Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.
Just a quarter of this year's high school graduates have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career.
A new survey finds good and bad news on the college savings front. Parents are saving more, but not enough. And a third are still paying off their own student loans.
U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem: Three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.
Healthy young people who don't buy health insurance are called young invincibles, but a report finds 20-somethings are more often priced out than opting out of coverage.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of internet.org, what Facebook calls "a global partnership with the goal of making Internet access available to the next 5 billion people."
Tapering of the Fed's $85 billion monthly bond purchases has been discussed for months, driving interest rates higher.
Goldman Sachs experienced a trading glitch that caused a huge batch of erroneous trades Tuesday. Many may be canceled but the snafu could still cost Goldman upwards of $100 million.
Hackers around the world are donating money to reward the man who revealed a software bug on Facebook's platform by hacking Mark Zuckerberg's account.
As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.
Following several federal probes of JPMorgan Chase, Dick Bove argues the government is trying to break up the Wall Street giant, making its stock "dead money" in the near-term.
Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.
There is starting to be correlation between early-adopter retailers and those that will be the most successful. A look at some of the technologies that are having a big impact.
Smartphone makers are experimenting with new sizes, features and customization options to stand out from their competitors. But what do consumers actually want?
A Cumberlands Farms store clerk was critically injured while desperately trying to thwart the theft of two ad signs featuring "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff.
Investors focusing on tapering are missing the bigger picture about Fed policy and how it will shape financial markets. "This taper thing is a ruse," said one pro.
JCP's quarterly loss was $1.17 a share, but its store sales improved from the previous quarter and its stock price jumped.
FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.
The Fed says some banks are not taking into account the possibility of falling house prices when valuing certain mortgage-related assets. The NYT reports.
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about what it will take to make him think the stock market is really ready to rally.