Walmart workers and supporters in the trade union movement say they intend to stage a new series of protests over wages and conditions at America's largest private employer, in which they will target the firm's family-friendly ethic ahead of its annual shareholders meeting next week.
The US economy contracted for the first time in three years in early 2014 after a much worse performance than originally feared.
General Motors was fined $35m and agreed to take part in “unprecedented oversight requirements” on Friday over its massive recall of cars with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
What a difference three months make. As Mark Carney was gearing up in February for his third inflation report as Bank of England governor, life in his new city must have looked pretty overcast.
Shareholder activists on Monday called for the board of McDonald’s to cut the wage of chief executive Donald Thomson, citing poor performance and the massive gap between his wages and the average fast-food worker.
Amazon is offering its rapidly growing army of low-paid staff up to £8,000 towards tuition fees if they want to go on to take further education courses.
The Bank of England is preparing to order eight of the UK's biggest banks and building societies to ensure they are strong enough to withstand sharp drops in house prices and sudden rises in interest rates.
Google reported slower than expected growth in revenues on Wednesday as the company looked to push past rivals such as Apple and Netflix in the competitive advertising and mobile technology markets.
Citigroup announced slightly lower revenues for the first few months of the year on Monday as the bank worked to shed its “too-big-to-fail” image and convince federal regulators it remains among the strongest banks in the US.
The US stock market showed signs of nervousness Thursday as three major indexes took a simultaneous dive, with little or no prompting from any noticeable bad news.
JP Morgan faced a barrage of criticism on Friday for it disastrous "London whale" trading loss as senators and the bank's regulator accused its executives of believing they were too big to fail, ignoring warnings about the escalating losses and deliberately withholding information.
Barack Obama warned on Saturday of a "ripple effect" through the US economy that would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs after he reluctantly signed an order to begin a huge $85bn (£56bn) programme of government cuts.
America's long-running fiscal cliff crisis was finally resolved on Tuesday night when Congress voted in favour of a White House compromise that will impose tax rises on the wealthiest and spare the working-class and middle-class.