Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19.
Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.
RadioShack is bringing in FTI Consulting as an adviser in the midst of another round of cost cuts as the troubled electronics retailer warned again last week that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection.
Chinese manufacturing contracted in December for the first time in seven months in another sign the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is quickening, according to a survey of factories released Tuesday.
In last week's big storm, thousands of almond trees were knocked down from the heavy winds.
The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.
A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.
Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.
U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.
A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable.
A portion of Hosking Avenue will close next month and remain closed for much of next year.
Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking advantage of shopping options at opposite ends of the cost spectrum.