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  • Dell Buyout Could Be Announced Within 2 Weeks Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    The price will likely be between $13.50 and $14 a share, with an equity investment from Silver Lake and other potential investors of roughly $2 billion.

  • Media Faces Dwindling Ad Dollars: Ex-Sirius XM CEO Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    Mel Karmazin, CEO Sirius XM Radio

    New technologies are putting traditional media companies at a disadvantage as advertising dollars come under increased pressure, Mel Karmazin, the former chief executive of Sirius XM Radio, told CNBC.

  • US Holiday Sales Rise 3%, Missing Forecasts Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    U.S. shoppers spent only 3 percent more during the 2012 holiday season than they did a year earlier, the National Retail Federation said, citing economic uncertainty for tempering consumers' enthusiasm.

  • Digby

    Retailers are marrying the physical-store experience with smartphones. A look at small tech companies, mining this fast-evolving mobile space.

  • Facebook Unveils Its Next Big Thing: Social Search Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Facebook's new Graph Search icon

    Facebook's big announcement was ... a social search feature that will allow users to search their friends' content.

  • How to Put the 'Crazy' in Crazy Blind Date Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    A new app called "Crazy Blind Date" let's people to give "kudos" to their date, thereby making them more available to dating other people. But Jane Wells found a way to put the crazy in Crazy Blind Date.

  • The usual explanations for reckless borrowing focus on people's character. But recent research has shown that scarcity by itself is enough to cause this kind of financial self-sabotage.

  • Payroll Tax Hike Not Seen by Some Workers Yet Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Not all American workers have seen the higher payroll tax in their paycheck yet, particularly those employed by small businesses, Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fiscal Hawks Link Spending Cuts to Hurricane Sandy Aid Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:09 PM ET
    Damage is viewed in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    Northeast lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts.

  • United is offering same-day checked baggage delivery service at some airports. Prices start at $29.95 for one bag delivered within a 40-mile radius to a home, office or hotel.

  • The Cost of America's Crumbling Bridges and Roads Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Worry Over Sales Spurs Talk of Cheaper iPhones Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Analysts say Apple must decide whether to keep catering to the high end of the phone market or offer something cheaper to compete with lower-cost alternatives.

  • Here's What New York State's New Gun Law Would Do Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    New York State already had what was considered the nation's toughest gun-control law. Here are provisions in a sweeping new bill expected to be approved by the Legislature on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Over the Hill at Work: Why 50 May Be the New 70 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Are careers over much sooner these days than in the past? Is the younger generation, Gen X, taking over? Or is it the even-younger Gen Y?

  • NRA Rolls Out Shooting App on Apple's iPad, iPhone Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    NRA: Practice Range

    The NRA has launched a free mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad that allows users to shoot at targets with various types of guns, including assault weapons.

  • US Home Prices Surge Despite Distress Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.

  • Business Inventories Rose Modestly in November Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Business inventories rose modestly in November as sales rose solidly, backing views restocking will not support economic growth in the fourth quarter.

  • Dell Buyout Has '50-50' Chance: Wilbur Ross Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    There's a "50-50 chance" that Dell would be taken private — private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday, in reaction to reports that the computer maker is in talks with PE firms about a potential $20 billion-plus buyout.

  • Retail Sales Get Auto Boost; Inflation Remains Tame Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Retail sales rose more than expected in December while wholesale prices remained low, suggesting inflation is in check.

  • Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any Veteran Who Wants a Job Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:16 AM ET
    A Walmart store in Methuen, Mass.

    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, plans to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge.

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