Stocks slumped, bond yields fell and the dollar waffled on jitters that economic growth is even more sluggish than feared.
US oil closed up more than 5% after government data showed inventories rose for a 12th consecutive week.
The move will not apply to workers at franchisee-owned restaurants, which make up 90 percent of U.S. stores.
The CFTC charged Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez Global with manipulating what futures and cash wheat prices, the agency announced Wednesday.
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Nearly 40 percent of people in a new survey said men should join women's networks.
Web lenders have proliferated during six years of record low interest rates. With the Fed signaling rate hikes, they must navigate new terrain.
A redesign of Honda's Civic car is part of a lineup overhaul intended to preserve brand loyalty, particularly in young Americans.
Tesla's stock traded higher after the company announced a new product line. But it wasn't real.
The billionaire, who last week warned of the rising wealth gap sparking a revolution, just spent $71 million on an estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
Nonbank mortgage lending rose to 37.5 percent of the market during 2014, up from 14 percent in 2011. Who are the players?
The economy—and housing—have been heavily dependent on interest rates. Watch out when the training wheels come off, says Michael Farr.
Is froth in some housing markets keeping prospective home buyers away?
Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.
The landscape ahead will be different now that stimulus from the Federal Reserve and elsewhere is losing its impact, Bill Gross said.
A tipping point may be coming. A crowded marketplace was already pressuring winemakers to cut prices. Now, the drought is pushing up costs.
Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order slashing water use by 25 percent to deal with a drought that just won't quit. NBC News reports.
The government for the first time revealed how many people have signed up for HealthCare.gov plans during a special enrollment period.