WASHINGTON�The U.S. economy expanded steadily again during the third quarter, a sign of sustained growth fueled by American consumers and businesses despite mounting concerns about the health of overseas economies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market.
U.S. stock futures declined, as data showing faster-than-estimated growth last quarter fueled speculation the economy is be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than estimated.
MasterCard Inc. said its profit jumped 15% in the most recent period as the credit-card company posted higher revenue and payment volumes.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.