Consumer spending rose in June (file photo)

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.4 Percent in June

U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio (Creative Commons)

P&G About to Shed Half Its Brands

The world's largest consumer products maker said it will cast off more than half its brands around the world during the next year or two, leaving it with about 70 to 80 of its top performers.

Lorie Valle-Yañez, chief diversity officer at MassMutual (MassMutual)

MassMutual Teams Up With ALPFA

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and ALPFA will provide financial education and career guidance at ALPFA's 2014 convention this weekend.

Auto Industry
2014 Jeep Wranger (Chrysler Group)

Chrysler U.S. Sales in July Hit 9-Year High

Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years, pumped up by a 41 percent surge in Jeep sales.

Arts & Entertainment
Ariana Grande in concert (AP)

Ariana Grande, the New Princess of Pop

Ariana Grande is topping the charts with her addictive single "Problem," impressing critics with her vocal range and maintaining an image that her young Nickelodeon fans can vibe with.

Career News
Employers added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth straight month of job gains above 200,000 (AP)

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, but So Does Hiring

Employers added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth straight month of job gains above 200,000. That's the first such stretch since 1999, during the height of the dot-com boom. ...continue

Highway traffic (file image)

Congress Uses Gimmicks to Fund Highways

Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season through these three tricks.

Sony delivered a surprise profit in the quarter (AP)

Sony Delivers 8-fold Jump in Profit

Sony reported a surprise jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.

Hulk Hogan in 2005 (public domain)

WWE Showing Off Its Muscles

WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February.

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