General Electric Co is expected to report a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, with lower credit losses at its finance arm offsetting the dulling effects of a tepid economy on heavy equipment orders.
US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was stepping down from his role as head of an outside panel advising the White House on economic policy.
McDonald's, headquartered in a suburb of Chicago - the city that hosts President Hu Jintao on Thursday - is trying to expand its China presence and adapt to the emerging power's ever-changing business environment.
China and the United States on Wednesday agreed on $45 billion in US export deals at the start of President Hu Jintao's state visit. New chapter in relations Joint statement Energy deals Americans hope of a stronger ties Pandas to stay in US 5 more years
China, US 'need co-op to solve trade imbalance'