U.S. home sales rise slightly to 4.97 million in April, their highest level in 3 1/2 years, as inventories jump.
Stocks closed down 1 percent after the minutes from the last Fed policy setting meeting suggested the central bank could begin tapering bond purchases sooner than the market expects.
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. job market remains weak, and it is too soon to end its stimulus. Stocks spiked on his comments.
As EU regulators mull introducing the world's strictest bonus cap, the president of the European parliament told CNBC that the plan could put pressure on the U.S. to follow suit.
Microsoft unveiled its long-anticipated next generation console Xbox One on Tuesday, but it was its inclusion of live TV, rather than its gaming capabilities that set tongues wagging.
Despite all the negative headlines, Chinese investment in the US hit an all-time record in 2012: $6.5 billion. It will likely surpass that level in 2013.
Duracell is making a push in wireless charging, working with partners to try and do for public gadget power what Intel did for public WiFi.
Market rallies have to end sometime for sure, but history suggests the current one, despite its seemingly bloated nature, doesn't have to end soon.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
College administrators better take a hard look at what they're offering students if they hope to weather a coming online storm, says a former Secretary of Education.
U.S. stock market futures indicated a higher opening on Wednesday, ahead of a closely-watched speech by Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day and what they're looking out for Wednesday.
Lowe's reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, sending shares lower in pre-market trading.
Even as Apple faced a grilling from lawmakers over its tax avoidance schemes, two more companies revealed they would move jurisdictions to lighten their tax burden.
The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.
BlackBerry no longer owns the fast-paced, innovative smartphone world but the company, whose email-on-your-hip devices once revolutionized the industry, now aims to run it.
Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report into social media networks shows, while Facebook is losing market share to its quick-messaging rival.
The best performing U.S. stocks in the current quarter are those that lagged the market from January to March, according to an analysis by Bespoke Investment Group,the FT reports.
Find out what The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath thinks Bernanke will say before Congress on Wednesday.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy. However, both European and U.S. shares pared some gains after Bernanke's more hawkish comments in the Q&A session.