It's been nine years since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The Fed begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday to decide whether its time to raise rates.
New federal rules would make millions more workers eligible for overtime. Some employers say they'll be forced to cut costs through furloughs or converting salaried positions to hourly.
The last time the Federal Reserve raised interest rates Lance Armstrong was a hero and Lehman Brothers was a thriving investment bank. This week, the Fed may raise a key interest rate for the first time since 2006. By keeping interest rates near zero for so long, the Fed may have prevented the ultimate financial catastrophe. Is it finally time to take off the economy's training wheels?
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, visited Florida Tuesday to announce his other company, Blue Origin, will launch rockets from Cape Canaveral. He created his private space firm 15 years ago.
Tassler has been at the helm of the most-watched broadcast network's drama, comedy and late-night offerings since 2004. It's a surprising development at a network known for executive stability.
As the enrollment window opens for employer-provided health insurance, workers may see changes for wellness programs, dependents' coverage and specialty drugs that could be costly.
Nicaragua's civil war and dictatorship exacerbated social problems and economic disparity. But the richest and the poorest eat vigorón, a hearty dish of yucca and pork, side by side.
The announcement is welcome news for political campaigns, which all want to make it as seamless as possible for supporters to turn over their money and personal information.
This week, the Federal Reserve will be making decisions that could affect your ability to borrow. But because it works behind closed doors, it can seem mysterious. Here's what the Fed is and does.
The Food and Drug Administration exercised its regulatory power to compel a tobacco company to stop selling cigarettes after the maker failed to show they don't raise new public health issues.
In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.
Cyber thieves steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year from the bank accounts of U.S. businesses. Many business owners are surprised to find out their bank is not obliged to make them whole.
His candidacy has floundered, so the Wisconsin governor is going back to what made him a hero to Republicans — taking on labor unions. But his sweeping efforts will likely run into stiff resistance.
The Obama administration announced big changes Monday to help students fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid, predicting hundreds of thousands more students will get help as a result.
New safety regulations and a slump in oil prices means tens of thousands of railroad tank cars are being taken out of service. Railroads are scrambling to find space to store unwanted oil trains.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief train line travels from Los Angeles all the way to Chicago. Despite its nostalgic charm, the Chief is now under threat of closure.
This year, as many as 50 percent of the pistachios harvested in California could be hollow inside. Blame it on drought, heat and weather changes that are messing with male trees' virility.
Economic news coming out of China often rattles or rallies global markets. But how reliable is that news? It turns out basic measures like Gross National Product may be far from accurate.
One argument holds that migrants arriving in Europe is good for countries with an aging labor force and vast government debt. Steve Inskeep talks to Oliver August of The Economist about this idea.
With Vice President Biden at his side, Gov. Cuomo announced a plan to raise his state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. New York could become the first state to raise the minimum wage for everyone.