summer

June Retail Sales Forecast to Rise With the Mercury

The East Coast heat wave is warming up more than sidewalks: It's also helping retailers shake up sales. Merchants are expected to report healthy numbers when they post their June sales figures Thursday, and several could update their second-quarter guidance as a result.

No Summer Shutdown for GM Plants This Year

U.S. auto factories typically shut down for a few weeks at the start of summer to give workers a break and the companies a chance to perform maintenance. But this year, with demand for new vehicles on the uptick, GM is forgoing shutdowns at most of its assembly plants.

How to save on your A/C this summer

While it's undoubtedly refreshing to step into an air-conditioned house after being outside on a hot, muggy day, the price you might pay to keep your...