The day of reckoning in Chicago is approaching, putting Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a difficult position with unions.» Read More
Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire have limited access to bathrooms, food and hot coffee, but also a new destination: Mobile, Ala.
A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.
Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.
Guests at one New Jersey casino will be the first in the U.S. to place bets with the click of their television remote controls.
Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat in January, as entrepreneurs failed to recoup losses sparked by December's scare about the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the NFIB.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether tiny fiber-like formations inside lithium-ion batteries could have played a role in battery failures on two Boeing 787s.
President Obama's State of the Union Address represents his largest opportunity to sway the public and Congress behind his goal for "balanced" deficit reduction, according to his longtime strategist David Axelrod.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday could drive market focus straight to the next skirmish in the budget and deficit battle with Congress, depending on his tone.
Private equity firm Carlyle Group recently approached Nasdaq OMX Group about taking the exchange operator private, but the talks fell apart over a disagreement on price, sources familiar with the deal said on Monday.
Dish Chairman and co-founder Charles Ergen insists: "I don't want to kill ads, I think advertising is great." Instead, he says he wants fewer, more effective and more expensive ads, to yield a better experience for consumers, and prevent cord-cutting and piracy.
The first "pay-by-tweet" service has been launched on Twitter, with American Express introducing a service on Monday that lets its cardholders buy products simply by sending a short message.
The PIMCO Total Return Fund, decreased its mortgage holdings to its lowest level since mid-2011, ahead of the prospect of higher interest rates and emerging inflationary pressures.
Venezuela's latest currency devaluation will hurt a range of U.S. and European companies that sell to consumers in the country, as state-imposed price controls make it more difficult for those companies to protect their profits.
Behind the scenes and on the Lincoln Center runway at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show for the Fall 2013 season.
A new report by a non-profit government watchdog group says former SEC employees, hired away from the Commission by the private sector, "routinely" help their new employers to influence the agency and blunt SEC enforcement actions.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told CNBC that a recent New York Times article claiming that cold weather cuts the mileage on the Tesla electric car is bogus. The Times shot back that the allegations were "flatly untrue."
U.S. oil and gas production is evolving so rapidly—and demand is dropping so quickly—that in just five years the U.S. may no longer need to buy oil from any source but Canada, according to Citigroup.
Five percent of U.S. consumers have an error on their credit report that "could lead to them paying more for products such as auto loans and insurance," the Federal Trade Commission said Monday, as it issued a long-awaited study of credit report accuracy.
After more than a year of courtship, US Airways is just days from finally merging with American Airlines, and some are wondering if this is the end of the line for the run-up in airline stocks.
The automatic government spending cuts are the best chance to ever reduce defense spending, former DNC chairman Howard Dean told CNBC.
Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.
Will the arms race in baseball finally come to a breaking point? Will the NFL regain its mojo? What lies ahead in sports is not a sure bet.
A man born to wealthy parents was awarded about $371,000 in damages after accidentally being switched with another baby 60 years ago, NBC reports.
Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch senior columnist, discusses Black Friday sales. Hulbert says regardless of Black Friday weekend, the seasonal tendency is for consumers to buy in the last week of December.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on consumer spending and the disappointing holiday sales numbers thus far.
CNBC's Jon Fortt digs into the rumors of a China Mobile-Apple deal and what that means to Apple's pricing and revenue.