The dollar has been in a funk and is not likely to shake it until Washington resolves the budget and debt ceiling crises.
Greeting card giant Aaron Kushner bought the Orange County Register. He's never run a newspaper before, but he claims revenue is churning just fine.
That's been the history over the past 30-plus years, though there's always the possibility that this time could be different.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner offering budget talks, and the two spoke by phone Wednesday.
The former president of the European Central Bank also told CNBC the shutdown signals "enormous difficulty" for the nation's democratic processes.
According to the former representative, both parties are "trying to bamboozle the American people."
Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.
Safeguard Properties is being sued by homeowners, who say it illegally broke in and repo'd their homes, mistaking them for foreclosed properties.
Because of Obamacare, hospital operator Tenet Healthcare is making an aggressive move into states with large numbers of uninsured, its CEO said.
Empire State Building owner Empire State Realty Trust will sell 71.5 million shares in an IPO at $13 per, and will mostly benefit the Helmsley estate.
The managing director of Pimco had correctly predicted in September that the bond market was overestimating the possibility of tapering.
The government shutdown probably puts an end to the idea that the Fed will taper this month. The BLS won't be supply inflation or employment numbers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently warned employers that it intends to use its enforcement power to stop violations.
Private sector job creation came in lighter than expected in September but remained essentially in the same slow-but-steady growth range.
Sales of New York apartments priced at $10 million or more surged 75 percent in the third quarter, according to Brown Harris Stevens.
"This shutdown is bad. It's painful. [But] we hit this debt ceiling. That's catastrophic," Erskine Bowles tells CNBC.
The large growth in new apartment product will meet head on with strong demand, and is therefore unlikely to cause any easing in rents.
Three of the top investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded.
Business leaders fear bigger problems ahead with the GOP, and now they're taking sides with a president whose agenda they have vigorously opposed.
Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday said the government shutdown could last a week or longer, a top aide to the Republican leader told CNBC.