The CEO of one of America's most powerful financial companies said Sunday that CEOs have some attributes that would serve a president well, but running the country might be better left to a politician.
The highest-paid athletes today are far wealthier than they were 20 years ago, and fewer Americans rank among the top earners, according to a study from Forbes.
The Treasury Department is on track to announce by the end of this year which woman will become the first on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars that the agency said are intentionally violating clean air laws by using software that evades EPA emissions standards.
Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009, the company said Friday.
Rising home values drove a modest increase in Americans' household wealth to a new high of $85.7 trillion in the April-June quarter.
Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.
An index of future U.S. economic health edged up slightly in August after a flat reading in July. The outcome in both months signaled economic growth could be moderating.
The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000. That's the lowest level since July, when applications plunged to a 41-year low.
Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 employees to meet increased shopping demand over the holiday season.
Hispanics have enormous buying power - $1.4 trillion, according to an estimate by market research company Nielsen. Large companies such as NxStage have taken notice - and so have smaller firms.
Builders broke ground on fewer houses and apartment complexes in August, a possible sign that the housing market may be levelling off after accelerating for much of the year.
U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, marking the first decline in seven months and fueled by a big drop in gasoline prices.
The holidays are still months away, but retailers and shipping companies have begun announcing their hiring plans for the busy holiday season.