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  • Panasonic Unit in US Bribery Investigation: Report Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    A unit of Japan's Panasonic is under investigation by U.S. authorities looking at whether the company paid bribes overseas to airline employees or government officials to help land business.

  • Prolonged Winter Puts Retail Sales in Deep Freeze Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring’s delay.

  • Exxon Oil Pipe Leaks 'Major Spill' in Arkansas Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 2:31 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada's oil to the United States.

  • US Business, Labor Groups Reach Immigration Deal Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major U.S. business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, according to a source.

  • Get the Job—Without Lying About Your Age Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    It's no secret, it's harder for older workers to land a job. Here are some tips for how to land that job -- without having to lie about your age!

  • More Signs of Growth: Consumer Spending Rises Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending rose in February and income rebounded, further signs economic activity accelerated in the first quarter, even though part of the increase in consumption reflected higher gasoline prices.

  • Etch A Sketch's Incredible Toy Legacy — And Burden Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    Ohio Art Company Chairman Bill Killgallon demonstrates the original Etch A Sketch prototype created by the late French inventor Andre Cassagnes during the late 1950s.

    The toy's inventor passed away in January, leaving behind an enormous legacy. The 100-employee company is now fighting to translate the iconic toy for a digital generation.

  • Why Cyprus (Probably) Can't Happen in the US Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    One of the reasons why the crisis in Cyprus has had limited market effects is that it would be unlikely to be repeated in the US.

  • That New Quarter Smell: Will Good Times Keep Rolling? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    2014 Chevy Silverado

    Will the second quarter have automakers smiling? Will the housing recovery rev up? Here's a look at what to expect from some key sectors.

  • Surprise! BlackBerry Defies Pessimism, Posts Profit Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins officially unveils the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform as well as two new devices in New York.

    BlackBerry reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that outpaced market expectations.

  • One-Man IPO: His Friends and Girlfriend Run His Life Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Mike Merril

    Mike Merrill decided to make his life an IPO. His friends -- and girlfriend -- are his shareholders, and they get to vote on everything he does.

  • 'Run for the Hills' Now, I'm Doing It: Jim Rogers Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The renowned investor is urging investors and bank account holders to "run for the hills" after the bailout in Cyprus.

  • Defensive Sectors Can Be Leaders in a Rising Market Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    When defensive sectors lead, the stock market is usually heading for trouble, but that bit of trader lore may not ring true this time.

  • After April Showers, Market Could Spring Higher Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to see its typical, seasonal pullback in the second quarter, but unlike previous years, more bullish strategists expect a significantly higher end-of-year finale.

  • Not-So-Great News for Jobless Claims and GDP Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, while GDP growth was light and even worse than expected.

  • Midwest Business Activity Growth Slows: Chicago PMI Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in March as the new order rate pulled back, a new report showed.

  • 'F' for Nutrition: Inside Restaurant Kids' Meals Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not a hint of vegetables or fruit, according to a new study.

  • Feds: Give Us More Say, We'll Approve Sprint's Deal Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    The U.S. government wants more say in network equipment purchases as a condition to approve the $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel by Japanese mobile carrier Softbank , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Wal-Mart is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com.

  • Surging Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing the System Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    Student-loan defaults surged in the first three months of 2013 and efforts to collect are faltering as the system buckles under the massive load of debt.