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  • Identity Theft: Why Tax Fraud Could Get Worse Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Tax refund fraud is a growing $5 billion a year problem that could get worse before it gets better. Crooks are getting smarter and the IRS needs to work harder to catch thieves.

  • Overdosed? Fed Policy Is a Drug, Says Paul O’Neill Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve's bond-buying program and zero percent interest rates are dangerous, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CNBC.

  • Soros Yanks Hundreds of Millions From Ackman Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    George Soros

    George Soros has asked to withdraw hundreds of millions of dollars from Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, according to a WSJ report.

  • How Much More Can Carnival Cruise Lines Take? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    More bad news for Carnival cruise lines: Another ship adrift and reports of sick guests on an island cruise center. Will this latest wave sink the stock?

  • Bond Buying Could Cool This Summer: Fed's Williams Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    John Williams

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could begin cutting back on its massive bond-buying program this summer if the economy continues to pick up steam, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

  • Dow Transports Drop—A Sign Rally May Be Cracking Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    The sharp selloff in Dow Transports drives some strategists to wonder if the market may finally see a pullback.

  • JPM's Win in Fraud Case May Be Victory for Other Banks Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET
    JP Morgan headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.

    JPMorgan Chase won a court victory today that may have saved it $769 million dollars.

  • Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

  • Are Stock-Shy Americans Risking Their Retirements? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Post-recession Americans are saving more for retirement, but many don't trust the stock market to grow their nest eggs.

  • Fallon Signs Contract on Road to 'Tonight' Host Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Jimmy Fallon appears on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

    Jimmy Fallon signed a contract extension with NBC that will keep him at the network. It is understood the deal will include that he will succeed Jay Leno as host of the "Tonight" show at some point. The New York Times reports.

  • Bitcoin Bubble: How 'Geeks' Sent Prices Parabolic Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    With the price surging more than 50% in just a few days, even Bitcoin supporters acknowledge that the digital currency is unofficially in bubble territory.

  • Ex-Goldman Trader Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    Ex-Goldman Sachs Group trader Matthew Marshall Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Wednesday in connection with charges that he defrauded the Wall Street bank out of $118 million in 2007.

  • Lawsuit by Ex-Wife of SAC's Cohen Revived on Appeal Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Steve Cohen

    A U.S. appeals court revived much of a lawsuit against SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven A. Cohen on Wednesday, brought by his ex-wife.

  • JC Penney C-Suite Feels Pay Hit After Dismal Year Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ron Johsnon, CEO, JC Penney

    Last year was a tough one for JC Penney, and now CEO Ron Johnson and other C-suiters are feeling the hit in their paychecks.

  • Businesses to IRS: Change Forgotten Obamacare Tax Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    Businesses and wealthy owners of estates ask the IRS for changes to a 3.8 percent tax on investment income to fund Obamacare.

  • Despite Ruling, Add-On Fees Still Confuse Fliers Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.

  • Hackers Besiege Banks as Global Cyber War Ramps Up Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Major US bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, a clear sign that American companies are prime targets in global cyber conflict.

  • Pimco's Bill Gross Looks at the Man in the Mirror Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    PIMCO's William H. Gross

    "Am I a great investor? Not yet," Pimco's Bill Gross writes in an essay titled "Man in the Mirror." The real test of greatness will be adapting to a new era once the epoch of credit expansion comes to a close.

  • Service Sector Growth Weakest in Seven Months Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Waitress Sheila Abramson at Langer's Delicatessen serves customers in Los Angeles, California.

    Growth in the vast US services sector slowed to the lowest level in seven months as new orders and employment measures dropped.

  • Fed-Fueled Auto Loans: The Next Subprime Bubble? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.