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  • HP to China Suppliers: Change Practices or Else Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard is imposing new limits on the employment of students and temporary agency workers at factories across China. The New York Times reports.

  • Boeing started the year ahead of its European rival Airbus, after clinching the industry's top spot in 2012, with broadly higher orders and deliveries in January, data showed on Friday.

  • The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.

  • How Einhorn Turned From Apple Advocate to Agitator Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 1:54 AM ET
    Fourth generation Apple iPads are seen on display at an Apple store on February 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Hedge fund star manager David Einhorn announced that he was suing Apple to get it to deploy its $137.1 billion cash pile more effectively and arrest a 35 percent drop in its share price from a record high logged last September.

  • Americans Brace for the Pain of Austerity Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 9:44 PM ET

    From long delays at the nation's airports to huge potential layoffs of government workers, Americans may soon feel the pinch of austerity. The Financial Times reports.

  • US Clears Boeing 787 for Test Flights, as Delays Loom Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    U.S. agencies cleared Boeing to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved.

  • LinkedIn Earnings Blow Past Expectations; Shares Jump Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    LinkedIn reported earnings that blew past expectations as revenue shot up 81 percent. Shares rose more than 10 percent after-hours.

  • Activision Blizzard Earnings Beat Expectations Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Activision Blizzard reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded analysts' expectations.

  • Short US Gov. Bonds ‘Right Now’: Jim Rogers Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    With the Federal Reserve and now Bank of Japan printing massive amounts of money, billionaire investor Jim Rogers told CNBC he is shorting U.S. government debt.

  • Apple Pushes Back Against Einhorn After Accusations Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    Apple pushed back against fund manager David Einhorn's accusations that it adhered to a Depression-like mentality of hoarding its excess cash.

  • Crisis Looms if Defense Cuts Implemented: Panetta Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

    Across-the-board budget cuts present the U.S. military with the most significant readiness crisis in more than a decade and quick action is needed to avoid the spending reductions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned during testimony Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • Obama Looks for 'Big Deal' on Spending Cuts and Taxes Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats on Thursday he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end the fiscal uncertainty over the deficit.

  • Boeing 787 Battery Safety 'Must Be Reconsidered': NTSB Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Three weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the head of the NTSB said assumptions about the planes' lithium-ion batteries should be reconsidered.

  • Most major airlines are waiving change fees and cancellation penalties for travelers ahead of Nemo, which is threatening the Northeast. Get the details for your airline.

  • Why Pressure's Building for Companies to Part With Cash Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    David Einhorn is likely to be one of only a slew of high-profile investors coming forth this year to demand that companies start putting some of their cash to work and rewarding investors.

  • The Travel Calm Before the Storm: Expedia CEO Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Travelers are taking warnings for the Northeast of a major winter storm in stride if call volumes to travel site Expedia are any indication.

  • Styrofoam Could Come Off NYC's Takeout Menu Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • Civil War-Era Baseball Card Auctioned for $92,000 Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Brooklyn Atlantic baseball team 1865

    Bought by an antique picker for less than $100, the photo depicts the nine players and a manager of the 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics team.

  • Beyond Food Trucks: More Businesses Go Mobile Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Colin, 30, and Trevor Lyman, 27, are brothers and co-founders of CrackedMacScreen, a mobile business that operates out of cars in Washington, D.C.

    Taking a cue from food trucks, savvy entrepreneurs are forgoing costly storefronts and instead running small businesses from their cars. So what's the downside?

  • Microsoft, Symantec Bust Major Cyber Crime Ring Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Software makers Microsoft and Symantec said they disrupted a global cyber crime operation by shutting down servers that controlled hundreds of thousands of PCs.