The United Steelworkers Union called for workers to strike at nine refineries mostly in Texas and California early Sunday, saying its negotiations with the Shell Oil Company broke down less than two weeks after they began.
China's economy got off to a weak start in 2015 with disappointing manufacturing- and service-sector readings, renewing calls for the government to introduce more measures to spur growth in the months ahead.
McDonalds is giving some lucky customers in the United States the chance to pay for their hamburgers with hugs rather than money over the next two weeks, with the launch of its "Pay with Lovin'" promotional campaign.
Feds Seek to Protect Consumers from Sneaky Payday Loans Payday loans are, in essence, a quick fix solution to as common problem - payday's a while away, and there's no money.
By Clifford Krauss HOUSTON: Oil prices suddenly spiked more than 8 percent Friday, in the biggest one-day price move for the volatile commodity in nearly three years.