The share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at the highest level in at least four decades, as an improving jobs picture spurs younger Americans to form their own households but tighter lending standards make it more difficult to buy.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it would require physical protection for locations which, if badly damaged, could produce cascading blackouts or other widespread problems.
The failure by a distressed Chinese solar-equipment maker to make a bond-interest payment signals Beijing's willingness, however tentative, to let some weak companies fall.
Environmentally friendly companies will be pushing clean technology that is smarter, thanks to better data, when products go on display this week at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.
Washington's effort to push banks out of the mortgage-servicing business is propelling the handling of customers' loans into companies such as hedge funds and nonbank financial firms.
Satellite companies are finding a growing market among nonprofits, governments and commercial clients seeking affordable bird's-eye views of Africa.
Copper prices post their biggest drop in more than two years Friday, as investors worried about slowing growth in China.
United Rentals agreed to buy four companies which supply pumping equipment to the energy industry and other users for a total of $780 million.
U.S. wireless carriers have rejiggered the prices of their service plans again, extending a period of unusual volatility triggered by an aggressive push for customers by T-Mobile US Inc.