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  • Caterpillar CEO: Immigration key to economic growth Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman tells CNBC that company growth is tied to a healthy economy, which is possible by embracing immigrants.

  • ISM services index jumps to 3-month high Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee helps a guest with his bags at the Waldorf Astoria, on October 6, 2014 in New York City.

    A gauge of growth in the U.S. services sector rose more than expected in November even as its employment component dipped.

  • Speaker maker Sonos raises $130 million Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    Sonos speaker.

    The new fundraising round comes as the wireless Internet-enabled speaker systems maker faces growing competition from lower cost rivals.

  • ExxonMobil OK with oil at $40: CEO Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    Rex Tillerson, chairman, president and CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    ExxonMobil can weather the downturn in oil prices even if prices spiral to $40 per barrel, CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson tells CNBC.

  • Services sector activity grows, rate slows: Markit Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A waitress delivers a tray of food to customers at a Denny's restaurant in New York.

    The monthly pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed a bit more than previously estimated in November to its lowest level since April.

  • Private sector job creation misses target: ADP Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Patterson UTI Drilling representative, left, speaks with job seekers during the Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Private sector job creation kept up its recent pace in November, though the 208,000 new jobs was a shade below expectations, according to ADP.

  • PwC CEO: Corporate leaders gaining confidence  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Dennis Nally, PricewaterhouseCoopers global chairman, shares his thoughts on global confidence among business leaders and why corporate officers in the U.S. are more worried about taxes than other countries. Also a look at hiring millennials at PwC. They clearly want more flexibility, says Nally.

  • Dealmaking is only in the 5th inning: Schwarzman Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Blackstone Group's Steve Schwarzman also tells CNBC: "I don't think the Fed will throw us into a next recession."

  • After Putin crackdown, Russia's Zuckerberg in exile Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Pavel Durov, founder of the Russian social media giant Vkontakte, at a tech industry conference in San Francisco, Dec. 2, 2014.

    Pavel Durov sold his stock in Vkontakte and fled Russia, after resisting government pressure to release the data of Ukrainian protest leaders.

  • 2% to 3% growth feels perpetual: Wal-Mart CEO Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Residents shop at Walmart as the store prepares for Black Friday in Los Angeles, Calif., November 24, 2014.

    Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon also tells CNBC the explosion of e-commerce has created a revolution in retailing.

  • US Q3 productivity revised up, wages slashed Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Patterson UTI Drilling representative, left, speaks with job seekers during the Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    U.S. third-quarter nonfarm productivity grew faster than initially thought, while sharp revisions to compensation pointed to muted wage inflation.

  • Bill Cosby accused of molesting 15-year-old in 1974 Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Bill Cosby is shown during an appearance on The Tonight Show, March 26, 2014.

    Bill Cosby was sued by a woman alleging he molested her, in what is believed to be the first court case arising from sexual misconduct accusations.

  • Cramer Remix: The best stocks to own now Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    It’s this stock, and its partner in crime, that "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer believes are heading higher.

  • Uncertainty in DC poses list of economic perils Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:19 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    As another round of fiscal brinkmanship looms in Congress, the impact on tax policy, government programs, and the overall economy could be severe.

  • CAT CEO's simple math: 3% growth equals jobs  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, explains how infrastructure and education can drive growth and create jobs.

  • AT&T CEO: DC gridlock is putting us on hold Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson at the Davos Economic Forum on January 22, 2014.

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson warns that companies can't do their part to pump up the economy if Washington's standoff festers.

  • Pulse of M&A on the Street: Blackstone CEO  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    There's a lot of liquidity in the market, says Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone chairman & CEO, discussing deal making on Wall Street and the impact of Fed policy on M&A activity and the economy. Also Schwarzman shares his thoughts on private equity, hedge funds and real estate

  • Obama to meet with CEOs, who plan to boost hiring Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is meeting with leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs during his last two years in office.

  • Short sellers aim at the chicken AND the egg Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Poultry producer stocks have surged in part due to pricing power and strong demand, but investors are betting that this trend will reverse.

  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has chosen an heir apparent Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses the Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, June 18, 2014.

    For perhaps the first time publicly, Jeff Bezos acknowledged that he has chosen a successor to take over when he leaves the top job.