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  • Fed contender Larry Summers cancels Citi events Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    Fed contender Larry Summers, who has been criticized for being too cozy with Wall Street, has canceled all events with Citigroup while Obama mulls his decision.

  • Want to be a CEO? Work here Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    To outsiders, McKinsey & Co. is a simply a consulting firm, but for many of the biggest hitters in corporate America, it is an indispensable tool.

  • Alabama rematch with Manziel scores record price Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tackled by defensive back Vinny Sunseri #3 and defensive back Dee Milliner #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    Saturday's rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is one of the most anticipated games in college football—and one of the most expensive.

  • IRS throws companies a bone on tax deductions Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    The IRS is expanding its rules for what business repairs qualify as tax deductible, everything from laptops to aircraft engines.

  • US defends 'green loans,' despite failed start-ups Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    The Energy Department is sticking by its green loan program, even as critics question the government's moves into venture capitalism.

  • Well-crafted: Hands-on hobbies learned online Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    A growing number of sites offer paid online classes teaching hobbies traditionally picked up in person—like landscape photography and baking bread.

  • Christie: Jersey Shore boardwalk fire 95% contained Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie: “I feel like I want to throw up.”

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the massive fire that destroyed part of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk in two towns is 95% contained.

  • Apple's iWatch and wait approach Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    An iWatch concept design.

    Apple is exceptionally successful when it enters new product categories a little later, this CNBC.com contributor says.

  • Post-Lehman, money market risks remain Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Lehman Brothers building in New York in September, 2008.

    Regulators have been laboring to shore up the industry, but some still question whether cash would be safe in a crisis.

  • JC Penney board shake-up continues Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    Vornado Realty Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Steven Roth resigned from the board of JC Penney, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Sen. Jon Tester says he'd vote 'no' on Summers Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    Jon Tester is the latest member of the Senate banking committee to say he'd vote "no" on Larry Summers if President Obama nominated him for Fed chief.

  • Obama taps White House insider as economic advisor Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    Jeffrey Zients

    President Obama has named Jeffrey Zients as an economic advisor in a shakeup as the White House struggles to gain traction for its economic agenda.

  • The next start-up frontier: Why Denver's booming Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    Denver has grown into a popular start-up destination. On Monday, "Denver Startup Week" kicks off. A look at the city's positives and negatives.

  • Stock market is fat, bored and complacent Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 3:39 PM ET

    It's a two percent week. Major indices are up about two percent as Syria tensions ease, China shows signs of stabilization, and rates fall.

  • Social Security overpays $1.3 billion in benefits Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    An upcoming GAO report says Social Security may have overpaid billions in benefits to people who had too much income from work to qualify.

  • Wall Street pioneer leaves $100K to dog Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    This isn't Muriel Siebert's chihuahua, although it would probably like to be.

    Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, left $100,000 to her dog, the New York Post reported on Friday.

  • Fed chair pick likely in a few weeks, not next week Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    President Obama is still said to favor Larry Summers as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve but the pick may still be a couple weeks away.

  • Al-Qaeda chief: 'Bleed' US economy, abandon dollar Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    File photo of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.

    Marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to "bleed" America financially with attacks on its economy.

  • That police officer is ... a robot? Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    One-pound robots are now working as police and firemen, making millions, and changing the nature of life in towns and cities across America.

  • Boehner seeking Democrats’ help on fiscal talks Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Rep. John Boehner at a news conference.

    In meetings with Democratic and GOP leaders, Boehner sought a resumption of negotiations that could keep the government running. The NYTimes reports.