Finance

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

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

Solid earnings from major US retailers drive…

U.S. stocks are marching broadly higher in early trading as investors welcome a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers

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Markets Right Now: Stocks climb in early trading

Stocks are rising broadly in early trading on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers.

Target thrives in intense retail environment

Target topped expectations on just about every level as the company pushes faster delivery and invested heavily in private label brands.

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

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

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US…

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower as investors await speech by the U.S. Fed chairman for outlook on rate cuts

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

American Airlines will pay $22 million to settle mail case

American Airlines will pay about $22 million to settle claims that it falsified times when it relayed U.S. mail for delivery overseas

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy…

Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot

Business Highlights

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market

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Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on…

Corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump's tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead major US stock indexes lower

Financial companies led a modest slide by stocks on Wall Street as a mixed batch of company earnings and declining bond yields weighed on the market.

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day…

If you're flying over the Labor Day holiday, don't count on an empty middle seat

Millennial Money: Make renting work for your…

Millennials are delaying homeownership and staying in leased housing longer than previous generations, studies show

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, making it the second-largest animal health company

Department stores make room for used fashion

Department stores that have watched some of their customers flock to second-hand stores are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites

Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally…

Asian shares are mostly higher after Wall Street rallied on the US decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers

Top US CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder…

The CEOs of America's top corporations rethink what the term "shareholder value" means

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Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

A union will get to press its claims that Boeing illegally fired workers at a plant in South Carolina because they backed the union

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks notched their third gain in a row Monday after the U.S. gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers

Estee Lauder, Nordstrom and Aramark rise while PG&E falls

Estee Lauder and Aramark rise while PG&E and Vanda fall