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  • How much is Fed aid to US corporate profits worth? Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:16 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Many on Wall Street believe the Fed's monetary policy is behind record earnings and the stock market's record surge. But how much is a burning issue for investors.

  • Consumer Reports gives a Chevy its highest rating Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • Sirius XM revenue up on subscriber gains Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio posted second-quarter revenue Thursday that beat estimates, as it added more than 700,000 subscribers.

  • Smartphone stats may prove Apple wrong Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook might vehemently disagree that the smartphone market has reached saturation point, but new research from Citi delivers a depressing view of smartphone uptake.

  • Apple seems ready to give up Steve Jobs' ghost Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Apple shares rose 6 percent after it reported earnings that beat expectations. But the best news may be the company's cultural shift, say close Apple watchers.

  • Small caps pose the latest threat to market rally Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    Smaller companies have helped light the way for the stock market rally—and consequently could chart the way to the long-awaited correction.

  • No more mail at your door? Delivery change eyed Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, door-to-door delivery could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.

  • Facebook shares soar 20% after earnings beat Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

    Facebook reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts on growing mobile ad revenues, sending shares surging in late trading.

  • Visa earnings top expectations; shares rise Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    Visa reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations. Shares rose.

  • Why social app Snapchat is worth $800 million Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Snapchat's wild success has been a surprise to even its top investors. But is the company really worth $800 million?

  • It's going to be 'neighbor vs. neighbor': Whitney Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Meredith Whitney painted a dire picture in a CNBC interview Wednesday of cities slashing services and communities battling for mere survival.

  • Google's $35 gadget to transform your TV Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 3:39 PM ET
    Google's Mario Queiroz shows off the Chromecast SDK.

    Hoping to expand further into the tach hardware sector, today, Google showcased a new-generation, slimmer Nexus 7 tablet, which puts Google online services at the forefront.

  • Judge blocks lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    Protesters stand outside the Theodore Levin United States court house in opposition to the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy.

    A federal bankrutpcy judge ruled Wednesday that federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, staying challenges to the bankruptcy in state court.

  • Apple: Good earnings but no bottom, analysts say Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    Wall Street cheered Apple's rally following the upbeat quarterly report, but analysts remain hesitant to say this could be the turning point for the tech giant's bruised stock.

  • Yet another market bear throws in the growl Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    It's always interesting to watch the bears give up the fight, and it looks like the bulls have just scored another recruit.

  • Google launches new tablet, low-cost TV device Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Hugo Barra, vice president of Android product management at Google

    Google's new Nexus 7 tablet is faster and lighter than the last generation, but the real surprise was a $35 stick that plugs into TVs for streaming music and videos.

  • Home builders boost prices amid rising rates Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    Despite a major jump in mortgage interest rates in June, the nation's builders continued to pass on their own cost increases to buyers.

  • Michael Dell holds the line on Dell bid Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners responded Wednesday to a demand for a higher bid from Dell's special committee, saying the $13.75 per share offered is a "full and fair price."

  • Cramer: How Caterpillar's CEO really blew it Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    Caterpillar's earnings disappointment was caused by the company's undue optimism, and CEO Doug Oberhelman is to blame, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Snowden to stay at Moscow airport for now: Lawyer Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consider his temporary asylum request, a lawyer said.