WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve wrestled with whether to nod to financial market volatility and a weakening global economy in its policy statement last month, but opted not to out of worry it could send an unwarranted signal of pessimism.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. housing finance regulator said on Wednesday his agency would unveil a new framework in early 2015 for how government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will set mortgage guarantee fees.
(Reuters) - Target Corp on Wednesday reported its first increase in U.S. same-store sales in four quarters and a quarterly profit above expectations, but said it would review the future of its loss-making Canadian business after the holiday season.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday gave a more conservative five-year outlook than in the past as it faces an antitrust probe in China and consumers there and in other developing countries buy lower-priced smartphones.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's drive to make its sport utility vehicles (SUV) and other models lighter to save fuel and boost performance will not be delayed by a recent drop in oil prices, Executive Chairman Bill Ford said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp has this year bought coffee beans from China at its highest volume ever, shipping data show, reflecting the country's burgeoning role as bean supplier amid supply concerns among traditional exporters.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Two senators on Wednesday raised the possibility of a sixth fatality linked to Takata Corp air bags, as they announced a news conference to introduce the sister of someone who died in an Arizona accident in 2003.
(Reuters) - Staples Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as business customers in North America bought more furniture, breakroom products such as coffee machines and core office supplies like stationery.
(Reuters) - JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers.