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  • Morgan Stanley posts big profit, sets stock buyback Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    Equity sales, underwriting and wealth management helped power Morgan Stanley to a 42 percent jump in second-quarter profit, the firm announced on Thursday.

  • Tight lending may be getting too loose: BB&T CEO Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Tight loan underwriting is about halfway back to the "too liberal" standards before the Great Recession, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly King warns on CNBC.

  • JPMorgan tries a fresh tactic: A push to settle Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase wants to settle accusations by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it gleaned profits from power plants via “manipulative schemes.”

  • President boasts: Obamacare windfall for millions Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama is set to boast Thursday that Obamacare is giving rebates to 8.5 million Americans this summer and lead to $3.4 billion in reduced insurance premiums.

  • Nasdaq chairman warns about 'bubbly valuations' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX chairman Borje Ekholm warned of "bubbly valuations" in financial markets as a result of ultra-loose monetary policy from the world's largest central banks.

  • Icahn rips into Dell board...and slams Ackman, too Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:02 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investor Carl Icahn teed off on the board of Dell, a day before computer maker's board is set to vote on an offer by its founder to take it private.

  • American Express earnings beat; revenue falls short Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    American Express beat Wall Street earnings expectations for the second quarter, as the company's members spent more.

  • EBay CEO warns of overseas 'headwinds' Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Ebay's stock dropped after the company reported second quarter earnings in line with analysts' expectations, but offered weaker guidance for the third quarter.

  • Intel cuts revenue forecast amid slump in PC sales Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:57 PM ET

    Intel's margins improved but the chip giant cut its full-year revenue forecast amid slumping PC sales and a shift toward tablets and smartphones. Shares fell after-hours.

  • IBM earnings beat forecasts, sending shares up 3% Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    IBM reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday that exceeded analyst expectations, sending shares up more than 3 percent.

  • Stores boycott Rolling Stone over bomber cover Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    Rolling Stone magazine sparked an intense social media debate after releasing a cover image promoting an upcoming profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Look out! Gas prices are still going higher Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:39 PM ET
    Gas prices displayed in Los Angeles on July 16.

    While gasoline could reach a national average of $3.75 per gallon, or even more, analysts do not expect it to top the $3.78 per gallon high for the year that it hit in February.

  • Nelson Peltz calls on Pepsi to buy Mondelez Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    The era of soft drinks is over, according to Peltz. He wants the company to focus on snacks.

  • Nelson Peltz amasses big stake in DuPont Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Trian's Nelson Peltz tells Delivering Alpha conference he's buying a lot of DuPont shares, but won't say much more than that.

  • As drought spreads, firms could be up the creek Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    2011 file photo what had been a cotton field near Hermleigh, Texas, left barren by drought.

    Most companies do not have a water management plan, but as water shortages spread around the globe, corporations will be courting disaster.

  • Paulson not worried about gold drop, loves housing Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    Legendary hedge fund manager John Paulson remains undaunted by the huge plunge in gold, maintaining that the case for owning the yellow metal remains strong.

  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • Hear why Chanos is short this big-name Dow stock Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Investor Jim Chanos speaks at Delivering Alpha conference in New York, June 17, 2013

    In an presentation at Delivering Alpha, a conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor, investor Jim Chanos reveals his “best idea” right now: betting against the stock price of a major American manufacturer.

  • Cooperman looks to go 10 for 10 again in 2013 Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Among Leon Cooperman's many contributions to investing knowledge was a perfect 10-for-10 slate in ideas at the 2012 Delivering Alpha conference. He's trying again this year.

  • Bernanke: Fed to taper but will be flexible Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank anticipates beginning tapering bond purchases later this year but that policy will remain accommodative and could change depending on the incoming economic data.