A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.
People who long had the toughest time affording health insurance—young adults, Latinos and the poor—have seen big drops in their uninsured rates.
Costco Wholesale reported a 6 percent rise in June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher fuel prices.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says investors are "nervous" about the tight peripheral yield spreads.
IBM announced it will invest $3 billion in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough.
Poverty-stricken, traffic-clogged and crime-ridden aren't characteristics you would typically associate with costly cities.
Markets took some reassurance from the Fed's meeting minutes that while its bond buying is ending, the Fed will move slowly to raise interest rates.
The BoE left interest rates and its asset purchase target unchanged amid concerns that a strong sterling is choking off an economic recovery.
Family Dollar's earnings fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.
Increasing demand from low-cost airlines and booming airline travel in Asia – China in particular – drove Boeing to raise its forecast for new planes.
China hackers broke into networks that house information of federal employees, targeting employees who applied for top-secret security clearances.
The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.
Israel's aerial assault on Gaza is now in its third day, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the unrest.
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In his quest to fend off a hostile takeover attempt, has Allergan CEO David Pyott got something powerful up his sleeve?
The UK said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain the data of users for a year.
Not just Google's Larry Page but everyday millionaires, who you'd guess would preach the religion of long hours, think our workweek should be shorter.
China released improved trade data that missed expectations on Thursday, figures that suggest external demand remains weak and domestic recovery fragile, analysts say.
China will overtake the U.K. and Japan to become the second-largest global equity market by 2030, a report by investment bank Credit Suisse says.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first budget, due Thursday, will tell investors whether India's market has room to run.