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Was Ackman's Plan for JCP Too Big to Succeed? Tue, 9 Apr '13 | 1:27 PM ET
Bill Ackman

Some times big ideas are just too big to work. That's what happened when the brilliant hedge fund manager tried to remake JC Penney.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has entered the tense debate on Thatcher's legacy and already drawn the ire of HSBC's chief economist.

The economy may be showing signs of recovery, but American workers are about to snap. An overwhelming 83% say they're stressed out by at least one thing at work.

Most sources are expecting a slow earnings period. The real question is how much of this is priced into the market and whether a slow earnings period be the excuse some investors have been looking for to sell into this historic rally.

For those who not mechanically inclined, having an issue pop up with their car can be a daunting process, and can become downright miserable as they search for the right mechanic.

Microsoft May Preview the New Xbox Next Month Mon, 8 Apr '13 | 2:43 PM ET
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer speaks during the Microsoft Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Microsoft May unveil the next-generation Xbox next month.

Which ZIP codes were home to the priciest home sales? A new report takes a look.

Google Glass Won't Be Welcome Everywhere Mon, 8 Apr '13 | 1:31 PM ET
An employee wearing a pair of Google Glass

Google Glass may well be the final step before human-machine interaction moves under our skin, but judging from our early look, it won't be welcome in lots of places, NBC reports.

Apparently, you are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash because you were "lost in thought" than if you were distracted by the use of some electronic device, according to new research. NBC reports.

Total student loan balances nearly tripled between 2004 and 2012, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Holiday Inn Express plans to bring back its popular "Stay Smart" ad campaign and add new, healthier breakfast options and upgraded bathroom amenities to lift their brand.

As Marijuana Goes Legit, Investors Rush In Mon, 8 Apr '13 | 11:34 AM ET

The legalization of marijuana for personal consumption in some states has entrepreneurs focusing the economic future of the market.

The art group "Petrov Dom" (Petrov`s House) consists of three members: Galina Petrova, master of folk crafts of the Vologda region, and her followers, Lidia Petrova and Inna Zueva. Petrov Dom is part of Globein's artisan online community.

See how a former robotics engineer created a San Francisco start-up, Globein.com, that uses technology to connect global artisans with the online marketplace. Business-card holder from Uzbekistan?

The environmental impact of "fracking," the drilling technology largely responsible for America's boom in oil and gas production, are hotly contested. Consequences like water contamination have been established, but often it is not clear if they were directly caused by fracking or the result of sloppy drilling practices.

London Mayor Boris Johnson

London's Mayor accused the former government of leaving young people without the skills to challenge migrants.

Margaret Thatcher's Greatest Moments Mon, 8 Apr '13 | 8:40 AM ET
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

A look at some of the greatest moments of Margaret Thatcher's time as UK prime minister.

While you were watching the Final Four, we were running our own brackets--on beer labels! Check out the week one results and get ready for the Suds 16.

Disney University: The Power of Free Popcorn Sat, 6 Apr '13 | 2:33 PM ET

"Mickey Mouse wants to know if you would like this big, fresh box of popcorn." The power of free popcorn, a lesson from Disney University.

Restaurants are increasingly selling these off-menu items to bring customers "in the know" while in an oxymoron move showcasing these "secret" or hidden menus on their own websites.

Did you just stick your foot in your mouth? It's all too easy to commit a social faux pas when doing business in a foreign country. Here are some tips for keeping it classy.

Gahhh! It's so hard to lose weight. You know what's even harder? Trying to put a price tag on employee weight loss.

Honeymoons Over My Hammy! Weddings at Denny's Fri, 5 Apr '13 | 3:03 PM ET

Can't decide which you love more—your honey or maple syrup? Why choose? Denny's is now offering weddings at its Las Vegas restaurant.

Blogging tidbits, insights and some sarcasm on the Week That Was and the Week to Come from the notepad of the senior executive producer of "Squawk Box."

The Big Business of 'Mad Men' Fri, 5 Apr '13 | 1:48 PM ET
Jon Hamm who plays Don Draper in a scene from the series Madmen.

The highly anticipated sixth season of "Mad Men" returns to AMC Sunday night with a two-hour debut show. Once a big risk for the cable network, the show has since paid off in droves.

Three Countries Winning the 'Game of Thrones' Fri, 5 Apr '13 | 1:23 PM ET

Who's winning the "Game of Thrones?" As the Lannister and Stark clans battle it out, these three countries are cashing in.

American Airlines Admirals Club at LAX

American is raising airport lounge prices as more carriers revamp lounges to meet fliers' demands.

Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser

Some family businesses are more resilient because of a long-term focus and a commitment to customers. Careful spending like a 'frugal Yankee' helps too.

Spanish fishing company Pescanova said early on Friday it would file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with its creditors.

Seaching for the Next Pocket Fisherman Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 4:26 PM ET
Pocket Hose

Inventors are hoping their products will hit the infomercial goldmine and become the next OxyClean or Pocket Fisherman.

Our Real Energy Problem, and How to Solve It Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 4:14 PM ET

Yossie Hollander is a founder and chairman of Our Energy Policy Foundation takes on a hard task of eliminating confusion when talking about energy.