Incomes in the U.S. ticked up in 2013 for the first time in six years, an increase that did little to repair the damage to American paychecks since the recession.
The stock market moved broadly higher on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting. All 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose Tuesday, led by health care, utilities and energy companies.
“Yes� side: Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond says the pound is just as much as Scotland's currency as the rest of the U.K.
McDonald's is running a free-coffee promotion for two weeks in an effort to boost the company's flagging U.S. same-store sales.
Wall Street stocks posted solid gains Tuesday following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited Wednesday's US Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement.