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  • Adult movie studios look for a better year Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Steve Hirsch, Vivid Entertainment

    2013 couldn't have gone much worse for the porn industry.

  • How the iPhone 5c boosted iPhone 5s sales Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    According to a new study, Apple's iPhone 5c is gobbling less share of the iPhone market than the 4s did last year when it was the mid-range option.

  • US credit cards 'weakest link' for hackers: CEO Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    The failure in the U.S. to adopt tighter credit card payment standards makes purchases more vulnerable to hackers, said the CEO of a leading smart card maker.

  • Target breach fallout may hit loyalty programs Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Retail reward cards

    Customer loyalty programs, like Target's Red Card, could be in trouble after the breach that affected 70 million customers.

  • Nest CEO: Why we sold to Google Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    Selling to Google was about getting the benefit of building on a larger company’s infrastructure, said Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell today.

  • Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No. 1 complaint to the FTC—and tax-related identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree.

  • Lowe's opens front door to Porch Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Lowe's store in East Peoria, Ill.

    The home improvement retailer offers a new tool, partnering with home renovation service Porch.com as the anti-DIY online.

  • Charter CEO presses 'rich and fair' TWC offer Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Tom Rutledge

    Charter CEO Tom Rutledge defends his rejected takeover bid for Time Warner Cable, saying it would turnaround TWC and keep subscribers from leaving the cable company in droves.

  • 'No bubble troubles' in stocks, Goldman says Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs is encouraging its wealthy clients to keep their money in sectors such as U.S. tech stocks and high-yield bonds.

  • Chart of the Day: Why were retail sales so good? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    People walk with their shopping bags along Lincoln Road Mall, December 24, 2013 in Miami.

    You wouldn't know it from the dozens of retailers warning of a weak Christmas, but it turns out retail sales were actually pretty good in December.

  • US consumers went on Dec spending spree amid sales Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:10 AM ET
    A shopper carries his bags along Lincoln Road Mall in Miami, Beach Florida.

    A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than hoped last month, suggesting the economy gathered steam.

  • Madoff penalties hit JPMorgan Chase profit Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:28 AM ET
    The headquarters of JP Morgan Chase on Park Avenue December 12, 2013 in New York.

    JPMorgan reported a drop in profit after paying penalties to the government for not reporting suspicions of fraud by Bernie Madoff.

  • Small business confidence rises; sales gain Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Workers examine swatches in a screen printing workshop. Small manufacturing firms led job creation in November, according to the NFIB.

    U.S. small business sentiment improved in December, with firms more optimistic about future business conditions and future earnings.

  • The tax man cometh: Judge tosses tax cheat suit Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging new rules forcing banks to tell IRS officials about accounts held by foreigners.

  • Wells Fargo profit beats estimates as costs drop Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks by a Wells Fargo home mortgage office in San Francisco.

    Wells Fargo, the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, reported an 11 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, helped in the second half of the year.

  • Hedge funds lose out to stellar stock markets Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Hedge fund gains were trumped last year by the equities boom, according to a report published on Tuesday.

  • Making financial literacy fun Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The U.S. gets low marks on educating teens about money. An expert points to innovative programs and gamification techniques that could boost success.

  • Credit Suisse to junior bankers: Take Saturdays off Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    Credit Suisse has become the latest global investment bank to introduce new working guidelines for junior bankers, the FT reports.

  • Secretive Apple squirms in gaze of US monitor Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    Apple has been campaigning against a laywer appointed to investigate its compliance with antitrust laws, after it was found to have fixed prices on e-books last summer. The New York Times reports.

  • Dollar bulls: Time to pack up and go home? Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar has taken a beating in the aftermath of last week's much softer-than-anticipated non-farm payrolls report, dealing a blow to those betting on a stellar year for the greenback.