LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millennials have eclipsed baby boomers as the largest living generation, and that represents an opportunity for investors who can identify companies offering the goods and services they want.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Friday, led by declines in phone companies, health care and energy stocks. Consumer staples and technology companies eked out slight gains. Investors continued to focus on corporate America, reviewing earnings from General Electric, McDonald's and other big companies. AT&T lost 3 percent following reports that the company is considering a deal to acquire the media conglomerate Time Warner.
Target is recalling Halloween-themed LED gel decorations that stick to windows and light up because parts can be ingested by children. Other recalled consumer products this week include circular saws, lawnmowers and rice and slow cookers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The launch of all-day breakfast helped McDonald's record higher sales at established U.S. locations for a fifth straight quarter, but the boost from that is shrinking and the company is hoping new menu items and recipe tweaks will keep customers coming back.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ratings agency DBRS has kept its investment grade classification for Portuguese bonds, ensuring the debt-heavy eurozone country remains eligible for vital help from the European Central Bank's stimulus program.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is investing $50 million in New Dada, China's largest online grocery and logistics company, as it moves to strengthen its foothold in the nation's fiercely competitive food market.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.
A Guilderland man is under arrest for the rape of a University at Albany student on Sunday morning. He's accused of breaking into a female student's room and attacking her while she slept. Police say it happened in the Stuyvesant Tower residence.
Amtrak Train 48 has resumed service after it came into contact with a tree on Sunday afternoon. Amtrak says the incident happened at 4:14 p.m. just north of the Hudson Station. Service was temporarily suspended as crews inspected the equipment and repaired minor damage to the engine.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said.