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  • SEC: Morgan Stanley to pay $4M over Apple trades Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $4 million penalty for violating the market access rule, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.

  • 12 'financial potholes' to avoid now Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Investors should keep their eyes out for pothole stocks that could rattle them if the markets' weakness continues, USA Today reports.

  • First class or economy? Delta rolls out 5 options Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Comfort Plus seating options offered by Delta Airlines

    Delta will expand its flight class options in 2015, modifying the service provided and price paid at each level.

  • I've never seen consumers more cautious: Langone Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Ken Langone

    Amid signs of cracks in how Americans feel about the economy, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone tells CNBC he sees extreme wariness among consumers.

  • What North Korea's rich are worried about Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Dec. 8, 2014.

    While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

  • Should the US lift its oil-export ban? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Some argue that lifting the oil-export ban would help the US economy but here's the problem, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • FAA approves 4 firms to fly commercial drones Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    A drone aircraft is shown flying over vineyards in this Sept. 9, 2014 photo.

    Four companies won approval to fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, USAT reports.

  • Could the US bail out its own oil sector? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    An economist who correctly predicted the fall in oil price this year has told CNBC that the U.S. government could look to bail out its energy sector.

  • Judge unlikely to release Steve Jobs video Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Steve Jobs at Macworld in 2004.

    Apple continued to fight tooth and nail to prevent recent video testimony from the tech giant's co-founder Steve Jobs in the Apple iPod anti-trust case.

  • Lawyers find possible plaintiff in Apple trial Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    An iPod Nano is seen on display at an Apple store in October 2006 in Emeryville, Calif.

    Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, along with both Apple and the plaintiffs' lawyers have finally appeared to agree on a new plaintiff: Barbara Bennett.

  • Headhunter stock slides 24% on sex bias complaint Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:25 AM ET
    A NASDAQ sign welcoming CTPartners to the exchange in 2012.

    Executive search firm CTPartners is fighting back against a sexual discrimination complaint that has moved its stock down by 24 percent.

  • Beware of these sectors in 2015: Bianco Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    David Bianco

    Traders should tread lightly around energy and industrials and look to banks and retail for returns, Deutsche Bank strategist David Bianco says.

  • Three ways to save on taxes Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Financial advisor Stacy Francis advocates a "triple defense" against taxes: deferring income and upping both deductions and investments.

  • Apple, IBM introduce first of their business apps Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. (L), and Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM (R).

    Apple and IBM planned to announce the first 10 apps of a portfolio focused on specific tasks in a handful of industries such as banking. NYT reports.

  • Burger wars: Chain bets on 'natural' beef Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Carl’s Jr. "All-Natural Burger".

    Carl's Jr. has no antibiotics, no steroids, no added hormones and comes from grass-fed, free-range cattle. USA Today reports.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • You may already be too late for hottest holiday toys Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Disney's Frozen dolls were the hot holiday item, especially at J.C. Penney's Disney shop in shop.

    If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.

  • Amazon hacked? Extreme predictions for 2015 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    A spike in Japanese inflation, a U.K. housing crash and a Chinese devaluation are just some of the extreme predictions Saxo Bank has offered for 2015.

  • Bad flu season: A prescription for growth? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    A mam receives an influenza shot from a Nurse Practitioner in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy.

    The health-care sector tends to outperform the overall market during flu season. Who else stands to gain?

  • The 10 toughest countries for business Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC.com takes a look at the world's most difficult countries in which to do business, based on a report from the World Bank.