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  • Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The Fed's low interest policies are enabling companies to replace people with machines, Citadel head Ken Griffin tells the Milken Institute conference.

  • Is Gold Shining Again?

    Gold is up almost 9 percent over the past 10 days. Don Luskin, Trend Macro, shares his economic outlook.

  • Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs.

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc's board awarded Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein a 75 percent increase in compensation, to $21 million, for 2012 - including pay, bonus and restricted stock award.

  • San Bernardino suburb

    Stockton and San Bernardino, the two California cities that have filed for bankruptcy protection, are both considered test cases in the epic battle over whether municipal bondholders or pensioners will absorb most of the pain when a government goes broke.

  • Chicago Housing Market

    Millie Rosenbloom, Baird & Warner Broker Associate, and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the Chicago realty market.

  • A Peek Into Chicago Real Estate

    Colin Hebson, Dream Town realty agent, provides an in-depth look at what's working in Chicago's real estate market.

  • Dollar General posted a higher quarterly profit on Monday as increased sales of food and other basics helped drive growth despite consumers' concerns about the economy.

  • There was little sign of spring across a large swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday as a powerful storm dumped heavy snow across a widespread area.

  • Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.

  • Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, Los Angeles

    While the private sector roars back, public sector hiring in areas such as education continues to feel the after-effects of the 2008 recession.

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    The price of gold rose to its highest level in nearly two weeks on Tuesday, but some pro traders can't agree on what move it might make next.

  • For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • Knight Capital Group, which recently agreed to be bought for $1.4 billion by Getco Holding Co, will lay off 5 percent of its global workforce as part of efforts to restructure the automated trading firm, according to a regulatory filing released on Monday.

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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Bentley GT Speed Convertible

    At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.

  • After four years of belt-tightening, American companies are good at squeezing more profit out of every dollar of sales - a skill that chief executives regard as critical in the face of an uncertain economy.

  • Lottery Winner's Body Exhumed

    NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports the latest details on the cyanide poisoning of the million dollar lottery winner.

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    This earnings season, the U.S. technology industry is in an unusual position - dragging corporate America down, rather than lifting it up.

  • Borrowing by small businesses rose in October, as the central bank launched its latest round of monetary stimulus.

  • CLEVELAND/ CHICAGO- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.