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  • Ad Blocking Raises Alarm Among Firms Like Google Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    A French Internet provider is allowing users to block ads and that has Google and other online advertisers worried.

  • White House Presses Ahead on Gun Control Initiative Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    Facing a February deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and video-game industry representatives to the White House for talks Wednesday on curbing gun violence.

  • What Do 'Cable Nevers' Mean for TV's Future? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    2013 International Consumer Electronics Show

    Cord-cutting hasn't proven much of a threat to media giants, but new technologies are encouraging a new trend: "Cord Nevers."

  • Small Business Confidence Nearly Flat for December Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat, as entrepreneurs still expect business conditions to worsen in the next six months.

  • Dell's David Johnson Takes Senior Post at Blackstone Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    Michael Dell has lost of one of the key lieutenants he recruited to help him turn around his ailing computer company.

  • This famous DC hotel is offering a $47,000 inauguration package that includes a range of luxuries, including your own "Twitter butler," to capture and post your every move!

  • JPMorgan's Staley Joins BlueMountain Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    James E. Staley

    Former JPMorgan investment-banking chief James "Jes" Staley is joining BlueMountain Capital, the $12 billion hedge fund.

  • Vodafone Shares Rise on Verizon Sale Talk Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Shares in Vodafone rose almost 3 percent on Tuesday after its partner in U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless said it would be "feasible" to buy out the British group in what would be one of the biggest corporate deals ever.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Is Income Inequality as American as Apple Pie? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Income inequality has been on the rise for three decades in the United States, according to the Congressional Budget Office, with the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" currently at its widest point since 1967.

  • Five years after the housing bubble burst, roughly a million other U.S. homeowners trying to save their homes from foreclosure are stuck in the limbo, NBC News reports.

  • It sounds like a setup for a joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the high school swim champ who got Taco Bell to make him a customized Speedo? It's not a hoax, though — more of a lesson in the power of social media marketing and teenage chutzpah.

  • Sears Says CEO to Step Down in Early February Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Sears Holdings said late on Monday Chief Executive Louis D'Ambrosio will step down for family health reasons after the U.S. retailer reported a 1.8 percent decline in quarter-to-date sales at stores open at least a year.

  • Thanks America! Now We're Going to Sue You Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:33 PM ET
    American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) building located at 72 Wall Street in New York, U.S.

    Bailed out AIG is considering joining a $25 billion shareholder lawsuit against the government. The New York Time reports.

  • Samsung Electronics said it likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets every minute.

  • Oops! Earnings Season Brings Plenty of Excuses Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:11 PM ET

    Earnings season unofficially kicks off Tuesday. From Sandy to the "fiscal cliff" get ready to here every excuse in the book for weak profits and revenue!

  • Get Ready: US May Hit Debt Ceiling by Mid-February Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    After the "fiscal cliff" the big buzz word is "debt ceiling" and new research shows the US could hit that ceiling in just over a month.

  • Obama: Hagel Can Make 'Tough Fiscal Choices' at DoD Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    President Obama nominates former Sen. Chuck Hagel (left) as secretary of defense and John Brennan as CIA chief.

    President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel as defense secretary -- calling him "the leader our troops deserve" and a man who could make "tough fiscal choices" in a time of increasing austerity.

  • Why Divisions at the Fed Have Markets So Puzzled Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

    Disagreements over economic forecasts and the timing of improvement in the labor market are something the market can price in. But the investors are much more puzzled over how to deal with the split at the Fed over the balance sheet.

  • Banks Pay Big for Robo-Signing…Again Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 12:34 PM ET

    Ten banks will pay $8.5 billion to borrowers for so-called "robo-signing."