Floyd Abrams, the lead attorney for Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Tuesday that "the intensity of the investigation" into the agency's bond ratings "significantly increased" after S&P downgraded the U.S.
White House officials say President Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1.
Almost two-thirds of Americans in a new survey said they are doing all they can for retirement, and fewer than a third said they are worried they aren't saving enough.
Dell agreed to be taken private Tuedsay in a nearly $24 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell.
U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.
The U.S. services sector grew in January for a third year of back-to-back monthly expansion, although the pace of growth slowed slightly from the previous month, according to a new report.
Forget California's Silicon Valley and New York's Silicon Alley. A small startup scene is emerging in the Midwest.
The SEC will host a public meeting that should capture the attention of every entrepreneur, investor and job seeker, writes this pro.
The chief executive of Research In Motion said he's disappointed the new BlackBerry won't be released in the United States until mid-March, but he said early data suggests sales in the U.K. are above expectations.
In many ways, the fight over Herbalife boils down to one question: How many users of the company's product actually exist?
Three book publishers are launching Bookish, billed as "a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors."
New research shows that many Fidelity target date funds have routinely turned in worse returns in recent years than their biggest peers.
Knight Capital Group, which recently agreed to be bought for $1.4 billion by Getco Holding Co, will lay off 5 percent of its global workforce as part of efforts to restructure the automated trading firm, according to a regulatory filing released on Monday.
John Malone's Liberty Global has opened talks with Britain's Virgin Media over a takeover that would increase the U.S. cable group's dominance in Europe and step up a challenge to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
A new study from Consumer Reports says many new vehicles with small turbocharged engines fail to deliver the mileage advertised by automakers.
Dell moved closer to a nearly $24 billion buyout deal, with price negotiations narrowing to $13.50 to $13.75 a share in what would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.
Remember when stock market regulators ditched fractions and started rounding to the nearest penny? The SEC is reconsidering.
CNBC has learned Boeing has formally filed a request with the FAA to allow the company to resume test flights of 787 Dreamliners.
President Obama is slated to meet with the CEOs of 12 companies on Tuesday, including Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman Sachs and Marissa Mayer from Yahoo to discuss immigration and deficit reduction, the White House said.
An effort is building in Congress to change marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.