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  • Home Builder Stocks Soar as Housing Battles Back Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    Housing demand is suddenly roaring back, and the nation's home builders are rushing just to keep up. New orders are soaring, as supplies of existing homes continue to plummet.

  • Citi Claims with Nasdaq for Facebook IPO: Sources Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Citi filed a claim with Nasdaq for losses associated with Facebook's glitch-plagued IPO last May, according to sources.

  • US Wholesale Inventories Slide Most in 1.5 Years Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories recorded their biggest decline in nearly 1-1/2 years in February as petroleum stocks tumbled and overall sales rose solidly, which could see first-quarter growth estimates shaved.

  • Spooked by Uncertainty, Little Main Street Hiring Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence fell in March — halting three months of gains, with few entrepreneurs making hiring plans. You call this a recovery?

  • Pres. Obama Crossing the Debt Threat Bridge     Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    What does President Obama have to do to find balance between what Republicans and Democrats want in the Federal budget? David Walker CEO of Comeback America Initiative, weighs in.

  • I'd Be Willing to Scale Back QE, Fed's Bullard Says Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:08 AM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told CNBC that he's be willing to reduce the central bank's massive bond-buying program in "small increments."

  • KPMG Fires Partner for Role in Insider Trading Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    KPMG said late on Monday it had fired a senior partner in the accounting firm's Los Angeles office for allegedly providing inside information to an unnamed third party.

  • No Fairy Tale: Disney Readies to Lay Off Staff Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 2:54 AM ET

    Disney will be laying off about 150 people at its film studio by the end of the week, according to sources close to the situation. The layoffs will be particularly focused on home entertainment as the company adjusts to industry-wide declines in DVD sales.

  • BlackRock Warns Fed to Rein In Money Printing Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    One of Wall Street's biggest money managers has called on the Federal Reserve to rein in its program of quantitative easing, saying its bond-buying tactics are a "large and dull hammer" that have distorted markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Arggggh! American Workers Are at a Breaking Point Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The economy may be showing signs of recovery, but American workers are about to snap. An overwhelming 83% say they're stressed out by at least one thing at work.

  • Earnings Season Arrives as Data Flash Warning Signs Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    With earnings season a potential negative for stocks, traders are even more vigilant than usual for news on the direction of the economy.

  • Bernanke: Stress Tests Made US Banks More Stable Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke said on Monday the central bank's periodic bank stress tests have made the U.S. financial system more resilient.

  • Back to the Future: Mike Ullman Rejoins JCP as CEO Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 5:33 PM ET
    Mike Ullman

    JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson is out and Mike Ullman will rejoin the company as CEO, receiving an annual base salary of $1 million.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With Mixed Report Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a beat on earnings but slight miss on revenue. Shares slipped after-hours.

  • Why News Corp Is Trying to Outfox a Start-Up Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Fox could become a subscription service that customers would have to pay for if the courts are not able to protect its business from the start-up Aereo, News Corp Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said Monday.

  • Chained CPI: What It Is and How It Will Affect You Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    President Barack Obama is expected to formally propose a controversial change in how the government calculates inflation for Social Security and other federal benefits.

  • United States, Japan Now Money Printing Allies Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.

  • Where the Mega-Homebuyers Are: 10 Top ZIP Codes Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    Which ZIP codes were home to the priciest home sales? A new report takes a look.

  • Cyber Terrorism and the Innovation Gap Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Existing security models and defensive technologies have not kept pace with the innovation of the attackers and the return on investment from traditional firewalls and anti-virus is rapidly decreasing.

  • Google Glass Won't Be Welcome Everywhere Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    An employee wearing a pair of Google Glass

    Google Glass may well be the final step before human-machine interaction moves under our skin, but judging from our early look, it won't be welcome in lots of places, NBC reports.