US stocks decline in afternoon trading; oil heads lower

Energy stocks are posting losses in afternoon trading, helping drag the broader market modestly lower and erasing the small gains the market made a day earlier. Disappointing results or outlooks from retailers and other companies also weighed on the market. Utilities and consumer goods companies were up slightly.

Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, but state...

US home construction reaches strongest pace in a year

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and...

Federal experts sent to South Dakota oil spill

The Latest on a pipeline still that leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota (all times local): 9:40 a.m.

Will drivers pay more at the pump this Thanksgiving

Gasoline prices are already hovering around a three-year high and with more Americans expected to hit the roads this Thanksgiving, will prices spike?

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns

The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based...