MANILA, Aug 4- Gold hovered near a 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday, still pressured by expectations that the Federal Reserve was well on course to raise interest rates this year. "I think it underscores our sense that the Fed may take a cautious approach, hence perhaps defer the first hike to December," said Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank in Singapore.» Read More
Lawmakers weighed in on President Barack Obama's authorization of "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq.
25 percent of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress and most do not expect wages to rise in the next year, according to a new Fed study.
A U.S. judge on Tuesday reluctantly approved a $285 fraud settlement between Citigroup and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The U.S. Air Force is calling for an end to big-ticket items like the error-ridden F-35 in order to save money. Fiscal Times reports.
The U.S. lacks a plan to save coastal cities from hurricanes and rising sea levels, and getting there may not be easy.
Experts say "chameleon" trucking companies, which re-register with the government to clear prior issues, are more likely to be in severe crashes.
Truck companies are banking on the safety features of their vehicles as a selling point.
Retirees offered 365 tips to the SEC, the most of any occupation, since the agency started its whistleblower program in 2011.
On July 15 and 16 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $210,500 worth of counterfeit currency at JFK International Airport.
Lloyds Banking Group agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to the U.S. and British as part of an interest rate rigging scandal.
Chinese officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft offices in China, the company said, but declined to give a reason for the inspections.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
Additional rules and enforcement from federal agencies have a majority of employers worried about how to run their firms.
There is a movement to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank, an agency that supports small and midsize exporters with insurance and credit guarantees.
The Internet retailer has asked regulators to grant an exemption to drone-testing rules, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.
A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.
Construction on the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters has fallen behind as Congress recommends slashing its budget.
Will Bob McDonald be able to change the Department of Veterans Affairs or will the U.S. government's second largest agency change him?
In an attempt to turn around the troubled agency, President Obama will tap former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Veteran's Affairs Department, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
A White House review of the VA has found that a 'corrosive culture' has led to personnel problems and that the agency has faced chronic failures.