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  • The greatest back-to-school welcome of all time Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Georgia Tech student Nicholas Selby's epic convocation speech.

    As college students embark on the debt-laden, life-changing experience of a new year, few will be as inspired to change the world as the incoming class at George Tech.

  • US household income is now this bad Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:24 AM ET

    The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • How many 'busted' trades? They don't know! Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    The exchanges have no idea how frequently that clearly erroneous trades occur.

  • US getting tough on Egypt's army? Don't bet on it Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers block Salah Salem highway to prevent supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from crossing during their demonstration in Cairo.

    The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.

  • Bulletproof school gear: What safety experts say Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Chief Operating Officer for Amendment II, Rich Brand, shoots a child's backpack with their Rynohide CNT Shield in it on December 21, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Armored accessories including backpack inserts and clipboards are showing up on back-to-school shopping lists in the wake of campus shootings. NBC reports.

  • The myth of the modern welfare queen Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    Nicole Oman works in the property management office of the YWCA Family Village in Issaquah, Wash., where she also lives.

    Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.

  • Why more companies are hiring part-time workers Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

    U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem: Three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.

  • Goldman trading glitch could cost over $100 million Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:26 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs experienced a trading glitch that caused a huge batch of erroneous trades Tuesday. Many may be canceled but the snafu could still cost Goldman upwards of $100 million.

  • Aircraft designers rethink that tight middle seat Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Someone stole David Hasselhoff ... 550 times? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    Roadside ad showing David Hasselhoff for Cumberland Farms Iced Coffee

    A Cumberlands Farms store clerk was critically injured while desperately trying to thwart the theft of two ad signs featuring "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff.

  • Want to succeed? Get out of the way Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's 'The Profit'.

    Multimillionaire Marcus Lemonis has some tough love for businesses he's trying to help turn around. Tell someone they need to get out of their own way, and it's easier said than done!

  • Actually, hiring the well-connected: A big problem Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Many are pointing out that Wall Street hires a lot of well-connected young men and women, the children of the wealthy and influential. Here's why that's a serious problem.

  • Gene Simmons: How I'm gonna rock football in L.A. Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Gene Simmons is bringing an Arena football team to L.A. True to form, he told CNBC: "It's in-your-face football … It will have more fire power than most Third World countries."

  • Why Ryan Lochte just took a dip in the Hudson Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    Ryan Lochte

    Was that really 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swimming in the Hudson?

  • NetNet TV: Austerity is great, and you know it Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    To its critics, austerity was supposed to equal armageddon, but it hasn't quite lived up to its billing. Thus sets the stage for the latest debate among the NetNet TV crew.

  • For Indians abroad, rupee's plunge is great news Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    Men wait at a currency exchange counter in Old Delhi. Indians working abroad are capitalizing on the weak rupee to send more money back home.

    While the free-fall in the rupee threatens to worsen India's economic fundamentals, the country's citizens living overseas aren't sweating it.

  • Men get double the bonuses of women—study Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Male managers earn bonuses twice as big as their female counterparts, on top of an existing gender gap in fixed salaries, a new survey reveals.

  • Silicon Valley start-ups take perks to new level Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    OpenDNS employees take Yoga lessons on their company rooftop.

    Silicon Valley start-ups are offering novel perks—massages, body analytics, subsidized rents, trips to Tahoe and even helicopter rides—in hopes they will land top talent.

  • Is the government trying to break up JPMorgan? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    A JPMorgan sign is seen outside the Los Angeles office tower housing the financial services firm's offices.

    Any doubt that the rules have changed for the way megabanks do business around the world should be removed.

  • Boat people of Stamford take on a giant hedge fund Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Current site of proposed Bridgewater HQ project

    Ray Dalio's hedge fund Bridgewater Associates wants to build a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn. But first it has to defeat a group of boat owners calling themselves the SOBs.