Stocks were little changed Wednesday with the biggest gains in the health care and consumer sectors as the latest data showed a modestly growing economy.
An expanded version of America's annual Thanksgiving travel saga got under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
Stocks rose Tuesday along with crude oil prices as investors focused on global politics after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.
The number of regional Federal Reserve banks pushing for a hike in what commercial banks are charged for emergency loans rises to nine in October.
The economy grew at a healthy clip in the third quarter, which could help give the Federal Reserve confidence to raise interest rates next month.
U.S. stock indexes closed slightly lower in quiet trading Monday after a week of strong gains, while a big health care deal failed to impress investors.
Wall Street ended higher Friday, with health care and consumer stock rising and investors looking beyond a widely expected December interest rate hike.
Stocks rose Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve October meeting showed a solid core of officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike.
A core of Federal Reserve officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike at the central bank's last policy meeting, minutes from the gathering show.
Federal Reserve officials continue to flag December as a possible time to raise interest rates after seven years of being near zero.
Housing starts in October fell to a seven-month low, but a surge in building permits suggested the housing market remained on solid ground.
U.S. stocks forfeited gains Tuesday after a soccer match in Hanover between Germany and the Netherlands was called off over fears of a planned bombing.
USPlabs, which made the workout supplement Jack3d, and six of its executives face criminal charges for the unlawful sale of the nutritional supplement.
A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year.
The S&P 500 index ended little changed Friday, as Wall Street took a strong U.S. jobs report as a sign the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates.
Defense Department acquisitions specialists rushed to shovel money out the door, awarding contracts left and right in the final days of September.
Job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a near 8-year low in a show of domestic strength.
U.S. productivity slowed in the summer, while labor costs rebounded yet stayed at a level suggesting only modest inflation pressures.
Weighed down by student loan debt, many millennials are waiting until they are married to buy a house, unable to afford a mortgage alone.
Stocks fell Wednesday, retracing recent gains, while comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen pointing to a possible December rate hike added to investor caution.