WASHINGTON - Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.
The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday a record settlement of $1.2 billion with Teva Pharmaceuticals over charges that the drug maker Cephalon illegally blocked generic competition to its sleep-disorder drug Provigil.
McDonald's says it will be toasting its buns longer and changing the way it searing the beef for its burgers. (AP). McDonald's says it wants hotter buns.
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market. Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Target CEO Brian Cornell spoke at Re/code's Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California today, where he confirmed that the company plans to offer in-store support for Apple Pay in the future.