Janet Yellen has been sworn in to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.
Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models because the seat fabric doesn’t meet flammability standards.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.
Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers’ payment card information.
McDonald’s reported disappointing quarterly sales Thursday as fewer customers visited the world’s biggest hamburger chain.
Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability.
Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. The figures add to evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that factors which have kept the economy from accelerating appear to be abating, and he predicted stronger growth in 2014.
Tom Edwards grew up in a family that’s been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid — it’s just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.