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Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $ 1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.
Big chains are on a ‘charm offensive’ to show they appreciate their employees and respect the holiday. But some people are calling for a store boycott on turkey day.
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Prices post gains in September, and permits for new homes hit 5-year high.
Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left.
Drone maker AeroVironment depends largely on funding from the Pentagon, which is winding down its presence in the Middle East and preparing for budget cuts.
Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. reported an 80% downturn in quarterly net income after a drop in military contracts for its small robotic aircraft.
Kia is recalling nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans to fix a part of the suspension that can corrode over time and may break.
WASHINGTON — For retailers, this is not comforting news on the eve of Black Friday: Consumer sentiment continued to sag this month, failing to rebound from the plunge in October caused by the federal government shutdown and budget impasse in Washington.
In Brazil, credit has soared in the last 10 years and helped power the nation through the financial crisis, but high interest rates have led to climbing defaults.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — With a stable job as a home health worker, Maria Conceição decided it was time to live a little.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission has advised that specific details of the investigation are confidential, chip maker Qualcomm says.
Qualcomm Inc., the world’s largest maker of chips for smartphones, said the Chinese government was investigating the company related to an anti-monopoly law.