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Newest stock exchange looks to slow down high-speed traders

Published Jun. 19 2016
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Slow down markets, you move too fast. The nation's newest stock exchange has arrived, one that is looking to slow...

Missouri judge fines Walgreens $309,000 in pricing case

Published Jun. 18 2016
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A judge on Friday ordered Walgreens to pay $309,000 for violating an agreement between the drugstore chain and the state...

US home construction down slightly in May

Published Jun. 17 2016
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Construction of new homes nudged down slightly in May, with builders pulling back in the Northeast and Midwest.

US probes complaints of steering trouble on Toyota SUVs

Published Jun. 17 2016
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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints the wheels on some older Toyota SUVs can unexpectedly pull to the right.

Unemployment rates are far below US level in 16 states

Published Jun. 17 2016
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Unemployment rates have fallen to very low levels in a third of U.S. states, a trend that may push up...

PSC modifies order on Ameren debt

Published Jun. 17 2016
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The Missouri Public Service Commission is allowing Ameren Missouri to issue up to $150 million in new debt, billed as...

Soybean council wins royalties lawsuit

Published Jun. 17 2016
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It took a jury less than 30 minutes Wednesday, at the end of a three-day trial, to award almost $603,000...

Wal-Mart to eliminate 1,500 back-office jobs at US stores

Published Jun. 16 2016
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting jobs in accounting and other back-office positions at about 500 locations in...

Survey suggests rural economy remains weak in 10 states

Published Jun. 16 2016
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A monthly survey of bankers suggests there's been a slight improvement in the weak economic outlook for rural areas of...

Stocks stage late-day comeback to end 5 days of losses

Published Jun. 16 2016
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Stocks in the U.S. staged a late afternoon rally to close moderately higher on Thursday, ending a five-day losing...

Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

Published Jun. 15 2016
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The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in...

Late decline erases gains for US stocks

Published Jun. 15 2016
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The stock market fell for a fifth straight day Wednesday as investors set aside the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision...

Small business optimism up slightly in May

Published Jun. 14 2016
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The National Federation of Independent Business' monthly Index of Small Business Optimism rose two-tenths of a point in May to...

Stocks fall again as Fed decision, Brexit vote looms

Published Jun. 14 2016
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Stocks in the U.S. and other global markets fell for a fourth day Tuesday as jittery investors await for the...

Stocks fall before Fed meeting

Published Jun. 14 2016
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U.S. and global stocks fell for a third day on Monday, as concerned investors waited to see what the Federal...

Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn

Published Jun. 14 2016
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In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday it is buying LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion, a deal that could bring...

Tesla denies safety problems with Model S suspensions

Published Jun. 10 2016
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Electric car maker Tesla Motors is denying allegations there are safety problems with its vehicle suspensions.

US airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba

Published Jun. 10 2016
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Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time...

US stocks give up recent gains as oil prices sink

Published Jun. 10 2016
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U.S. stocks skidded Friday in a wave of selling that wiped out most of the market's gains from earlier this...

Tesla to release lower-priced versions of Model S car

Published Jun. 9 2016
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Tesla said Thursday that it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car in an attempt to...

Economists increasingly uncertain about US growth

Published Jun. 9 2016
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Business economists are giving a more pessimistic outlook about U.S. economic growth this year for the third consecutive month and...

Winning streak for stocks ends as banks, miners slump

Published Jun. 9 2016
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A three-day winning streak for U.S. stocks ended quietly Thursday. A decline in bond yields sent bank stocks lower, while...

EPA's plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing

Published Jun. 9 2016
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The Obama administration's proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least...