Jobless claims tumbled sharply in the latest week, but so did housing starts in August, which plummeted by more than 14 percent.» Read More
People love predictors like the January Barometer, but they shouldn't love them to the point of thinking there's actually a connection to the market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 14,000 for the first time since 2007, but where the blue-chip average goes from here is far from certain. The market needs the Fed to continue its bond-buying program, but eventually it will need to break free from that support if the gains are to be sustained.
Drivers are now paying more to fill up their gas tanks than they ever have at this time of year.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel-winning physicist who survived the uproar after the solar energy company Solyndra went bankrupt, is stepping down.
The second-largest drugmaker in the U.S. said it earned 46 cents per share, compared with 49 cents per share in the same period a year ago.
Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported a higher-than-expected 6 percent increase in quarterly profit Friday on stronger results at its chemical and refining businesses. But oil and gas production fell.
American consumers ignored tax increases and tromped through the winter chill to buy new cars and trucks at an unusually strong pace last month.
A new report shows non-network providers are charging insured patients outrageous out-of-network fees. Doctors fault insurers for reimbursing doctors at far lower rates than before.
Chicken wing prices have spiked, making this year's Super Bowl parties more expensive than last year. Maybe it's time to serve bacon instead of wings!
Last year, Nike paid $1.1 billion to clothe the NFL for the next five years. If it goes well, some analysts estimate it could mean half a billion in revenue for each of those five years. However, the first year has not been without hiccups.
With 82 percent of all directly owned stocks in the United States in the hands of the wealthiest five percent of Americans, the gains from the recent stock market surge will go almost entirely to those who are already rich.
January was the worst month in a very long time for Apple stock. How bad was it?
Zoetis, the largest IPO of a U.S. company since Facebook, is showing strength.
Travelers has been raising insurance premiums for three years because of severe weather patterns, said Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman told CNBC.
In a positive sign for the economy, a new report showed that the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up while a separate report showed that construction spending rose last month.
U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly improved in January as Americans felt Washington's deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" at the beginning of the year boded well for the economy, a new survey showed.
Pfizer's animal health subsidiary Zoetis raised $2.2 billion in its public offering on Thursday, becoming the largest IPO from a U.S. company since Facebook.
Payrolls rose 157,000 while the unemployment rate edged higher to 7.9 percent, news unlikely to alter the Fed's monetary policy.
If Congress can't agree on a deficit-reduction plan soon, vacationers heading to the country's national parks this spring and summer could find reduced staffs, shorter visiting hours and even closings.
Chevron posted a rise in quarterly profit as its refining arm managed to improve earnings despite the crippling of the company's oldest refinery last August.
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No matter which way Scotland votes on independence, experts say kilt prices won't go akilter.
It's billed as "the "most powerful muscle car ever," and its maker sounds satisfied with its EPA ratings, USA Today reports.
Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but Issac from 'The Love Boat' isn't worried. NBC News reports.
The sharks let this entrepreneur sweat it out, while they consider whether they should invest in his product.
These entrepreneurs weigh competing offers from the Sharks in a somewhat stressful clip.
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