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A gauge of consumer sentiment from Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan rose in late February from a prior reading, beating expectations.
German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.
Pending home sales rose in January to the highest level since Aug. 2013, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday.
The Nasdaq Composite pulled back in morning action Friday after first showing little change at the open.
President Barack Obama will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the White House next month.
The state's casino location board has moved forward with new bidding from developers for a license in New York's Southern Tier.
The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.
The February reading of Chicago PMI tumbled to a five-and-a-half year low of 45.8, MNI Indicators said Friday.
ISM-Chicago's gauge of manufacturing activity in the Midwest fell into contraction territory in February, coming in much worse than views.
U.S. stocks opened little-changed on Friday but the main indexes were still on track to record modest weekly gains.
The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees on Friday announced the appointment of Keith Hall to lead the Congressional Budget Office.
Nine people were found dead in several locations in rural Missouri early Friday, in what media reports are describing as a mass murder.
Volkswagen stuck to its guidance for operating profit after posting record earnings last year on double-digit gains in sales of luxury Audi and Porsche models.
The stock market is opening slightly lower after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of the year.
FedEx Corp.'s stock rose 1% in premarket trade Friday, after Credit Suisse raised its rating and price target, citing the improving prospects of the package-delivery service's ground business.
The U.S. economy grew a revised 2.2% in the final three months of 2014, mostly because companies restocked warehouse shelves at a slower pace than the government originally reported.
The U.S. economy hit the brakes harder than initially thought in the quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses, wider trade deficit.
The steep fall in oil prices weighed on profit at Icahn Enterprises L.P. in the fourth quarter, with gains by the investment company's biggest holding, Apple Inc. , helping to mitigate losses, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Friday.
Oil prices have been seesawing in reent weeks as the market weighs signs of impending supply cuts and improving demands in the face of a global supply glut. Prices in the U.S. rose Friday ahead of key data that's expected to show another reduction in domestic drilling activity.
The dollar index fell amid selling at the end of the month, but it was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on the heels of better data and comments from Fed officials that helped bolster bets for a rate hike later this year.