Consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in April to a four-month low as Americans' views of the labor market and the outlook on the economy deteriorated.
Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world's largest meat producers, said Tuesday it plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chickens by 2017.
Apple (AAPL) did not disappoint. The world's most valuable company is now the largest dividend payer in the S&P 500 after boosting its dividend by 11% Monday.
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in volatile early trading on Tuesday as strong results from Merck and better-than-expected housing data helped offset disappointing earnings and profit-taking in Apple.
Has the U.S. economy been slowed by a passing cold front or a deeper freeze? That's the question Federal Reserve policymakers will be grappling with as they attempt to chart a course for raising interest rates at a two-day meeting that begins Tuesday.