Jobless claims tumbled sharply in the latest week, but so did housing starts in August, which plummeted by more than 14 percent.» Read More
The number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011 as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs.
Dell is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned the US will hit the debt ceiling in February or March and urged Congress to act quickly.
President Obama warned Congress on Monday that it must raise the debt ceiling or risk a "self-inflicted wound on the economy."
Although the "fiscal cliff" deal made "some progress" in resolving the nation's debt problem, "we're not out of the woods yet," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
The sting from higher taxes in your first 2013 paycheck is also going to sting the economy this year, particularly in the first quarter.
There will be a four-year struggle to rein in President Barack Obama's crazy spending, tax advocate Grover Norquist told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.
Obama lists lots of things will have to be cut if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. But payments on government bonds aren't one of them.
If we didn't have so much else to worry about perhaps we could focus on the fact that we are a nation of messy desks. How messy are we? I asked you to send photos, and you did.
A growing number of empty homes are not actually foreclosures. The borrowers still own them, whether they know it or not.
Home prices, which rose more than seven percent last year, will rise 6 percent in 2013, market researcher CoreLogic predicts in a report on Monday.
Sixty-five is the normal retirement age, but many Americans are working much later in life, and not just because they need the money.
The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX)are racing to avert a Feb. 7th strike of 14,500 longshoremen members in 14 major East Coast ports, including hubs in New York and New Jersey.
The Falcons would certainly gain unprecedented credibility, and there is no doubt it would lead to more ticket and apparel sales.
A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.
A new survey reveals 53 percent of fliers would pay for a hot meal in coach, with a price tag of $5 most popular. Most airlines currently sell only cold snacks in economy, with some offering deluxe first-class meals for about $20.
Ford's turnaround plan is "clearly working," Ford CEO Alan Mulally said in a First on CNBC interview on Monday from the Detroit Auto Show.
Coca-Cola plans to wade into the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health, using a series of new ads.
Oracle released an update to its Java software on Sunday, but experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing crimes.
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Ivan Schneider was 36 when he bought "the prettiest" Jaguar XKE convertible. Now 82, he's finally getting his hot wheels back.
Major sponsors have made public statements criticizing the NFL over its handling of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Will it work?
Members of Scotland's best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the markets seem to be pricing in a "no vote" in regards to Scotland's independence vote from the United Kingdom. Caruso-Cabrera discusses the fate of the UK's national flag.
Art Cashin of UBS assesses the extent of the Alibaba effect in the stock market, and thinks Friday's open and close will be amazing as quarterly options expire and Alibaba's IPO takes place.
CNBC's Steve Liesman rounds up Thursday's economic data, including lower than estimated August housing starts at 956,000, as well as the market's reaction to the Fed's rate decision