NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 44.93 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,873.22. » Read More
Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines exec. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.
PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.
Why do stock markets tend to fall after long school breaks? Because investors need to catch up on all the bad news they missed while on vacation.
The head of OPEC said on Sunday the group had no target price for oil, and urged Gulf states to continue investing in exploration and production.
U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.
The FBI has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions.
Petro Poroshenko, owner of a sweets empire, made an unusual promise last spring while campaigning to be president - if elected, he would sell most of his business assets.
An election sweep for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend looks like a safe bet, but some are betting that the consequences for Japan could be calamitous.
Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.
If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.
Yum Brands lowered its profit forecast for 2014, hurt by slower-than-expected sales recovery in China, following a food safety scare in July.
Congressional negotiators resolved policy disputes to reach a deal for a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday but may still need a stop-gap extension to avoid a government shutdown on Thursday.
Diamond Foods reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $7.7 million.
H&R Block reported fiscal second-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations, sending its stock lower in after-market trading.
Portland sued Uber to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations.
Prince William and his wife Kate arrived on Sunday for their first visit to New York City.
French President Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in Ukraine soon.
The European Union may ditch plans to force banks to keep high-risk trading activities separate from their main businesses because of some opposition.
The Vatican has found hundreds of millions of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments.
Euro zone ministers are considering extending Greece's bailout by six months to mid-2015, but Athens said it was only willing to consider an extension of a few weeks to the unpopular program.