Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Sales of products that go viral often skyrocket.
U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores.
More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt.
An online company is losing Montel Williams as its celebrity pitchman in New York while agreeing to stop generating leads in the state for payday loans with interest rates sometimes topping 1,000 percent, said regulators.
The three big credit reporting agencies are making changes that could help steer some consumers clear of the credit dog house.
The stock market's bull run turned six on Monday. The anniversary was marked with modest gains. Stocks were rebounding from a big sell-off on Friday when the market slumped after an unexpectedly strong jobs report.
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.
Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, is under threat from criminals. Banks report rampant fraud linked to the 5-month-old service used by millions of Americans to make purchases. New Yorker magazine's digital expert Nicholas Thompson discusses.
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.
There's a new alert about a massive scam involving criminals posing as IRS agents. The people behind the scam are calling at least 10,000 Americans every week, and federal investigators say they are absolutely ruthless.