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  • 'Big Opportunity' for Herbalife: Hain Celestial CEO Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Hain Celestial CEO Irwin Simon sided with Carl Icahn over Bill Ackman in a CNBC interview on Wednesday.

  • No College Degree, No Job...Even for Office File Clerks Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone. The NYT reports.

  • Airline Mergers Stabilize the Industry: Spirit CEO Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    The recent mergers in the airline industry are a continuation of a longer trend and will help bring stabilization to the airline industry, said Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines

  • How Sequestration Cuts May Pummel Housing Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    A $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package was voted through the House of Representatives recently. The funding would be spent on New York and New Jersey transit systems and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief fund.

    Massive government budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would be, "deeply destructive" to all aspects of the housing market, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan told a Senate panel last week. Here's why.

  • After a morning filled with false starts and confusion, office supply retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax on Wednesday announced a deal approved by the boards of both companies.

  • Housing Starts Off, but Permits Grow; PPI Tame Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    Groundbreaking to build new homes fell in January but new permits for construction rose to a 4 1/2-year high, reinforcing expectations the housing market will support economic growth. An inflation indicator, meanwhile, remained tame.

  • Detroit's Financial Crisis Now in Governor's Hands Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    Governor Rick Snyder

    Governor Rick Snyder has 30 days to decide if Detroit needs an emergency manager to oversee its finances after the city's fiscal situation was deemed a financial emergency.

  • Supreme Court Appears to Defend Patent on Soybean Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    The case, over a farmer who reproduced and saved seeds patented by Monsanto, questions whether natural replication can constitute patent infringement. The NYT reports.

  • US CEO Blasts 'Three Hours a Day' French Workers Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.

  • US Is Developing Aggressive Penalties for Cybertheft Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:20 AM ET

    Evidence of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets.

  • Toll Brothers Profit Misses; Plans to Enter Rental Market Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Toll Brothers, the largest luxury home builder in the U.S., reported first-quarter results well below analysts' estimates, hurt by lower selling prices and higher costs.

  • Yahoo Redesign Aims to Make Site More Inviting Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Yahoo's new homepage redesign.

    Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and linger for longer periods of time.

  • Einhorn Hedge Fund May Succeed in Apple Case: Judge Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
    David Einhorn

    David Einhorn's hedge fund has shown a "likelihood of success" if his legal attack against Apple goes forward, a U.S. judge said, though he made no ruling on fund's request to block a shareholder vote on a proxy proposal.

  • TSYS to Buy NetSpend in Debit Card Deal Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.

  • China to US on Hacking: You've Got No Proof Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Accusations by a U.S. computer security company that a secretive Chinese military unit is likely behind a series of hacking attacks are scientifically flawed and hence unreliable, China said on Wednesday.

  • Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week as Rates Rose Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell for a second straight week as both refinancing and loan requests for new mortgages eased last week, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Boeing Close to Battery Fix; Union Talks Resume Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    Engineers working at Boeing approved the planemaker's latest contract offer in a vote on Tuesday, likely paving the way for a full agreement as Boeing attempts to focus its resources on fixing battery problems on its 787 Dreamliner.

  • Obama’s Dire Forecast on Cuts May Not Be So Grim Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:37 AM ET

    President Obama painted a picture of immediate devastation from spending cuts set to take effect March 1, but other officials anticipate more gradual reductions, the New York Times.

  • New Dreamliner Headache: Finding Parking Space Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:26 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    With the Federal Aviation Administration's grounding of the 787 Dreamliner fleet in its fifth week, Boeing now faces a problem of where to store the airplanes that continue to roll off the assembly line, the NYT reports.

  • Bank of America's Moynihan Gets 73% Pay Increase Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:09 AM ET
    Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America

    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan got a 73% pay increase in 2012, when the bank resolved crisis-era lawsuits and its stock was one of the sector's top performers.