Major U.S. stock indexes moved lower in afternoon trading Friday, on track for their third down day this week. New government data showing a slowdown in U.S. economic growth helped pull stocks mostly lower. Investors also were monitoring the latest crop of corporate earnings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low energy prices are bolstering confidence that growth will strengthen this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits rose at a slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens.
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries.
BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba pledged Friday to do more to fight online sales of counterfeit goods, quickly settling a public dispute with a Chinese regulator after the value of its U.S.-traded shares plunged.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a weak one.
PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.
Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been since January 2004.