Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.
An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.
Intel reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that came in just short of expectations, while revenue hit analysts' target.
The search giant's first-quarter earnings topped forecasts, but revenue fell short and shares fell after-hours.
Facebook is trying to take over Apple devices with its new software.
U.S. builders ratcheted up construction, but the growth was entirely in apartment buildings. Multifamily housing starts are now running much faster than the 10-year average.
Coca-Cola reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that were boosted by a rise in sales in Europe and emerging markets.
Top Fed policy doves, with opposing economic views, agreed the job market has not yet improved enough to merit cuts to the central bank's bond-buying program.
U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in March, but the increase was due to a surge in demand for utilities during a cold snap, while output actually declined at the nation's factories.
Goldman Sachs reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that topped Wall Street's expectations, helped by higher revenue in its investment banking arm.
Retailer Target warned first-quarter earnings would miss expectations, after weaker-than-expected sales of seasonal and weather-sensitive items.
A large area of downtown Boston was cordoned off by police on Tuesday as authorities hunted for a suspect in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
U.S. builders started 1.04 million homes last month, the fastest pace in nearly five years, while a separate report showed consumer inflation easing.
The pharmaceutical and medical devices company reported quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations as growth of newer medicines for cancer, hepatitis C and blood clots offset declining sales of its treatments for heartburn and attention deficit disorder.
Billionaire founder of mobile carrier SoftBank is expected to stay in the battle for Sprint Nextel - even though he could walk away with $3.5 billion in gains from currency hedging.
Deloitte’s American Pantry Survey found brand loyalty has fallen for the third year in a row, with nearly nine in ten consumers substituting private-label brands for national ones.
Macy's has filed an appeal challenging a judge's ruling that J.C. Penney can sell unbranded Martha Stewart goods in its stores for now -- the latest salvo in a legal war between the two retailers.
Panic selling hit the gold market, driving a mad rush out of other commodities, as traders saw China's GDP data as confirmation the global economy is slowing.
Carnival CEO Micky Arison says Carnival plans to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of the Navy and Coast Guard's help with two of the company's high-profile incidents.
Crude oil on Monday hit their lowest levels for the year, a slide that is leading to lower gas prices that may provide modest relief just as the summer driving season arrives.