Lowe's fourth-quarter profit climbed as an improving economy gave homeowners more confidence to take on home projects.
U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than the previous month, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale.
U.S. banks' earnings dropped 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as a few big banks had increased costs to settle legal cases and the industry had declines in income from the mortgage business.
Macy's delivered a disappointing full-year profit outlook Tuesday as the department store chain reported sluggish sales for the holiday quarter.
Shoppers liked what they saw at Home Depot during the holidays, helping the home improvement chain beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth-quarter results.
U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.
After years of sounding reassuring notes about the need to keep interest rates at record lows, the Federal Reserve is finding the shift to an era of pending rate hikes a tricky and complicated one.
The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in 401k and other savings accounts.
Retailer Target has cut its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping to $25 from $50.
The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57.
The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.
U.S. home rental prices rose at a steady rate in January, but prices barely budged or even dipped in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae reported net income of $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter. That's down sharply from $6.5 billion a year earlier due largely to losses on investments used to hedge against swings in interest rates.
The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running investigation of faulty and potentially dangerous air bag inflators.
A federal appeals court says thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar fraud are not entitled to interest or inflation when they get a share of recovered funds.