Retail sales rose in February, signaling strength in consumer spending despite extreme weather around the country last month. Sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in February, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to 315,000, the lowest level since November, as the labor market showed signs of emerging from a winter chill.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects for federal action to resolve a fight over state sales taxation of online retailing faded on Wednesday in the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Herbalife Ltd. extended losses on Thursday following news of a regulatory probe while Williams-Sonoma Inc. jumped on robust quarterly earnings.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ships, helicopters and planes from a dozen nations widened the hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner Wednesday after newly divulged radar data suggested that the aircraft veered hundreds of miles off course before vanishing.