Budget experts in Washington have seen lots of "big" fiscal deals over the years that end up resulting in far less than advertised.
After a major technical glitch earlier this year, Knight Capital Group has agreed to merge with rival trading firm Getco in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.
A strike at container ports from Boston to Houston appears more likely after talks broke down Tuesday without a deal or contract extension, leaving businesses worried about a crippling shutdown now set to start in less than two weeks.
The TARP bailout fund, which pumped nearly $500 billion into the nation's leading banks, automakers and insurers, is getting closer to the break-even point.
Just in time for the seasonal TV marathons, the Library of Congress' National Film Registry has recognized "A Christmas Story" as a cultural touchstone. The 1983 holiday classic is one of the 25 films that will be added to the National Film Registry, which were selected because they exemplify "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking."
Masculinity, mental illness and guns: A lethal equation?
After Newtown, some shoppers think twice about violent video games.
5 places to find France in North America.
DREAMers are pushing their luck, says Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist.
CNN contributor Van Jones discuss art that calls the fiscal cliff's bluff.
How a boy becomes a killer, according to James Garbarino, author of "Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them" and is a professor of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago.
Gun violence is a national security issue, says Peter Bergen is a CNN national security analyst.