Financial

(Hoffman Estates, IL) -- Sears is reportedly letting thousands-of-workers go before the holiday rush. The company has been strapped for cash in recent years. They're shutting down 31 of their Sears stores and 46 of their K-Mart locations before the end of the year. That will...
(New York, NY) -- Stocks closed higher Friday on positive earnings reports from companies like Microsoft and Procter & Gamble. Wall Street halted a four-week slide as investors shrugged off concerns about global growth and the possible spread of Ebola. The Dow Jones...
(New York, NY) -- A surge in deliveries is boosting UPS profits. The Atlanta-based shipping giant is reporting third quarter revenue topped 14-billion dollars. That's a gain of nearly 14 percent over the third quarter of 2013. UPS delivered one-point one-billion packages...
(Washington, DC) -- The Commerce Department is reporting a rise in new home sales for the month of September. Single-family home sales increased point-two percent last month to 467-thousand units. That's a six-year high. However, numbers from August were revised down by about 40...
(Undated) -- The two major airlines based in North Texas are both reporting record third-quarter profits. A year after emerging from bankruptcy and merging with U-S Airways, Fort Worth-based American Airlines reports net income of more than 940-million dollars for the quarter...
(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Brooklyn businesses visited by New York's first Ebola patient have been cleared of contamination concerns. The Gutter bowling alley issued a late night statement, saying their closing yesterday was simply precautionary. The health department says there was...
(Seattle, WA) -- If you're a Whole Foods customer, you're going to see some new labeling on fruit, produce and flowers. Whole Foods produce expert Matt Rogers says it's part of a new three-tiered system called "Responsibly Grown." The "Good, Better or Best" rating system rates...
(Avery Island, LA) -- Sauce manufactured at Tabasco's Avery Island, Louisiana, plant isn't just for food anymore. It's being used to train medical workers about how to handle patients possibly infected with the deadly Ebola virus. "WBRZ-TV" reports fake patients at the...
(Atlantic City, NJ) -- According to a billionaire investor, another Atlantic City Casino is on the brink of closure. "News 12" reports Carl Icahn as saying the Trump Taj Mahal casino will likely shut its doors due to its financial situation. Icahn says he regrets making a deal...