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  • Tale of Two Tax-Evasion Cases: Prison or Probation? Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    For two wealthy Americans who admitted involvement in offshore tax evasion, the difference between a prison term and probation on Thursday came down to one thing.

  • Obama Seeks Proof Syria Used Chemical Weapons Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.

  • 'Hand-to-Hand Combat' in Advertising: WPP CEO Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    The CEO of the world's biggest advertising firm has warned the industry is facing sluggish growth and the firm is fighting a daily battle.

  • Bankers to Be Jailed for Recklessness Under New Plan Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    Bankers who behave recklessly would be jailed under a new law being considered by MPs and peers on the banking commission, whose final report is due next month. The FT reports.

  • Google: The New Predictor of Stock Markets? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:10 PM ET

    Searches of financial terms on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market, according to an analysis of search engine behavior.

  • Game Pain—Electronics Arts Hit With More Layoffs Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 9:36 PM ET

    Electronic Arts, once the videogame industry's biggest independent publisher, has laid off hundreds of employees as it continues to struggle.

  • CBOE System Knocked Out in Latest Trading Black Eye Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:49 PM ET
    Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

    A technical glitch shut down the CBOE for over three hours, preventing investors from trading two key products used by institutions to hedge the broader market and volatility.

  • Expedia Warns of Lower Hotwire Profit Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:04 PM ET

    Online-travel agency Expedia beta on earnings but warned of a lower full-year profit from its discount travel website Hotwire due to higher car-rental rates and competition.

  • Starbucks Earnings Hit Target; Outlook Disappoints Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:57 PM ET

    Starbucks hit its earnings target amid a strong increase in US same-store sales. Its outlook disappointed, however, sending shares lower after-hours.

  • JC Penney Jumps on News Soros Owns 7.9% Stake Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    George Soros

    Shares of beleaguered retailer JC Penney rose more than 7 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after billionaire financier George Soros disclosed a 7.9-percent stake.

  • Yahoo Chairman Resigns Ahead of Annual Meeting Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Yahoo Chairman Fred Amoroso resigned and will not seek re-election to the board at the shareholders meeting in June, the company said. Maynard Webb Jr. was appointed interim chairman.

  • Coffee Buzz: Where Dunkin, Starbucks Aim to Expand Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:44 PM ET

    Dunkin Donuts CEO said his coffee chain sees more room to expand in the U.S. Starbucks CEO said they're focused on global growth.

  • Amazon Earnings Beat as Revenue Jumps Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

    Amazon's numbers were helped by growing sales of digital content, cloud-computing services and gains in its main retail business. Shares wavered after-hours.

  • Herbalife Elects Carl Icahn-Backed Board Members Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    Herbalife prodcucts

    Herbalife, maker of nutritional and weight loss supplements, said Thursday that two representatives of billionaire investor Carl Icahn will join its board of directors.

  • CBOE Reopens Options Trading After Systems Outage Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    After delaying its open due to "downloading" issues, the Chicago Board Options Exchange reopened trading on all its products at 1:00 p.m. ET.

  • AR-15s Flying Off Shelves Amid Gun Control Fears Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    The AR-15's use in the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora has thrust it into the national spotlight, but just the threat of a ban has been a boon to its sales.

  • Despite High Demand, Some Builders Slow Production Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    While smaller builders are taking the brunt of the price increases, the big public builders may actually be taking advantage of them.

  • US Airways Hikes Change Fee by $50, Matches United Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    US Airways matched United's domestic change fee hike of $50, bringing the cost of changing reservations to $200 from $150. Other airlines are likely to follow, one analyst says.

  • What's America's Newest Taboo Subject? Don't Ask Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    About 85 percent of Americans surveyed said their credit card debt is a taboo subject for conversation with strangers.

  • US Has 'Natural Ingredients' for Growth: Goldman Exec Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    The United States holds the potential to rival growth in emerging economies, said Gary Cohn, President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs.