When defensive sectors lead, the stock market is usually heading for trouble, but that bit of trader lore may not ring true this time.
The stock market is likely to see its typical, seasonal pullback in the second quarter, but unlike previous years, more bullish strategists expect a significantly higher end-of-year finale.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, while GDP growth was light and even worse than expected.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in March as the new order rate pulled back, a new report showed.
The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not a hint of vegetables or fruit, according to a new study.
The U.S. government wants more say in network equipment purchases as a condition to approve the $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel by Japanese mobile carrier Softbank , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Wal-Mart is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com.
Student-loan defaults surged in the first three months of 2013 and efforts to collect are faltering as the system buckles under the massive load of debt.
Mercedes will offer a "significant" drop in the entry-level prices of its AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz USA President Steve Cannon told CNBC on Wednesday.
Despite its own significant problems, the U.S. has managed one claim through a time of heightened global crisis: It's not as bad as the rest of the world.
If Junior has his way, there's a good chance he's planning to be on your dime until his mid-20s, new research shows.
Mobile ads will account for roughly half of Twitter's advertising revenue this year and will make up more than 60 percent of the company's ad revenue by 2015.
Modest U.S. growth will keep inflation in check and means the Federal Reserve should ease monetary policy further, a senior U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.
"Taxes are going to kill spending!," they cried. "Don't punish the rich!" Well, the rich have spoken and guess what? They're still spending.
JPMorgan Chase may be losing its pull in Washington while at least eight federal agencies investigate the nation's strongest bank, The New York Times reports.
A wave of gloom from Europe sent buyers fleeing for Treasurys on Wednesday, reversing momentum that was driving US stocks toward a record high.
American International Group is investing billions of dollars in "big data" as part of its major focus on "rebuilding the foundation of the company," CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC.
The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.
On Sunday, millions of real-time TV viewers will be faced with a difficult decision: watch the season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead" or the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
As Boeing works to regain permission for its 787 Dreamliner to resume flights, the company faces what could be a costly new challenge: a temporary ban on some of the long-distance, trans-ocean journeys that the jet was intended to fly.