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  • Tablet boom shows iPad isn't the only game in town Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    Customers check out the new Apple Inc. iPad Air at the 5th Avenue Apple store in New York

    The new crop of tablets are impressive, so instead of picking an overall winner, NBC News looked at various aspects that matter.

  • Fed 'safety net' on stocks is shrinking: El-Erian Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    As the Fed taper talk heats up around a possible December start, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC the "safety net" on risk assets like stocks is diminishing.

  • Time to hedge against bubbles Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:44 AM ET
    Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucien Freud"

    From art to real estate and equities — we could be in bubble territory. Here's how Michael Yoshikami suggests you hedge against potential bubbles.

  • Google debuts prepaid debit card Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Google will offer a prepaid debit card in the U.S. that will allow consumers to purchase goods at stores and to withdraw cash from ATMs.

  • 'Government Motors' no more: Treasury sets GM exit Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    General Motors headquarters in Detroit

    The U.S. Treasury said it planned to sell its remaining 31.1 million shares of GM by year-end, depending on market conditions.

  • How many bank accounts do you need? Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    This is a link to a Bankrate.com story.

  • 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.