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  • Macy's, JC Penney Back in Court Over Martha Stewart Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 6:55 AM ET
    Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, testifies at State Supreme court in New York.

    Macy's and rival J.C. Penney are due back in court Monday in their battle over Martha Stewart home goods after a month-long mediation effort appeared to have failed.

  • Why US Job Market Is Going to Get a Lot Worse Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    Weak U.S. jobs data resulted in the worst trading week this year, and analysts warn it could get worse.

  • Largest US Pension Fund to Battle Boardroom Zombies Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    The largest U.S. public pension fund is preparing to take on "zombie" directors and rogue pay arrangements as the annual meetings season gets under way, the FT reports.

  • Fliers More Fed Up Than Ever Before, Study Shows Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.

  • Newspapers Find Ways to Beat Falling Ad Revenue Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    The Newspaper Association of America says newspaper companies have found new ways to make money as the state of the industry changes.

  • Tap, Tap, Taxi! Hailing a Cab Via Your Phone Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    Taxi! Taxi! Taxiiiiiii! That's a common refrain of city living, but soon it may go the way of the phone booth amid the emergence of smartphone apps for hailing a taxi.

  • How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Dating Device Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    Forget Facebook's poke. Mobile dating applications are making it easier than ever for singles to break the ice.

  • Whoooosh! Baseball Goes High-Tech Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Major League Baseball may be a couple of centuries old, but when it comes to using technology and new media, the sport is hitting home runs.

  • Shhh...These Are Secret Menu Items! OK, Tell Everyone Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Restaurants are increasingly selling these off-menu items to bring customers "in the know" while in an oxymoron move showcasing these "secret" or hidden menus on their own websites.

  • Sequester Hasn't Hit Jobs Yet: Goldman's Hatzius Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Despite the disappointing March jobs report and an expected slowdown in growth, the overall data have been encouraging, Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC.

  • Family Businesses More Resilient Amid Tough Times Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser

    Some family businesses are more resilient because of a long-term focus and a commitment to customers. Careful spending like a 'frugal Yankee' helps too.

  • Jeff Bezos Bets on Henry Blodget's Business Insider Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has invested a "significant" amount of money in Business Insider, according to an internal memo posted on the media company's website.

  • Advisers Get Paid to Put Clients in Certain Funds Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab give independent financial advisers a percentage of the assets that their clients put in certain mutual funds, according to Reuters.

  • Key JOBS Act Features Delayed for Small Businesses Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Crowdfunding circles are frustrated the SEC has not yet finalized rules that could potentially turbocharge the funding platform for startups and small businesses, Entrepreneur reports.

  • More Finger Lickin' Without the Bones? KFC's Latest Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    The fast-food chain, which is owned by Yum Brands, will introduce fried boneless chicken chunks as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces.

  • US Job Creation Plunges, but Rate Drops to 7.6% Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An unemployed worker checks out a brochure at a jobs fair.

    Job creation slowed to a crawl during March, with the U.S. economy creating just 88,000 positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.

  • US Must 'Play to Win' on Economy: Rep. Eric Cantor Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    The prospects for U.S. economic growth are "still too little" and "too uncertain," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC. American can't just sit back on its laurels, he added.

  • Obama Offers Up Cuts to Social Security, Medicare Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a senior administration official said.

  • Wal-Mart's Food Fight: Betting on Data, Not Bodies Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    As it intensifies its push into groceries and perishable foods, Wal-Mart Stores is betting it can take on these labor-intensive categories by adding efficiency, not bodies.

  • NYSE, Nasdaq Feud: I Had More IPOs! No, I Did! Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Rivals NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group both claim that to have listed the most IPOs in the first quarter, while Thomson Reuters' data shows the two exchange operators as being tied.