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  • Oops! Jumbo Boeing 747 lands at wrong airport Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    File photo: Boeing Co. 747 Dreamlifter cargo aircraft.

    A Giant Boeing "Dreamlifter" plane landed at the wrong Kansas airport, forcing officials to scramble to get the plane back in the air.

  • Precious metal hunters look to outer space Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Two firms have announced plans to send missions to asteroids within the next three years in order to mine the ore and metals on the space rocks.

  • Why it may pay to skip Black Friday Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Retailers are pushing black Friday sales earlier this year, letting consumers walk away with doorbuster deals up to a week before the holiday.

  • Yellen clears Senate hurdle for Fed chair Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Fed, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.

  • Where to spend bitcoin: Restaurants to gift cards Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Gabriel Scheare uses the world's first bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013, at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scheare said he "just felt like being part of history."

    While adoption among merchants is small, more businesses are accepting bitcoin as a way of avoiding credit card fees and attracting enthusiasts.

  • Investors got it wrong on Obamacare for years: Pro Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    The widely believed notion in the market that Obamacare would be bad for insurance stocks has been the wrong call, said Barclays health-care analyst Joshua Raskin

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • Giving to charity: How much do they really get? Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    Charitable donations could dip this year. Here's how to make sure you're making the most of what you can afford to give.

  • The other 'taper' that could hit Treasurys Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Strategists have told CNBC there may be another threat on the horizon to Treasury yields with China starting to fall out of love with U.S. debt.

  • Mid-Atlantic factory activity hits six-month low Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    An employee adjusts an industrial-sized loom as it creates a roll of carpet at the Bloomsburg Carpet Industries Inc. manufacturing facility in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

    The Philadelphia Fed said that factory activity in the Mid-Atlantic region hit a six-month low in November, while remaining positive.

  • US jobless drop hints at labor market revival Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Job seekers speak to potential employers at a jobs fair for people 50-years-old and older on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, suggesting strengthening of labor markets.

  • And we’re off! The ‘Great Rotation’ gets into gear Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    A 'Great Rotation' out of bonds into stocks is only just underway and is setting up to be one of the major investment themes of 2014, strategists say.

  • Running from the law? Hide here! Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Where would an American fugitive run to flee the long arm of the law? From China to Andorra, CNBC's "American Greed" finds 10 places to hide out.

  • Billions aside, JPMorgan may have a good deal Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    The $13 billion figure reached with the Justice Department may represent political theater as much as a real attempt to right wrongs. The NYT reports.

  • A toy start-up rebels against pink and princesses Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling.

    A toy start-up is gaining traction for its building games, which expose girls to engineering. A Beastie Boys-inspired viral video doesn't hurt.

  • More women in tech jobs? Not so fast Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    From the moment I saw the headlines, they didn't pass the smell test: "More than half of tech hires this year are women."

  • In midst of investigation, Model S tops latest survey Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom in Palo Alto, California.

    Tesla's Model S, the focus of a Federal investigation, has topped the latest owner satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports.

  • US cities' exports surge. Yes, exports Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jack Brown Produce workers sort apples on a packing line in Sparta, Mich. The state, a big exporter of agricultural goods, is among U.S. regions raising its export profile.

    Aiming to generate growth and jobs, small- and mid-sized companies in more metro areas are making bigger bets on the global economy.

  • Good news if you're thirsty: USA has a lot of wine Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    Trinchero Family Estates in Napa Valley, Calif.

    A Morgan Stanley report in October sent wine lovers into a panic, suggesting that global supplies were dropping as demand was rising. But don't fret.

  • Accelerators fuel a boom in start-ups Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Incubating success is the mantra of accelerators that are popping up around the world. Their goal: to help startups woo angel and venture capital investors.