Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

(AP) — Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles 

(AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life 

(AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models 

(AP) — The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.

Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste 

(AP) — A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday.

FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

(AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

(AP) — Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

US stocks log biggest gain of the year; Apple up

(AP) — The stock market had its best day of the year as investors applauded solid earnings from U.S. companies and economic growth in China.

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network 

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

Harley-Davidson tops 3Q net income expectations

(AP) — Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter.