Gap said it would raise the hourly pay for its U.S. employees, while Wal-Mart Stores said it remains "neutral" on the issue of minimum wage.
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Futures soared on forecasts of another polar vortex descending on North America and unusually cold temperatures in March.
Nigeria's president on Thursday suspended the governor of the country's central bank for "financial misconduct".
Robocoin on Thursday is unveiling its first bitcoin ATM in the U.S., in Austin Texas.
Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?
2014 may be the year electric car company Tesla Motors takes the world by storm.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin announced that he was donating $150 million to Harvard. The NYT reports.
Flush with cash and wary of market volatility, wealthy investors increasingly are buying rare coins and other so-called treasure assets, say advisors.
Jillert Anema says America's weak speedskating performance comes from a lack of competition and support for skaters in the U.S.
Netherlands speedskating coach Jillert Anema said the U.S. can blame its poor performance in Olympic speedskating events on football.
Some regions, including California and Michigan, saw monthly house payments rise by 50 percent from a year ago.
Wal-Mart forecast a lower full-year profit than analysts expect, as fewer food stamps, higher taxes and tighter credit erode its sales.
The number of Americans filing for new unemployment claims fell last week, pointing to improving jobs markets.
The University of Maryland is offering one year of free credit monitoring to anyone affected by the breach.
Your 50s are an optimum time to boost retirement savings, thanks to higher disposable income, pay and tax-deferred contribution limits.
Google may offer broadband Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion amid tough competition.
The euro zone's private sector expanded in February with growth still close to the currency bloc's two and a half year high, but France bucked the trend, prompting concern over its economic growth at the start of 2014.
Eric Corti accepted a deal on "Shark Tank" but then decided not to proceed. He explains why he believes it was the right move.
Singapore and Hong Kong housing has risen relentlessly for years, but now both cities face a double-whammy of higher interest rates and a supply surge.