Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy at the end of the second quarter.
PepsiCo says earnings decreased by 2 percent in its second quarter, but the results still beat analyst expectations.
Ken Griffey has saved an Alabama knife factory not once but twice. In the process he's proved that believing in people is as important as making a profit.
Apple asks suppliers to make up to 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by year's end, its largest initial production run of iPhones.
Consumer sentiment slipped in July while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month, a University of Michigan survey shows.
GE is in talks to sell its century-old household appliances business for as much as $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reports, citing anonymous sources.
Starbucks makes its debut in the country synonymous with coffee after years of roasting Colombia's Arabica beans for billions of java lovers the world over.
Cigarette-maker Reynolds American plans to buy rival Lorillard for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest tobacco companies.
A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in June, in the latest indication that the economy ended the second quarter on a stronger footing.
An investor group that includes investor and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis said it plans to acquire Crumbs Bake Shop out of bankruptcy.
Crumbs' demise isn't surprising when considering its dependence on a fad. Rather, it's a cautionary tale for businesses that market a single product.
The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered a fertility issue among roosters, adding to problems constraining poultry production and raising prices.
Concern about the environment moved Preserve founder Eric Hudson to develop new ways to use recycled plastic for consumer goods -- with colorful results.
A fall in demand for military equipment spurs a drop in new orders for factory goods, but rising investment suggests the economy is gaining strength.
Microsoft has joined Qualcomm in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.
Paul James' uncle built a brand of iconic barbecue grills that somehow fell by the wayside. Now James is bringing PK Grills back -- better than before.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in June as consumers remained optimistic the sluggish first quarter was due to difficult winter conditions, a survey shows.