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  • Fannie Mae Earns Big Profit, Pays US $11.6 Billion Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant's history, driven by the housing recovery.

  • GM, Chrysler and Ford See Sales Jump in March Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    Major automakers posted strong monthly U.S. car sales last month, helped by growing confidence in the recovery and demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

  • How to Make Americans Really Save for Retirement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Tax incentives to spur retirement-plan contributions lead only relatively wealthy, well educated Americans to save more, studies show. Automatic contributions work much better.

  • Cramer: Apple Is 'Becoming the JC Penney of Tech' Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    It doesn't appear that Apple can do anything about its tailspin, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Millions of Taypayers Still Exposed to AMT Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Despite changes to the alternative minimum tax rules, millions will still have to pay it and the number of obligated taxpayers will keep growing.

  • 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.