General Motors is telling about 1,100 dealers their franchises will be terminated late next year.
A trade group for U.S. airlines says the number of passengers will drop 6.7 percent this summer because of the recession.
Consumer prices were flat in April, while industrial production fell by the smallest amount in six months — further evidence that the recession's grip is slowly easing.
The nation's largest publicly traded trucking company will ask for $1 billion in aid from the federal bailout fund.
Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets rose in March as both China and Japan bought more Treasury securities.
Relations between President Barack Obama and U.S. corporate leaders have grown tense in recent weeks, with business groups bristling over his sharp rebukes of lenders and multinational companies in particular.
The U.N. Security Council is heading to Africa for a series of meetings and visits focusing on the continent's hotspots.
The Nigerian state leading a multibillion dollar lawsuit against Pfizer over a 1996 meningitis drug study said it agreed Thursday to settle the case for $75 million.