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  • 'Spring Slump' Unlikely to Become a Stall Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    If not for the Fed's cheap money, spending cuts likely would be having a larger impact on economic growth, hiring, business spending and consumer sentiment. NBC News.

  • Sprint Loss Beats Estimate, Despite Customer Losses Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel, an acquisition target of both Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network, posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss, even as it saw steep customer losses from the Nextel network it is shutting down.

  • Ford Profit Jumps, Boosted by New Car Models Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Ford reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, with new cars helping to boost sales.

  • P&G Beats on Profit; Forecast Disappoints Street Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

    Procter & Gamble reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, but its profit outlook for the current quarter fell short of Wall Street's expectations.

  • How Big Are Underground Payrolls? Try $2 Trillion Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Day laborers wait near a Home Depot home improvement store in hope of finding work for the day in Los Angeles, California.

    Millions of people who can't find a full-time job are taking anything that pays them under the table, and in turn are helping to boost consumption, say analysts.

  • Durable Goods Report Delivers More Bad News Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods recorded their biggest drop in seven months and a gauge of planned business spending rose modestly, adding to signs of a slowdown.

  • One of SEC's Best Weapons May Be in Jeopardy Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    A 20-month-old program at the Securities and Exchange Commission has had big successes, but it faces challenges.

  • States May Push Workers to Obama Health Exchanges Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:16 AM ET
    A patient talks with her primary care physician.

    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C.

  • US Mint Suspends Some Gold Coin Sales Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    The U.S. Mint said it has suspended sales of its one-tenth ounce American Eagle gold bullion coins as surging demand after bullion's plunge to two-year lows depleted inventory.

  • For Suppliers, Good Apple Earnings Aren't Enough Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    Apple's disappointing forward guidance spells trouble for its Asian suppliers, analysts say.

  • Markets Sink Briefly on Fake AP Terror Tweet Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.

  • Apple Earnings Beat, Company Hikes Dividend Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Apple shares turned lower in the after-hours after earnings beat and the firm doubled the amount of cash it will return to shareholders. But its outlook fell short.

  • AT&T Shares Skid as Revenues Disappoint Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    AT&T reported a decline in revenue, but added more wireless subscribers than expected, driven by sales of tablet computers with cellular connections. Shares fell after-hours.

  • Yum Earnings Beat Forecasts; Stock Jumps Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Yum Brands beat on earnings, while revenue was just shy of forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Boston Bombings Show Need for Terrorism Insurance Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:41 PM ET
    People stand at a barricade blocking a still closed section of Boylston Street near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.

    In the days since last Monday's bombings, sales have slowed to a trickle at some stores and businesses in the area around the bombings. And that's money some won't likely recoup.

  • Apple's Plunge—Simply a Matter of Bad Timing? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Steve Jobs' death, competition from Samsung, and failure to innovate have been blamed for Apple's stock plunge. The real reason may be much less obvious.

  • How Not to Lose Your Most Valuable Millennials Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    College-educated Millennials have a slightly different set of expectations about the workplace, and employers need to make changes or risk losing the best new workers. NBC News reports.

  • Sen. Max Baucus Decides to Retire: Aide Says Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Sen. Max Baucus

    Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.

  • After Deadly Floods, More Rain and Snow in Midwest Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.

  • Surprise! Apple's Plunge Has Been Good for Stocks Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Tim Cook

    In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.