Stocks advanced for a fourth day, pushing the S&P 500 to a record high, as the number of people seeking new jobless benefits remains at a multi-year low.
The S&P 500 closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine.
Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets Wednesday.
Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year and will again be met by rising supplies from the U.S. and Canada, further eroding OPEC's market share.
Germany's Commerzbank is expected to pay up to $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions.
Successful IPOs for JD.com and Tuniu show Chinese companies are back in favor with global investors. But the real buzz is for Alibaba's IPO this summer.
You think Washington's plan to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is ambitious? A $25 an hour plan goes up for a vote on May 18 in Switzerland.
Swedes happily accept high taxes -- an average of 44% for income, 25% for sales -- as the natural price of a government that looks out for their well-being.
The Great Recession did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling globally, and they haven't rebounded.
A new report says China will end the United States' 142-year reign as global economic top dog in 2014, but economists -- and China itself -- have doubts.
A new ranking of the competitiveness of the world's top 25 exporting countries says the United States is once again a rising star of global manufacturing.
It's cheaper to send American cotton abroad to make clothing, making it difficult for Brooklyn Industries to sew its name onto clothing and really mean it.
Wholesale inventories rose at a slower pace in February, which could support views that restocking won't help the economy in the first quarter.
Stocks ended Friday in positive territory, but they gave up most of their gains as investors grew scared of what might happen this weekend in Crimea.
Fourth-quarter GDP was revised higher and jobless claims declined, but stocks drifted lower Thursday as investors remained nervous about Russia.
Stocks Tuesday added to Monday's big gains, showing the markets are not afraid of Vladimir Putin. Instead, investors focused on some more upbeat economic news.
With little news about China's economy or the Ukraine crisis, markets lacked a clear direction Wednesday. But for two small biotech stocks, the direction was straight up.
Bitcoin and businesses surrounding it have had it tough lately. But allow us to present two reasons not to count out the virtual currency yet: Marc Andreessen and Fred Wilson.
The trade deficit in the U.S. was little changed in January as exports and imports grew, a sign economies throughout the globe are picking up.
Dorian Nakamoto says he isn't the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
The path toward U.S. energy independence, made possible by a boom in shale oil, will be much harder than it seems.