Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in September to the highest level in a year, adding to signs that residential real estate will be a plus for the economy.
Staples said on Tuesday that it is investigating �a potential issue� with its customers' credit card data. �We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation,� said Mark Cautela, a Staples spokesman.
Payrolls rose in 39 states in September and the unemployment rate fell in 31, a sign the improvement in the U.S. labor market is broad-based.
(Adds company and analyst comment, details on results). By Lisa Baertlein. Oct 21 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's - which has not given investors many reasons to sing the fast-food chain's "I'm lovin' it" jingle - on Tuesday said quarterly profit dropped by nearly ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains as Apple and Texas Instruments rallied after their results.