Stocks gain on higher profits, consumer confidence

(AP) — Earnings gains and higher consumer confidence numbers sent U.S. stock indexes higher.

FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

(AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans.

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

(AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

American, US Airways merging mile programs in '15

(AP) — American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, will continue to base free flights on how many miles customers fly.

US home price gains slow for 4th straight month

(AP) — U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.

US consumer confidence rose in October

(AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.

Macy's to head overseas with branch in Abu Dhabi

(AP) — The Middle East is getting the world's first Macy's department store outside the United States, and just for good measure, its second Bloomingdale's too.

S&P 500 ends with slight loss on oil, Europe woes 

(AP) — Lower oil prices and more gloomy economic news from Europe tugged the U.S. stock market to a slight loss on Monday.

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings 

(AP) — Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon 

(AP) — The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.