The Washington Post reports the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
According to reports, a top secret court order allows the National Security Agency to collect telephone records for million of Verizon customers, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.
The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.
Companies hit by a cyberattack may soon choose to hack the thieves to retrieve stolen data, a former CIA director said at a forum in Washington.
The now infamous 2010 IRS conference featured $135,000 in spending on speakers like a "happiness expert" and a session titled "Leadership Through Art," sources told NBC News.
The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.
Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.
The fiscal picture for states is brightening, but mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded pensions cloud the long-term outlook.
A battle between French luxury-handbag makers went public with regulators seeking the maximum fine for the Louis Vuitton owner for failing to disclose moves to build a stake in Hermes.
The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.
Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.
Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.
Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui International have voluntarily submitted their merger agreement to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
One of five Liberty head nickels mistakenly struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1913 eventually sold at auction for more than $3 million.
President Obama loses a game of "Touchdown Fever" with Gov. Chris Christie as they tour a rebuilt part of the Jersey shore seven months after Hurricane Sandy washed ashore.
In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.
Tesla described itself as the only American car company to have fully repaid government loans, but Chrysler called that statement "unmistakably incorrect."
The Feds have granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of homes with FHA mortgages in areas devastated by the Oklahoma tornado.