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  • Just Do It: Summer To-Do List for Small Businesses Friday, 31 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    Business slows down for some small shop owners in the summer. From networking to updating websites, a to-do guide for all those pesky tasks you've been meaning to do—for months.

  • European Banks Set to Cash in on Subprime Sales Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Europe's banks, which were among the biggest buyers of U.S. mortgage bonds before the financial crisis, are set to cash in on America's housing recovery by selling the once "toxic" assets back to U.S. lenders.

  • Rising Yields May Stifle Boom in Dividend Stocks Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    The S&P 500 collectively no longer yields more than government bonds, calling into question whether the rush to high dividend-payers can continue.

  • Stocks to Watch at This Year's Biotech Super Bowl Friday, 31 May 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Merck lab

    The spotlight at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting will be on data from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, and Merck on a new class of cancer drugs.

  • Will Fracking Make the Middle East Irrelevant? Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:56 AM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    America's shift toward self-sufficiency in energy will weaken its strategic interest in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf, the globalpost reports.

  • God’s New Banker Tries to Clean Up Vatican Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:24 AM ET
    The Vatican

    The new head of the Vatican bank will need plenty of prayer and strength to rescue its scandal-torn reputation.

  • August Smart Lock Creates a Virtual Doorman Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    The August smart lock.

    One of the most striking products unveiled at the D11: AllThings D conference is a smart lock called "August." It makes any deadbolt into a digital "virtual doorman."

  • New Chargers Blackout-Proof, Says Tesla's Musk Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Tesla Motors

    Tesla Motors is adding a couple of hundred charging stations by 2015 that will be able to provide power even if the national grid goes down, according to CEO Elon Musk.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • First Natl. Pot Brand Planned by Ex-Microsoft Exec Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first US marijuana brand, kicking off his Seattle-based business by acquiring medical cannabis dispensaries in three states.

  • Seniors Warned, Beware of Selling Pension Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.

  • Highest-Paying Bachelor’s Degrees of 2013 Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Technical majors head the highest-paid list for the Class of 2013, according to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • Rising Oil Prices: The Euro Zone's Next Big Problem? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After the banking crisis, oil prices are the next threat to the euro zone, analysts told CNBC, arguing that prices will rise once the shale oil revolution in the U.S. dies down.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • Short Supply Has Home Sales 'Squeaking' Out Gains Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Stephanie O'Brien inspects the kitchen in a home for sale during an open house in San Francisco, California.

    The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

  • Can Japanese Investors Resist 2% Yields in US? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.

  • Ricin Detected in Letters to NY Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    New York police said two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.

  • Boom to Bust: CNET Founder Bankrupt Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    CNET founder and tech investor Halsey Minor has seen his personal tech boom go bust: He's filed for bankruptcy.