Many consumers will take climate change into account when making their holiday purchases this year, opting for slower shipping options or in-store pickup, which have less environmental impact than expedited shipping, according to data from Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey. Accenture ACN, +0.52%   and Coleman Parkes Research surveyed 1,500Read More →

Bloomberg A container ship sits in Yokohama, Japan last month. The U.S. and Japan have reached an initial trade agreement this week, according to President Donald Trump. The numbers: The advance trade deficit in goods widened to $72.8 in August, up 0.5% from the prior month, according to the CommerceRead More →

What’s up with transportation stocks? Or, really, what’s “down” with them? Even as new all-time highs have been registered by broad-market U.S. indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.85%   and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23%  , the market’s transportation sector has lagged. The Dow Jones TransportationRead More →

The summer driving season has just begun, but gasoline prices at the pump may be ready to drop following steep declines in the price of crude oil. In a report released Thursday, motorist and leisure travel group AAA said drivers may have already seen the highest prices of the yearRead More →