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  • Stocks edge up on earnings reports, Europe hopes

    Good news on corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks mostly higher Wednesday, a day after the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had its best day of the year.

  • US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

    U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices.

  • McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

    McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

  • Staples investigating possible data breach

    Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

  • Verizon misses Street 3Q forecasts

    Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $3.7 billion in its third quarter.

  • American, US Airways complete cargo combination

    American Airlines and US Airways say they have finished combining their cargo operations.

  • Whole Foods tries national ads for first time

    The nation’s largest natural and organic chain on Monday announced plans to roll out its first national advertising campaign. The move comes at a time when the chain is facing slowing growth and increasing competition from the likes of Safeway and Walmart, even as its stock has fallen.

    Halliburton tops Street 3Q forecasts

    Halliburton Co. on Monday reported profit of $1.2 billion in its third quarter.

  • Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring: survey

    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich and everyone else narrowed slightly during the …Read More

  • Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

    SAN FRANCISCO — Still working to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive …Read More

  • Bedford Park gets ultrafast fiber Internet

    Businesses in Bedford Park have access to the fastest downloads on the market following an expansion of Comcast’s fiber network.

    Fiber Internet with speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second is now available to businesses that choose to contract with the cable giant.

    “Say …

    AM General laying off 60 from Indiana factory

    AM General is laying off about 60 workers from the northern Indiana factory where it builds military vehicles.

    UnitedHealth tops 3Q expectations, raises forecast

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    UnitedHealth Group’s third-quarter earnings inched up 2 percent but that was enough to help the nation’s largest health insurer trump Wall Street expectations and raise its 2014 forecast for the first time this year.

    Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

    Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.