Audie Cornish and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.
Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach effected online shoppers.
Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.
Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.
The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.
Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his space company, Blue Origin, is partnering with U.S. based United Launch Alliance to work on a rocket engine. Currently, the U.S. relies on Russian rockets.
Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.
The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.
A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?
For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And they're just getting started.
It was founded by an orchestra conductor in Minneapolis who says he wanted a place to talk about the finer things in life "without backlash."
Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.