The numbers suggest that many smaller banks are still struggling from the residential and commercial real-estate busts.
The government's new estimate suggests the spill is 40% to 60% larger than believed. The flow is equal to the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill -- every four days.
Tesla Motors, makers of an ultra-cool roadster, hopes to $155 to $178 million to finance development of a new sedan.
A weak economy and wary consumers are keeping sales flat, the golf-equipment maker says. Longer-term problems are weighing on the business as well.
Apple will sell its new-generation device through its stores and those of Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Radio Shack. Sounds like a grand strategy, but there are risks, too.
The ratings agency sees risks for the austerity plan that Greece agreed to but believes the outlook is stable. U.S. stocks drop in response.
Best Buy and FedEx will report results, and reports on housing starts and inflation are due. Developments on BP and banking reform may be the markets' biggest drivers.
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The Chinese e-commerce website's transaction volume dwarfs that of eBay and Amazon.com, but the company's size could be its worst enemy.
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