Sears is leaving Minnesota, closing another door on its history

In the early 1990s, the bold blue letters of a Sears sign were raised above the entrance to one of four anchor stores at the sprawling new Mall of America near Minneapolis. In the heyday of shopping malls, it was evidence of the century-old retailer's enduring success.

50 of the world's best desserts

Imagine the best dessert on Earth. Better yet, turn to a stranger on the street and ask them. Odds are good -- dollars to doughnuts -- their answer is different from yours.

Trump buoyed by Wall Street's gains after rough December

President Donald Trump been buoyed by two days of market boosts and made an enthusiastic round of phone calls to advisers from Air Force One on his way back from Iraq after markets closed sharply higher Wednesday, people familiar with the matter say.

Stocks whip around during choppy trading

A day after surging more than 1,000 points, the Dow see-sawed throughout Thursday. The index plunged more than 600 points before clawing back losses late in the afternoon.