The last few weeks of the year can be a great time to purchase a vehicle. Salespeople and dealers are trying to meet their quotas and profits for the year, the lots are still full of 2013 models that need to be cleared and there might even be a year-end boost in the number of used vehicles for sale.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
Most regional stocks shook off the weeklong slump to finish on the plus side Friday.
Americans boosted their borrowing in October, led by another big increase in auto and student loans and the biggest rise in credit card debt in five months.
Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free.
H&R Block issues its earnings report Tuesday. The big economic number of the week, a measurement of inflation at the producer level, comes Friday.
Kohl's Department Stores says it's keeping its doors open around the clock in the days leading up to Christmas.
Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.
U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.
Garmin, Sprint and Capitol Federal were among the winners.
AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices.
The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service.
Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that it will end service in June to Key West, Fla.; Jackson, Miss.; and Branson, Mo., because it can't make money serving the smaller markets.
Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
In about two weeks, Toyota will describe plans to update America's top-selling car, the Camry midsize sedan.
Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year.
The broader market fell for fourth straight day, its longest losing streak in more than two months. A payroll company reported that U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, and investors worried that the latest sign of growth could mean the Fed begins pulling back on its stimulus sooner than expected.
The European Commission has fined a group of major global banks a total of $2.3 billion for colluding to profit from the manipulation of key interest rates. The banks that received fines are accused of manipulating for years European and Japanese benchmark interest rates that affect hundreds of billions of dollars in contracts globally.
U.S. college students are leaving school with higher amounts of debt as they increase borrowing to keep up with rising tuition, according to a report released by the Institute for College Access & Success, an Oakland, Calif., nonprofit group.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Most regional stocks closed lower Wednesday as the stock market continued its December slump.
Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.