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  • 5 ways Obama's 'bargain' isn't enough for Main St. Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama pitches his Grand Bargain plans at an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013.

    While small businesses support tax reform, some groups aren't happy about President Obama's "better bargain," Inc. reports. Here's why.

  • Cupcake rip-off! Mixes shrink while prices don't Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Consumer packaged-goods makers have gotten creative with how they pass on rising costs and maintain bottom lines. Prices stay the same, but it contains less product.

  • Escape velocity hopes give way to law of gravity Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Bulls were eager for a strong nonfarm payroll report to argue that the economy had reached "escape velocity." That's not happening, so where does that leave the market?

  • Transportation fuels US factory orders rise Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds a beed onto the nose of an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana.

    New orders for US factory goods rose for the third straight month in June, the latest indication that a recent slowdown in manufacturing activity had probably run its course.

  • So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 jobs—enough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy.

  • Altman: Summers my battle-hardened Fed choice Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:25 AM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC he's looking for "the most battle-hardened veteran" to be the next Fed chairman, and that's Larry Summers.

  • Post Office eyes booze deliveries to raise cash Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    United States Post Office

    Special delivery from the post office—beer, wine and spirits, if Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has his way.

  • Why it's so expensive to be poor Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    One of the truths of life for the millions of American living with poverty: It's expensive to be poor.

  • Case against SAC turbocharged by fired trader Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara and Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI announce insider trading charges against SAC Capital July 25, 2013 in New York.

    A trader landed a job at SAC Capital despite a warning from his previous employer, and his cooperation in a federal inquiry was said to yield evidence of insider trading.

  • Job-hunting while you're at work? You're not alone Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A new survey finds that about three in 10 workers probably would search for a job online or take a call from a recruiter while they are at work.

  • Detroit bankruptcy: US court to outline roadmap Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    The skyline of Detroit

    A court hearing on Friday may provide a roadmap for how Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing will unfold as the judge overseeing the case could set a speedy schedule and rule on other matters.

  • AIG resumes dividend, launches buyback Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    AIG stock is surging in after-hours trading after the company announced it would resume paying a dividend and would start buying back stock.

  • Ouch! Exxon loses $11 billion of value after miss Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 4:03 PM ET
    Sean Tracz

    Exxon Mobil said net income fell 57 percent in the second quarter, while Royal Dutch Shell said it significantly wrote down the value of its shale oil fields.

  • Leaker Snowden riles hacker conferences Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    A cardboard mask of Edward Snowden on the ground at a protest against the PRISM surveillance program, which Snowden leaked.

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden was the topic du jour at the Black Hat and DEF CON cybersecurity conferences this week in Las Vegas, where the agency's chief came under fire.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' found liable in mortgage-fraud case Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre arrives at Manhattan federal court with his lawyers in the civil fraud case against him, in New York, August 1, 2013.

    The former Goldman Sachs bond trader known as "Fabulous Fab" was found liable on six of seven counts of defrauding investors in a mortgage securities fraud case brought by the SEC.

  • Google unveils much-hyped 'Moto X' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:24 PM ET
    The Motorola Mobility Moto X.

    Google's new Android smartphone, revealed on Thursday, is the first tangible fruits of the company's controversial acquisition of Motorola.

  • Government ups requests for Twitter users' data Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Twitter is under increasing pressure from governments around the world to release user's private information, with requests rising 40 percent in the first six months of the year.

  • Russia summit 'up in the air' as Snowden gets asylum Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said Russia's decision to grant him temporary asylum was a victory for the rule of law.

  • Sprouts Farmers Market shares double on IPO Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Shares of organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market, which is backed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, doubled in their market debut.

  • Why the Moto X is a long shot for Google Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Google is facing both long odds and a lot of questions about what its intentions in the smartphone market really are with its Moto X phone.