SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold languished near a six-week low on Monday, unable to recover from a three-day losing streak, as the dollar gained on signs of stabilisation in the U.S. economy, and fears the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest rates. *Spot gold was firm at $1,178.50 an ounce by 0042 GMT, not far from a six-week low of $1,170.20 reached on Friday.» Read More
A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.
Forcing hospital workers to be vaccinated for the flu as a condition of employment is not a prescription for losing employees, according to a new study.
A misfired email from an IRS worker in Cincinnati three years ago alerted IRS officials in Washington to the extra scrutiny given to conservative groups, according to what the worker told congressional investigators.
While the end of easy monetary policy has been cast as the great enemy of stocks, for some tapering can't happen soon enough.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details of a report that says the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies.
The Washington Post reports the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
According to reports, a top secret court order allows the National Security Agency to collect telephone records for million of Verizon customers, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.
The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.
Companies hit by a cyberattack may soon choose to hack the thieves to retrieve stolen data, a former CIA director said at a forum in Washington.
The now infamous 2010 IRS conference featured $135,000 in spending on speakers like a "happiness expert" and a session titled "Leadership Through Art," sources told NBC News.
The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.
Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.
The fiscal picture for states is brightening, but mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded pensions cloud the long-term outlook.
A battle between French luxury-handbag makers went public with regulators seeking the maximum fine for the Louis Vuitton owner for failing to disclose moves to build a stake in Hermes.
The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.
Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.
Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.
Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui International have voluntarily submitted their merger agreement to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.