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  • Pimco: Media to blame for bond market exodus Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    The media went from cheerleading for bonds to condemning them as riskier than stocks, said Douglas Hodge, Pimco's COO, adding that net inflows to bonds will return longer term.

  • It's so on: War of words in Schneiderman v. Trump Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    Donald Trump and NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    "Once again, as with all the facts relating to Trump University which he continues to avoid by making personal attacks, Mr. Trump's statements are false," Eric Schneiderman told TODAY.

  • Allies draft plans for strikes against Syria Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Syrian President Bashar Assad

    Military strikes against Syria could be launched as early as Thursday, U.S. officials tell NBC as the White House intensifies efforts for a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

  • Retiring with more: Don't wing it on your 401(k) Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Americans are saving more for retirement, but it's probably still not enough, according to a new analysis released by Fidelity. As of June, the average 401(k) balance was $80,600.

  • Nissan to build self-driven cars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Nissan, the sixth-largest automaker in the United States, announced Tuesday it will sell a self-driven car by 2020.

  • Rajaratnam has 'manservant' in prison: NY Post Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Imprisoned inside trader Raj Rajaratnam may be getting more inside help behind bars. The New York Post says he has an adjustable bed and balcony and a "manservant" on call.

  • Facebook: Governments demand data on 38,000 users Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38K Facebook users in the first half of this year, the company said Tuesday.

  • Get ready for a 'massive interest rate shock' soon Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The effects of rising rates will be profound on currencies, equity prices, real estate values and economies across the globe, one economist says.

  • Samsung 'Galaxy Gear' may ignite smartwatch wars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    The Samsung Galaxy Experience at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2013 in Chicago City.

    The next year or two will be a battleground for the new device everyone's talking about—the smartwatch. And Samsung is hoping to get a jump on the competition. NBC reports.

  • Earthquakes: The result of natural gas fracking? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    After a study found a potential link between natural gas fracking and earthquakes in Texas, the "Squawk on the Street" anchors discussed the costs and benefits of the process.

  • Gloom and doom? Consumers are upbeat about economy Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.

  • Jack Lew: Obama not negotiating over debt limit Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    President Barack Obama will not negotiate over the debt ceiling and it's up to Congress to raise the limit, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.

  • June home prices rise at slower pace: Case-Shiller Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in June though the pace of gains slowed slightly, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • As investors shift, housing is the new stock market Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    Housing has transformed from a form of shelter to one of the most tradable assets thanks to an inflow of institutional investors.

  • Hagel: 'Ready to go' against Syria if ordered Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according to sources cited by Reuters.

  • Apple takes hedge fund top spot: Citi Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple stocks were U.S. hedge funds' top holding during the second quarter this year, beating travel website Priceline and iPhone manufacturer Qualcomm to the winning spot.

  • Just how private are your phone calls and emails? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    'Perfect privacy'? In Internet communication, that doesn't exist.

  • Atlantic City casino 'Scores' first ever strippers Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    New York's most famous strip club will open a satellite establishment inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month - the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino.

  • Five years after TARP, misgivings on bonuses Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:30 AM ET
    Hank Paulson

    Henry M. Paulson Jr. on bonuses during the 2008 financial crisis: “There was such a total lack of awareness from the firms that paid big bonuses during this extraordinary time.”

  • US automakers fall further behind foreign brands Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:03 AM ET
    A dealer walks out of the front doors of the Jack Maxton Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio.

    A new survey of customer satisfaction in the United States shows the gap between the 'Big Three' automakers and imported car brands has stretched to its widest point in five years.