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Mar 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM PDT
For reasons ranging from progress on Europe's debt crisis to a slowly improving housing market to slightly less gridlock in Congress, the economy and the job market appear better able to withstand setbacks than they were in 2011.
Feb 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM PDT
It came and went in a flash each time, a number on a board for mere seconds, but its symbolic power couldn't be dismissed.
Nov 29, 2011 at 8:22 AM PDT
Foreign tourists in the U.S. and luxury shoppers globally continued to snap up jewelry seller Tiffany & Co.'s baubles in the third-quarter, sending the jewelry seller's profit up 63 percent.
Oct 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM PDT
Shifting consumer fashions and financial crises in places where port has always sold well have crunched earnings and cast a cloud over the trade's future.
Oct 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM PDT
If you own a consumer electronics gadget, there's a good chance something from Samsung makes it tick.
Jul 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM PDT
Colossal sales enticed consumers to shop like it was 1999 last month. But higher prices ahead could cause the party to end.
Apr 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM PDT
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, but sales were uneven across the country and were not enough to signal a rebound in the housing market.
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM PDT
Last year, the popularity of Apple Inc.'s iPad hurt PC sales. This year, that trend is continuing, as new data from two market research firms indicate PC shipments declined in the first three months of 2011.
Mar 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM PDT
Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:32 PM PDT
Toyota recalled nearly 1.7 million cars worldwide Wednesday for fuel leaks, the latest in a ballooning number of quality problems that could add another dent to its tarnished reputation in the crucial U.S. market.
Dec 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM PDT
Walgreen Co., the largest drugstore operator in the U.S., said Wednesday that its net income jumped 19 percent in the fiscal first quarter as it continued to remodel thousands of stores and promotions were more successful.
Aug 17, 2010 at 8:45 AM PDT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 3.6 percent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its earnings guidance for the full year as it benefits from cost-cutting and robust global growth in China, Brazil and Mexico.
Jul 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM PDT
Bulls and bears are combing through reports to arm themselves in what's become the mother of all stock market debates: Does the recovery gain steam, sending shares aloft? Or does it remain sluggish, or even stall, and push them down further?
Jul 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT
After weathering the fear of federal prosecution and competition from drug cartels, California's medical marijuana growers see a new threat to their tenuous existence: the "Wal-Marting" of weed.
Jul 14, 2010 at 8:18 AM PDT
The last time Intel Corp. pulled in profit this big, dot-com delirium was in full swing and Internet fever fueled spectacular computer sales.