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  • What Investors Are Missing in the Sequester Fight Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Wall Street has avoided the massive market turmoil that came with the "fiscal cliff" panic but is far from out of the danger posed by political turmoil.

  • Obama Says 'Sequester' Crisis Is 'Just Dumb' Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks after meeting Friday with congressional about budget cuts.

    President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.

  • Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses? Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    The first official day of Spring may still be 20 days away, but the Spring housing market is already underway. Buyer traffic is rising along with home prices, but one traditional Spring phenomenon is sorely absent: rising supply. The raw number of homes for sale is now at its lowest level in over 13 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the numbers continue to fall.

  • Fliers Brace for Delays Amid Looming Budget Cuts Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Federal spending cuts from the "sequester" may lead to runway closures, flight delays and longer airport security lines.

  • GM US Auto Sales Beat Estimates, While Ford Lags Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    General Motors reported a 7.0 percent gain in U.S. auto sales in February, beating several analyst estimates, while U.S. rival Ford Motor posted a slightly weaker-than-expected 9.0 percent gain.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    The last six times that Cook has put himself out there, Apple's stock declined afterwards. It's a streak that dates back to October 2012.

  • For Americans, Income Falls but Spending Goes Up Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January from December. Income plunged by the most in two decades, although the decline followed a one-time surge in December.

  • Manufacturing Surges at Best Rate Since June 2011 Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Employee John Carrier loads parts into a machine at the Mennie Machine Co. in Mark, Illinois, U.S.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest rate in over a year and a half in February as new orders continued to accelerate, while a separate report showed U.S. construction spending fell.

  • 401(k) Disclosures Make Funds Cheaper, Not Clearer Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    New rules have prompted companies to offer funds with lower fees, but half of workers still don't know how much they pay, according to a new study.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Boost by Jobs Optimism Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET
    Consumers shop for televisions in Walmart.

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose in February as Americans were more optimistic that the jobs market will improve, even as confidence in fiscal policy was near all-time lows, a new survey showed.

  • Horse Meat Plant May Be Coming to America—Soon Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    The USDA is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007. The NY Times reports.

  • You Haven't Missed the Rally: Goldman's Cohen Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

    This rally in the stock market is real, Goldman Sachs's Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC, adding that she believes it's supported by the fundamentals.

  • Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo's new posture toward working from home may turn out to be a boon to would-be telecommuters, some of whom are getting offers from smaller tech firms.

  • Best Buy Earnings, Revenue Top Street Estimates Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Consumer electronics giant Best Buy reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.

  • Bank of America said Thursday that the New York State Attorney General was investigating the bank over its purchase, securitization and underwriting of home loans.

  • Frontier Airlines

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the recording that shows people doing the "Harlem Shake."

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing will cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, but the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner.

  • John Paulson, president of Paulson & Co. Inc.

    Shareholder Paulson & Co. said it will vote against MetroPCS's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, unless the companies sweeten the deal.

  • Freddie Mac Turns First Annual Profit Since 2006 Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    U.S. government-run mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac earned $11 billion last year, the first annual increase in its net income since 2006.

  • Groupon's Fired CEO Mason: The High and Lowlights Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 3:34 AM ET
    Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon Inc.

    Andrew Mason signed off from the company he founded in his usual style: unconventional, colorful, full of humor and more than a little wacky.