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  • Hear why Chanos is short this big-name Dow stock Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Investor Jim Chanos speaks at Delivering Alpha conference in New York, June 17, 2013

    In an presentation at Delivering Alpha, a conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor, investor Jim Chanos reveals his “best idea” right now: betting against the stock price of a major American manufacturer.

  • Cooperman looks to go 10 for 10 again in 2013 Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Among Leon Cooperman's many contributions to investing knowledge was a perfect 10-for-10 slate in ideas at the 2012 Delivering Alpha conference. He's trying again this year.

  • Bernanke: Fed to taper but will be flexible Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank anticipates beginning tapering bond purchases later this year but that policy will remain accommodative and could change depending on the incoming economic data.

  • No one is too big to jail, Wall Street cop says Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    No company or individual is too big for prosecution and anyone who thinks they are is making a grave mistake, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.

  • Lew: Dodd-Frank helped save the banking system Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the Dodd-Frank banking reform, saying it resolved the too-big-to-fail problem and ensured the future stability of the American financial system.

  • US housing starts drop to lowest in nearly a year Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. housing starts and permits for future home construction unexpectedly fell in June, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic activity in the second quarter.

  • Thanks to QE, bubble of 2000 looks like 'day at beach’ Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    Hans Olsen, CIO of Americas at Barclays, argues that the unwinding of the Federal Reserve's massive monetary stimulus has to happen, and the sooner, the better.

  • Mayer is upbeat, but Yahoo outlook disappoints Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:57 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo beat on earnings but its revenue outlook fell short. Mayer was upbeat about the company's progress but analysts said there's still a lot of work to do.

  • Tesla shares plunge 14 percent Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Tesla's shares, which soared to a new all-time high earlier this week, were thrown into reverse Tuesday in the biggest one-day drop the stock has seen since January 2012.

  • Earnings preview: Bad news ahead for IBM, Intel? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    Earnings reports this week will offer more details on exactly how bad the mobile and cloud disruptions are for some of the titans of tech. CNBC's Jon Fortt breaks it down.

  • Second quarter not such a great one for Goldman Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Though its performance was improved year-over-year, many of the firm's core businesses shrank in the second quarter.

  • Esther George

    The Federal Reserve should start cutting its bond-buying program sooner rather than later, according to Esther George, the president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Corelogic: There is no housing bubble Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Even with demand coming back, home builder sentiment at a seven-year high and real estate agents reporting bidding wars, there is not a bubble risk, according to CoreLogic.

  • Enjoy it while it lasts: Bank earnings face trouble Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    Wall Street's blowout quarter for big-bank earnings comes in the shadow of a daunting specter—An onslaught of potential Washington regulation that could put a major dent in profits.

  • El-Erian: Where does the Fed get its numbers? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian is scratching his head about where the Federal Reserve is getting its projections for U.S. economic growth.

  • Hedge funds lose big in June as outflows jump Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Hedge funds across the world posted their largest loss for 12 months in June, as heightened fears surrounding slowing growth in China and the tapering of the Federal Reserve's bond buying program hit performance.

  • McDonald's finance guide 'insulting' to workers Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    McDonald's workers have received a guide to personal finances that leaves some categories uncovered, such as food and heat. But $20 for monthly health care is included.

  • Home builder confidence soars despite rising rates Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Confidence among the nation's home builders in July jumped to the highest level since January of 2006, according to a monthly index from the National Association of Home Builders.

  • CNBC's David Faber reports the latest detail on the battle between Carl Icahn and Michael Dell for the tech giant.

  • Welcome sign for grim quarter: Industrial output up Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    U.S. industrial production rose slightly more than expected in June as manufacturing output picked up speed, a welcome sign for an economy that appears to have slowed sharply.