The homespun world of cookies sold by little girls is now controlled by conglomerates. Did you hear about the forced overtime or the Thin Mints shortage?
Existing home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather.
Stocks rose Friday on Wall Street, pushing the Nasdaq to a fresh 15-year high and helping the S&P 500 to snap a three-week streak of losses.
Retirees usually downsize because they no longer need a large home. Lately, more retirees are upgrading instead.
The day will come when the Fed nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Here's what may happen next.
All 10 S&P sectors rise as the Federal Reserve removes the word patient from its language on when to raise interest rates.
The Federal Reserve moved a step closer Wednesday to a much anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by removing the word patient from its language.
Starbucks defends its new 'Race Together' campaign that has been criticized for being naive and even using racial tensions to boost its bottom line.
The head of Google's (X) division talks about testing driverless cars and delivery drones as South by Southwest moves on from music to talk tech.
The Moneyball Economist has a contrarian definition of luxury, involving gambling revenues, illegal recreational drug sales and, yes, prostitution.
Disney's Hollywood Studios is going in for an extreme makeover, probably starting with its name and replacing all those closed attractions.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell Tuesday as commodity-related shares declined and nervousness increased ahead of a Fed statement, while the Nasdaq edged higher.
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening job market, its task is getting more complicated.
Federal agencies set a new record for improper payments last year, shelling out $125 billion in questionable benefits after years of declines.
Housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year last month, likely as harsh weather kept builders at bay, a temporary setback for the housing market.
U.S. stocks rallied Monday as the dollar eased back from its recent rally and worries softened about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Surrounding this week's Fed policy meeting is the expectation that it will no longer use 'patient' to describe its stance on raising interest rates.
More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. Here's how you can.
Blackstone agrees to buy the former Sears Tower in a deal that features an observation deck as a tourist attraction and unique revenue stream.
Fuel demand in Texas is growing strongly as lower oil prices encourage motorists to use their vehicles more and buy larger replacements.
If you have your heart set on buying a home in one of the nation's most desirable big cities, you may to resign yourself to being a renter. Maybe forever.
Producer prices unexpectedly fell in February, pointing to muted inflation pressures that could argue against an anticipated Fed rate hike in June.
Saving a down payment can be a huge obstacle to homeownership. An innovative program in New Mexico is helping homebuyers and keeping default rates low.
Wall Street comes off an extended decline, with bank stocks moving higher after Fed stress tests are announced.
The federal government ran a smaller deficit in February than a year ago but the imbalance for the budget year is still running ahead of last year.