Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading: Clorox fell $.37 or .4 percent, to $99.34.
Shares of some top media companies were up at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.94 or 1.7 percent, to $55.02.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were up at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.66 or 1.2 percent, to $55.07.
A Wall Street trade group is challenging a key plank in the Dodd-Frank financial-reform law that was designed to reduce risky loans.
The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.
Never mind how U.S. stocks are at all-time highs.
Indiana Supreme Court justices quizzed lawyers in a case over school busing fees Monday about the limit of the state's constitutional guarantee of a free public education.
Two medicines Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is testing for respiratory disorders will get priority review by U.S. regulators and other benefits under a 2012 program to boost development of new antibiotics.
Convenience store chain Casey's General Stores said Monday it discovered a $30 million error in its income taxes related to tax credits on ethanol that is blended into gasoline.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to their lowest level in six weeks.
With falling gas prices and the holiday shopping season ready to kick off on Black Friday, investors were betting on retail.
Brocade Communications reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $83.4 million, or 19 cents a share, up from $64.2 million, or 14 cents a share, in the same period a year ago.
Five Prime Therapeutics said Monday that it will study a cancer drug regimen that combines one of its drugs with a therapy developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide — but said widespread upgrades will require money from Congress.
Honda Motor Co failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday.
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Rule makers abhor a vacuum, which is why the neurotic urge to meddle by micro regulating U.S. businesses continues.