Orders for business equipment climbed in July for a second month, advancing the most since January and indicating U.S. companies are becoming less reluctant to invest.
The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta.
An old editor at MarketWatch once called the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole summer retreat a “goat rodeo.” Having never attended such an event, I instead liken it to the Pro Bowl of economics, with media tents like you see at the Super Bowl media day.
Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD -6.61 % on Thursday posted another quarterly loss amid sliding sales, and the retailer said it would accept another $300 million of help from its chief executive's hedge fund.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, another sign of endurance in the labor market.