Johnson & Johnson said to be in talks to acquire Synthes Inc., which manufactures surgical instruments. Johnson & Johnson could pay up to $20 billion.
Higher wholesale food prices contributed to a jump in the producer price index in February, the US reported Wednesday. Consumers are likely to see food prices rise at least 4 percent in 2011.
In the fight for balanced budgets vs. benefits for public employees, what's fair and what's politics?
Cutting employees, raising taxes, and delaying payments to vendors could slow economic recovery, experts say, but perhaps only slightly.
Pundits predict healthy growth in 2011 and fewer unemployed. But housing and state budgets may struggle.
By one analysis of the deal on extending the Bush tax cuts, Obama got more than the Republicans did. The measures he sought cost three times more than those the GOP sought. But can that help him change the minds of Democrats on Capitol Hill?
Retailers are opening their doors on Black Friday 2010 to shoppers who appear to be more enthusiastic. But many people are sticking closely to their shopping lists.
Towering mortgage debt continues to fuel the housing crisis. What policies could help reduce the number of foreclosed homes?
Several large banks have halted efforts to foreclose on homes in 23 states. There's evidence that many foreclosures may have been processed with incomplete or improper paperwork.
US poverty rate hit 14.3 percent last year, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. The jump bring the number of the poor to its highest level since 1959, five years before the Johnson-era War on Poverty.