Orders for business equipment climbed in July for a second month, advancing the most since January and indicating U.S. companies are becoming less reluctant to invest.
(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday as investors treaded water ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at a gathering of central bankers that could paint a clearer picture on interest rates hikes.
The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, another sign of endurance in the labor market.
Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD -6.61 % on Thursday posted another quarterly loss amid sliding sales, and the retailer said it would accept another $300 million of help from its chief executive's hedge fund.