The S&P 500 closed higher for the seventh-consecutive session Thursday after crossing above the 1,500 level for the first time since December 2007, but Apple ended near session lows, putting a damper on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, startups are hoping for on an immigration overhaul to help them attract highly skilled foreign workers.
"I'm very confident that we will do the Muhammad Ali thing in round 8…Wednesday is round 8," RIM's CEO said at a debate in Davos. Ali won a fight with a knockout in the eighth round.
While federal authorities aggressively pursue individual insider stock trading cases, financial regulators remain years away from being able to peer into "dark pools," the high-tech mechanism that insiders use to conduct secret, advantageous transactions. NBC News reports.
Prevailing wisdom says that Apple's brand is losing share as Samsung cranks out better phones. The data we're getting this week, however, says something different.
Bill Ackman/Carl Icahn clash was so mesmerizing that virtually all productivity on Wall Street stopped. Twitter lit up with reactions, and CNBC started trending.
CNBC's "Death: It's a Living" Premieres on Thursday, January 31st at 9pm ET/PT
Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 adding to their recent multi-year gains, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings and amid hope for a deal on the debt ceiling.
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As the financial crisis in Europe and the U.S. forces governments to reduce budgets, entitlement policies have been cut and income inequality has increased.
Despite a weak global economy, Hilton Hotels has been aggressively expanding its international presence and sees opportunities in China, president of development Ian Carter told CNBC.
With tacit support from President Barack Obama, the GOP-controlled House approved an extension of the debt ceiling Wednesday, heading off an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least four months.
The index has not traded above 1,500 since Dec. 12, 2007, just months before the implosion of big Wall Street banks. While many traders usually dismiss the big, round numbers as having little meaning, this mark could be different.
Despite new rules protecting consumers from lenders, there are still many ways buyers can end up paying more than they should.
As business leaders from across the world prepare to touch down in Switzerland, a new survey has revealed that just 18 percent of the public trusts business leaders to tell the truth.
Google reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations, while revenue fell slightly short and its advertising rates fell less than in previous quarters. Shares rose after-hours.
Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.
If you thought alcohol and guns didn't mix, perhaps you should think again. The NRA has a wine club.
State wildlife officials are so frustrated with the prolific and invasive Burmese pythons that on Jan. 12 they began a one-month hunt in South Florida. The NYT reports.
China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert.