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  • Surprise! Forgiven Debt May Be Taxable Income Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    If a creditor agreed to reduce a credit card balance or other debt, you may not think of it as income. The IRS does.

  • Cloud storage providers often engage in digital dragnets in the hunt for illicit data. But what falls under that category isn't as simple as it seems.

  • No 'Irrational Exuberance' in Stocks Now: Greenspan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC the "too big to fail" problem with banks is getting worse not better.

  • Wait, There's ANOTHER Carnival Ship in Trouble?! Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:29 AM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    For the second time this week, Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships has experienced problems during a cruise.

  • 'Reinvigorated' Anschutz Pulls AEG Off Market Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:11 AM ET
    Philip Frederick Anschutz

    Phil Anschutz took his Los Angeles-based sports, music, and arena conglomerate off the market because he felt reinvigorated after back surgery and didn't like "the noise" surrounding the sale, he said.

  • Mila Kunis Rotates From Cash to Stocks Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    Mila Kunis

    The star of "Ted," "Friends With Benefits," and "That 70s Show" told CNBC: "I've just started investing in stocks, which is new for me."

  • No Market Bubble: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    With stocks at all-time highs, there's little sign of a bubble forming in markets, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Gynecologists Urge Caution on Robotic Hysterectomies Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    The president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is urging caution on robotic hysterectomies.

  • When Will the US Energy Boom Help at the Pump? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Unfortunately for many consumers, the price savings from the growing U.S. energy boom have yet to materialize in the place it could have the most impact: the gas pump.

  • Who's Spending? The Rich—Of Course Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Rich people are picking up the slack in spending, with the rest from those working in an economy of under-the-table cash payments.

  • DC Thwarting Hiring, Spending: Siemens US CEO Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Business in the U.S. is good but would be even better without the uncertainty Washington's causing, said Siemens U.S. CEO Eric Spiegel on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility.

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • Continuing Resolution: CNBC Explains Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama arrives at the Capitol for a meeting with the House Republican Conference.

    It provides the government with extra time to hash out difficult fiscal decisions.

  • Housing Foreclosures Start to 'Flare-Up' Again Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Banks are repossessing fewer homes, in fact the fewest since March of 2007, but in some states that may be about to change.

  • Dear CNBC Readers: The Comments Are Back On Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Many of you have noticed that the comment sections for our stories are gone. It's a technical problem and we're working on a fix.

  • How to Win Your March Madness Pool Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    Kentucky Wildcats win NCAA Championship 2012

    What's the best way to slam dunk your rivals at work and walk away with your own championship crown? A couple of experts and self described statistical geeks weigh in.

  • Honda to Recall 250,000 Vehicles for Braking Problems Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    This undated image made available by Honda shows the 2013 Acura ILX 2.0L. (AP Photo/Honda)

    Honda Motor will recall nearly 250,000 vehicles globally, including some Acura MDX crossover SUVs, due to braking problems, the automaker said.

  • Fans 'Kickstart' New Life Into Defunct 'Veronica Mars' Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    Kristen Bell in Veronica Mars

    A crowd-sourcing campaign on the Kickstarter website to raise $2 million for the project hit its goal in less than a day.

  • The world's biggest strip club businesses say that business is booming despite the recession, proving that "sex entertainment" still sells despite the global economic downturn. The strip club workers, however, tell a different story.

  • Bear Market to Take Hold in 2013: Expert Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    A long term bear market is around the corner and will last until 2018, with the Dow losing up to 30 percent of its current value, Kerry Balenthiran, author of "The 17.6 Years Stock Market Cycle", told CNBC.