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Has consumer spending gone to the dogs? Fri, 18 Oct '13 | 12:10 PM ET

PetSmart became the latest retailer to comment on expected sales softness in the wake of a three-week partial government shutdown.

DC needs a pizza party to mend fences: GOP pro Fri, 18 Oct '13 | 8:36 AM ET

The first thing Republican and Democrat budget negotiators need to do is re-build goodwill and "get to know each other," said Jim Nussle, former George W. Bush OMB director.

Facebook is helping a developer build a 393-unit apartment complex less than two miles from the tech company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, where affordable housing is hard to find.

Facebook’s backing of an apartment complex near its headquarters fulfills part of Menlo Park’s state-mandated requirement to add affordable housing.

Running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans in a September game.

A start-up brokerage firm will launch an IPO in coming weeks that will allow investors to buy and sells shares in an NFL star's future earnings.

Pimco's El-Erian: So what happens next? Wed, 16 Oct '13 | 6:55 PM ET
Mohamed El-Erianhief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of PIMCO.

Global markets cheered as the US appears to have dodged potential economic catastrophe but what happens now? Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian weighs in.

Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and founder of the women's undergarment company that's made her a billionaire, recounts an embarrassing BBC interview in which she used a word that has a very different meaning in England than it has in the U.S.

Pimco founder Bill Gross warned Treasury investors that this type of gridlock is likely here to stay.

Two surveys indicate consumers are scaling back or plan to due to the shutdown—a worrying trend for retailers as they head into the holiday season.

Investors Pocket Profits as Quarter Winds Down Tue, 25 Sep '12 | 8:00 PM ET

As the quarter comes to a close, investors are pocketing profits with a wary eye on Europe’s sovereign crisis and sluggish global growth.

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway's chairman said he doesn't expect the U.S. will default on its debt, but if it does it would be a "pure act of idiocy."

Nike's latest wearable technology: FuelBand SE Wed, 16 Oct '13 | 10:10 AM ET
Nike+ Fuelband SE

The world's biggest sporting goods maker has unveiled the latest iteration of its FuelBand fitness tracker.

Marc Faber: Apple 'could go bust' Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 2:40 PM ET
Marc Faber thinks Apple could go bust.

Dr. Doom says Apple reminds him of Polaroid in the 1970s.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing said a body panel fell off of a 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India while the plane was in flight, another problem since its introduction.

A new way to invest in IPOs Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 2:26 PM ET

Renaissance Capital, which provides research on newly public companies, will launch an ETF for IPOs tomorrow.

A helpful, funny customer service chat with "Capt. Mike of the good ship Netflix" has become an online hit. So how can we clone Capt. Mike?

Shutdown slams brakes on banking reforms Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 2:43 PM ET
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

Being out of business for 14 days has already put progress on financial regulation, which requires the signoff of multiple agencies, on ice.

Shutdown: Squirrels relish White House garden Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 1:30 AM ET
US First Lady Michelle Obama works in the garden on the South Lawn of the White House.

The normally immaculate White House kitchen garden now looks more like most gardeners' plots at this time of the year - overgrown.

Hot battle among automakers: Luxury under $50K Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 2:48 PM ET

Thanks to a combination of aggressive lease deals and more choices for entry-level luxury, sales of Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and Cadillac are soaring.

Watch Art Cashin: What, Wall Street worry? Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 12:43 PM ET

In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about the stock market's continued belief that Washington will be able to avert a default on the nation's debt.

Orange juice is no longer America's main squeeze Tue, 15 Oct '13 | 11:03 AM ET

Higher prices, citrus greening disease, and energy drinks like Red Bull or acai juice are dethroning orange juice on the breakfast table.

Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

Regulators and investors seem to disagree with recent calls for the ouster of the head of JPMorgan over the bank’s expensive legal troubles.

Nobody seems to want Apple's iPhone 5c Mon, 14 Oct '13 | 11:56 AM ET
Apple's iPhone 5C

Apple is selling twice as many of the more expensive 5s units, and one analyst has slashed his sales estimates for the 5c, reports say.

Some wedding service providers, like cake makers, photographers, are going to court over their right to refuse service to same sex couples.

Take a look at Dan Price's ultra-cheap lifestyle, starting with the home he built from scrap wood that he calls his Hobbit hole.

Some Americans have decided to keep out of the rat race, at least for now. Find out why. NBC News reports.

Ultimate billionaire’s beach house in Malibu, Calif.

Step inside what's been called the ultimate "billionaire's beach house." The La Villa Contenta beach house is currently listed on the market for $54 million.

The best ways to punish Congress Sat, 12 Oct '13 | 1:13 AM ET

Lawmakers have taken their time trying to agree to terms for reopening the government. So how can we punish them? Here are some fun ways to do so.

Rx for Obamacare? Feds mull rebuilding website Fri, 11 Oct '13 | 4:30 PM ET
Heathcare.gov home page

The sluggish federal Obamacare website could be getting a partial rebuild and has a new tool to help users view prices.

Crisis cost? Lost jobs, another recession: Study Mon, 14 Oct '13 | 12:00 PM ET
Furloughed federal workers protest outside the Capitol on Oct. 4

A new study concludes that the fiscal uncertainty created by our crisis government costs the U.S. a full point of GDP and about 900,000 jobs.

A Budweiser bartender serves up samples of Brewmaster's Project Twelve.

Budweiser is bringing back "Project 12," releasing three new brews named for the ZIP codes where the recipes were created.

Still from the new release of Carrie.

A viral marketing team hired by MGM planted actors and special effects inside a coffee shop to pull a movie-inspired meltdown on innocent customers.