NEW ORLEANS — Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn’t taste juicy or salty enough? Maybe it wasn’t from the Gulf.
Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 percent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on Friday.
NEW YORK - Exxon and Chevron leaned on strong performances from their refining operations to increase profits in the third quarter despite plummeting global oil prices.
Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. reported Friday its third quarter earnings were $4.4 million, or 65 cents per share, higher than the year-ago period of $4.2 million, or 63 cents per share.
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.
NEW YORK — ExxonMobil Corp.’s refining and chemical operations rescued the company’s third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.
SEATTLE — Starbucks on Thursday reported higher sales for its fiscal fourth quarter but the results missed Wall Street expectations and shares of the coffee chain declined.
A group of U.S. Army personnel, technology experts and business leaders will speak next week on the issue of cyber security.
Southern Co. beats 3Q profit expectations, misses revenue forecasts.
Royal DSM announced Wednesday that a polymer plant will be built next to its existing Augusta facility on Columbia Nitrogen Drive.