WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter - a 2.2 percent annual growth rate - was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.
MIDLAND, Mich. - Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion.
NEW YORK - A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.
Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for the market so far this year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend the American Distilling Institute's 12th annual spirits conference next week in Louisville.
WASHINGTON - Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March.
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index slipped to 93 this month from 95.4 in February. Richard Curtin, chief economist for the survey, notes that consumer optimism was the highest in a decade for the first three months of 2015 despite the dip in March.
NEW YORK - A see-saw day for U.S. stocks ended with slight losses on Thursday, giving the market its fourth drop in a row.
LORAIN, Ohio - Republic Steel has announced it is temporarily laying off 200 workers from its Lorain plant in northeastern Ohio.
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia University Extension Service is surveying agritourism operators to get a better sense of how a growing segment of the nation's farm economy is doing in the state.
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Area Medical Center Cancer Center will be among facilities featured in a three-part, six-hour PBS documentary on cancer.
NEW YORK - Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.