WASHINGTON— The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration proposal being issued Thursday would ban sales to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.» Read More
Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the metrics on May's factory orders, which were up 0.8%, right around expectations.
Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.
For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure. So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports one of the government's largest agencies is on the brink of disaster. But just how big is the post office and should it be taken private, with David Callahan, DEMOS co-founder, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
Greece is the bad penny that keeps cropping up at inconvenient moments. We’d desperately like to forget Greece. Farr has been writing about it for 18 months with all of these depressing comments, and it seems to be among the things blamed for market down days.
A British teenager has been arrested by officers investigating the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups, believed to be responsible for attacks on Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency and News Corp.
Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.
The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.
The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?
Health-conscious U.S. consumers are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called superfruits annually, even as critics contend their nutritional benefits are overblown and, in some cases, nonexistent.
CNBC's David Faber reports Nasdaq/ICE withdraws it's unsolicited bid for the NYSE.
Discussing the FCC's new emergency alert system and how the agency plans to keep an eye on the lightening fast changes in technology, with Julian Genachowski, FCC chairman.
Osama bin Laden may be dead but could the threat of terror against Wall Street push America's fragile economy over the edge? CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on what Congress might do.
CNBC's Kate Kelly with latest details on the brewing stand-off between the government and Wall Street over AIG's massive re-IPO.
Discussing whether it is time to get rid of highly-paid federal employees, with Jack Burkman, J.M. Burkman attorney and Jerry Zandstra, GOP strategist.
CNBC's John Harwood & Hampton Pearson with updates from President Obama on Bin Laden's death, and the effects on national security.
Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.
With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,