20 places every American should see
Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks. Consider it your star-spangled bucket list.
Restaurants Blame Weak Consumer Confidence for Sales Slowdown
Several typically-resilient U.S. restaurant chains are putting a face on the nation's slower economic growth, reporting a pullback in customer traffic growth in June as consumer confidence weakened--a trend that seems to have bled into July.
S&P Cuts Outlooks On Canadian Financial Firms
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday lowered its outlooks on seven Canadian financial institutions to negative from stable while affirming their ratings.
AT&T Raises Repurchase Program by 300 Million Shares
AT&T Inc. (T) boosted its buyback program by 300 million shares, as the telecommunications heavyweight seeks to bolster shareholder value.
Georgia Bank Failure Brings Year's Tally To 39
Jasper Banking Co. of Jasper, Ga., became the 39th bank failure of the year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday.
Ecuador Court Says Chevron Must Pay $19 Billion in Amazon Lawsuit
An Ecuadorean court says Chevron Corp. (CVX) must pay $19 billion for environmental damages in that country's Amazon region, nearly $1 billion more than previously stated.
Facebook Shares Hit New Low as Concerns Linger
Facebook Inc.'s (FB) shares hit a new low Friday as the company continued to struggle to convince investors it can leverage its immense popularity, especially on mobile devices, into stronger revenue and profits.
Google Acknowledges Still Having Contested User Data
Google Inc. (GOOG) has acknowledged it retained Internet user data collected surreptitiously through wireless networks as part of its street-mapping service after the company had been ordered to destroy it, according to information posted Friday by a U.K. regulator.
SEC Says Freezing Assets Of Nexen Insider Traders
The Securities and Exchange Commission said it's obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of traders using trading accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore to reap more than $13 million in illegal profits by trading in advance of this week's public announcement that China-based CNOOC Ltd.
Basic Materials Sector Wrap
The Basic Materials sector (XLB) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 1.8% during trading today.