In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo, gas station prices are posted for passing motorists in Augusta, Ga. The U.S. is on track for the lowest annual average gas price since 2010 _ and the 2015 average is expected to be lower even still.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wall Street took executives at Starbucks (SBUX) to task for slowing U.S. same-store sales growth in the third quarter and a weaker earnings outlook than the company shared three months ago.
Consumer confidence rose in October to a seven-year high as employment opportunities and declining gasoline prices boosted Americans' spirits.
HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest American oil companies, reported surprisingly strong quarterly earnings on Friday.