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  • Retailers compete ahead of holiday

    Discounts for retailers are a necessary evil to win sales and traffic during the holiday season, explains CNBC's Courtney Reagan. A look at how the retailers are competing this season.

  • KMB pursuing spin-off

    Tom Falk, Kimberly-Clark Chairman and CEO, discusses why his company originally got into the health care business, and why it's looking at spinning off its health care business.

  • Bethune on mega merger: DOJ suit 'all bark'

    Former Continental Airlines Chairman & CEO Gordon Bethune says he was "absolutely" surprised the DOJ went after the AMR Corp. and U.S. Airways merger.

  • Should anyone own parts of the moon?

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace about owning parts of the moon, and how worried he is about China. "No one should own the moon, but multiple entities should have opportunity to own the moon," said Bigelow.

  • Risk vs. reward of settlement

    CNBC's Andrew Sorkin and IAC Chairman Barry Diller talk about the risk verses the reward of a settlement. Diller says it is better to give in than to be taken hostage and pay a huge fine.

  • Barry Diller: The idea of settlement is a bad concept

    CNBC's Andrew Sorkin and IAC Chairman Barry Diller discuss the heavy fines levied against SAC and JPM. Diller says there is no point in taking money from shareholders and giving it to the government.

  • IAC's Diller: JPMorgan did the correct thing

    CNBC's Andrew Sorkin and IAC Chairman Barry Diller discuss Jamie Dimon and the JPMorgan settlement. Diller says JPM has done an impressive job changing things for the better.

  • EU 'testing' Google's proposals: Almunia

    Joaquin Almunia, European Commission's vice president and competition commissioner, comments on the EU's investigation on Google and says the group's latest proposals are being tested.

  • Most aggressive Big Mac attack

    The fast food burger wars are intensifying. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on Burger King's new "Big King" hamburger that looks a lot like McDonalds' "Big Mac."

  • Marriott shifts 'towards higher rated business'

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, breaks down the hotel company's earnings and shares his strategy to expand globally. A little over fifty-percent of all the rooms in the pipeline are overseas, Sorenson says.

  • Texas Roadhouse food is 'legendary'

    Scott Colosi,Texas Roadhouse president, discusses his company's plans for expansion as third quarter earnings showed lower profits but higher sales.

  • McDonald's no longer using Heinz

    McDonald's has dropped Heinz Ketchup after 40 years. CNBC's Jane Wells reports McDonald's only uses Heinz in 2 U.S. markets, and most of its ketchup comes from a variety of other suppliers.

  • Orrick in merger talks with Pillsbury

    Elie Mystal and Staci Zaretsky with Abovethelaw.com discuss the possible merger between Orrick and Pillsbury.

  • Slicing Apple's fourth quarter

    Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, provides a look at what he is expecting to see from the tech giant's quarterly results.

  • Don't like Windows? Buy Microsoft anyway: Pro

    Kirk Materne, Evercore Partners, provides his outlook on Microsoft's cloud prospects and explains why he raised the price target to $40 on the stock.

  • Wall St. vs. Main St.: FB, TSLA & more

    Digging into companies who have varying opinions from those on Wall St. versus Main St., with Bill Conlin, Abel/Noser president and CEO.

  • All-America Survey: Most loved companies

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports how participants of the All-America Economic Survey voted for their favorite and least favorite companies.

  • 'Citizenship over partisanship': Starbuck's CEO

    Washington needs to serve the American people. CNBC's Jim Cramer talks with Howard Schultz, Starbucks founder, chairman, president and CEO, Schultz says the government shutdown demonstrated a "complete fracturing of leadership."

  • Making tea at home: Starbuck's CEO

    You're not going to see coffee here, says Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, talking with CNBC's Jim Cramer about his company's acquisition of Teavana, a specialty tea retailer.

  • Six startups face the ultimate power pitch

    Marcus Lemonis, CNBC Prime's "The Profit" host, discusses his special, "Power Pitch Tournament of Champions," where contestants compete for a chance to pitch their big idea to the world.