US home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.
The board of Yahoo agreed on Sunday to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, a signal of how the company plans to reposition, the NYT reports.
The returns on real estate investment trusts (REITs) were more than three times those of the broader equity market in April, according to a new report.
Americans are driving less, waiting longer to get licensed and are increasingly turning to alternatives to driving such as mass transit or car-sharing programs. NBC News reports.
President Obama said IRS conduct targeting conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny was "inexcusable" and that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller is out.
The company, which was making zero dollars via its mobile-ad platform a year ago, turned things around.
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If you're lucky enough to win the upcoming half-billion-dollar Powerball, you'll also be putting a big smile on Uncle Sam's face. That's because the tax burden will be substantial.
Early Boomers may be on track to retire with enough savings for their golden years, a new Pew study finds. But Gen-Xersare in for a world of hurt.
Dubai Police appear to have secured a rare Bugatti Veyron to add to its supercar fleet, making headlines over the last few weeks. Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim tweeted a picture of the 1001 horsepower car on his verified account.
S&P downgraded Berkshire Hathaway's counterparty credit rating to "double A" from "double A plus" with a negative outlook.
The force is coming to Britain. George Osborne, the U.K. finance minister announced on Friday that the next "Star Wars" film will be made in the country.
Thursday's economic reports featured mostly bad news, with housing starts plunging and jobless claims rising while inflation remained under control.
Virgin chief executive Richard Branson made his debut as a female flight attendant this weekend, donning a stewardess' uniform and serving drinks to passengers after he lost a bet with a fellow airline magnate.
Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews may have to soon share the television spotlight with its fans.
The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.
The 10-year Treasury is facing a huge drop in yield and a flight from risk, one analysis showed.
The world's top search engine announced the music streaming service, which has built-in features to help users discover new music, at its annual developers conference in San Francisco.
The U.S. government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than expected, and faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy, the NYT reports.
Google has reportedly signed licensing deals with Universal Music and Sony Music to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify.