November 20, 2012 Hewlett-Packard wiped that huge amount of money off its books last quarter, it says, because of problems with the finances of a British software company it bought last year.
November 20, 2012 This year American consumers are expected to take advantage of retailers' holiday promotions and spend big on gifts for themselves. Fifty-nine percent of shoppers polled plan to "self-gift" — the highest number in a retail industry survey's 10-year history.
November 19, 2012 According to a bankruptcy judge, Hostess and the major union representing its workers need to try to mediate their differences before the company can be liquidated. So maybe the company's taste treats won't disappear anytime soon.
November 19, 2012 Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.
November 19, 2012 The U.S. government may soon owe more money to Japan than it owes to China. Here's what that means for the U.S., China, and the rest of the world.
November 19, 2012 Sales of existing homes rose again in October. Meanwhile, home builders are the most confident they've been in more than six years. Taken together, the reports are the latest signs that the housing sector is on the mend.