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  • Consumers Keep Retailers Humming as Sales Rise Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Major retail chains reported sales increases for May that were generally in line with Wall Street's expectations, suggesting consumer spending continues to improve moderately.

  • Why Rising Mortgage Rates May Trap You: Zillow CEO Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of increasing home prices and the prospect of much higher mortgage rates, it's a "great time" to sell, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff tells CNBC.

  • Progress on the Job Front Will Be Slow, but Steady Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Even as federal budget cuts put the squeeze on government hiring, private employers are creating new jobs at a steady, but painfully slow, pace.

  • Jobs Picture Steady as Claims Post Slight Drop Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Hundreds line up to attend a job fair in New York in April.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.

  • ETFs Wreaking Havoc on Stocks Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    ETFs create "wild gyrations" that make investors nervous, Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht tells CNBC.

  • Rising Rates Turn Investors Away From REITs Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    Investors moved into high-yield real estate investment trusts while the interest rates were low. But the recent rise in rates question the attractiveness of REITs.

  • Will Friday's Jobs Report Save Stocks? Pros Weigh In Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Leading market experts and economists interviewed on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday offered their predictions on the Fed, the economy, and stocks.

  • SAC: We Will Survive 'Significant' Redemptions Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 5:24 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    SAC told employees in a letter dated June 3 that it will survive what it characterized as "significant" redemptions, according to sources.

  • A Reason for Conservatives to Love Obamacare Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    A rift between labor unions and the White House over coverage through Obamacare might be putting smiles on opponents of the health care law.

  • TSA Drops Plan to Allow Small Knives on Planes Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:07 PM ET
    American Airlines employees protest at Los Angeles International Airport.

    The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.

  • Susan Rice to Take Over as National Security Aide Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    U.N Ambassador, Susan Rice.

    In a major shakeup, Susan Rice, who came under GOP fire for her initial accounting of the deadly attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, will become national security advisor.

  • Housing Grows, Hiring Slow, Sequester Hits: Fed Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Real estate and banking grew but a strong level of hiring was still hard to find amid "modest to moderate" economic growth, according to the Fed's latest economic observations.

  • Why the Hulu Auction Will Only Get More Complicated Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    The ongoing auction for Hulu is one of the most anticipated sales of the year. But as Hulu's parent companies are evaluating options, each day creates more uncertainty.

  • Companies Spending Cash on Investors, Not Workers Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    People looking for work stand in line to apply for a job during a job fair in Miami on May 2.

    Companies flush with cash remain reluctant to hire or make capital purchases, choosing to reward investors rather than expand their businesses.

  • Unraveling Monday's Early Data Release to Traders Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Monday's market-moving ISM manufacturing data were inadvertently sent early to a group of high-frequency traders, many of whom immediately traded on the info, CNBC has learned.

  • SEC Unveils Plan to Safeguard Money Market Funds Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    A slice of the money market fund industry would be required to change how they price their shares in an effort to reduce the risk of runs, under a proposal unveiled Wednesday.

  • Real-Life 'Weeds'? Mom Is Accused Marijuana Dealer Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Andrea Sanderlin is not an actress, but her story—a horse-riding suburban mother of three accused of running a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring—sounds like a television show.

  • US Services Sector Growth Beats Estimates in May Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Activity in the US services sector picked up slightly in May, though growth was lackluster. A separate report showed that new orders for US factory goods rose in April.

  • Don't Vilify Apple! Blame Broken US Tax Code Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Apple's flagship New York store.

    Apple and other multinationals that keep money overseas are not doing anything wrong on taxes, opposing political pundits agreed on CNBC. But they clashed on reforms to discourage that practice.

  • States Spending Billions to Enforce Pot Laws: Report Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    States have spent about $3.6 billion enforcing pot possession laws in 2010, according to an ACLU study. A look inside the startling numbers.