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  • So long, winter! Vacation homes heating up Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Vacation home sales are on a tear, and more than half of the owners say rentals are already booked for at least half the summer.

  • Warren Buffett says you should tweet about these Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    In a video created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warren Buffett gives the school's chancellor some good advice on writing tweets.

  • Fed's Stein will resign, leaving second vacancy Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve Governors Jeremy Stein, left, and Jerome Powell, listen during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

    Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein played a leading role in elevating the topic of financial stability in the U.S. central bank's monetary policy.

  • Wealthy political donors brace for 'shakedown' Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    You'd think rich donors would be celebrating. But the Supreme Court's decision to lift limits on political giving is making some donors miserable.

  • Fake meats, finally, taste like chicken Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Kristi Labrenz Galvan, 34, left, Caitlin Grady, 32, Mary Stevens, 37, and Founder and CEO Ethan Brown, 42, serve up tacos at the Beyond Meat booth at the Natural Products Expo West 2014 held at Anaheim Convention Center.

    As the prices of and ethical concerns over meat mount, companies are getting better at providing animal-free alternatives. NYT reports.

  • US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:54 AM ET
    “Peace Without Borders” concert in Havana, September 2009. The concert was a perfect opportunity to test the political power of their budding social network masterminded by the U.S. government.

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.

  • Goldman Sachs: It's showtime for global growth Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    After a limp start for equity markets, Goldman Sachs has revealed it's bullish for the second quarter, predicting global growth to pick up and shares to follow suit.

  • SEC needs to make changes now: Ex-SEC economist Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building.

    Electronic trading isn't as bad as it seems but the SEC must make some changes now, says former SEC chief economist Larry Harris.

  • US jobless, trade gap defy feel-good data story Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    A man uses a computer at a Workforce One Employment Solutions center as he looks for a job after being out of work for one and a half years on January 7, 2014 in North Miami, Florida.

    The number of new U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, as the February trade gap widened sharply.

  • Crime inquiry said to open on Citigroup Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:27 AM ET

    Just as Citigroup was putting taxpayer bailouts and risky investments behind it, the bank now finds itself in the cross hairs again. The New York Times reports.

  • Jittery GM customers may hit sales: Dealers Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    General Motors Co. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles sit on the lot at a dealership in Southfield, Michigan.

    Customers are increasingly concerned about General Motor's mounting recalls and vehicle defects that are linked to deadly crashes, dealers said.

  • Liberty cuts stake in struggling Barnes & Noble Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    Liberty Media will cut its large stake in Barnes & Noble, the media company announced on Thursday, but will retain a 10 percent stake.

  • NSA, price wars could rain on Microsoft's cloud Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Microsoft's future hinges on the success of its cloud business, but growing data privacy concerns and a price war could dampen that business.

  • US service sector shakes off frigid winter in Mar. Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A waitress prepares a patron's bill at the Bar Louie restaurant located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago.

    Growth in the U.S. services sector accelerated in March, climbing as employment returned to expansionary territory.

  • Finding a better way to track flights Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    Students stand next to a giant mural featuring missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 displayed on the grounds of their school in Manila's financial district of Makati.

    Canadian company FLYHT is trying to convince airlines using its real-time data streaming technology may avoid future mysteries like Flight 370.

  • Next up for markets: Jobless claims Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 6:50 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jobless claims data could provide another shot of encouragement for market bulls who are looking for improving economic news to drive stocks higher.

  • Ukraine and bad weather push up food prices: UN Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Wheat field in Brazil

    World food prices reached their highest level in nearly a year in March, driven by turmoil in Ukraine and poor weather, says the UN.

  • Russia sanctions: Companies may not face backlash Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    JPMorgan has been criticized for stopping payments from a Russian embassy - but this will not necessarily mean retaliation against the U.S. bank, Russia's minister of economic development told CNBC.

  • Draghi hits back at IMF as ECB holds fire Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gestures while speaking during a news conference at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    ECB President Mario Draghi took a swipe at the IMF on Thursday, as he defended the central bank's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged for another month.

  • ECB holds fire: Analysis and reaction Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank left rates unchanged on Thursday, but comments by ECB President Mario Draghi sent the euro lower against the dollar.

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