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  • Why Friday's jobs number is make or break Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:19 PM ET
    A quality control worker at the Mary Kay Inc. regional distribution facility in Dallas, Texas.

    The Friday jobs report is seen by some traders as make or break for the Fed's decision later this month on whether to taper back its $85 billion monthly bond purchases.

  • End of BlackBerry? Company speeds up sale process Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    CEO Thorsten Heins with the BlackBerry 10 in January.

    The struggling handset maker is now aiming to quickly auction itself off, possibly as soon as November, according to a report.

  • New homes could cost you more as lot prices climb Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    A worker builds a new home at a housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Finished lot prices are up an average of 40% nationwide, and in the hottest markets they've nearly doubled. USA Today reports.

  • Vote on Syria action headed to the Senate Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, debates Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the Senate Foreign Relations bill to authorize use of military force in Syria on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

    The Senate foreign-relations committee approved a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria, clearing the path for a full Senate vote.

  • McDonald's 'Dollar Menu' testing $5 items Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.

  • HIV strikes porn industry again: Now what? Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:19 PM ET
    Rod Daily

    The revelation that a second porn star has contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, will likely have little to no impact on the bottom line of major porn studios.

  • Will Super Bowl XLVIII go down as 'Snow' Bowl? Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    The Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots face off in a regular season game played in heavy snowfall.

    With the Farmers' Almanac predicting snow around the time of New York's first Super Bowl, NFL officials wore brave faces on CNBC a day before the regular season kicks off.

  • Upbeat Fed outlook suggests QE tapering is near Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    A cashier puts cash into a register inside a Super Target store in Thornton, Colorado.

    Conditions continued to improve over the past quarter, suggesting that the economy is reaching the point where monetary easing can be pulled back, according to the most recent Fed assessment.

  • New record average price for cars tops $31,000 Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:14 PM ET
    2013 Ram 1500

    Nearly all automakers on Wednesday reported double-digit sales gains as August shapes up to be another strong month for the industry.

  • Looking for a raise? Good luck with that Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Jobs are getting easier to find. A raise? Not so much. Some economists say wages have flatlined and are unlikely to revive even though the job market is improving.

  • Galaxy Gear is here: Samsung shows off smartwatch Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, presents the Samsung Galaxy Gear in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

    Forget the mobile wars. The battle of wearable smart devices is finally here. And Samsung and Qualcomm are ahead of the game with the recent launch of their smartwatches.

  • It's 'crap' you get worse with age: QB Tom Brady Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    Tom Brady

    As he enters his 14th NFL season, three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady of the New England Patriots told CNBC that he strives to get better with age.

  • As President Obama goes...so goes the market? Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    These are not happy days for President Barack Obama. If history holds up, the misery in Washington could create misery on Wall Street.

  • TV-online ad parity only 3-5 years away: Moonves Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Advertising rates on network television and for TV show viewing online will soon be the same, "so we won't care where you watch," CBS Chief Leslie Moonves told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • The NFL's game plan for small business Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    The new football season can serve as a great source of inspiration not just for the couch potatoes of the nation, but for small-business owners as well.

  • Cramer: This sector in an 'amazing renaissance' Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer said that despite headwinds of rising interest rates, the auto industry is back and going through an "amazing renaissance," where Ford Motor is set to lead the pack.

  • Xbox One pre-order supply nearly sold out Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Xbox One console and controllers

    Retail stores in many markets have run out of Microsoft's Xbox One consoles available for pre-orders, a senior company executive said.

  • US recovers appetite for imports, widens trade gap Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly more than expected in July as exports dipped, but a rebound in imports pointed to some firming in underlying demand.

  • Mortgage apps rise, snapping 3-week losing streak Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans rose for the first time in four weeks as mortgage rates fell from their highest level this year, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Marc Faber’s three reasons why a plunge is coming Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    If you want to hear a rosy view on the market, don't listen to "Dr. Doom."