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  • Will the Obamacare delay spur a hiring boom? Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The Obama administration's dramatic delay of the new health care law's effect on larger businesses could save jobs in the short-term, but is unlikely to lead to a big hiring boom.

  • Solving the Skilled Worker Shortage     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports German companies may have the answer to creating jobs and lowering unemployment in the U.S.

  • Obamacare Delay: Winners and Losers Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Giving businesses more time to deal with Obamacare stunned the health industry. Here are the winners and losers.

  • Cuba Denounces US Pressure Over Snowden's Fate Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    A cardboard mask of Edward Snowden on the ground at a protest against the PRISM surveillance program, which Snowden leaked.

    Cuba denounced U.S. efforts to pressure Latin American countries not to provide refuge to U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • Private Jobs Jump, Claims Fall as Labor Market Heals Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Private companies hired 188,000 new workers in June, considerably better than expectations, indicating the job market continues to heal slowly.

  • US Service Sector Growth Slows to 3-Year Low in June Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed in June to its weakest level in over three years as new orders nearly stalled.

  • Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO, and Howard Dean, CNBC contributor, discuss the Obama administration's decision to delay the health-care employer mandate and weigh in on what it means for businesses, workers and investors.

  • Homebuyer Demand Suffers as US Mortgage Rates Surge Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    Expectations the Fed will slow its economic stimulus program by the end of the year continued to push U.S. mortgage rates higher, sapping demand from potential homebuyers.

  • Why Travelers Can Celebrate This Independence Day Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Prices at the pump have dropped below $3.50 a gallon on average across the USA, just in time for the Independence Day holiday.

  • *Sigh* What's happening to the American Dream? Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Mary Conti sorts through her daughter's princess dresses before listing them for sale on a consignment website. Conti thinks it's still possible to climb the economic ladder, but it takes both luck and hard work.

    The economy is slowly improving, but experts say the deep recession and weak recovery may have exacerbated trends that are putting the American Dream out of reach.

  • US Oil Above $100 for First Time Since September Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 8:53 PM ET

    U.S. oil prices rose more than 2 percent to a 14-month high above $102 a barrel on Wednesday, on a decline in crude stockpiles and unrest in Egypt.

  • The Secret New Drink Starbucks Is Testing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.

  • Fired Groupon CEO Releases Rock Album Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    He always did march to his own drummer. Now, for his next act, fired Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has released a rock album with, um, motivational lyrics for young entrepreneurs.

  • US Oil Settles Near $100, Boosted by Egypt Turmoil Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    Instability in Egypt and Syria bolstered crude oil on Tuesday, as supply concerns stemming from geopolitical turmoil momentarily overrode fears about the global economy.

  • Car Sales on a Roll, but the Economy? Not So Much Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. car companies are reveling in their strongest monthly sales in about five years. The housing market is rebounding. But overall economic growth is feeble at best.

  • New York is running out of luxury apartments Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 2:08 PM ET
    A penthouse at the Pierre Hotel in New York City is listed at $125 million.

    You wouldn't know it from looking at all of the glass towers going up across Manhattan, but the city is running out of penthouses and other ultra-luxury apartments, and what's on the market may be overpriced.

  • Dudley Reiterates Fed's Easy-Money Message Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 1:34 PM ET
    William C. Dudley

    The head of the New York Fed said asset purchases could increase from those Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined if the labor market and economic growth lagged the central bank's expectations.

  • Sales Soar as Manhattan Condos Kick Co-Op Prices Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Manhattan apartment buildings

    Manhattan may be an island, but it is not unto itself when it comes to the issues now plaguing the United States real estate market.

  • Auto Sales Spike in June to Pre-Recession Levels Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit's automakers.

  • Factory Orders Rise, Hint at Stable Manufacturing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    New orders for US factory goods rose for a second straight month in May, adding to tentative signs of stabilization in manufacturing after a recent slowdown.