Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.
U.S. homebuilders grew slightly more optimistic about the housing market in August, putting their confidence at levels last seen a decade ago during the debt-fueled housing boom.
Zulily, which offers flash sales of products like toys and children's clothing geared to young moms, now has a parent.
Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week's deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China's emerging economic hub.
Two Citigroup Inc. affiliates have agreed to pay $179.5 million to resolve federal regulators' charges of misleading investors in hedge funds that later collapsed.
As more farms open themselves up to visitors for apple picking, hay rides and some extra income, experts are advising owners to take steps to prevent accidents — be they small or fatal.
The International Monetary Fund delivered a reassuring economic assessment of China on Friday, at the end of a week that saw the Chinese currency plummet and global stock markets buckle at the prospect of more bad news from the world's second-biggest economy.
Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world.
Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in U.S. manufacturing in July.
Prices charged by producers rose more slowly in July, reflecting declines in both food and energy.
J.C. Penney's turnaround is gaining traction. The department store chain said Friday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter on better-expected sales, fueled by men's clothing, fine jewelry and the beauty brand Sephora.
The 19-country eurozone economy weathered the second quarter's troubles - notably the escalating crisis in Greece - with only a small drop in growth, but disparities between nations remain that could cause problems.
More people sought U.S. unemployment aid last week, but the average for the past month fell to the lowest level in 15 years, a sign that few employers are cutting jobs.
Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic growth anchored by an improving job market.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged up this week after three straight weeks of declines. The key 30-year loan rate remained under 4 percent.