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Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

Stocks were on pace for a seventh consecutive day of losses on Wednesday, as worries over the U.S. presidential election and weaker oil prices shook investor confidence. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but suggested that it was moving closer to raising them. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,987 as ...

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Exec: Toyota will add jobs, build more cars in North America

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Toyota’s top U.S. sales executive predicts that his company will add jobs and build more models in North America as a hedge against a strong yen. Jim Lentz, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said Toyota already makes around 70 percent of the models sold in North America in the region. He sees that ...

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Dollar soars on European concerns

The dollar rose to its highest level against the euro in more than eight months Thursday as concerns over public debt in Europe spread. The 16-nation euro has been buffeted by mounting concern about the debt loads being carried by several European countries using the shared currency, including Greece, Portugal and Spain. The dollar is also getting a boost from ...

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