Stocks gave ground Thursday as investors were underwhelmed by news of higher consumer spending. By late morning, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 92 points to 13,015. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 10 to 1,400. The Nasdaq slipped 28 to 3,053.
As Hurricane Isaac heads for the Gulf Coast, several oil refineries might have to temporarily shut down, which could drive up gas prices. To help you avoid that extra pain at the pump, we're revisiting some of our best advice on how to keep gas bills under control.
A dicey economy doesn't mean that fashion is out of fashion. Apparel designer PVH, owner of such brands as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, posted better than expected quarterly results on Monday afternoon.