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  • Disney Earnings Beat; 'Star Wars' Spinoffs Planned Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    Disney's earnings topped forecasts. And big news for "Star Wars" fans: CEO Bob Iger said there will be some spinoff films based on characters. Films there will be!

  • Obama, Immigration & the CEOs Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein

    President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Zynga Posts a Surprise Profit and Big Revenue Beat Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 4:06 PM ET
    Mark Pincus, chairman and chief executive officer of Zynga Inc., speaks during an event at Zynga Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    Online-game maker Zynga posted an unexpected profit for the fourth quarter and beat big on revenue as it moves to tighten up its ship.

  • Sink or Swim for RIM Ahead of BlackBerry 10 Launch Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 2:53 PM ET
    Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference at the San Jose Convention Center on September 25, 2012 in San Jose, California.

    Research In Motion is back on the map just as it prepares to launch a new BlackBerry. Yet the question most observers appear to be asking is: is it too little, too late?

  • CBO: Budget Deficit Estimate Drops Below $1 Trillion Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The Congressional Budget Office is predicting the budget deficit at $845 billion, dropping below $1 trillion for the first time in President Barack Obama's tenure in office.

  • Sucker Alert? Insider Selling Surges After Dow 14,000 Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    Selling by execs has surged since the Dow hit 14,000 and retail investors flooded into stocks.

  • US Sues S&P Over Mortgage-Bond Ratings Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    The U.S. government has launched a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor's over mortgage bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over behavior tied to the recent financial crisis.

  • Facebook vs. Twitter: The Real-Time Battle Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    The power outage at Super Bowl 47 shined light on a growing issue for Facebook. Namely, its lack of relevancy during a live-event

  • Did 2013 Tax Hikes Slow Charitable Giving in 2012? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Giving in the United States grew by a scant two percent in 2012, the slowest since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.

  • What Time Warner and News Corp Can Tell Us About Cable Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Both companies are expected to benefit from rising fees for their cable channels as well as growing advertising revenue thanks to political campaigns.

  • Danger in Corporate Bonds: BofA Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    A jump in interest rates could spark an unruly exit from the $12 trillion corporate bond market, according to a new analysis.

  • The Taxman Turneth 100: Roasts and Toasts for the IRS Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Benjamin Franklin on the dollar bill.

    The modern income tax system has been called a lot of things, and now it also can be called a centenarian. The current tax system was formalized 100 years ago this month, when the 16th Amendment was ratified. Here's a celebration of quotes about the taxman.

  • Probe of S&P 'Intensified' After US Downgrade: Lawyer Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leads a news conference with Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery and attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia at the Department of Justice.

    Floyd Abrams, the lead attorney for Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Tuesday that "the intensity of the investigation" into the agency's bond ratings "significantly increased" after S&P downgraded the U.S.

  • Obama to Ask for Short-Term Budget Plan Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    White House officials say President Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1.

  • Well-Off Show 'Worrisome Disconnect' on Retirement Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Almost two-thirds of Americans in a new survey said they are doing all they can for retirement, and fewer than a third said they are worried they aren't saving enough.

  • Dell Reaches Deal to Be Taken Private by Founder Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc.

    Dell agreed to be taken private Tuedsay in a nearly $24 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell.

  • Housing Already Shows Signs of a New Bubble Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.

  • US Services Sector Growth Meets Estimates: ISM Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. services sector grew in January for a third year of back-to-back monthly expansion, although the pace of growth slowed slightly from the previous month, according to a new report.

  • Midwestern start-ups: The rise of Silicon Prairie Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    Forget California's Silicon Valley and New York's Silicon Alley. A small startup scene is emerging in the Midwest.

  • Small-Cap IPO Specialists: The New Dodo Bird? OpEd Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    The SEC will host a public meeting that should capture the attention of every entrepreneur, investor and job seeker, writes this pro.

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