by Reuters Jun 24th 2014 6:00AM
In a ruling Monday, the Supreme Court made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud.
Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices.
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make foods less salty, in an effort to reduce the number of health-related deaths.
The U.S. health care system has finished dead last in a comparison of first-world countries, despite vastly outspending those nations on health services.
The government's budget returned to deficit in May after a big April surplus, but the U.S. remains on track to have the smallest deficit since 2008 in 2014.
Bank of America and the government have reached an impasse in negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement related to the bank's mortgage investments.
Two recent Gallup polls say Americans feel the U.S is spending too much on defense and the wrong kind of defense. What do you think?
Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against Carl Icahn and others.
Prisons cost U.S. taxpayers tens of billions a year because, bar none, America locks up more people than anywhere else in the world.
Will the conservatives in Congress who hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau manage to prevent it from protecting U.S. consumers? They'll sure try.
Safety regulators placed extra conditions on construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of rampant defects in the project's southern leg.
Credit Suisse's guilty plea in a high-profile case is being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.
The U.S. charges five Chinese individuals with espionage, saying the individuals in the army spied on and stolen trade secrets of U.S. companies.
Thanks to the federal government and its policies of continual quantitative easing, the average American is $2,414.46 poorer than he or she should be.
Cereal-makers and regulators are doing little to reduce the amount of sugar U.S. kids consume each morning, adding up to about 10 pounds per child per year.
New York state's banking regulator is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from Credit Suisse in its probe of tax evasion involving the Swiss bank.
BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse Group have appealed to U.S. authorities to allow their local subsidiaries to plead guilty to criminal charges they face.
The Postal Service says it lost $1.9 billion during the first quarter and is pleading again for Congress to pass reforms to its financial system.
Lawmakers express concern about combining the top two U.S. cable operators at a hearing to discuss Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable.
The government will resume mailing Social Security statements to some workers beginning in September. Here's how to make the most of your benefit statement.
For the fifth Saturday this year, the White House used the president's weekly address to exhort Republicans to support an increase in the minimum wage.
Declining admissions, greater transparency to patients (thanks to reference pricing) and lower payment rates add up to less money for hospitals.
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama says, besting expectations.