Payroll company Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday the private sector added 114,000 jobs to the economy in July.
Consumers' worries played out in auto industry sales last month, which rose an anemic 0.9% vs. a year ago. July extended the slowdown in May and June from the year's strong start.
President Obama said he would move beyond the U.S. debt-limit fight and tackle job creation as Washington was about to release its latest jobs report.
Apple's dominance in smartphone sector underscored by Strategy Analytics report.
Toyota Motor Corp aims to boost its annual global
production to a record 8.9 million vehicles in 2012 as the company
expects a strong recovery after being hit by massive global recalls
and the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, news reports said Wednesday.
Skype's iPad app is available for free Tuesday in the App Store, but only after being submitted Monday and quickly yanked back.