Richard Mellon Scaife, the grand-nephew of Andrew Mellon, has died.» Read More
WASHINGTON-- Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-weak economy. The Fed needs to drive down long-term borrowing rates because the economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of Indiana.
Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
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While the July unemployment figure rose a tenth of a point from June to 8.3 percent, the government says 44 states saw their rates increase.
Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.
If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.
Joe Paterno's legacy has been basically erased, as his statue was removed from Penn State's campus, and more than 100 of his football wins will be "taken off the books," reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been broke for nearly a quarter century. John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, explains what it's like for residents living in a bankrupt town.
San Bernardino, California, has filed for bankruptcy. A look at how the city's problems developed, with Los Angeles Times reporter Phil Willon.
Pennsylvania's sixth largest city may be on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and NBC News political analyst, weighs in.
With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.
The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.
For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.
Don’t count out former Sen. Rick Santorum in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, wealthy backer Foster Friess said Wednesday.
Public workers’ pension funds across the country are increasingly turning to riskier investments in private equity, real estate and hedge funds, and they aren't paying off, reports the New York Times.
With all the kitchen trends now, some homeowners and designers flout the conventions, go with personal taste and choose a look that no one else has. Here are 10 examples.
Punxsutawney Phil has emerged and saw his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
Some of these properties look like they’re straight out of children’s stories, while others look like they belong in a beautifully illustrated vintage children’s book.
The human tragedy that's become the Penn State University child molestation scandal is forcing some high school students to think twice about attending the college—and whether a PSU diploma still has value.
CNBC's Darren Rovell, and Bob Glauber, Newsday NFL columnist, report the latest details on Penn State's child sex abuse cover-up, and the firing of the college's legendary football coach.