NEW YORK - Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nearly one quarter of Kentucky's 66 rural hospitals are in danger of closing according to one of the first broad examinations of the financial health of the state's medical system.
WASHINGTON - More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.
SEATTLE - Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Bayer CropScience says it plans to sell its Institute Industrial Park to Union Carbide. But the company will continue to operate its thiodicarb unit at the site as a tenant.
HUNTINGTON - All that's changing is the address.
Stationers Inc. has operated from its location at 1945 5th Ave. since 1969. After nearly five decades, however, Stationers is relocating to a building on W.Va. 2 in the Kyle Industrial Park.
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.