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  • Microsoft is still leaking cash on this device Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.

  • Midwest business activity picks up modestly Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up modestly in July, although growth in new orders and employment both cooled, a report showed on Wednesday

  • Merger week continues; Accenture eyes Booz: report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Dell board will not back new M. Dell bid: source Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    A special committee of Dell's board is not willing to change the voting terms for founder Michael Dell's buyout offer in exchange for a 10-cent increase in the offer, a source said

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • Doomsayers begone! US growth beats by a mile Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A container ship leaves the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation and possibly bringing the Federal Reserve closer to cutting back its stimulus.

  • Jumping jobs! Private sector makes big hiring move Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with an employer at a job fair in Chicago.

    Private sector job creation surged in July as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.

  • $1.2 trillion hidden offshore in tax ploy: Report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Top U.S. companies, including General Electric and Apple are keeping nearly $1.2 trillion in profits offshore, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Mortgage apps extend losing streak to 7th week Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages decreased last week with potential buyers shying away from the market as rates held near two-year highs.

  • The real reason banks will deny you an account Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Mistakes have blacklisted many Americans from banks, leading to fees for paying bills, cashing checks, and wiring money. The NYT reports.

  • Look who's paying more for college Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    It may seem logical that financial aid from colleges should go to the students who need it the most, but guess again.

  • Activist investor Ackman makes his biggest bet ever Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

    William Ackman's firm Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 9.8 percent position in $22 billion industrial gas company Air Products & Chemicals.

  • Are you middle class? Here's how it's measured Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    The middle class: it's the world's biggest consumer group and its growing spending power should push global consumer spending up by nearly a third by 2020, says Euromonitor.

  • 6% yields? May come sooner than you think Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will lose control of interest rates as the "great rotation" out of bonds into equities takes off in full force.

  • Zombie economy overshadows Fed Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    GDP data Wednesday is expected to show a slow-moving, zombie-like economy, as the Fed meets for a second day.

  • Facebook nearing its IPO price. Here's why Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook stock had a rocky first year but on Tuesday, it came within pennies of its IPO price of $38. What made investors suddenly "like" it again?

  • Housing market heats up but not at boiling point Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Never mind the recent uptick in mortgage rates. Home prices are on a powerful roll. The latest monthly data shows home prices in May jumped 12.1 percent in the past year.

  • Look out below! Work more, get less in Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Working more could mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.

  • Manning found guilty, but not of aiding enemy Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Manning is escorted by military police after his conviction on July 30.

    A U.S. military judge on Tuesday found soldier Bradley Manning guilty of most of 21 criminal counts, but not of aiding the enemy, for handing over documents to WikiLeaks.

  • Guess what? Snapchats are easily retrieved Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    To find evidence of wrongdoing in high finance, it's been the age of e-mail. But regulators' interest won't be limited to e-mail for long.