NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.
Dollar General said Thursday that it won't back off its attempt to buy Family Dollar, after the Matthews-based retailer rejected its bid and stuck with plans to be acquired instead by Dollar Tree.
Handyman haven Home Depot Home Depot announced Thursday that longtime CEO Frank Blake will step down on November 1. He will be replaced by Craig Menear, the company's current U.S.
The UPS Store in Brentwood is one of 51 stores in 24 states where names, addresses, email addresses, and credit and debit card information was compromised.
BEIJING--Factory activity in China weakened in August to a three-month low according to a closely watched manufacturing index, undercutting momentum as the world's second-largest economy struggles to find its feet.