Nov 18- Willis Group Holdings is considering increasing its offer for Towers Watson& Co after failing to muster enough shareholder support for its $18 billion merger with the human resources consultancy, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Earlier today, Towers Watson said it planned to reconvene the shareholder meeting on Friday.» Read More
Ben Lawsky, New York state's superintendent of financial services, talks with CNBC's Kate Kelly about the financial regulatory landscape, saying, "We want banks to do business, but not funny business."
The Bloomberg terminal privacy breach puts the firm in an awkward situation: Explaining itself to Wall Street clients.
The Fed and Treasury are examining the extent to which Bloomberg journalists tracked usage of Bloomberg terminals.
Wal-Mart entered India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million bet on a consultancy with no employees, no profits, and a scant $14,000 in revenue.
It’s been a tough slog in Cubeville the past few years but don’t cry in that beer you had to buy with your own money just yet – the office holiday party is making a comeback!
Have you ever thrown a coworker in a lagoon at the office party? Here are some of the most outrageous things people have done at office parties.
Vince Heaney author from the Centre for the study of Financial Innovation, talks to CNBC about the importance of independent research following the Hewlett Packard/ Autonomy debacle.
A new study out today in The New England Journal of Medicine finds statin use reduces the risk of death from cancer. Dr. Lori Mosca of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, offers insight on the drug and its side effects.
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The teeth are pretty sharp on Wall Street but Father Sebastiaan van Houten, professional fang maker, makes them even sharper. Hsssssss!
Call it "playing hooky," "taking a mental health day" or "pulling a Ferris Bueller," but any way you slice it, there are fibbers among us who call in sick when they are not. Here are some of the most outrageous excuses.
One of the most popular — and already among the most funded — projects on Kickstarter is the Ostrich pillow, a hilarious yet practical product that gives you an instant napping environment — anywhere!
Here's a low-overhead business: Selling New York City tap water! Yep, you wish you'd thought of it yourself, amiright?!
Who's going to win the 2012 presidential election — Obama or Romney? We check in wit the Halloween mask indicator, which has been eerily accurate, to find out!
After one pig industry group predicted a bacon shortage, Major League Eating reacted swiftly, issuing a ban on all bacon-eating contests.
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One pig industry group is predicting a bacon — gasp! — shortage. Could it happen here in America? If it did, what would happen to society — looting, rioting? Bacon-related violence?!
When you think of hazardous golf courses, you think of lakes, sand traps and maybe the occasional lightning. But here’s one hazard you probably didn’t think of — playing on prison grounds! Plus, crocodiles and "vampire deer."
What would people give for bacon? One man set out on cross-country adventure with no money, no credit cards, nothing but a trailer full of bacon to find out!