Corporate CEOs are growing more optimistic about the economy, and a budget deal in Washington would help push next year's growth higher, according to a survey released by the Business Roundtable Wednesday.
Online car service Uber and Home Depot are teaming up to deliver Christmas trees to Chicagoans who don't have a car to tie one on.
US new home sales recorded their largest monthly increase in more than 33 years in October, pointing to housing market volatility in response to a rise in mortgage interest rates in recent months.
This week's ADP number on private-sector job growth, at 215,000 for last month, was the highest since a year ago, when ADP's tally had 275,000 jobs added to the U.S.
Stocks turned lower midday as investors weighed the outlook for the Federal Reserve to start paring stimulus efforts this month after a raft of economic reports.