U.S. stocks close higher on factory orders
U.S. equity markets gain on day led by energy and materials stocks, boosted by higher commodities prices and a report showing a surprisingly strong rise in factory orders in May. See full story.
June retail sales gain may be smallest in 3 years
With consumer confidence and sentiment both declining in June, shoppers' caution translated to their wallets -- the month's sales are expected to rise at the smallest pace in about three years. See full story.
Big Three all post increases in June car sales
Down a bit from May, the pace of growth in June's sales of new cars still qualifies as robust, auto makers' figures indicate. See full story.
Chrysler returns the favor to Fiat
Auto maker's sales jump 20% in June, helping parent Fiat cope with slumping sales in Europe. See full story.
Why 'The Andy Griffith Show' memories endure
To most Andy Griffith fans, the actor's most enduring legacy will be "The Andy Griffith Show," a smash hit on CBS for eight seasons and one of the most popular sitcoms in syndication thereafter. See full story.
As Research In Motion tries to reverse slide, there is little hope among investors for a comeback. Its story will undoubtedly lead to numerous business-school case studies picking apart where it went wrong. See full story.
It's a situation that seems to defy supply-and-demand logic: If there's more demand in the housing market, wouldn't the cost of borrowing funds to buy a home be significantly on the rise? See full story.