U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles by a modest amount in February, while sales kept falling.
General Motors will stop producing the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid.
U.S. stocks are moving slightly lower in midday trading as investors assess company earnings.
A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between cooperative Dairy Farmers of America and Northeast dairy farmers over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers.
Across Latin America, companies increasingly are looking north for business. The prospect of tighter commercial ties across the Americas has handed the United States a chance to reclaim some of the regional economic and political clout it lost to a surging China.
Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion) in cash and stock, in a deal that may signal a new wave of mega-mergers as the energy industry tries to adapt to lower prices.
American Airlines is marking a merger milestone and US Airways is one step closer toward extinction.
Russia's car market continues its plunge as the country heads for recession, with sales down 42.5 percent annually in March and 36.3 percent for the first quarter as a whole.
Home appliance maker Electrolux has issued a profit warning for its North American division, saying its first-quarter results will be worse than anticipated.
U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month.
Bigger burgers will be back on the menu at McDonald's, at least for a while.
Aetna is urging gay customers to "be proud" - and consider buying its coverage - as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to.
Barneys says in court papers that a black customer's lawsuit should be dismissed because his civil rights were not violated when he was detained by police after buying a $349 designer belt.
Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.
The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino to Florida developer Glenn Straub is complete.