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  • Obama to nominate Fed's Raskin as Treasury deputy Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:32 PM ET
    Sarah Bloom Raskin

    President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin as the U.S. Treasury Department's No. 2 official, two sources familiar with the process said on Wednesday.

  • Why some college grads are forgoing big salaries Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET
    Young graduates and supporters of Venture for America gather at their 2013 Summer Celebration.

    Money isn't the only factor when it comes to some recent graduates' decision to try and make an impact on American communities.

  • Take it from Weiner, it’s all about Twitter Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    Anthony Weiner

    Some politicians find polling to be a little old fashioned, so they're using big data to see what the public thinks about them.

  • New tactic to avoid US corporate taxes gains steam Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO Maurice Levy after announcing a merger of their companies

    Sick of high U.S. corporate taxes? Here's how some companies are slashing their tax bill by 10%, 20%—or more.

  • Watch Art Cashin: Federal Reserve 'chickened out' Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about today's Federal Reserve statement.

  • Florida boycott? Sunshine State has little to fear Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Stevie Wonder

    For a variety of reasons, most economists take a dim view of how effective an entertainment boycott of Florida would be.

  • Steady Fed: Printing presses to keep on rolling Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    Interest rates will hold near zero and the Federal Reserve will continue buying $85 billion in bonds every month while the economy continues to improve at a "modest" pace.

  • Top execs bail as Coach reports weak sales Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Leather goods maker and retailer Coach reported weak sales in North America and the departures of its chief operating officer and the head of its North American business.

  • More Herbalife please: Soros bets big, shares jump Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    The battle over Herbalife intensified as George Soros has taken a large long position in the nutritional supplements maker, according to sources.

  • Obama defends Summers to skeptical Democrats Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    President Barack Obama pushed back against critics who complain that his former economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was not aggressive enough in seeking economic stimulus in 2009.

  • College athletes score big in court victory over EA Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:46 PM ET

    A court decision on Wednesday supporting a ruling that video game maker EA did not have permission to use images of NCAA athletes could have big implications for college sports.

  • Gain 25 pounds to get out of debt? Survey says ... Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    They say you can never be too rich or too thin. But a poll finds that only 28 percent of Americans would be willing to gain 25 pounds to get out of debt.

  • Gov't can track your phone without warrant: Court Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    A federal appeals court held that using a cellphone is "entirely voluntarily," so individuals who have them have forfeited the right to records showing where they have been used.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Big jobs number coming? Data firm says just 23,000 Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

    Before anyone gets too excited about job prospects for July, a data firm is reporting that payroll growth was much slower than expected.

  • Microsoft is still leaking cash on this device Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.

  • Midwest business activity picks up modestly Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up modestly in July, although growth in new orders and employment both cooled, a report showed on Wednesday

  • Merger week continues; Accenture eyes Booz: report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Dell board will not back new M. Dell bid: source Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    A special committee of Dell's board is not willing to change the voting terms for founder Michael Dell's buyout offer in exchange for a 10-cent increase in the offer, a source said

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.