NEW YORK The former CEO of Tuesday Morning has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the discount retailer, saying she was fired just months after revealing she had breast cancer.
MERCED A statewide program aimed at spurring job growth in Merced County may soon be on the chopping block. The Enterprise Zone Program, which offers tax incentives to businesses that hire disadvantaged employees within a designated area, might be reformed under a state Senate bill that's on the table.
Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods - from cars to televisions - are going on sale.
PRAGUE Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev says it no longer has plans to acquire Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, with whom it has been fighting a long legal battle over the use of the "Budweiser" brand.
Ask someone in Asia or Europe a decade ago what they knew about the Galaxy, and odds are the answer would have been limited to planets or stars. Nowadays, it's likely to include a reference to "Beckham's team," the Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $1.04 billion to $2.582 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.
WASHINGTON Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but stayed near their historic lows. Cheaper mortgages have helped the economy by spurring more home-buying and refinancing.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: Positive reports on leading economic indicators and consumer confidence gave the stock market a boost on Friday, helping stocks to their fourth consecutive week of gains.
Encouraging news about the U.S. economy pushed stock prices higher on Wall Street Friday. A gauge of future economic activity rose more than analysts had expected, as did a measure of consumer confidence, adding to evidence that the economy is steadily recovering. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index ended higher for a fourth straight week.
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper Thursday as fears of a bathroom emergency spread despite the socialist government's promise to import 50 million rolls.
HOME BUILDING: U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in April, one month after topping the 1 million mark for the first time since 2008. Construction fell 16.5 percent in April, but most of the decline was in apartment construction, which tends to vary sharply from month to month.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. A federal judge has ordered Dow Chemical Co. to pay $1.21 billion in damages after it lost a class-action lawsuit that accused it of conspiring to fix prices.
BANGKOK The price of oil fell to near $95 per barrel Friday after new signs of a choppy economic recovery in the U.S.
NEW YORK Gold prices are falling for a seventh day in a row, drawn down by a stronger U.S. dollar and better economic news.
BIG PRICE DROP: A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month by the most since December 2008. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent in April from March.
APPLICATIONS JUMP: The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs.
NEW YORK Aluminum smelter and parts-maker Alcoa said on Thursday that it will close down two production lines at a plant in Canada and cut about 500 jobs there because of lower aluminum prices.
WIPED OUT: Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the embattled socialist government of Venezuela says it will import 50 million rolls of toilet paper to boost supplies.
WASHINGTON A rule intended to loosen the largest U.S. banks' control over the trading of complex investments and help safeguard the financial system was weakened Thursday by regulators.
OMAHA, Neb. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. was downgraded by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Thursday after the credit rating agency changed the way it evaluates insurance companies.
CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008.
FORT WORTH, Texas In a quest to speed up the boarding process, American Airlines is letting passengers board sooner if they travel lightly.
NEW YORK Hess has reached a deal with a major investor to end a bitter fight over the management and direction of the oil and gas company.
NEW YORK The nation's natural gas supplies rose last week, the government said Thursday.