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  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. The improved performance comes after delays by FedEx and UPS last year...

  • Barnes & Noble regains full ownership of Nook unit Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Barnes& Noble said Tuesday it bought Pearson Inc.' s stake in Nook for about $27.7 million in cash and stock. Barnes& Noble paid Pearson $13.8 million in cash and about 603,000 shares of its own stock, which closed at $23.12 on Monday. Earlier this month Barnes& Noble agreed to buy back Microsoft Corp.' s stake in Nook for $125 million.

  • 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...

  • *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,...

  • Midday movers: Barnes & Noble, Starz, Kroger & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • What the dollar may be saying about Europe Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:57 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.

  • 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.