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  • BlackBerry's Thorsten Heins

    A modern BlackBerry with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the U.S. until May or June, a month or two behind other parts of the world, the CEO of the smartphone maker suggested in an interview.

  • Budget Cuts to Restrain US Growth: Economists Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    Likely government budget cuts and the prospect for messy political fights over fiscal policy will weigh on the U.S. economy this year and hold growth to a tepid 2.4 percent, according to a new survey of forecasters published.

  • Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren is scheduled to testify in New York State Supreme Court on Monday in a trial that pits the department store chain against rival J.C. Penney over a partnership with home diva Martha Stewart.

  • Cars Are Big Smartphones on Wheels: AT&T CEO Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Connected cars will be as common as smartphones, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told CNBC.

  • A major winter storm threatened to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the central Plains Monday, less than a week after record amounts of snow blanketed the region.

  • One Quarter of US Has More Card Debt Than Savings Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Add the 16 percent who say they have neither credit card debt nor savings, and 40 percent of the population says they are close to the edge of ruin.

  • This year, Hollywood spread its awards around to classic genres. The biggest winners were also the biggest box office hits, each of these five grossed over $100 million at the U.S. box office.

  • Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio has told the board he plans to buy all the retail assets of the company.

  • Lowe's reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Monday.

  • Knight Capital, which recently agreed to be bought for $1.4 billion by Getco Holding, plans to sell its credit-brokerage unit to Stifel Financial, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Apple Wobbles as Mobile Walls Come Down Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 5:28 AM ET
    A visitor inspects a Blackberry Z10 smartphone at the Showstoppers media event prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

    Openness. Choice. Balance. These are the early buzzwords at Mobile World Congress, the industry's massive annual confab.

  • Toddlers to Teachers Face Pain From Budget Cuts Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    The White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.

  • Bernanke May Limit Oil's Decline With QE 'Defense' Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Benchmark oil prices are set to weaken further this week though losses may be limited if U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the central bank's stimulus efforts this week at his semi-annual testimony to Congress.

  • 'Argo' Storms to Oscar Victory on Night of Surprises Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 12:27 AM ET
    Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney, winners of the Best Picture award for 'Argo,' pose in the press room during the Oscars.

    "Argo" stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on a night that ended in disappointment for frontrunner "Lincoln" and handed the most overall wins - four - to "Life of Pi."

  • US Trade Gap With Asia to Worsen, Unless... Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    The symbolism was strong but America's trade results were weak as President Barack Obama visited East Asia right after his reelection last November, a year after his shift to a more comprehensive trans-pacific engagement.

  • iPhone 5

    As BlackBerry launches the first smartphone from its make-or-break BB10 line in India, one of its most loyal markets, the company faces new competition from a formidable rival.

  • Which Tax Deductions Are Most Likely to Go? Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    Some tax loopholes and deductions are under immediate scrutiny in efforts to cut the deficit and raise revenues. But questions remain on whether closing or reducing deductions will raise revenues and make the tax code fairer.

  • Court Rules in Favor of Einhorn in Apple Dispute Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 7:22 PM ET

    A federal judge ruled in favor of David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital Friday in the dispute with Apple about the tech giant's proxy filing.

  • Why a Grand Budget Bargain May Be Impossible Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:43 PM ET
    John Boehner

    An improving economy and projected lower deficits might brighten the climate for a deal. But that optimistic view ignores the remaining deep differences between the parties. NYT reports.

  • Ouch: How Sequestration Might Impact You Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Long lines at the airport, food scarcities and a rise in identity theft are just some of the disasters awaiting Americans if sequestration goes through.