| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
California will report on Friday how the labor market performed in December. Economists are keeping an especially close eye following a lackluster national jobs report for the last month of 2013.
The government said this month that U.S. employers...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:44 PM
WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy.
On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
United Technologies Corp. declined on Monday to discuss published reports that it is considering a sale or spinoff of Sikorsky Aircraft, which faces challenges in an era of lower Pentagon spending for helicopters.
Defense News, which first reported the...
| Jan 29, 2014
The year began with a kick in the gut for investors who were soothed by the enormous climb in the stock market in 2013.
Although the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 90 points Tuesday, investors remain unnerved by the sudden 4 percent decline in...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet.
The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:09 AM
British authorities on Monday charged three former Barclays Bank employees with fraud for allegedly rigging a key interest rate in the run-up to the financial crisis.
The country's Serious Fraud Office said it filed criminal charges against Peter...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:48 PM
State Republicans have hammered Democrats and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for heavy fundraising from executives whose companies do business with the state and thus are banned by law from contributing to Connecticut political committees and candidates for...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:12 PM
MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a better-than-expected nine-fold rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower claims and a smaller loss on its derivatives program.
MetLife, whose shares were up about 1 percent after the bell, has long...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Maryland has long been considered among the bluest of blue states, firmly in the Democratic camp. Its recent progressive record on social justice has only further burnished that reputation: passing the Dream Act to allow in-state college tuition —...
| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...