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  • Fed message to markets: Don't fear the taper Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Tapering of the Fed's $85 billion monthly bond purchases has been discussed for months, driving interest rates higher.

  • Goldman trading glitch could cost over $100 million Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:26 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs experienced a trading glitch that caused a huge batch of erroneous trades Tuesday. Many may be canceled but the snafu could still cost Goldman upwards of $100 million.

  • Man who hacked Zuck's Facebook gets cash reward Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    Hackers around the world are donating money to reward the man who revealed a software bug on Facebook's platform by hacking Mark Zuckerberg's account.

  • Aircraft designers rethink that tight middle seat Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Bove: This bank is 'dead money' now Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Following several federal probes of JPMorgan Chase, Dick Bove argues the government is trying to break up the Wall Street giant, making its stock "dead money" in the near-term.

  • Egypt in turmoil: What the chaos means for the US Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.

  • 3-D body scanners and virtual shoes: The new retail Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    There is starting to be correlation between early-adopter retailers and those that will be the most successful. A look at some of the technologies that are having a big impact.

  • Why Apple needs a gold (or any other color) iPhone Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    Motorola's Moto X

    Smartphone makers are experimenting with new sizes, features and customization options to stand out from their competitors. But what do consumers actually want?

  • Someone stole David Hasselhoff ... 550 times? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    Roadside ad showing David Hasselhoff for Cumberland Farms Iced Coffee

    A Cumberlands Farms store clerk was critically injured while desperately trying to thwart the theft of two ad signs featuring "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff.

  • Is 'chaos' ahead? Some truths about Fed policy Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Investors focusing on tapering are missing the bigger picture about Fed policy and how it will shape financial markets. "This taper thing is a ruse," said one pro.

  • JC Penney earnings bad, but not that bad Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    JCP's quarterly loss was $1.17 a share, but its store sales improved from the previous quarter and its stock price jumped.

  • Marijuana stock shills are blowing smoke, US warns Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Fed: Banks not planning for worst Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    The Fed says some banks are not taking into account the possibility of falling house prices when valuing certain mortgage-related assets. The NYT reports.

  • Watch Art Cashin: S&P at 'very critical area' Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about what it will take to make him think the stock market is really ready to rally.

  • Obamacare readiness going down to the wire Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    With six weeks until the launch of open enrollment, Covered California and other Obamacare exchanges say they will be ready, but plans for testing are cutting close to deadlines.

  • Violent felons sent into homes as service workers Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    There are no federal laws requiring background checks for service workers and some of those workers are actually violent felons who have even attacked customers inside their own homes.

  • Tesla says Model S gets highest safety rating ever Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    According to Tesla, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) bestowed a 5-star safety rating on the company's Model S, the highest possible rating.

  • How broke is Detroit? It all comes down to math Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks by graffiti in downtown Detroit. Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy when State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge for municipal bankruptcy protection.

    Detroit officials trying to fix the city's financial mess argue that bankruptcy court is the only option left. To proceed, they'll have to prove the city is broke.

  • Another hedge fund long Herbalife, shares spike Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Herbalife headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

    Shares of Herbalife are spiking on news another hedge fund has taken a long position on the nutritional supplement marketer.

  • Obamacare quirk: Your insurance costs could go up Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Materials about new insurance possibilities available through the Affordable Care Act

    A quirk in Obamacare means that some workers and their families may be better off financially if their employers don't offer subsidies for health-insurance premiums.