The biggest hurdle to the $4.7 billion acquisition by a Chinese meat producer may be “uproar risk.” In other words, will there be a public outcry about China and food that leads to Cfius or Congress acting?

The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April.


Reports on jobless claims and GDP for the first quarter both reflect an economy experiencing slow growth. The Wall Street Journal’s Mathew Passy chats with Steve Cochrane, Managing Director at Moody’s Analytics.

A drop in government spending dragged more on the U.S. economy than initially thought in the first three months of the year, data indicated.

A Berkshire Hathaway unit will pay $5.6 billion for NV Energy, in another large deal for Warren Buffett in the western United States.

Trading volatility that began last week continued Thursday as weakening of the yen tapered off and investors took stock of signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back stimulus.

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns that the Federal Reserve might start scaling back its stimulus program due to a seeming improvement in the U.S. economy sent Asian stock markets lower Thursday.

The Obama administration issued a rule that employers could reward or penalize employees who meet specific standards related to their health.

Brazil's central bank on Wednesday confronted an increasingly acute policy dilemma with firm hand and clear voice, seeming to throw its customary caution to the wind.

Signals Beijing is preparing to unleash Chinese individual investors on overseas markets may have stock brokers salivating, but it may be a farce.

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's power production unit MidAmerican Energy will pay $5.6 billion for NV Energy Inc , the electric utility that serves Las Vegas and its power-hungry casinos. MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co will purchase NV Energy's …

Nasdaq’s parent company will pay the largest fine ever levied against an exchange for “poor systems and decision making” both before and after the bungled Facebook initial public offering.

Marriage has fallen out of popularity in the U.S. Has the shift in the traditional income norm (the husband makes more than his wife) has contributed to that decline?

CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Cisco's CEO John Chambers about the company's recent acquisitions, the Sprint-SoftBank deal and challenges in China's market.

By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's new Socialist-led government won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday, ending months of political impasse but lacking the broad backing that may be required to steer the economy and attract …

At an industry conference, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, struck back against claims that Apple’s innovation streak had run out.

U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.