Markets edged higher on Wall Street on Tuesday after better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment.
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years on the heels of a strengthening labor market.
U.S. stocks rose amid a rally in phone shares and optimism over corporate earnings. Bonds advanced, while the ruble weakened as the European Union and U.S.
After a holiday shipping fiasco that left thousands of customers without packages in time for Christmas last year, United Parcel Service will invest $175 million in peak operations for the rest of 2014, the company announced Tuesday as part of its second ...
U.K. mortgage approvals rose more than economists forecast in June to a four-month high, suggesting the housing market resumed some momentum.