Stocks waver in early trading on mixed retail results

Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading after several big retailers turned in mixed results. Source: Business

Consumer prices rise slightly in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of food, gasoline, shelter and medical care rose last month, yet inflation continues to run at low levels ahead of a December Federal Reserve meeting…

Wal-Mart tops 3Q profit forecasts, narrows full-year outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported improved customer traffic and an uptick in a key sales figure as it topped earnings expectations in the third quarter, even as a stronger…

Angie's List board rejects $512 million takeover from IAC

NEW YORK (AP) — Angie’s List says that its board has rejected a $512 million takeover deal from Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp. Source: Business

Apple Pay expands as it vies for broader acceptance

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple’s year-old mobile-payments service is expanding to more countries, banks and merchants, as it faces growing competition and some challenges before it becomes as commonplace as…

Greece and creditors in deal to release more bailout cash

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece reached an agreement with European creditors Tuesday on economic measures it needs to make so it can get its next batch of bailout money, including a…

German business optimism up on strong domestic economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A key measure of German economic optimism rose more than expected thanks to strong domestic demand from consumers. Source: Business

VW sales drop in Europe, but no more than competitors

MILAN (AP) — European car buyers appeared reluctant to punish Volkswagen for its emissions scandal, with new figures showing the German automaker’s sales declined — but no more than its…

5 things to know about risks and hope ahead in Japan economy

TOKYO (AP) — Here are five things to know about Japan’s ailing economy, which sank into technical recession in the third quarter, contracting at an annualized pace of 0.8 percent: …

China's currency gets key backing from IMF

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund says she supports adding China to an exclusive club of the world’s top currencies. Source: Business

Retail gets slammed as stocks have second-worst week of year

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slumped to its second-biggest weekly loss of the year Friday, breaking a streak of six consecutive weeks of gains. Fears that the holiday…

Postal Service tallies $5.1B loss in 2015 budget year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service on Friday reported a $5.1 billion loss for the just-completed 2015 fiscal cycle — but that’s a slight improvement over last year. Source: Business

Campbell Soup recalls 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs

NEW YORK (AP) — Campbell Soup is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original in the U.S. due to a possible choking hazard. Source: Business

APNewsBreak: Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs fo Source:…

Big deal momentum may carry into 2016 for health care

With $2 trillion in buyouts since January, 2015 has become the year of the megadeal, fueled by free money in a zero-interest rate environment. Source: Business

Springleaf required to shed 127 branches to buy OneMain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ordering personal finance company Springleaf Holdings to shed 127 branches in 11 states in order to acquire OneMain Financial Holdings. Source: Business

FDA orders recall of machine used to clean medical scopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are ordering the recall of nearly 2,800 machines used to disinfect medical scopes, due to company violations that could lead to infections in patients. Source:…

Hershey kisses artificial flavors goodbye in some chocolates

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet. Source: Business

Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab season

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday…

'Call of Duty' maker buys 'Candy Crush' company for $5.9B

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the hugely successful “Call of Duty” video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by shelling out $5.9 billion…