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  • From Loops to Legible: Jack Lew’s New Signature Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    When beginning a new job, it's good to start fresh: Make a few changes and form a good impression. For new Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that meant closing some loopholes.

  • Youth Unemployment Could 'Scar' Entire Generation: ILO Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:14 AM ET
    The underemployed: More than 17 percent of the U.S. employed are part of the part-time economy.

    The long-term impact of rising unemployment among the young could be felt for decades, according to the International Labor Organization, which estimates that 73.4 million young people will be out of work in 2013.

  • 'Les Pommes' by Paul Cezanne on display during a preview

    The first of the big spring auctions began Tuesday night at Sotheby's, as bidders put money on their walls rather than in the shakier financial markets. The New York Times reports.

  • Lew Blames Washington for Slow Growth Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:28 PM ET
    Jack Lew

    Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.

  • EA Revenue, Outlook Top Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:26 PM ET
    CEO of Electronic Arts (EA Sports) John Riccitiello

    Electronic Arts reported earnings that fell short of analyst expectations but revenue and its outlook topped forecasts.

  • Market Gains Could Keep on Coming After Dow 15,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.

  • Whole Foods Beats on Earnings, Raises Outlook Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Whole Foods beat on earnings and raised its full-year forecast, saying store sales had recently accelerated. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Mondelez Raises Its Outlook, Citing Tax Benefit Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    Mondelez beat on earnings and raised its full-year forecast, citing a benefit from a tax item.

  • JC Penney Cites Ousted CEO's Plans in Sales Miss Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    Ron Johnson, former JC Penny CEO

    JC Penney said it expects a sharp drop in revenue in the first quarter, citing strategies of ousted CEO Ron Johnson.

  • Disney Earnings Beat Forecasts; Shares Rise Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Disney reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations for the latest quarter, on strength in its parks and recreation and studio businesses. Shares rose after hours.

  • Bad News, Barbecuers: Beef Prices at All-Time High Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    Outdoor chefs are in for an unhappy surprise as the grilling season approaches: The price of beef is pushing up the cost of a backyard barbecue.

  • Taxman Sends Message With Lauryn Hill Verdict Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    Lauryn Hill leaves court in Newark, N.J. Hill pleaded guilty in June 2012 for failing to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007.

    Tax attorneys say celebrities like Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill are often sentenced and prosecuted more vigorously so that officials can send a message to the public.

  • Banks (Finally) Start Lending Again Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Lending conditions, particularly for businesses, are beginning to thaw after five years of financial lockdown, according to a Fed survey.

  • Inside a Cyber War Room: The Fight Against Hacking Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    CNBC gives you an exclusive glimpse inside a cyber war room on the front lines of the fight against hacking. Defense contractor Exelis is poised 24/7 to respond to threats.

  • BMW Recalls 220,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbags Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    BMW is recalling about 220,000 vehicles worldwide from model years 2002 and 2003 as part of a wider recall affecting airbags made by supplier Takata.

  • Here's What Is Really Behind Home Price Gains Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Home prices are defying gravity and expectations, which has some asking exactly how real they are and what is driving them. The answers lie, again, in the numbers.

  • World Party: Stocks in US, Germany Hit New Record Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    U.S. stocks briefly broke into record territory on a wave of optimism for the global economy that also drove German stocks to an all-time high.

  • Half of All Employees Think Corruption Is OK: Report Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Nearly half of all workers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India think bribery and corruption are acceptable ways to survive an economic downturn, according to a report published by Ernst & Young on Tuesday.

  • Start-Up? Not Here: Worst States for Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    West Virginia Capital Building.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce research revealed the least-friendly states for start-ups. The report examined strategies, vital for job growth. Where does your state fall?

  • NY AG: Fix Street's ‘Rigged Casino’ Impression Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNBC that BofA and Wells Fargo were the leading violators of a mortgage servicing abuse settlement, and that's why he plans to sue.