The economy is slowly improving, but experts say the deep recession and weak recovery may have exacerbated trends that are putting the American Dream out of reach.
U.S. oil prices rose more than 2 percent to a 14-month high above $102 a barrel on Wednesday, on a decline in crude stockpiles and unrest in Egypt.
It's a dubious distinction: This restaurant chain has a meal so loaded with fat, it was named the "worst restaurant meal in America" by a health-care watchdog.
Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.
He always did march to his own drummer. Now, for his next act, fired Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has released a rock album with, um, motivational lyrics for young entrepreneurs.
Instability in Egypt and Syria bolstered crude oil on Tuesday, as supply concerns stemming from geopolitical turmoil momentarily overrode fears about the global economy.
U.S. car companies are reveling in their strongest monthly sales in about five years. The housing market is rebounding. But overall economic growth is feeble at best.
You wouldn't know it from looking at all of the glass towers going up across Manhattan, but the city is running out of penthouses and other ultra-luxury apartments, and what's on the market may be overpriced.
The head of the New York Fed said asset purchases could increase from those Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined if the labor market and economic growth lagged the central bank's expectations.
Manhattan may be an island, but it is not unto itself when it comes to the issues now plaguing the United States real estate market.
U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit's automakers.
New orders for US factory goods rose for a second straight month in May, adding to tentative signs of stabilization in manufacturing after a recent slowdown.
U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is strengthening.
The Federal Reserve Board is ratcheting up the amount of capital U.S. banks will need to hold. In a final draft rule that the Fed will vote on in an open meeting today.
Hovnanian Enterprises' CEO Ara Hovnanian expressed little concern over what impact an end to the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program might have on mortgage rates.
The IRS has informed Tyco that it has disallowed roughly $2.86 billion in interest and deductions recognized by the company in its U.S. returns for 1997-2000.
Apple plans to build a solar farm with NV Energy in Reno, Nev., a step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy.
It's time for the free market to play a greater role in U.S. higher education, argues Kudlow Report producer Jake Novak.
Large U.S. investment banks are said to be eyeing the launch of hedge funds for retail investors with investments as low as $1,000.
Congress failed to reach a deal on student loans. Some federal student loans doubled to nearly 7 percent. Here are some points to consider about the student loan rate increase.