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  • Red states could beat blues in Obamacare sign-up Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    A major deal could lead to an ironic outcome: more residents in anti-Obama states enrolling in health insurance exchanges than those in pro-Obama states.

  • Google's new Moto X takes page from Apple playbook Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    The Motorola Mobility Moto X.

    Allowing users to choose anything from the color of the power button to a message on the back cover, the Moto X outpaces customization options available from its competitors.

  • US issues global travel alert over al-Qaeda threat Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    The alert is issued because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Dan Loeb and Yahoo's Mayer have a falling out Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    The relationship between Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer and activist investor Dan Loeb, who was the primary player in recruiting her for the top position, has gone sour, the New York Post reports.

  • Obama may have a Republican secret weapon Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama may seem like an unlikely team, but amid an uncooperative House and Senate, they are coming to the middle and working to compromise.

  • Not in the mood: Zynga sues 'Bang with Friends' Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    The game maker is not happy about an app called "Bang with Friends" and is taking its creator to court, alleging trademark infringement.

  • 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.