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GE beats 2Q profit forecasts despite decline

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. (GE) on Friday reported dip in second-quarter profit and revenue on lackluster performance from its energy connections...

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with...

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant,...

Visa’s third-quarter profit beats expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose sharply from a year earlier, following its purchase of Visa...

US-China trade rifts resurface as the 2 sides begin meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China. Three...

American Express 2Q profit falls 33 percent, due to Costco

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card company American Express said its second-quarter profit fell 33 percent, largely due to the fact that it had...

Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs moves quietly into Main Street

NEW YORK (AP) — More homeowner, less hedge fund titan. Goldman Sachs, long known for its super-rich clients and well-connected executives, is starting to...

UK inflation unexpectedly falls and eases rate-hike fears

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain unexpectedly fell in the year to June, official figures showed Tuesday in a development that's eased market expectations...

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump...

NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump slump" in travel. But those...

Subway looking to update stores’ not-so-fresh look

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline. The sandwich chain...

Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a...

Fight over copper mining in northern Minnesota heats up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is shifting to the...

US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite...

Cheaper gas, wireless plans keep US inflation in check

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in...

Yellen calls risks of inflation ‘two-sided’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday said she believed the risks concerning inflation are "two-sided," stressing that price gains could...

US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 247,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing...

Yellen says Fed watching slowdown in inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility Wednesday that the Fed would consider slowing the pace of its interest rate...

Visa looking to help small businesses go cashless

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $10,000 each to...

Experts: Scrapped electric-car plant may mean industry woes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An electric car maker deserted its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada in a...

US job openings slipped in May, but hiring increased

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs — both...

Federal regulator moves to mostly ban arbitration clauses

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could band together to sue their banks or credit card companies under a federal rule issued Monday that's likely...

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