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  • Last chapter for independent bookstores? Not yet Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    McIntyre Books

    After a long period of losing customers to big-box and online retailers, many independent bookstores in the U.S. are seeing double-digit profits.

  • Are you not entertained? Pimco vows 'bond war' win Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Russell Crowe with sword in a scene from the film 'Gladiator', 2000.

    In a new note to clients, Pimco's bond chief Bill Gross promised the fund would triumph in the "bond wars" that could see investors earn lower returns.

  • Nelson Peltz's rough quarter; new investment Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz had a tough second quarter with his Trian Partners funds vastly underperforming the S&P 500, according to an investor letter obtained by CNBC.

  • BRIC growth honeymoon is over: OECD Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    Construction workers watch as the final steel beam is put in place for the topping out of the Shanghai Tower.

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are showing worrying signs of a decline in economic growth, while the U.S. and U.K. area are in far better shape.

  • The government could take it easy on drivers Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 6:58 PM ET

    Government mandates have increased gasoline costs—but now the EPA could make it easier on drivers.

  • Boomers use self-employment to stretch savings Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    Being their own boss is easing the transition to retirement for some boomers. Ten percent of workers 45 to 74 plan to start a business, according to a recent survey by AARP.

  • US is becoming the 'refiner to the world' Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    A ConocoPhillips refinery in Wilmington, California.

    U.S. refineries are expanding their diesel-production capacity, not so much for truckers in the U.S., but for drivers in places like Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.

  • The new housing hot spot is ... what? Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Hard-hit areas are seeing a strong comeback in their housing markets—some people are even starting to utter the "B" word—bubble. Here are the Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013.

  • Kutcher: I was 'terrified' portraying Steve Jobs Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 3:24 PM ET
    Actor Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the red carpet premiere of "Jobs".

    Actor Ashton Kutcher talks about his starring role in Jobs, the upcoming biopic about the late tech innovator Steve Jobs, which he hopes will inspire the unemployed.

  • CNBC's top Vines revealed Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Vine app

    On the eve of the #TwitterRevolution, we've gathered a collection of the best CNBC clips on Vine.

  • An allowance can pay for itself...really Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    School may be out, but summer can offer a teachable moment if children use their allowances the right way. Here's how.

  • What to do about Detroit: Bailout or no bailout? Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    The NetNet TV gang debate whether Detroit deserves a bailout.

  • CBS-TWC spat heats up, politicians seek penalties Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves fired back at Time Warner Cable, pulling out harsh language to reject the cable company's latest overture in their dispute over broadcasting fees.

  • Fancy a game of… Segway polo? Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Polo has often had a stuffy reputation. But one London-based technology consultant is now looking to introduce the British to Segway polo, a revamped form of the game.

  • Get rich and make millions by relying on yourself Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    So what separates the winners from the losers? In some regards, it's as simple as seeing a great opportunity, seizing it and putting it into action with hard work.

  • The 1.4 billion pound pet-stained global menace Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Workers create mulch at the Miramar Landfill in San Diego.

    The US carpet industry creates 1.4 billion pounds of waste per year, but there’s a way to pull the rug out from under the landfill.

  • Rape case unfolds on Twitter and divides town Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla gathered a group of Torrington High School students to talk about the rape case that shocked the town.

  • Highest-paid players in major American team sports Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez

    Few things strike a nerve with fans and the media as player salaries do. Who are this year's highest-paid players in each US team sport? Click ahead to find out.

  • Winning workplaces and how they make it happen Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    Innovation, flexible hours and employee engagement are among the factors used by this year's winners of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.

  • Tech wars: How Obama's veto will change the game Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Obama's veto of a ban on the import of older iPhone and iPad models is likely to change the way tech companies do battle over patent infringement. Here's why.