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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.
Decent rates are not a thing of the past, thanks to a group dedicated to giving local banks an even chance against the big boys.
Concern is growing about risks to U.S.-based multinationals in a country where American audit regulators are locked out by the Chinese government and bribery and fraud are routine.
Housing will not be an "exciting market" over the next five years, Yale's Prof. Robert Shiller told CNBC.
A tornado tore through three counties in south-central Mississippi on Sunday, injuring at least 10 people, ripping roofs off houses and damaging several buildings at the University of Southern Mississippi, authorities said.
The Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship owned by Carnival under its Carnival Cruise Lines brand, was adrift 150 miles (241 kilometers) off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Sunday after a fire that caused no injuries, the company said in a statement.
You can cross one major trophy off the list for fun at the Grammy Awards. The pop-rockers won song of the year for their transcendent anthem, "We Are Young."
The U.S. Northeast started digging out on Sunday after a blizzard dumped up to 40 inches (1 meter) of snow with hurricane force winds, killing at least nine people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
Signals from Apple's executive suite increasingly point to an announcement soon of a dividend increase.
President Obama on Tuesday will seek to move beyond the politics of the moment to define a second-term agenda built around restoring economic prosperity to the middle class, using his State of the Union address to unveil initiatives in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing.
Whether "sequestration" happens or not, money will likely keep flowing into stocks, say analysts.
US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.
New York state and Connecticut declared states of emergency, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home.
With some 2,000 people still without power from Hurricane Sandy, the question for many is whether energy companies along the Northeast are better prepared for Nemo.
Airlines canceled thousands of flights and issued waivers, as travel disruptions from a major Northeast blizzard rippled across the U.S. Friday. Some Amtrak service was also halted.
It's time for a stormy rerun -- not only of wind and heavy precipitation, but also of long lines at gas stations.
Penny Pritzker, a possible nominee for commerce secretary, has never been comfortable with the title "billionaire." Her wealth could also be an odd fit in the Obama White House.
Automatic government spending cuts due to go into effect March 1 unless Congress acts. The effect of the reductions would slash non-defense programs by 9 percent across the board and defense programs by 13 percent, the White House said.
Nelson Mandela overcame oppression to become an icon of the 20th century. Here are some key events in his life.
Pro athletes often burn through big contracts. Philadelphia 76er phenom Michael Carter-Williams has an extreme response.
Lululemon said it is implausible to believe it intended to sell hundreds of thousands of nearly sheer yoga pants.
CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop reports sentiment from South Africa after news that former President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.
Michael Burns, vice chair of Lionsgate, feels very good about the "Hunger Games" franchise potential.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports.