Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.
By Mae Anderson

Growth - but not expansion - in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing - but not expanding - in United States after 2 1/2 years.
By Wayne Parry

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

Going green: Small changes can often make a green home remodel pay off faster.
By Alex Veiga

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October

ASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest 0.1 percent increase for a second month in a row in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
By Martin Crutsinger

Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics

AP Interview: Coke executive addresses company's 'adversarial' relationship with critics.
By Candice Choi Associated Press

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slides to 3.95 percent

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 3.95 pct.; 15-year loan unchanged at 3.18 percent.
By Josh Boak

Economic growth revised upward for 3rd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
By Martin Crutsinger

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network. 
By Candice Choi

Gas prices keep dropping

ATLANTA - Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house will be less costly this Thanksgiving, AAA said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
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