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  • Insider Trading in Our Nation's Capital Just Got Easier Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:55 PM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.

  • Letter Sent to US Senator Tests Positive for Ricin Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.

  • Intel Earnings Miss by a Penny; Revenue Hits Target Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Intel reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that came in just short of expectations, while revenue hit analysts' target.

  • Yahoo Earnings Beat, but Revenue Disappoints Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    The search giant's first-quarter earnings topped forecasts, but revenue fell short and shares fell after-hours.

  • Watch It, Apple, Facebook's Coming for Your Phones Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Facebook is trying to take over Apple devices with its new software.

  • Is Multi-Family Home Construction Overheating? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    U.S. builders ratcheted up construction, but the growth was entirely in apartment buildings. Multifamily housing starts are now running much faster than the 10-year average.

  • Coke Earnings Beat; Emerging Markets Catch the Wave Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    Coca-Cola reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that were boosted by a rise in sales in Europe and emerging markets.

  • Fed's Evans Optimistic, Dudley Less So on Jobs Outlook Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:29 AM ET
    William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    Top Fed policy doves, with opposing economic views, agreed the job market has not yet improved enough to merit cuts to the central bank's bond-buying program.

  • Heating Demand Fuels US Industrial Production Rise Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in March, but the increase was due to a surge in demand for utilities during a cold snap, while output actually declined at the nation's factories.

  • Investment Banking Arm Juiced Goldman Earnings Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that topped Wall Street's expectations, helped by higher revenue in its investment banking arm.

  • Target Warns Sales Nearly Flat, Trims Estimates Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retailer Target warned first-quarter earnings would miss expectations, after weaker-than-expected sales of seasonal and weather-sensitive items.

  • Investigators Hunt for Clues in Boston Bombing Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A large area of downtown Boston was cordoned off by police on Tuesday as authorities hunted for a suspect in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

  • Housing Starts Top Views; Consumer Prices Ease Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. builders started 1.04 million homes last month, the fastest pace in nearly five years, while a separate report showed consumer inflation easing.

  • J&J Tops Estimates on Newer Medicine Growth Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    The pharmaceutical and medical devices company reported quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations as growth of newer medicines for cancer, hepatitis C and blood clots offset declining sales of its treatments for heartburn and attention deficit disorder.

  • SoftBank Could Gain $3.5 Billion by Dropping Sprint Bid Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:25 AM ET

    Billionaire founder of mobile carrier SoftBank is expected to stay in the battle for Sprint Nextel - even though he could walk away with $3.5 billion in gains from currency hedging.

  • Where Has Loyalty Gone? Consumers Grow More Fickle Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Deloitte’s American Pantry Survey found brand loyalty has fallen for the third year in a row, with nearly nine in ten consumers substituting private-label brands for national ones.

  • Macy's Fires Latest Salvo in Dispute With JC Penney Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 11:15 PM ET

    Macy's has filed an appeal challenging a judge's ruling that J.C. Penney can sell unbranded Martha Stewart goods in its stores for now -- the latest salvo in a legal war between the two retailers.

  • Gold Hit by Panic Selling, Dragging Other Metals Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:21 PM ET

    Panic selling hit the gold market, driving a mad rush out of other commodities, as traders saw China's GDP data as confirmation the global economy is slowing.

  • Micky's Mea Culpa: Arison to Refund US Taxpayers Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Mickey Arison, CEO Carnival Corp.

    Carnival CEO Micky Arison says Carnival plans to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of the Navy and Coast Guard's help with two of the company's high-profile incidents.

  • Lower Gas Prices Ahead, Courtesy of Sliding Oil Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    Crude oil on Monday hit their lowest levels for the year, a slide that is leading to lower gas prices that may provide modest relief just as the summer driving season arrives.