Home prices were up in six cities last year, according to the Case Shiller index.
The ground-breaking DNA study not only proved that King Tut wasn't murdered. It marks a new chapter in the application of modern science to ancient history.
Scientists discover that the Sierra Nevada mountains in California reached their current height 50 million years ago, 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
With the turn of a new year – and a new decade – everybody's weighing in on the "best" and "most important" things. Here are our picks for the most interesting and provocative lists.
Last-minute Christmas shoppers packed stores Thursday. Surveys suggest the procrastinators are more likely to be men – and evolution may offer an explanation.
US personal incomes rose for the fifth straight month, spurring an increase in consumer spending and buoying hopes for an economic rebound. However, the gains appear to depend heavily on government stimulus programs.
A federal report on teen drug use released Monday shows some progress. But abuse of prescription drugs is up, and the growing acceptance of medical-marijuana use is making marijuana look safe.
Consumer sentiment in December rebounded to its highest level since September.
The unexpected departure of GM CEO Fritz Henderson signals the board's impatience with the pace of change – especially compared with Ford.
Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in October, and businesses started adding inventory after 10 months of lowering their stockpiles, according to reports Wednesday. Some see recovery at a moderate pace.