Orders for business equipment climbed in July for a second month, advancing the most since January and indicating U.S. companies are becoming less reluctant to invest.
U.S. equities traded mostly flat Thursday, a day ahead of a key speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and following the release of solid economic data.
The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, another sign of endurance in the labor market.
Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD -6.61 % on Thursday posted another quarterly loss amid sliding sales, and the retailer said it would accept another $300 million of help from its chief executive's hedge fund.