House Republican leaders will meet Wednesday with business leaders including Erskine Bowles, Republican aides on Capitol Hill said Monday, as congressional leaders work to avert a plunge off the so-called "fiscal cliff."
A new national poll suggests Americans understand that the "fiscal cliff" is no joking matter. Two-thirds of people questioned in a CNN/ORC International survey say that the U.S. would face a crisis or major problems if the country went off the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year, and if that happened, Republicans in Congress would probably receive the greater share of the blame.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist said Monday that his group, Americans for Tax Reform, would work to unseat Republicans who break their pledge to never vote for higher taxes.
A majority of Americans give President Barack Obama a thumbs up on the job he's doing in office, but according to a new national poll they are less optimistic about the country's future than they were four years ago when Obama won the White House for the first time.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that a special election will be held to fill the congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who stepped down last week amid an ethics probe and ongoing health problems.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia congresswoman who was re-elected earlier this month to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Monday she is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.
There's no more if. Chris Christie is running for re-election. New Jersey's Republican governor told local reporters Monday that he was running for a second term, citing a need to carry out his leadership in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's response to the superstorm that blasted his state appears to have won the outspoken Republican higher approval ratings, according to a poll released Monday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who gave Mitt Romney some trouble in the Republican presidential primaries, said the GOP would have to make big changes before he'd consider another White House run.
Leaders in Washington say they want to make a "down payment" on deficit reduction and avert the fiscal cliff. But the size of any down payment depends in large part on whether the two sides can agree on taxing the rich.
Holiday spending got off to a strong start this weekend, but could looming tax hikes cause consumers to cut back on shopping? The White House certainly thinks so.
Cyber Monday is off to a strong start, with shoppers flocking to their computers and smartphones to grab online deals. By Monday afternoon, online sales rose nearly 26% from Cyber Monday last year, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, which tracks more than one million e-commerce transactions per day from more than 500 retailers.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Monday as investors kept one eye on the results of the start of the holiday shopping season, and the other on upcoming economic negotiations in Washington and Europe.
President Obama has designated U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Elisse Walter to replace Mary Schapiro as chair of the agency. Schapiro announced Monday that she will be stepping down from her post on Dec. 14.
A spate of press reports on Monday heralded Google's latest takeover deal: An apparent $400 million purchase of ICOA, a Warwick, R.I., company that makes Wi-Fi hotspots for public areas like parks and airports.
It hasn't been business as usual for Knight Capital since a massive software glitch in August nearly felled the 15-year old trading firm. Knight Capital is now weighing offers for individual business lines and hasn't ruled out a sale of the entire firm.
Apple officially landed the European trademark over the weekend on the Lightning name for its new mobile connector, but local regulatory filings show that Apple had to buy the rights from motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson.
As electric cars try to forge more than a just niche in the market, the auto industry is already looking to another form of clean technology that could overtake today's battery-powered vehicles.
Call it the jatropha bubble. When word got out several years ago about the promise of a small subtropical tree called jatropha, it became a biofuel sensation. Advocates claimed the fruit tree was hearty, drought-resistant and could be grown on marginal land. Its oil seeds offered a promising biofuel that wouldn't compete with food crops.