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Wall Street has avoided the massive market turmoil that came with the "fiscal cliff" panic but is far from out of the danger posed by political turmoil.
President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.
The first official day of Spring may still be 20 days away, but the Spring housing market is already underway. Buyer traffic is rising along with home prices, but one traditional Spring phenomenon is sorely absent: rising supply. The raw number of homes for sale is now at its lowest level in over 13 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the numbers continue to fall.
Federal spending cuts from the "sequester" may lead to runway closures, flight delays and longer airport security lines.
General Motors reported a 7.0 percent gain in U.S. auto sales in February, beating several analyst estimates, while U.S. rival Ford Motor posted a slightly weaker-than-expected 9.0 percent gain.
The last six times that Cook has put himself out there, Apple's stock declined afterwards. It's a streak that dates back to October 2012.
U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January from December. Income plunged by the most in two decades, although the decline followed a one-time surge in December.
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest rate in over a year and a half in February as new orders continued to accelerate, while a separate report showed U.S. construction spending fell.
New rules have prompted companies to offer funds with lower fees, but half of workers still don't know how much they pay, according to a new study.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in February as Americans were more optimistic that the jobs market will improve, even as confidence in fiscal policy was near all-time lows, a new survey showed.
The USDA is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007. The NY Times reports.
This rally in the stock market is real, Goldman Sachs's Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC, adding that she believes it's supported by the fundamentals.
Yahoo's new posture toward working from home may turn out to be a boon to would-be telecommuters, some of whom are getting offers from smaller tech firms.
Consumer electronics giant Best Buy reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.
Bank of America said Thursday that the New York State Attorney General was investigating the bank over its purchase, securitization and underwriting of home loans.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the recording that shows people doing the "Harlem Shake."
Boeing will cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, but the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner.
Shareholder Paulson & Co. said it will vote against MetroPCS's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, unless the companies sweeten the deal.
U.S. government-run mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac earned $11 billion last year, the first annual increase in its net income since 2006.
Andrew Mason signed off from the company he founded in his usual style: unconventional, colorful, full of humor and more than a little wacky.