WASHINGTON Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators, widening the largest-ever auto safety effort to more passenger-side devices.
Americans are more confident than at any time in almost a year, as cheap gasoline, low interest rates and a rebound in stocks boost the economy's prospects.
NEW YORK The U.S. dollar and world stock indexes edged higher on Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could provide new signals on the timing of a U.S.
The Chicago metro area's unemployment rate inched up in April to 6.5 percent, marking the fifth consecutive month of increases.
Hercules Offshore Inc. HERO -39.43 % said it would again file for chapter 11, this time planning to liquidate as the ocean driller goes out of business amid the long swoon in oil prices.