In Montana's oil country, some teenagers are choosing the oil fields over universities, forgoing higher education for jobs with salaries that can start at $50,000 a year.
Despite some reports suggesting holiday sales will be the worst since 2008, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, told CNBC he's still predicting a 4.1 percent increase.
Facebook's Instagram has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest.
An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South has begun punching its way toward the Northeast, slowing holiday travel.
Pimco CEO Mohamed A. El-Erian has been named chairman of President Barack Obama's Global Development Council, which was created to help boost global development.
Home prices rose in October, reinforcing the view the domestic real estate market is improving and should bolster the economy in 2013.
Your credit score has become an increasingly important number for prospective employers, landlords, and now romantic partners.
Travelers are demanding airlines provide in-flight entertainment systems that replicate or even transcend the TV experience they have on the ground.
Why is it so hard for Republicans and Democrats to compromise on urgent matters of taxes and spending? What will happen if they fail to meet their Jan. 1 deadline? Here's a look.
Facebook's privacy settings can be confusing, just ask Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi Zuckberberg.
Upstart FashioningChange.com has partnered with emerging, independent brands to offer "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" options.
A pension fund that holds shares in NYSE-Euronext has sued the exchange operator over its proposed $8.2 billion sale to Intercontinental Exchange, saying the deal undervalues the company's stock.
The U.S. government is considering expanding its mortgage refinancing program to include borrowers whose mortgages are not backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Congress waited for President Barack Obama to return from Hawaii and make one final attempt to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
A major winter storm system swept through the southern United States on Tuesday, spawning tornadoes in several states and killing two people in weather-related road accidents.
An outage at one of Amazon's web service centers hit users of Netflix on Christmas Eve and was not fully resolved until Christmas Day.
U.S. holiday retail sales this year were the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession.
It's hard to see how lawmakers can avoid touching health insurance if they want to eliminate loopholes and curtail deductions so as to raise revenue and lower tax rates.
The recent rash of insider trading cases may be a shock to some on Wall Street, but not to one long-time market player: Bernie Madoff. In a Christmas Eve letter from the medium security federal prison in North Carolina where he is serving a 150-year sentence for running a massive Ponzi scheme, Madoff tells CNBC that insider trading has been around "forever."
Former President George H.W. Bush will spend Christmas in a Texas hospital after developing a fever and weakness following a month long, bronchitis-like cough, his spokesman said Monday.