IntercontinentalExchange, a futures exchange based in Atlanta, valued the deal to buy the parent of the New York Stock Exchange at about $11 billion based on the Nov. 1 closing price of its shares.
Some lawmakers think automatic spending cuts known as sequestration haven't been as harsh as advertised -- but the second round will be far worse.
China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the U.S. production boom puts it on track to become independent of the global market, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.
More and more Americans are giving up on their Thanksgiving holiday meal as Black Friday shopping, the annual rite of passage on the day after Thanksgiving, continues to creep further into the holiday as more stores open their doors a day early.
Five years after the global financial crisis erupted, the world's biggest economies are growing and hiring, but only by the grace of extraordinary aid from central banks and government spending.
Big banks are "working with" regulators investigating market manipulation of global securities that is shaping up to be at least as widespread as the rate rigging that led to the Libor scandal.
Gov. Chris Christie offered his Republican Party a prescription to win over Hispanic and black voters: show up.
A move by Sen. Rand Paul to force an audit of the Federal Reserve by holding up the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the central bank comes at a delicate time for the U.S. economy.
Federal prosecutors want Bank of America Corp. to pay about $864 million over losses incurred by the government after it bought thousands of home loans made by Countrywide Financial during the housing boom.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday military veterans deserve "a good job, a good education and a home to call their own."
U.S markets rebounded from Thursday's trading sessions, with gains across all major indexes as government data indicated the U.S economy is stronger than many believed.
Democratic lawmakers met privately to discuss proposals that would raise the federal minimum wage by nearly 40 percent and tie wage levels to inflation.
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, and many more jobs were added in August and September than had been thought. The unemployment rate ticked up from 7.2 percent to 7.3 percent, but that was likely because furloughed federal workers were temporarily counted as unemployed.
Americans kept the plastic in their wallets in September for a fourth month in a row, but increased auto loans and student debt.
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013, the Commerce Department said Thursday, at a pace that exceeded the first and second quarters.