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  • Caroline Kennedy May Be Next US Ambassador to Japan Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Caroline Kennedy

    President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday.

  • Nasdaq OMX's $750 million deal to buy the eSpeed platform for trading U.S. Treasurys was a bet the government will keep maxing out the nation's credit card, CEO Robert Greifeld told CNBC.

  • A $25 Million Question Over a Bid for Dell Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

    Is Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group really bidding for Dell? Or is it part of a bizarre, high-stakes charade? The New York Times reports.

  • Surge in High-Yield Bonds a 'Big April Fool's Joke' Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    An increase in the issuance of high-yielding bonds alongside leverage to purchase this debt has sparked renewed fears of a bubble in the credit markets, with one bank warning investors of the threats involved.

  • Carl Icahn Takes 9.27% Passive Stake in Nuance Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has taken a 9.27 percent passive stake in speech recognition and digital imaging software maker Nuance Communications.

  • US to Raise Medicare Advantage Payment Rate Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.

  • Crisis Over? Demand for Foreign Workers to Jump Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    A popular U.S. visa program for skilled workers is likely to hit its quota within days after its application period opens, triggering a lottery and signaling that companies feel confident about the economy.

  • Amazon Move Could Hint at Smartphone Ambitions Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:02 AM ET

    Amazon has hired a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit, fueling speculation that the online retailer and Kindle maker may be developing a smartphone. The Financial Times reports.

  • Judge Questions Citigroup's $590 Million Settlement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    A Manhattan federal judge on Monday signaled he will not rubber-stamp Citigroup's proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets.

  • US Deploys Warship Off South Korean Coast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:07 PM ET
    The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is deployed off the Korean coast.

    The United States has positioned a warship off the Korean coast as a shield against ballistic missile attack as South Korea's new president vowed swift retaliation against a North Korean strike.

  • Why S&P Rally Has Another 100 Points to Go Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 9:59 PM ET

    There is a high probability that the current uptrend in the S&P 500 index will continue to 1,690, says this chartist.

  • No Joke! Gasoline Prices Are Coming Down! Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 8:32 PM ET

    It's no April Fool's Day joke. Drivers are indeed paying less to fill up their gas tanks than they did a few weeks ago, a month ago, a year ago.

  • Expect Long-Awaited Correction in Q2: Investors Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    The bulls have been running at a fierce pace but these pros say the correction is coming in the second quarter. Here's why.

  • Facebook Phone Announcement: What to Expect Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Facebook is expected to unveil new operating system for the android phone, and the consensus of analysts appears to be positive.

  • Breaking Ground: Stockton Bankruptcy Is Approved Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.

  • Corn Crunch Could Be Just What Consumers Need Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    What's bad news for corn investors could be good news for battered consumers if trends hold up.

  • How US Boom Could Rattle Global Order Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.

  • Ready or Not: States Brace for Obamacare Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    With only six months before the start of enrollment for Obamacare, state and federal health officials are racing to get insurance regulations and systems up and running in time.

  • Manufacturing Growth Slows, Missing Forecast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    The pace of expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in March, according to a new industry report released.

  • "Squawk Box" enlisted some Wall Street heavyweights to help answer that question as stocks by any measure begin the second quarter at all-time highs.