Finance

Corporate profits slump again in 2Q

Corporate profits fell for a second straight quarter in the spring, as the tax cut windfall wears off and companies contend with uncertainty caused by the Trump administration's trade war with China

Long-term mortgage rates near historic lows…

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were near historically low levels this week

Cars still more efficient than newer SUVs

Your SUV is more efficient than it used to be, but it still can't match similar cars

United adding new routes in push for high-fare passengers

United adding new routes to Europe with a Boeing jet that will have fewer seats but more in business class

AdChoices Icon

Edmunds: 7 used car tech features that might surprise you

Edmunds highlights seven used car tech features that might surprise you

Markets Right Now: Stocks give up early gain, move lower

Stocks gave up an early gain and were broadly lower in midday trading on Wall Street. Declines in technology and health care companies Thursday were offsetting gains in banks and other sectors.

Why streaming services are the new credit card…

Here's why credit card issuers are betting big on streaming services, allowing you to earn bonus rewards as you binge-watch

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains as investors look ahead to Fed chairman's speech

Business Highlights

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from Target, Lowe's and other retailers

Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease bidding down from last 2 sales

Oil and gas companies made $159.4 million in high bids for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, down from sales in March and a year ago

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for…

A sign of economic pessimism: Bonds that charge you for lending money

Retailers' results show sharp divide between…

Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners.

AdChoices Icon

Markets Right Now: Big gains by retailers lead stocks higher

Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers.

Fed officials widely divided on rates at July…

Fed minutes: Panel widely divided on interest rates at July meeting, with two officials pushing for bigger cut

Ellison's home improvement at Lowe's is paying off

Lowe's overcomes stormy spring weather in a very strong second quarter

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

The FAA is warning aircraft workers to be careful not to damage sensors that misfired in crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets

US has 501,000 fewer jobs than first reported

Revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported

Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Shootings in public places have made business owners aware that they and their staffers need to be educated about workplace violence

Portuguese truckers plan new strike, risking gas…

Portuguese tanker truck drivers have announced a new walkout, just days after returning to work and resuming talks with employers in a pay dispute

AdChoices Icon

US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low…

US home sales increased 2.5% in July as falling mortgage rates help affordability

Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that went up in flames

Walmart is suing Tesla, saying that several solar panels that Tesla installed on Walmart store rooftops went up in flames, causing millions of dollars in damage