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  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • NJ Says Bars Peddled Cheap Booze as Premium Liquor Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    N.J. officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold cheap liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.

  • 10 Stocks That Hedge Funds Love Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs revealed the stocks most popular with the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The so-called VIP list has outperformed the S&P 500 this year.

  • Congress' Option on IRS: Testify or Lose Your Job Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying on Capitol Hill.

    As long as Congress grants the IRS official immunity from prosecution based on testimony, there's no right to remain silent.

  • What Hamptons Rentals Tell Us About the Stock Market Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    A summer rental home in East Hampton, NY

    Find out why the Hamptons could be giving us a clue about the stock market's next move.

  • African-Americans Retire Earlier, With Less Money Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    The new retirement age is getting younger for many Americans who can least afford to retire. African-Americans retire earlier than the general population, despite leaner nest eggs.

  • Bernanke's 'Figure Eight' on QE Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    If it sounds like Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is dancing in his testimony, it's because he is doing rhetorical figure eights in trying to signal where the Fed is going.

  • Bill Targets Rental Companies' Defective Vehicles Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 would ban companies from renting a recalled vehicle until the safety hazard is fixed.

  • Disaster Devices: Charging Up When Trouble Hits Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    When disaster strikes, communication can be a lifeline. That's made phone chargers a new addition to the emergency preparedness kit.

  • States bring renewed swagger to Top States 2013 Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • Merck in $5 Billion Buyback Deal With Goldman Sachs Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Merck lab

    Merck inked a $5 billion share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs, as the drug giant looks to prop up shareholder value in face of competition from generics makers.

  • Duracell Breaks New Ground in Wireless Charging Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    Duracell is making a push in wireless charging, working with partners to try and do for public gadget power what Intel did for public WiFi.

  • Top 50 Hedge Funds Ditch News Corp. for Boeing Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    The world's largest hedge funds have bolstered their equity holding so far this year, adding more to Boeing than any other stock, according to research firm FactSet.

  • Property Drives Wealth of China’s Richest Women Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    Property is the main source of wealth for China's wealthiest women, a sign that the sector remains one with huge growth potential even as it contends with cooling measures, research firm Wealth-X said on Wednesday.

  • Rubio: Now Is the Time to Pass Immigration Reform Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:54 PM ET
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    Senator Rubio says he will fight to pass immigration reform.

  • The $27 Trillion 'Generation D' Prize Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:55 PM ET
    Facebook campus, Menlo Park

    From social video to niche social networks, financial advisors are hunting for prospects in the digital world.

  • New York's 11 Largest Venture-Backed Exits Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr was the biggest venture-backed exit of a New York-based company in the state's history.

  • As Retailers Report, Sales Growth in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    While 94 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index have already reported quarterly earnings, this week remains a key week for the retail industry with 24 retailers reporting earnings—12 of which are S&P 500 components.

  • Six of the Worst Twisters in US History Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    Here's a look at how the devastating Oklahoma storm compared to some of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.

  • JPMorgan Averts CEO/Chair Split, Bolstering Dimon Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    A proposal to cleave the roles of chairman and CEO at banking giant JPMorgan Chase was defeated in a narrow shareholder vote on Tuesday.