Several states disclosed that they have enrolled tens of thousands in insurance plans, but authorities have not revealed federal numbers yet.
Yum Brands, parent company of KFC, reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
House Speaker John Boehner's news conference came hours after President Obama made his case for ending the shutdown and raising the debt ceiling.
Despite weak aluminum prices, Alcoa reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that exceeded estimates.
“We can’t make extortion routine as a part of our democracy – democracy doesn't function this way,” said President Barack Obama as the partial shutdown dragged on for an eighth day.
Having millions more insured could be a game changer for hospitals, especially those with large emergency departments.
Experts, who a few days ago dismissed a debt default as a near-impossibility, are now coming to grips with a scenario that no longer seems far-fetched.
Four structural factors helped push the U.S. into this government shutdown, and now facing potential default.
A Public Policy Polling survey finds that 85% of Americans like Congress less than hemorrhoids, witches and the DMV, but still more than Miley Cyrus.
"We're in danger, in my opinion, of overreacting," Paul Richards of UBS says.
Republicans are weighing legislation requiring the creation of a new negotiating panel to find deficit-reductions to reopen the government.
Demand for dollar cash outside the US surged with market participants paying higher premiums for dollars to tide them over a mid-October deadline.
While there are more high-profile women running top tech companies than a few years ago, women are still woefully underrepresented in the upper ranks.
Young people shunning the suburbs in favor of city life are leading the charge in the "reurbanization of America," real estate mogul Sam Zell says.
House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions.
Google has partnered again with Hewlett-Packard to build a new Chromebook computer that costs $279 and is now available.
"The conditions for a loss of confidence are here right now," said the hedge fund manager who runs $22 billion Elliott Management.
For politicians, the most important shutdown deadline is Oct. 17. Meanwhile, federal employees are focused on Friday, Oct. 11: payday.
It's unfair for the media to depict the tea party like "some kind of disease," billionaire entrepreneur Sam Zell told CNBC on Tuesday.
Shares of JC Penney jumped after the struggling retailer said it's making "solid progress" in its turnaround and is seeing improving sales trends.