Stocks rose Monday as investors welcomed signs of movement in the weeks-long stalemate over tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in automatically on January 1.
The fiscal cliff may not be resolved yet. But after House Speaker John Boehner's latest offer to the White House, it's fair to assume now that tax rates will be going up on the rich in some fashion.
The tool that promises to launch the next era of websites, smartphone apps and online video is finally finished.
Attention Discover, American Express and Capital One credit card customers: Don't be surprised if you see a credit show up on your monthly statement soon.
Japanese voters handed the Liberal Democratic Party and its allies an overwhelming victory in Sunday's elections, clearing the way for Shinzo Abe to return as prime minister and pursue new stimulus measures to revive the world's third biggest economy.
India's economy will grow by about 5.8% this year, representing the slowest rate of growth in a decade, according to revised official forecasts.
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The champagne is on ice, the fireworks are exploding overhead and the guests are getting down to some funky sounds -- but isn't your New Year's Eve party a bit, well, last year? Not everyone spends the last night of December carousing like the dawn will bring a Mayan apocalypse, yet they still manage to have a great evening. So perhaps to see in 2013, it's time to pour away the Moët & Chandon, defuse the skyrockets, eject the ABBA mixtape and take inspiration from some of the planet's more unusual New Year celebrations by adding these to your shopping list.
Buried deep in the French Alps, the tiny 11th-century mountain village of Val d'Isere has an unmistakable "je ne sais quoi" that has produced some of the most successful -- and wild-spirited -- skiers in racing history.
When James Theodorou reflects on mistakes from past jobs, he cringes to think about the role he played in printing 4 million copies of a well-known U.S. magazine with the wrong date on the cover.
Tragedy brings out best, worst of media.
Could the leader of a democracy reverse his nation's slide toward the ever more permissive use of firearms and mandate stringent new gun control laws in less than a fortnight? Well, yes. One of America's loyal allies, Australia, did just that -- and with massive voter support.