Using stolen names and Social Security numbers, criminals are filing phony electronic tax forms to claim refunds, exploiting a slow-moving federal bureaucracy to collect the money before the fraud is discovered.
As we enter the first stages of real recovery, it is more important than ever, for home owners, buyers and investors, to hone in on local markets to see what is and what is not putting housing back on a strong foundation and which regions are leading or lagging.
Some Fed policymakers think the policy may have to end earlier than promised.
New data show uneven benefits from the economic recovery of 2010-11, with a big rise for the highest earners and little change for others. The New York Times reports.
These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone. The NYT reports.
Singapore may boast of the highest percentage of millionaires in the world, but retiring here is becoming even more difficult for the common man.
The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposed a new tax plan in hopes of finding a middle ground between Democrats and Republicans on deficit reduction.
On Tuesday, CNBC will attempt to recreate the test drive of the Tesla Model S, which has been the subject of a dustup between an NYT reviewer and Tesla’s CEO. Regardless of the outcome, 2013 is shaping up to be as watershed year for the automaker.
Given the beating Apple has taken lately—with many questioning its future—it's important to understand how much television means to Apple.
The nation's debt as a percentage of the economy is going to cause a fiscal storm, Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone told CNBC.
Stocks finished modestly higher across the board Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at their best levels since October 2007, lifted by optimism for more M&A deals and after positive economic data from Europe.
Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson of Planetary Resources see near-Earth asteroids like 2012 DA14 as the next frontier in mining.
Warren Buffett told CNBC Thursday that even after teaming up with 3G Capital Management to acquire Heinz, he's still looking for another big acquisition and has the cash to pay for one.
Severe fiscal tightening in the U.S. will lead to no growth or a contraction in the first two quarters of 2013 and will push unemployment over the 8 percent level, according to Lombard Street Research.
Wal-Mart shares fell Friday, dragging on the retailer sector, after an internal company email, in which an executive said February sales were a "total disaster" so far, leaked out.
A deal involving Bank of America shows how bank bailouts have continued, even if in a much quieter form than in the depths of the financial crisis.
Bernie Madoff says he is frustrated. Writing to CNBC from the federal prison where he is serving a life sentence for his epic fraud, Madoff said he is not getting credit for what he calls his "instrumental" role in returning money to his victims.
Retailers say much of the demand for ammunition is from gun owners who are stockpiling in case certain weapons are banned.
Fewer borrowers are getting into trouble, but an enormous backlog of distress is still moving through the foreclosure system.