Companies in the S&P 500 index are beating profit expectations by about 10 percent in the second quarter.
According to Standard & Poor's, 181 companies this year have defaulted on their debt – four times the number last year.
Google Inc. is hoping to gain greater control over how personal computers work by developing a free operating system that will attack Microsoft Corp.’s golden goose - its long-dominant Windows franchise.
Some mid-career professionals are moving forward by starting over.
The central bank says it will pull back when the US recovers, but the timing is tricky.
More properties went on the market in April. Anxious sellers – including banks – boosted the inventory of unsold homes to 10.2 months' worth.
Minneapolis posts record 6.1 percent monthly decline, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index.
Workers are being sent home, construction has stopped, and leaders of the 'Baltic Tiger' fear growing social unrest.