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  • Fed Hawk Voices Doubts Over Benefits of Bond Buying Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:30 PM ET

    A senior Federal Reserve official voiced skepticism on Wednesday about the benefits of additional asset purchases by the U.S. central bank, while a more dovish policymaker maintained his campaign for additional policy easing.

  • Should We Work Until 70? These CEOs Say Yes Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:36 PM ET

    Executives of the Business Roundtable are urging Congress to raise the Social Security and Medicare age eligibility to 70, from the current 67.

  • Is There Anyone Left to Buy Apple's iPhones? Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Pacific Crest Securities makes a case against owning Apple by theorizing that just about everyone in the world who could pay for an iPhone already owns one.

  • HP Courted for Autonomy, EDS Units: Report Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard has received expressions of interest for Autonomy and its EDS units, but HP CEO Meg Whitman said the company is not yet ready to sell the business, according to a report.

  • Economic activity across the U.S. expanded at either a moderate or modest pace in recent weeks with consumer spending picking up, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, suggesting little change in strength of the recovery.

  • JPMorgan Tops Views, but Dimon Takes Hit on Pay Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters, NY

    JPMorgan Chase's earnings rose strongly in the last quarter of 2012, yet the "London Whale" scandal cost its CEO Jamie Dimon about half his annual compensation.

  • Dem Elder Statesman: We Spend Too Much Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    The government has a "spending problem" and that needs to change, former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt told CNBC.

  • More Americans Are Raiding Their 401(k)s to Pay Bills Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    One in four Americans is borrowing against a 401(k) to pay for non-retirement needs such as mortgages, credit card debt or college tuition, according to a new study.

  • Debt Ceiling Battle: Why No One Agrees on Anything Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    How politicians even explain the way the government spends money depends on what party they belong to and whether that party holds the White House or Congress.

  • After Eight Months, Home Builder Confidence Stalls Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Builder sentiment edged up just one point in October, according to an industry association index.

    Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.

  • Conservatives to GOP: Don't Mess With the Debt Ceiling Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Alan Simpson

    Republican lawmakers are being told by a growing number of conservatives to stop using the debt ceiling crisis to force major spending cuts.

  • Private Jet Traffic Plummets for Second Inaugural Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The number of private jets scheduled to land in Washington, D.C. next week for President Obama's second inauguration is less than half of his 2009 inauguration's total.

  • Auto Industry Fuels US Industrial Production's 0.3% Rise Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    Auto parts production workers work on a production lines making both metal and plastic bumpers.

    U.S. factory production rose in December for the second straight month, buoyed by more output of autos, electronics and business equipment. Total industrial production beat analysts' expectations.

  • Goldman Earnings Boosted by Banking, Merger Activity Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Wednesday that beat expectations.

  • Hitting 65, Boomers Seek Out 'Retirement Coaches' Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The counterculture generation is not only determined to make its money last. It's looking to reinvent life's second act.

  • ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double Since 2007 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    The number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Return to California a 'No Brainer:' CEO Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC Wednesday the company will be opening new franchises there in 2015.

  • CPI Flat as Inflation Running Out of Gas Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:13 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    U.S. consumer prices were flat in December, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should help give the Federal Reserve room to prop up the economy by staying on its ultra-easy monetary policy path.

  • Dell Buyout Talks Advance, Banks Line Up Funds Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:18 AM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    Talks to take Dell private are at an advanced stage with at least four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • US Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest Week: MBA Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose for a second straight week following three weeks of declines, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

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