The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it approved Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien after the medical device maker agreed to sell a business that makes a type of...
A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: American Airlines Gp rose 3.5 percent to $45.69 with 8,232,500 shares traded.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. fell .3 percent to $17.06 with 14,313,200 shares traded.
Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
The Commerce Department releases its October report on durable goods.