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College students have a better chance of getting aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.
A bipartisan bill that would lower the costs of borrowing for millions of students is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.
Traders are looking past ISM manufacturing data and weekly jobless claims, to the July nonfarm payrolls because it will be key in the Fed's decision making process.
The U.S. economy has the ability to grow at a rate of 3-4 percent if policy makers removed the obstructions, says former Fed governor Robert Heller.
President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin as the U.S. Treasury Department's No. 2 official, two sources familiar with the process said on Wednesday.
Money isn't the only factor when it comes to some recent graduates' decision to try and make an impact on American communities.
Some politicians find polling to be a little old fashioned, so they're using big data to see what the public thinks about them.
Sick of high U.S. corporate taxes? Here's how some companies are slashing their tax bill by 10%, 20%—or more.
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about today's Federal Reserve statement.
For a variety of reasons, most economists take a dim view of how effective an entertainment boycott of Florida would be.
Interest rates will hold near zero and the Federal Reserve will continue buying $85 billion in bonds every month while the economy continues to improve at a "modest" pace.
Leather goods maker and retailer Coach reported weak sales in North America and the departures of its chief operating officer and the head of its North American business.
The battle over Herbalife intensified as George Soros has taken a large long position in the nutritional supplements maker, according to sources.
President Barack Obama pushed back against critics who complain that his former economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was not aggressive enough in seeking economic stimulus in 2009.
A court decision on Wednesday supporting a ruling that video game maker EA did not have permission to use images of NCAA athletes could have big implications for college sports.
They say you can never be too rich or too thin. But a poll finds that only 28 percent of Americans would be willing to gain 25 pounds to get out of debt.
A federal appeals court held that using a cellphone is "entirely voluntarily," so individuals who have them have forfeited the right to records showing where they have been used.
The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.
Before anyone gets too excited about job prospects for July, a data firm is reporting that payroll growth was much slower than expected.
Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.
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 "Divergent" franchise potential.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports.