Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year low.
WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, but the small uptick suggests that they’re still wary of buying too much ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

Business

  • Growth in durable-goods orders meager
    WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
  • Toyota recalls more cars for air bag problems
    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan today as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and officials are investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.
  • Midwest leads rise in home sales
    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
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