The average tax refund is about $3,000. That's $250 a month you could have used otherwise. Here's the best way to spend your refund now and how you can keep more of it during the year.
The legal marijuana industry is expected to bring in $2.3B this year, but most banks don't want anything to do with the money. Christine Romans explains why banks are just saying no.
The U.S. added 175,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.7%.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old retired engineer, is denying that he was the creator of Bitcoin. The reporter who identified him sits down with CNN.
Harry Thomson has two college degrees and ran a company, but today he's part of New Jersey's growing group of long-term unemployed.
Changes that The College Board is making to the SAT test are moves in the right direction, but America still has a problem preparing our students for college and getting them good jobs out of school.
Attracted by political stability and a low risk of their assets being seized, many wealthy Russians are moving to London
Markets often swing on news of crazy or dangerous events around the world. But history shows us that the effects are not lasting. Don't let the crisis in Ukraine change your investing day-to-day.
President Obama announces a 2015 budget that includes more help for low income and middle class workers paid for by 'closing loopholes' for the wealthy.
Stocks, energy prices, commodities and gold are a few of the ways the escalating tensions in Ukraine and Russia could affect your finances.
Making an independent film with a predominantly black cast in Hollywood has its challenges. The producer of 'The Butler' says investors asked her to include more white actors in the movie to broaden its appeal.
The deficit in 2013 was lower than any year since 2008. But don't expect the political bickering around government spending to end any time soon.
Here's a look at the process of manufacturing an Oscar. The famous statues are made at R.S. Owens, a company in Chicago that has been making the prestigious awards for over 70 years.
Films like Her and Nebraska have nearly doubled their box office sales after being nominated for Academy Awards.
Less than 5% of the Swiss bank's thousands of accounts with over $10 billion in assets were reported to the IRS. And you won't believe the ways in which they allegedly hid the money.
Netflix teasing Amazon's drone delivery plan is nothing new in the world of corporate advertising. Take a look at these classic campaigns.
Activist investor Carl Icahn talks about why he thinks eBay should spinoff PayPal and remove Marc Andreessen from its board.
The housing sector has been hammered by cold weather and low confidence, but there are a few things to be optimistic about this year.
Despite the recent controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, Mossberg is still pushing the new line of shotguns and semi-automatic rifles associated with the family.
As consumers flock to buy legal recreational pot in Colorado, tax money is starting to fill up state coffers. Here's how the state plans to spend the money.
$5 a month? $300 a month? Drivers sound off on how much they would spend a month in order to park anywhere and live ticket-free.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans and talks minimum wage and income inequality ahead of this weekend's G20 meeting in Sydney.
Chiappa Firearms makes some of the most interesting looking guns around. Sales are strong and they are expanding operations in the United States.
Host of 'Dirty Jobs' and pitchman Mike Rowe says he wants to support American manufacturing, and is happy Walmart is making a monetary commitment to it.
Toys like a remote controlled dinosaur and a dancing robot were on display at the International Toy Fair in New York.
The economic stimulus turns 5 and the fighting rages as to whether it was worth it. Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans says here's the catch: we had no choice.
Migrant workers like Dipak Ghal and Sabash Chander are responsible for cleaning the 24,000 panes of glass that cover the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
New guidelines from the Treasury and Justice Departments are clearing the path for banks to deal with state-legal marijuana businesses, but banks are still concerned because the actual laws haven't changed.
31 days until Spring, but who's counting? Christine Romans has 5 signs that winter has swallowed the economy.
Tom Perkins says President Obama made 'an immense political mistake' pushing through Obamacare in his discussion with Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Adam Lashinsky at Inforum at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Tom Perkins says his fear is higher taxes 'until there is no more 1%' as he talks to Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Adam Lashinsky at Inforum at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Tom Perkins has some radical ideas about voting as he talks to Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Adam Lashinsky at Inforum at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
The largest cable provider in the country is trying to get bigger. Here's what that means for your experience with cable television and broadband internet.
CNN International's Samuel Burke looks at how and why hackers around the world commit fraud.
From stealing propane to battling addiction, three homeless men share their history and experiences living in a tent city along the highway in Camden, N.J.
While homeless counts help the federal government better understand how to dole out funding for homeless programs across the nation, getting an accurate count is next to impossible.
After massive data breaches at major retailers, law enforcement agencies, payment technology companies and consumers are trying to figure out how to protect over 300 billion non-cash transactions.
President Obama signs into law a minimum wage increase for a small group of federal workers and Amazon says it will hire 2,500 in its factories. These two moves do little to address the need of the millions more good paying jobs lost in the recession.
The cost of grooming, training and showing a contender at the 138th Westminster dog show is 'ruff' for some owners.
In her first semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the conditions in the economy are 'extremely unusual' and different approaches are needed to fight high unemployment.
GM's new CEO Mary Barra got a $14 million dollar pay package. It's significantly more than her male predecessor but still doesn't make the cut for the top paid female business leaders. Here's a look at the top 5.
AOL 'distressed' baby's mother Deanna Fei says she accepts Tim Armstrong's apology and is happy with her family's health care benefits, but thinks singling out a baby as a reason for cutting other benefits is wrong.
Ronnie Barrett invented the .50 caliber Barrett M82 over 30 years ago. Today the M107A1 is legal in most states and still used by the military, law enforcement and civilians with a fat wallet.
Developers of Flappy Birds put an end to the wildly successful -- and painfully difficult -- mobile game, despite the fact that it generated $50,000 a day in ad revenue.
Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke news of U.S. government surveillance, launched an independent news site with what it said were new revelations.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has given Congress until the end of February to raise the debt ceiling. He's juggling the nation's finances using 'extraordinary measures' but those will only last so long.
Unemployment continues to drop, but there's simply not enough hiring to feel good about the jobs report.
Despite the unemployment rate below 7%, here are three reasons why our job market is still not healthy.
Gun manufacturers are clearly trying to catch the eye and wallet of women, who are becoming a more important segment of their customer base.
California's extreme drought conditions could increase produce prices by 10% over the next couple months.