S&P 500 on verge of beating 2013 streak

Falling energy prices and China policy changes help spur stocks

Gap sags under weight of falling sales

Hertz higher after appointing new chief

Sotheby’s chief Ruprecht to step down

Shares rose 7.4% to $42.12 in after-hours New York trade following departure

Best Buy jumps on stronger product cycles

Positive data help US stocks shrug off global growth worries

Target jumps after hitting earnings mark

US stocks slip ahead of the release of latest Fed minutes

Fresh SEC crackdown on ‘flash crashes’

Trading firms and exchanges face new rules

Urban Outfitters slips as profit tumbles

S&P 500 on track for 43rd record closing high this year

Capex as a guide for investing

Capital expenditure is a sign of confidence in future growth

Allergan seals $66bn deal with Actavis

Merger marks largest healthcare takeover of the year

Tyson jumps after record sales

US stocks slip after four straight weeks of gains

Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

Consumer confidence in US at its highest since 2007

Corporate buybacks fuel all-time highs

When will buybacks buy something that is too expensive?

Nordstrom up after overcoming warm weather

US stocks modestly negative despite upbeat economic data

Hertz to restate further years of results

Shares down 10% as financial uncertainty hangs over group

Oil is an important marker on growth

Equities not yet reflecting weaker demand displayed by oil prices

UPS plans bundled deliveries to cut costs

Parcel company to combat increased demand by combining orders from multiple retailers

Loeb turns up the heat on Dow Chemical

Third Point forms ‘shadow’ advisory board ahead of annual meeting

JC Penney punished on sales miss

Mid-tier retailers struggle to entice middle class consumers to shop

Macy’s climbs on holiday season hopes

Retailer declared ‘winner in mid-tier department store world’

The US is a huge hedge fund

In terms of global assets, America is long equities and short debt