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  • IPO market heats up...even in August Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    August is traditionally deadsville for equity trading, but it's particularly dead for the IPO business. Everyone shuts down until September. Not this year....

  • Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.

  • CME paused Treasury futures just before jobs data Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    The CME Group paused trading in some Treasury contracts shortly before the jobs report on Friday after big orders hit the market.

  • Icahn has not taken stake in HP: Sources Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn does not own shares in Hewlett-Packard, sources told CNBC, despite chatter to the contrary that helped boost the computer maker's stock 4 percent.

  • A couple deny allegations they ran a high-end prostitution and money-laundering operation from their Boca Raton, Fla., home and Massapequa, N.Y., rental property.

  • Bonds take swift turn, but Fed taper on track Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Traders at the CME Group's Chicago Board of Trade

    Bond prices took a swift, violent turn higher after the disappointing jobs report, but "the world has not changed," one analyst says.

  • Aging baby boomers may find long-term care elusive Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    With 76 million baby boomers reaching retirement age over the next decade, the need for long-term care services is expected to surge. What to do?

  • Paging Carl Icahn: Dell in deal with Michael Dell Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Michael Dell

    Dell's special committee has reached an agreement with the buyout group led by CEO Michael Dell to purchase the company for $13.75 per share.

  • On Main Street, jobs numbers miss the real story Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:13 PM ET
    Fast-food workers demand higher pay at a protest outside a Wendy's in New York in July.

    Krystal Maxie-Collins knows it's tough to make a living. Workers like her plod along in positions that leave them barely enough money to keep food on the table.

  • Red states could beat blues in Obamacare sign-up Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    A major deal could lead to an ironic outcome: more residents in anti-Obama states enrolling in health insurance exchanges than those in pro-Obama states.

  • Google's new Moto X takes page from Apple playbook Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    The Motorola Mobility Moto X.

    Allowing users to choose anything from the color of the power button to a message on the back cover, the Moto X outpaces customization options available from its competitors.

  • US issues global travel alert over al-Qaeda threat Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    The alert is issued because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Dan Loeb and Yahoo's Mayer have a falling out Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    The relationship between Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer and activist investor Dan Loeb, who was the primary player in recruiting her for the top position, has gone sour, the New York Post reports.

  • Obama may have a Republican secret weapon Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama may seem like an unlikely team, but amid an uncooperative House and Senate, they are coming to the middle and working to compromise.

  • Not in the mood: Zynga sues 'Bang with Friends' Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    The game maker is not happy about an app called "Bang with Friends" and is taking its creator to court, alleging trademark infringement.

  • 5 ways Obama's 'bargain' isn't enough for Main St. Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama pitches his Grand Bargain plans at an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013.

    While small businesses support tax reform, some groups aren't happy about President Obama's "better bargain," Inc. reports. Here's why.

  • Cupcake rip-off! Mixes shrink while prices don't Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Consumer packaged-goods makers have gotten creative with how they pass on rising costs and maintain bottom lines. Prices stay the same, but it contains less product.

  • Escape velocity hopes give way to law of gravity Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Bulls were eager for a strong nonfarm payroll report to argue that the economy had reached "escape velocity." That's not happening, so where does that leave the market?

  • Transportation fuels US factory orders rise Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds a beed onto the nose of an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana.

    New orders for US factory goods rose for the third straight month in June, the latest indication that a recent slowdown in manufacturing activity had probably run its course.

  • So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 jobs—enough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy.