Dec 2- It is the season of abundance, but sometimes abundance is the last thing financial markets need. While the immediate cause of a spectacular fall last week was the failure of oil-producing nations to agree on production cuts, the fundamental story is one of new supplies coming online, particularly through fracking in the United States.

  • Falling oil, jobs data may make Fed harder to read Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    A laborer works at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2014.

    The job market is showing improvement, but the plunge in oil prices has spurred more concerns about weak inflation.

  • Here's what might make the Fed harder to read Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    A laborer works at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2014.

    The job market is showing improvement, but the plunge in oil prices has spurred more concerns about weak inflation.

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    Children pose for pictures with Santa Claus at a Sears store during the Family and Friends evening sale inside the Del Amo shopping mall in Torrance, California.

    A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving.

  • Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? This road map of store openings can help.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday defended the government's rescue of American International Group Inc in September 2008, saying it was necessary to prevent the country from plunging into a second Great Depression. Geithner's comments came in testimony in the trial of a lawsuit brought by Hank Greenberg, a major AIG shareholder until the...

  • Spinoff mania here to stay, but who wins? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    A pedestrian walks past eBay Inc. signage displayed at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Barnes & Noble—the rash of spinoff announcements has been dizzying. Should investors cheer on for more or take caution?

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday defended the government's rescue of American International Group Inc in September 2008, saying the action was necessary to prevent the country from plunging into a possible second Great Depression. Geithner's comments came in testimony he provided in the trial of a lawsuit...

  • What happens to your digital media when you die? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    In 25 years you might not own any e-books, MP3s or digital movies. You'll rent them instead.

  • US stocks and Apple end lower; interest rates mulled Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses after the S&P 500's biggest drop in a month.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Chevron, Netflix & more Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • US stock futures mixed; Apple launch eyed Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Tuesday, ahead of what is likely to be a quiet day for economic news.

  • Investors looking at stock prices on screens in a securities exchange in Shanghai.

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese shares significantly lower after a lower-than-expected preliminary reading of mainland manufacturing activity.

  • Paul Ryan: Amazon's power play with my publisher Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    A day after his new book was published, Rep. Paul Ryan said the fight between his publisher Hachette and Amazon is "very frustrating."

  • YOUR MONEY-Smart ways to save on college textbooks Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Aug 14- With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. "My calculus book that usually costs $180, I got for the semester for $10 and a Chick-fil-A biscuit," says Schroeder, 19, who attends Covenant College in Georgia.