Photo: Tony Dejak, AP In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, Lou Severino moves dirt with a Caterpillar dozer around a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Jobless claims filed by American workers rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week, but the four-week moving average for jobless claims fell to its lowest level since May 2000.
General Motors said Thursday that its third-quarter net income attributable to common stockholders came in at $1.38 billion, up 98.2 percent from the same period of 2013, as a result of higher revenue.
Target has begun offering free shipping on online orders of any size through Dec. 20, an assertive move to launch the holiday season.
A curious thing happened to the cable television industry after HBO and CBS announced streaming services that deeply threaten the lucrative cable bundle: the companies' stocks have been climbing higher.