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  • US Gas, Oil Output at Record Highs Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    The shale revolution helped push oil production in the world's largest economy to a record last year, BP said in a report this week.

  • Deadly Colo. Fire Feeding Off Wind, Thousands Flee Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    A house is fully engulfed with flames in the midst of the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs on June 12, 2013.

    Thousands of Colorado Springs residents prepare for possible mandatory evacuation orders as crews battle to stop the state's most destructive wildfire from reaching the city.

  • Got Water? Keeping the Tap Going Could Get Expensive Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    America's water system—its treatment plants and pipes—is in need of very serious repair if the country is to have safe drinking water, experts say. And it won't come cheap.

  • Oil Hits 9-Month High As Syria Tensions Escalate Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Syrian army troops drive through the ravaged streets of Qusayr in the central Homs province on June 5, 2013, after government forces seized total control of the former rebel-stronghold.

    U.S. oil prices rose to its highest level since September on Friday as tensions escalated between the U.S. and Syria.

  • Consumer Mood Comes Down From May Highs Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment fell this month after reaching its highest in nearly six years in May, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Wall Street banks are paying Thomson Reuters to receive important data earlier and faster than the rest of the market. The early-released numbers include the results of the University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index, CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports. As the information is released to high frequency traders at 9:54:58, watch as the S&P 500 SPDR drops at that very moment.

  • Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped Up Spud Prices Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices.

  • Ding! Ding! Ding! Winners and Losers From E3 Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Investors still aren't sure if they'll hit the PLAY AGAIN button on video game stocks but they'll definitely be looking for winners and losers out of the E3 show. Here are our picks.

  • Millennials Look for Easy Credit Outside Banks Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    While 92 percent currently use a bank, nearly half of adults under age 34 say they use prepaid cards, check cashing, pawn shops and payday loans, a new survey says.

  • Broadcast Music Sues Pandora Over License Fees Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    Broadcast Music is suing Pandora Media after the company rejected a request to pay a higher license fee for playing songs across various devices, including mobile phones.

  • Banks Slow to Mop Up Mortgage Mess Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Despite mutibillion-dollar settlements, state and federal regulators are making slow progress in their efforts to prod banks to help mortgage borrowers avoid foreclosure.

  • Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Firms in Data Bind Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    In 2008, a ruling by a surveillance court said to be against Yahoo discouraged technology firms from fighting data requests from the government.

  • US to Increase Military Support to Syria Rebels Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.

  • Why the Fed Will Try to Calm Market Nerves Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    The Fed is likely to act soon to quell investor panic over the potential tapering of its bond-buying program.

  • High Court's Ruling on DNA Could Boost Biotech Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Justice Clarence Thomas

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision barred patents on naturally occurring DNA, but analysts said the ruling did little harm to biotech companies.

  • Summer Movies for Less Than the Price of Popcorn Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    Superman Man of Steel

    Superman can leap tall buildings, but can he fight rising movie prices? Consumers are spending more per visit at theaters even as attendance declines.

  • Workers Over 60 Make More Than Younger Colleagues Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    People still working when they are near or past traditional retirement age are earning significantly more per hour, on average, than younger workers, new data show.

  • At Least 30 Injured in Louisiana Plant Explosion Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    An explosion rocked a Louisiana chemical plant on June 13, 2013.

    A large explosion and fire hit a Williams Olefins chemical plant in southern Louisiana, injuring at least 30 people, authorities said.

  • Retirement System Headed for 3 Train Wrecks: Bogle Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    Social Security needs small fixes, but there's little political will to tackle reform, said Jack Bogle, Vanguard founder.

  • Tech Boutiques: Microsoft Teams Up With Best Buy Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    Microsoft and Best Buy announced a deal where Microsoft will launch stores-within-stores at 600 Best Buy locations.