Internet gambling is slowly growing - but not expanding - after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.
Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week after they climbed recently expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate.
An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007.
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked their goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.
U.S. home prices rose in September from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 13 months as a lack of houses for sale has forced buyers to bid up available properties.
Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.
Tiffany's fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts' estimates, hampered by a strong dollar and uncertain economic conditions. The luxury jeweler also lowered its full-year earnings guidance.
New credit cards equipped with computer chips have changed the way valuable financial information is stolen.
The National Retail Federation expects an increase of about 4 percent in Black Friday shopping compared to last year.
The attacks in Paris are having a major impact on tourism, initial figures show, pushing the French prime minister to meet industry officials to come up with a plan to limit the damage and keep visitors coming to the City of Light.
Fewer Americans bought homes in October, a sign that rising home values may be pushing more would-be buyers to the real estate market's sidelines.
Chipotle rebounded from a heavy sell-off in shares to end last week after it was discovered that the E. coli outbreak connected to restaurant chain had spread from the Pacific Northwest to a number of other states.