State / National Business

State / National Business

Stocks move slightly lower in quiet trading; tech in focus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were slightly lower in early trading Friday, as investors booked some of the profits made this week. Technology stocks...

Sit-down restaurant chain sales sagging

NEW YORK (AP) — Customers have been walking away from sit-down chains as convenience and affordability take precedence.Ruby Tuesday said this week that its...

Sales in Auburn top $21 million during holiday

KPC News ServiceAUBURN — More than 85,000 visitors attended the Auctions America fall show in Auburn over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the company said...

Rental for use of cell towers to pay for Bicentennial projects

By ZACH OSOWSKIEvansvilleCourier & PressINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana residents could soon see expanded broadband capabilities, especially in rural areas, after Indiana entered a 50-year lease...

Vera Bradley earnings exceed expectations

Greater Fort WayneBusiness WeeklyVera Bradley Thursday reported earnings for its fiscal 2016 second quarter that were slightly below the same quarter of last year...

Stocks slump as traders fear higher interest rates

By ALEX VEIGAAP Business WriterInvestor jitters over the possibility the Federal Reserve is ready to raise interest rates this year roiled Wall Street Friday,...

U.S. economy grew at 1.1% pace during 2Q

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced...

Who should talk to each other — cars or people?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths,...

Greenfield plans $25M shell building

By Samm Quinn(Greenfield) Daily ReporterGREENFIELD — Greenfield officials plan to construct a $2.5 million industrial building, citing a lack of local vacant manufacturing space,...

Tepid retail sales lower expectations for economic growth

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — A sluggish month of retail spending has tempered expectations for the U.S. economy’s growth in the...