WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.
The National Retail Federation is encouraging Congress to pass legislation that would require online and remote sellers to collect state and local sales taxes, telling a House committee that lawmakers should level the playing field between local retailers and ...
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Herbalife Ltd. extended losses on Thursday following news of a regulatory probe while Williams-Sonoma Inc. jumped on robust quarterly earnings.
Stocks are opening higher as traders were encouraged by a pickup in retail sales and more signs of health in the U.S. job market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,871 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday.
Crew members prepared a Malaysian Air Force aircraft before a search flight over the Straits of Malacca on Thursday. Credit Samsul Said/Reuters.