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  • Fed vs. Congress: Who's Enabling Whom? Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Many say the Fed's easy money policies are enabling congressional intransigence. But it may really be the other way around.

  • Taxman Puts Foot in the Door of Short-Term Rentals Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    An available short-term rental in San Francisco, listed on Aribnb.

    Just when thousands of urbanites thought they discovered a gold mine in renting out their apartments on Airbnb, regulators and tax collectors are flexing their power.

  • Summer Rentals Hit $1 Million in the Hamptons Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    This home in Southampton is for rent for only $1,000,000.

    Brokers say there are now at least a half dozen homes and estates in the Hamptons that are renting for around $1 million—just for the summer—a new record.

  • 529 Rebels: Alternative Ways to Save for College Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    The tax-advantaged college-savings plans now house $168.5 billion of our hard-won dough. But not everyone is sold on the idea that 529s are the only way to go.

  • AARP Coaches Boomers on 'Reimagining' Their Lives Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Helping baby boomers navigate the future is becoming a big business, but now, there's a freebie: LifeReimagined.org from AARP.

  • Sequestration Cuts Squeeze Key Medical Research Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Research technician Hannah Salk prepares human cell samples for vaccine studies in the vaccine research laboratory at the Mayo Clinic medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.

    Sequester cuts in medical research could end up widening the federal deficit, as slowing the pace of research might end up increasing health care costs.

  • No Paid Time Off? Welcome to 'No-Vacation Nation' Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    The United States lags other countries when it comes to offering workers time off, and is especially tough on part-time workers.

  • Even in an Oil Boom, Production Growth Is Slow Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Oil depletion is a hot topic rarely mentioned in the context of America's budding energy boom. Yet some murmurs are out there.

  • Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year High Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers walk down the Third Street Promenade's outdoor shopping mall in Santa Monica, California.

    US consumer confidence hit the highest level in more than five years, suggesting Americans were resilient in the face of belt-tightening in Washington.

  • Home Prices See Largest Annual Gain in Six Years Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    This is the largest annual gain in six years, and prices in the nation's top ten and top twenty markets rose from a year ago. These are the highest annual returns since 2007.

  • 'Fast & Furious 6' Tops Memorial Day Box Office Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    Fast & Furious 6

    The action-packed sixth installment of the "Fast & Furious" film franchise became the biggest opening film in Universal Pictures' history during Memorial Day weekend.

  • Boom Is Back: Home Prices Jump Most in Seven Years Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices racked up their best annual gain in nearly seven years as the recovery continues to provide a source of strength for the economy.

  • 'Lion's Share' of Stock Gains Still Ahead: Altman Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Roger Altman in 2012

    The stock market may have seen most of its gains for 2013, but there's still money to be made in the next three to five years, Roger Altman tells CNBC.

  • Tiffany Results Shine; Jeweler Reaffirms Forecast Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    A still from The Great Gatsby film showing off Tiffany's Great Gatsby Collection Savoy Headpiece.

    Tiffany reported higher-than-expected sales for the quarter that included Valentine's Day, helped by gains in all regions and promotions around its 'Great Gatsby' collection.

  • Credit Suisse Warns of US Tax Spat Escalation Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Credit Suisse's chairman warned that a long-running tax dispute with the United States over hidden Swiss bank accounts could easily escalate and spill over to rivals if not settled.

  • Lawmakers Pass Texas-Sized Tax Cut for Businesses Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Austin, Texas

    Texas lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Perry more than $1 billion in proposed business tax cuts shortly before the end of the biennial legislative session.

  • Passengers Returning to the US After Cruise Fire Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama island, Monday, May 27, 2013.

    For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and the ship's 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday.

  • 'Summer of Shandy' Coming to the US Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Glass of shandy with slice of lemon

    Fed up with beer? This may be the answer to your prayers as "shandy" - a beer and lemonade blend sometimes called "radler" - is set to take the U.S. by storm, according to new research.

  • Why Smart Investors Need to Be Social-Media Savvy Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Investors have a hard enough time reading 10-Ks and keeping up with corporate earnings. Now they're going to have to monitor Facebook and Twitter, too.

  • Americans with employer-paid health insurance are beginning to feel the effects of the "Cadillac tax." The New York Times reports.