| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The top Democrat in Connecticut's state Senate is across the border in New York today trying to convince that state's legislators to pass a law to force labeling of products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The reason why Sen....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores.
Kroger, the biggest U....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — June sales heated up for stores, in a sign that Americans likely will continue to spend during the important back-to-school shopping season.
U.S. retailers reported their strongest sales gains since January, as shoppers, enticed by...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With more than 220,000 people diagnosed each year with lung cancer, it's critical for physicians to have the tools needed to detect the disease at the earliest stages. This week Olympus, based in Center Valley, introduced a new device to help doctors...
| Mar 3, 2013
It was a maybe, maybe not week.
Investors didn't think they needed to worry about sequestration; then they thought maybe they should. The outcome of Italy's elections looked foreboding for Europe's stability, but then investors thought, with time,...
| Apr 24, 2013
Corporate earnings reports have pacified investors this week after a bout of selling followed renewed concerns about a global slowdown last week.
It's not that companies have provided dazzling first-quarter results. Many are continuing to make their...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:11 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, the devil is in the deals.
Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers. But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up heading into the spring,...
| Feb 10, 2013
After turning squeamish early in the week, investors returned to the stock market and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to 1,517 Friday, the highest level since November 2007.
It hasn't hit the all-time high of 1,565 of October 2007, but it was an...
| Jan 30, 2013
Tax season officially kicks off Wednesday, later than usual because lawmakers only this month passed legislation to address expired tax cuts. The IRS needed time to update its forms and systems.
Not a problem for procrastinators, but a problem for...
| Jan 9, 2013
Investors have been ducking for two days — laying low while they hope that corporate executives assure them during the next few weeks that companies have come through a soft patch and can produce strong profits in 2013.
The market has entered...
| Jan 14, 2013
With the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" behind the nation and the earnings hurdle for companies low, investors have pushed the stock market close to the high that occurred before the financial crisis.
The Standard & Poor's 500 closed the week at 1472,...