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  • Merck posts profit beat; weak sales bite revenue Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:13 AM ET
    A tablets is processed at the Merck KGaA pharmaceutical plant in Darmstadt, Germany.

    Merck reported second-quarter earnings on Tuesday that exceeded analysts' expectations, yet revenues fell on weak drug sales.

  • Wall Street pros: Fall taper priced in...sort of Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    CNBC's new Fed survey shows Wall Street pros think market prices already reflect most of the cutback in Federal Reserve asset purchases they expect as soon as September.

  • Sprint's loss widens; Nextel a drag on bottom line Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Sprint posted a wider quarterly loss due to hefty costs from shutting down its older Nextel network, although revenue grew as its customers spent more on wireless services.

  • Time Warner Cable nearly blacks out CBS Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves

    Time Warner Cable reversed its decision to take CBS network off the air, after initially announcing a blackout when the two sides failed to reach an agreement on fees.

  • Pfizer earnings beat forecasts as it plans split Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    Pfizer reported earnings slightly ahead of forecasts, as the largest U.S. drugmaker lines up a business split that could lead to the spin-off of its generics division.

  • Copper theft 'like an epidemic' sweeping US Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Copper theft is on the rise again.

    Copper is used in homes, by utilities and for a number of industrial processes, and increasingly, thieves are going after the metal anywhere they can find it.

  • Chrysler earnings jump 16%, give boost to Fiat Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    Chrysler posted a 16 percent rise in second-quarter earnings and its CEO said he expects stronger numbers in the second half—though results are still expected to miss targets.

  • What's the beef? Fast food workers say low wages Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET
    New York City Councilman Brad Lander speaks to employees at Wendy's fast-food restaurant during a demonstration outside of one of the restaurants to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on Monday in New York City.

    Organizers warn that thousands of workers in seven cities will walk off their fast-food restaurant jobs this week for the right to unionize and $15 an hour wages.

  • Loeb lobs scorn at Sony's Hirai, box-office bombs Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point called Sony's entertainment division "poorly managed" and mocked its failed summer movies.

  • Summers' Fed candidacy a ruse, says Art Cashin Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary.

    Larry Summers' candidacy to chair the Federal Reserve may be a bit of a ruse to help vet front-runner Janet Yellen, UBS's Art Cashin says.

  • Herbalife tops estimates, raises full-year outlook Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    Herbalife prodcucts

    Herbalife on Monday delivered its 18th straight earnings beat and raised its full-year guidance, but third-quarter guidance came in weaker.

  • Icahn blasts 'whining' Dell in open letter Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist Carl Icahn is making it very clear that he thinks Michael Dell is a sore loser who is just plain full of it.

  • Are small-caps as safe as you think? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Investors looking for "safe" U.S.-centric companies have driven small caps sky high, but the security blanket of the Russell 2000 could be showing signs of wear.

  • Wall Street loves Snapchat—but be careful Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Snapchat is bigger than Instagram and growing faster than Facebook, and no one seems to love it more than Wall Street traders.

  • Tropical Storm Flossie heads toward Hawaii Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii (left).

    All of Hawaii is under a tropical storm warning as Flossie marches toward the Big Island, according to the Weather Channel.

  • Michigan AG takes other side in Detroit bankruptcy Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette stands behind Gov. Rick Snyder as he addresses the media.

    Bill Schuette—already representing Gov. Rick Snyder—said Monday that he will also represent Detroit public workers opposing a Snyder-backed proposal to reduce pension benefits.

  • Billionaire: Why Obama can't help the middle class Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Co-Founder and CEO of Paul Mitchell

    Billionaire and entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria said that although President Obama means well, he likely doesn't have the business acumen to do what is best for the middle class.

  • Fab Tourre's defense rests; no Paulson testimony Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:59 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre

    The defense team for former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre has rested its case without calling any witnesses, and summations in SEC v. Tourre are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

  • Why the crop crunch won’t cut your food bill Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    Agriculture prices have gotten crunched this year, but don’t expect your Cap’n Crunch to get any cheaper.

  • Ford hits the fast lane: Shares could race up 30% Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A Ford Focus sits on display at a Manhattan car dealership that sells Ford vehicles in New York City.

    The automaker is on a path to become the favored auto brand of the world after demonstrating strong quarterly results in all major global regions, and that could seriously lift shares.