The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year.
Shares of Micron Technology slumped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the chipmaker said the weak PC market hurt its business in its fiscal third quarter.
Greece and its creditors moved closer to clinching a deal this weekend that would keep the country from defaulting on its debts and falling out of the euro bloc, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made more concessions Friday.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.
U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market.
McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing thousands of complaints from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services.
The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.
Congress was poised to hand President Barack Obama a major victory on trade Wednesday, with the Senate set to approve "fast track" negotiating authority and House Democrats dropping their opposition to a part of the legislative package.
Monsanto Co. reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter on Wednesday as executives of the huge agricultural business continued to make a case for a $45 billion takeover of Swiss competitor, Syngenta AG.
Ford is following the ride-sharing craze, launching its own pilot program in six U.S. cities and in London.
Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate sector.
Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.