Tesla Motors is fighting a bill in North Carolina that would effectively ban the company from selling its electric cars in the state, pitting it against auto dealers who say the car maker has an unfair advantage selling directly to consumers online.
Protests against seed giant Monsanto are getting under way across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries.
The Justice Department is objecting to a proposed $20 million severance payment for American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, saying it's bigger than allowed by bankruptcy law.
Metals prices ended slightly lower Friday, as did agricultural futures.
Major stock indexes closed out their first weekly loss in a month in quiet trading Friday.
Growth stocks, neglected at the start of the year, are starting to get a bit of love from investors again.
Attorneys for the federal government and unsecured creditors have filed objections to electric car maker CODA Holdings' bankruptcy plans.
A line of children's beds with defective mattress support rails and motorized shades with overheating batteries are among this week's recalled consumer products.
ORDERS UP: U.S. orders for manufactured goods expected to last at least three years rose 3.3 percent in April. The gain was driven by a surge in demand for aircraft and more spending by businesses.
Sen. Charles Schumer urged regulators to "use extreme caution" when reviewing the proposed acquisition of No. 3 cell carrier Sprint Nextel by Japan's Softbank, saying the Japanese company's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking.
The price of oil fell 2 percent this week, as oil traders worried about global demand and shared the stock market's concerns about possible changes to the Federal Reserve economic stimulus program.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline is about the same as it was last year at this time, and could be slightly cheaper by Monday. But it's more than double what it was in 2000. Here's how the price of gasoline on Memorial Day has changed since then, according to GasBuddy.com.
China has agreed to give U.S. regulators access to audit records for Chinese companies whose shares trade on U.S. stock exchanges, a step forward in a long-running dispute.
Slovenia's parliament on Friday adopted a cap on public spending to try to convince foreign investors that the small eurozone country will not need an international bailout.
German business confidence rebounded this month in an unexpectedly strong showing that sends a hopeful signal for more robust growth in Europe's biggest economy, a closely watched survey found Friday.
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes.
Procter & Gamble Co. is bringing back its former CEO, as the world's largest consumer-products maker tries to spur global growth.
Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $19.53 billion to $2.601 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.
WEEKLY LOSS: Major stock indexes ended the week lower for the first time since the week ending April 19. A disappointing manufacturing report out of China and a sharp fall in Japan's stock market rattled investors' nerves this week. But anxiety over the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program was the main culprit.
Merck & Co. says it is ending development of an experimental Parkinson's disease drug because the drug wasn't working.
The marketing people at Chevrolet make no secret of the goal for the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze: Take sales from Volkswagen.
Campbell Soup said it's buying Plum Organics, which makes food for babies and kids, for an undisclosed amount as it looks to move into faster-growing categories.
BIG PLANS: Johnson & Johnson says it's poised by 2017 to seek regulatory approval for a dozen new medicines and two dozen variations of existing ones.