NEW YORK — Last-minute holiday shoppers brought relief to the nation’s retailers, handing them modest sales gains for the season and prompting several chains to raise their fourth-quarter profit outlooks.
WASHINGTON — The value of cross-border shipments fell again in October — continuing a 2009 trend of substantial trade reductions compared to last year. The good news is that October was easily the best month of 2009.
NEW YORK — A measure tracking the U.S. service sector returned to growth last month, helped higher by the holiday season’s retail sales, but the slight expansion wasn’t enough to kick-start hiring.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Troubled trucking operator YRC Worldwide Inc. says shareholders as of Monday will get to vote on a stock plan related to the company's recent debt-for-equity swap
WASHINGTON — We can’t get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work.