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  • Putting a Price Tag on High School Graduation Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Graduating from high school is becoming an ever more elaborate process. Expect to spend over $1,000 to attend the prom—and that's just the start.

  • Foreclosure Crisis Still Has Millions in Its Grip Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Courtney Scott says she has been fending off foreclosure since 2008 while trying to work with her lender to modify the mortgage on her McDonough, Ga. home.

    Five years after the mortgage meltdown sparked a wave of foreclosures, millions of Americans are still fighting to save their homes. That is hurting a broader housing recovery.

  • Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Among Best Reviewed Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Tesla Model S

    Consumer Reports, the independent firm which rates new cars and trucks, says the Tesla Model S performs better, or at least as well as, any other vehicle CR has ever driven.

  • Cashing in Frequent Flier Rewards May Not Be So Easy Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    If you're looking for the airline where you'll have the best chance of cashing in frequent flier miles, you're best odds are with value airlines.

  • LA Times Owners Told to Block Koch Brothers Bid Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    An effort by two conservative billionaires to take over The Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers is setting off a firestorm of opposition, with public employee unions, the leaders of the State Legislature and liberal advocacy groups moving to block the sale. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook in Talks Over $1 Billion Deal: Report Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Facebook is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday.

  • Einhorn to Investors: Don't Take My Advice Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    David Einhorn, one of the most closely followed managers in the hedge fund industry, had some blunt advice on Wednesday for his fellow investors: Do your own homework.

  • Hedge Fund Billionaire Paulson Glosses Over His Losses Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    Days after reporting some of the industry's deepest losses, hedge fund billionaire John Paulson said investors should stick with managers for the long term.

  • US Oil Production Is Nearly on Par With Imports Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:53 PM ET

    The amount of oil produced in the U.S., now at a 21 year high, is nearly even with the amount being imported.

  • Groupon Shares Soar After Revenue Beats Forecasts Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    Groupon's revenue beat expectations as the company's main daily deals business in North America turned in a strong performance. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Microsoft Names Insider Amy Hood as New CFO Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    Microsoft on Wednesday named Amy Hood, head of finance of its Office division, as its CFO taking over from Peter Klein, who announced his departure in April.

  • Electric Earnings: Tesla Blows Past Forecasts Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Electric-car manufacturer Tesla reported its first quarterly profit, handily beating expectations. Shares surged after-hours.

  • Coffee Talk: Starbucks, Green Mountain Ink Deal Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Green Mountain announced it's extending its partnership with Starbucks and delivered earnings that topped expectations. GMCR shares jumped after-hours.

  • Activision Earnings Beat, But Outlook Darkens Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    Activision Reveals Innovative Skylanders SWAP Force at Toy Fair Event at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City.

    Activision Blizzard warned investors that it expects a challenging second-half of the year. Shares tumbled.

  • Pisani: Here's What's Driving Stocks Higher Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Massive liquidity, an ongoing search for yield, modestly higher corporate earnings, heavy stock buybacks, and the Fed's bond-buying program is fueling stocks to new highs. This is constricting supply.

  • Enron's Skilling in Deal to Exit Prison in 2017 Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling (L), and his attorney, Daniel Petrocelli.

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling would be out of prison in 2017—more than 10 years early—under a proposed sentencing agreement submitted to a judge in Houston.

  • New Data Fans Old Debate About Health Care Costs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    Recently published health care figures from the federal government confirm what health advocates have been screaming about for years: charges vary enormously, NBC News reports.

  • Fed's Fisher: Politicians Holding Back Job Growth Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:14 PM ET
    Richard Fisher

    Politicians in Washington are holding back the US economy and job growth can't reach its full potential until Congress gets its act together, said Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed.

  • McDonald's April Sales Slip on Weakness Overseas Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:09 PM ET

    McDonald's said on Wednesday that April sales at its established restaurants around the world declined 0.6 percent amid tough competition to attract frugal diners who are shopping around for the best deals.

  • Sell in May, Go Away? Not This Year, Say Traders Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wears a hat embroidered with 15,000 at the end of the trading day on May 7, 2013 in New York City.

    Now that the Dow has cracked 15,000, the argument for "sell in May" may be getting weaker. "It's not based on anything but seasonality and phrases," says one trader.