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  • 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.

  • California city to use seizure laws to save homes Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    Robert and Patricia Castillo in front of their home that they purchased for $420,000, and is now worth $125,000, they said, in Richmond, Calif., July 26, 2013.

    The power of eminent domain has traditionally worked against homeowners, but now the city of Richmond, Calif., hopes to the legal tool to help people stay right where they are.

  • BP CEO hits out at class action lawsuits Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Robert "Bob" Dudley

    Class action lawsuits like the ones BP is facing in the U.S. are a "business model" that serves only to benefit attorneys, the chief executive of BP told CNBC.

  • Apple's new iPhone may have fingerprint sensor Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    It looks like Apple may be building bio-metric security features into the next iPhone.

  • Murdoch's estranged wife brings in legal big guns Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Don Arnold | WireImage | Getty Images

    Wendi Deng has hired the well-known New York attorney William Zabel to represent her in her divorce from Rupert Murdoch, CNBC has learned.

  • Zombie inflation and 'Night of the Living Fed' Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    Zombies on Wall Street.

    The economy is solid and "zombie inflation" is lurking outside, but hasn't started knocking on the door yet, a former economist at the Federal Reserve told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • US consumer: optimismic now, glum about future Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    A shopper carries a Banana Republic LLC shopping bag while riding an escalator at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, California, U.S.

    US consumer confidence pulled back as consumers were less optimistic about the outlook for the economy and labor market, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • Ackman questions Herbalife's income growth Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

    Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Tuesday questioned the strength of Herbalife's earnings, saying income growth was weak.

  • Home prices surge most since 2006, but pace cools Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    US single-family home prices rose in May, though the pace of gains cooled compared to the month before, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.