The average American family of four wastes between $1,350 and $2,275 a year in food. Much of that ends up in the kitchen trash can: uneaten leftovers, milk past the expiration date and vegetables that go bad. In the U.S., all that waste adds up to 90 billion pounds of food a year, and the planet is paying a staggeringly high price for it.
The price of U.S. benchmark oil rose slightly Tuesday, a day after briefly touching a nine-month high, as traders awaited the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
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For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the pace of home construction picked up in May, the latest encouraging sign from the housing market.
Descendants of German automobile entrepreneur Ferdinand Porsche have bought back a 10 percent stake in their holding company from Qatar's sovereign wealth fund.
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Caitlin Hall of Plantation, Fla., makes money minding others' dollars. These days, Hall, 39, and a growing number of professional daily money managers cater to clients who are too busy, elderly or inexperienced to handle their finances.
Barbara Adams, 70, keeps getting one of those annoying robocalls that she just knows has to be a scam. The voice implies that somebody - her doctor or maybe her children - signed her up for a medical alert system.
Builders are eyeing the next wave of potential home buyers - the so-called millennials - but whether this rising generation will embrace big mortgage debt remains an open question.
As the housing market improves, a growing number of homeowners might become sellers in short order. But selling a house does come with a variety of challenges.
U.S. stock futures are rising for the second time in as many days as the Federal Reserve opens its two-day policy meeting in Washington.