For two wealthy Americans who admitted involvement in offshore tax evasion, the difference between a prison term and probation on Thursday came down to one thing.
President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.
The CEO of the world's biggest advertising firm has warned the industry is facing sluggish growth and the firm is fighting a daily battle.
Bankers who behave recklessly would be jailed under a new law being considered by MPs and peers on the banking commission, whose final report is due next month. The FT reports.
Searches of financial terms on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market, according to an analysis of search engine behavior.
Electronic Arts, once the videogame industry's biggest independent publisher, has laid off hundreds of employees as it continues to struggle.
A technical glitch shut down the CBOE for over three hours, preventing investors from trading two key products used by institutions to hedge the broader market and volatility.
Online-travel agency Expedia beta on earnings but warned of a lower full-year profit from its discount travel website Hotwire due to higher car-rental rates and competition.
Starbucks hit its earnings target amid a strong increase in US same-store sales. Its outlook disappointed, however, sending shares lower after-hours.
Shares of beleaguered retailer JC Penney rose more than 7 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after billionaire financier George Soros disclosed a 7.9-percent stake.
Yahoo Chairman Fred Amoroso resigned and will not seek re-election to the board at the shareholders meeting in June, the company said. Maynard Webb Jr. was appointed interim chairman.
Dunkin Donuts CEO said his coffee chain sees more room to expand in the U.S. Starbucks CEO said they're focused on global growth.
Amazon's numbers were helped by growing sales of digital content, cloud-computing services and gains in its main retail business. Shares wavered after-hours.
Herbalife, maker of nutritional and weight loss supplements, said Thursday that two representatives of billionaire investor Carl Icahn will join its board of directors.
After delaying its open due to "downloading" issues, the Chicago Board Options Exchange reopened trading on all its products at 1:00 p.m. ET.
The AR-15's use in the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora has thrust it into the national spotlight, but just the threat of a ban has been a boon to its sales.
While smaller builders are taking the brunt of the price increases, the big public builders may actually be taking advantage of them.
US Airways matched United's domestic change fee hike of $50, bringing the cost of changing reservations to $200 from $150. Other airlines are likely to follow, one analyst says.
About 85 percent of Americans surveyed said their credit card debt is a taboo subject for conversation with strangers.
The United States holds the potential to rival growth in emerging economies, said Gary Cohn, President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs.