U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, while a separate report showed that consumer confidence picked up much more strongly than expected in February.
Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's major Internet service providers.
From housing to medical care, Boomers who divorce can expect retirement to cost as much as 50 percent more, experts say.
U.S. single-family home prices picked up in December, closing out 2012 with the biggest yearly gain in more than six years as the housing market got back on its feet.
Home Depot said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit topped Wall Street analysts' expectations, helped by an extra week of sales in the current quarter as well as by improvements in the U.S. housing market, and post-Sandy buying.
Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers argued on CNBC for a "balanced approach" because President Barack Obama has agreed to more spending cuts.
America's seniors appear to have grown more burdened by debt in recent years, and experts say a likely culprit is medical expenses.
As $85 billion in spending cuts loom, people across the country who rely on the government were trying to fathom what it would mean for them. The NYT reports.
The department store chain reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as its strategy of tailoring merchandise to local markets paid off during the holiday season.
Apple is settling a lawsuit that said customers were charged when their children inadvertently downloaded certain applications from the company's online store.
Another blizzard bore down on the nation's midsection early Tuesday after lashing the Texas Panhandle with hurricane-force winds, closing highways and cutting power to thousands in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
More Americans fell behind on their auto loan payments in the last three months of 2012, when some borrowers' financial obligations temporarily take a backseat to spending on holiday shopping.
Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to provide soothing words about the Fed's easy money policies, but markets may react more to new bearish concerns out of Europe.
A federal judge ordered former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to reimburse $6.22 million to the bank to help cover its legal expenses related to his criminal insider trading case.
General Motors, which still needs the federal government to approve how much it pays top executives, wants to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million this year, according to documents obtained by CNBC.
Mobile growth opportunities lie in emerging markets but heavyweights like Apple and Google are having to rethink their approach.
Macy's Chief Executive Terry Lundgren said he was shocked when Martha Stewart told him in 2011 that she was starting a new alliance with rival J.C. Penney.
The richest Americans pay to influence U.S. policy toward cost cutting to benefit themselves, said a new study. But they could also be doing the right thing for the economy.
The market's bull run has begun to lose its footing and the big question is: What could shut it down for good? It could be one of these three numbers.