The flow of educated workers from struggling communities to areas with brighter job opportunities might, to some extent, help shore up the U.S. middle class, which has been squeezed by a widening gap between the richest Americans and everyone else.
Target wants to extend Black Friday well before Thanksgiving.
Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.
Emails released in a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government that its small cars should be recalled because the switches were defective.
President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Monday to break stubborn logjams that have held up an agreement on a trans-Pacific trade deal that is eagerly sought by the White House and could lead to rare consensus with congressional Republicans.
Flight attendants at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration.
Friday's strong jobs report showed that the jobless rate - the most closely watched gauge of the economy's health - is down to 5.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 7.2 percent. Five years ago, it was 10 percent.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.
The recycling company being sued for the deaths of two brothers is now being sold.
Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.
Spreading labor strife at major West Coast seaports is exacerbating problems that importers have had getting products to market, threatening the on-time delivery of some holiday goods.
Russia's central bank intervened Friday to stop the national currency's nosedive to record lows by saying it stands ready to intervene decisively in markets.
Abercrombie & Fitch is still having trouble getting teens to buy its clothing.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally.
The good news is, dropping oil prices means cheaper prices at the gas pump. The bad news is, thousands of jobs in the oil industry are at stake and county coffers could also take a hit.