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US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

Published Feb. 25 2017

Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is...

J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements

Published Feb. 25 2017

J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping.

US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise

Published Feb. 25 2017

A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower.

J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements

Published Feb. 24 2017

J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping.

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Published Feb. 24 2017

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job...

Stocks end mixed as investors seek safety; industrials slide

Published Feb. 24 2017

Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth.

Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

Published Feb. 23 2017

Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last...

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

Published Feb. 23 2017

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run.

UPS tests drones for regular deliveries in rural areas

Published Feb. 22 2017

UPS said its latest flying test shows the potential for using drones to make deliveries in rural areas.

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Published Feb. 22 2017

The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

Published Feb. 20 2017

A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked,...

The fiduciary rule and you

Published Feb. 20 2017

President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires...

Media ask judge to order release of iPhone records

Published Feb. 20 2017

The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how...

World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday

Published Feb. 20 2017

Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this...

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever

Published Feb. 19 2017

Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after...

Animal welfare groups decry loss of online reports

Published Feb. 18 2017

An online tool has disappeared for people to find out whether they are buying puppies from humane breeders or callous...

Missouri farm numbers fall as size of operations grows

Published Feb. 18 2017

A government report shows the number of farms in Missouri fell last year while the remaining farms got larger.

AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan

Published Feb. 17 2017

AT&T says any cellphone customer can sign up for unlimited data plans starting today.

Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

Published Feb. 17 2017

The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a...

Auto workers union preparing 'Buy American' ad campaign

Published Feb. 17 2017

The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks as...

US consumer prices post biggest rise in nearly 4 years

Published Feb. 16 2017

U.S. consumer prices rose in January at the fastest pace in nearly four years, strengthening the case for the Federal...

Bond yields rise, stocks push to records as economy cruises

Published Feb. 16 2017

Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, following more encouraging news on the U.S....

CoMo Electric panel on public education, living wages and right to work draws overflow crowd

Published Feb. 15 2017

A panel discussion on public education, living wages and right to work drew an overflow crowd Feb. 2 at the...