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  • Ebullience over 2013 IPO market spills into New Year Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:00 PM ET
    NYSE trader on the floor of the NYSE ahead of the Twitter IPO launch.

    The next 12 months may not prove as rich for IPOs as the last year. But to bankers, 2014 still promises an abundance of opportunity. The NYT reports.

  • Cybersecurity deal highlights threats from spying Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 8:34 PM ET

    Mandiant, a U.S. cybersecurity company, has been bought for more than $1 billion, highlighting concerns on government online spying. The FT reports.

  • Here’s where pros see opportunity in 2014 … Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some stock market professionals seem to be attracted to a particular type of stock in the new year, and offered their top picks for 2014.

  • First day decline: An omen of trouble? Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    “It’s obvious that we have a bad year coming, right? Isn’t that what the stats say,” noted Jim Cramer

  • Pimco Total Return drops nearly 2% for 2013 Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The world's largest bond fund, run by Bill Gross, fell 1.92 percent for the year, according to data from Morningstar.

  • This girl just got fired ... by BlackBerry Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    Alicia Keys at an event in Sydney in December.

    Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January, just one year after the singer-songwriter was hired as a 'global creative director.'

  • Bakken oil safety warning issued by federal govt Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    The federal government issued a safety alert that crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude.

  • Art Cashin: 'Mild bafflement' on stock drop Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin of UBS talks about the lack of a clear catalyst for today's stock drop.

  • Mum's the word on Obamacare demographics Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    An affordable health coverage sign stands a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Md.

    What's the demographic breakdown of Obamacare enrollments nationally? Officials aren't saying, yet, raising concerns about insurance prices next year.

  • Brash Uber stalks new markets to ride higher Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber, talks during a session of LeWeb 2013 event near Paris in December 2013.

    Uber may be the brash darling of Silicon Valley, but it will take more than a popular smartphone app and free publicity to take this start-up further.

  • Robots and more: Futurists gaze into 2014 Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:08 AM ET
    Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian robot is sold around the world to science centers and visitor attractions, but increasingly to academic research groups and universities where they are used as research and development platforms.

    There’s a set of brave souls among us who don’t just walk this high public plank for a living — they go right ahead and say it: Futurists.

  • Cramer: Your best plays for 2014 Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Financials and industrials should become investors' best bets in 2014 as the country's employment picture brightens, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Don't worry too much about a down day Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The potential for the first down day in the first trading day of the year since 2007 has some traders nervous.

  • Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg return with 'Re/code' Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Walter Mossberg and Kara Swisher

    Veteran technology journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are launching a media company, Re/code, the new incarnation of the former AllThingsD.

  • Intel faces stiff server challenge this year Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    If you’re in the business of managing and setting up servers in big data centers, you’re probably looking ahead to the second half of this year.

  • Hack attack targets Snapchat users Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    The latest Internet security breach affected Snapchat users. Julia Boorstin asks if the hacking will ever stop.

  • Snowden 'just an aberration': Booz Allen CEO Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    Former security contractor Edward Snowden's leaks did not hurt business at his former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton's CEO told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Buffett's crisis-era bet on USG grows Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    US Gypsum (USG) dry wall board plant at Plaster City, near El Centro, Calif.

    Berkshire Hathaway has converted much of its debt in building products company USG into more than $600 million of common stock.

  • Ford develops solar powered car for everyday use Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car

    Ford has developed a concept model that runs primarily on solar power, creating a vehicle that is not dependent on traditional energy sources.

  • Why you should watch Facebook and Twitter in 2014 Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    This year will likely mark a huge shift for revenue at companies like Facebook and Twitter, says Buzzfeed's Jon Steinberg. The question is: How will investors respond?