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Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.
The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.
Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.
New York police said two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.
CNET founder and tech investor Halsey Minor has seen his personal tech boom go bust: He's filed for bankruptcy.
A strain of genetically engineered wheat never approved for sale or consumption was sprouting on a farm in Oregon, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.
Cisco doesn't want to completely nullify Microsoft's Skype deal, but it does want some changes to the deal, said Cisco's Chairman and CEO John Chambers on CNBC's Closing Bell.
Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.
The job market and overall economy may be improved enough in a few months to allow the Federal Reserve to pare its bond buying somewhat, one of its policymakers said Wednesday.
The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.
A sharp rise in mortgage rates means it may already be too late for many homeowners to benefit from a refi. At the same time, it is pushing some renters off the fence.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook did not whisper any secrets at the D11 conference, he did drop some hints that people can use to guess where Apple is heading.
The bull market in stocks has another five to six years left with the possibility of 8 to 10 percent annual growth, Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, told CNBC.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday that investigating Obama administration scandals won't keep Republicans from pursuing sound fiscal policy.
An undercover agent sought to register at Liberty Reserve as "Joe Bogus" from "123 Fake Main Street", and no one objected.
As News Corp. prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, the publishing company's new chief executive said there are "relentless" cost cuts in store.
Why are so many people so upset with me for trying to explain the reason for the fall in gold prices? Asks this expert.
A winning oil trade is available closer to home, Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter says.
What Apple CEO Tim Cook says in his All Things Digital D11 Conference keynote address could help restore investor confidence, Porter Bibb says.