Consumer sentiment dipped modestly in early March, entirely due to reduced expectations for the future, a survey showed.» Read More
Millions of people who can't find a full-time job are taking anything that pays them under the table, and in turn are helping to boost consumption, say analysts.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods recorded their biggest drop in seven months and a gauge of planned business spending rose modestly, adding to signs of a slowdown.
A 20-month-old program at the Securities and Exchange Commission has had big successes, but it faces challenges.
In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Mint said it has suspended sales of its one-tenth ounce American Eagle gold bullion coins as surging demand after bullion's plunge to two-year lows depleted inventory.
Apple's disappointing forward guidance spells trouble for its Asian suppliers, analysts say.
A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.
Apple shares turned lower in the after-hours after earnings beat and the firm doubled the amount of cash it will return to shareholders. But its outlook fell short.
AT&T reported a decline in revenue, but added more wireless subscribers than expected, driven by sales of tablet computers with cellular connections. Shares fell after-hours.
Yum Brands beat on earnings, while revenue was just shy of forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.
In the days since last Monday's bombings, sales have slowed to a trickle at some stores and businesses in the area around the bombings. And that's money some won't likely recoup.
Steve Jobs' death, competition from Samsung, and failure to innovate have been blamed for Apple's stock plunge. The real reason may be much less obvious.
College-educated Millennials have a slightly different set of expectations about the workplace, and employers need to make changes or risk losing the best new workers. NBC News reports.
Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.
Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.
In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.
In the latest sign that Twitter's advertising business is coming of age, it inked its first multi-year upfront ad commitment with ad giant Publicis' Starcom Media Vest.
Wal-Mart Stores said that members of its board's audit committee were paid more due to extra work they had to take on to handle an ongoing investigation into alleged bribery.
Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of MF Global Holdings, was sued by the trustee for the futures and commodities brokerage, who accused him of contributing to the company's October 2011 bankruptcy.
Though the next 5 billion people who connect to the Internet will experience a better quality of life, technological advances can also "empower some evil people," Google's Eric Schmidt told CNBC.
A mystery tech billionaire has just purchased the most valuable life insurance policy ever. It's worth $201 million.
A lot of people think of it as an Old Boys Club but the truth is, Wall Street likes to hire 'em young, says former trader Raj Mahal.
Ron Insana is seeing very concrete signs of economic improvement around the US — and that's good news for the market.
Sophie Miller, Boston University College Republicans; Alex Smith, College Republican National Committee chair; Michael Maisel, New York University student Democrat, provide perspective on millennial enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
How to play geopolitical uncertainties, with John Rutledge, Safanad chief investment strategist; Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories; and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett.
NBC's Tom Costello reports the latest details on the missing Malaysia Flight 307. The Indian Ocean is the newest focus for the missing plane.