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  • Nasdaq to Set Up Trading Post for Private Firms Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.

  • Mortgage Apps Surged Last Week as Rates Fell: MBA Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Staples Sales Fall Short of Views, Outlook Weak Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Staples, the largest U.S. office supply chain, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and forecast weak full-year earnings as corporate customers and other shoppers in Europe and North America reduced discretionary spending.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million for Broken Promise Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.

  • Distressed Home Sales Bolster Recovering Market Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.

  • US Banks and Traders Wary of Two-Step Stress Test Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke during his Senate testimony Tuesday.

    Investors in U.S. bank stocks may be in for a volatile ride over the next two weeks as the Federal Reserve releases results of its annual stress tests of bank capital in two steps.

  • Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn

    A star-studded battle among hedge fund titans over the nutritional supplements company Herbalife became the talk of Wall Street when it erupted. But when the barbs eventually fall silent and the klieg lights dim, how will the Herbalife war end? And what truth will emerge? The New York Times reports.

  • Forbes Hits Back at Saudi Prince Over Rich List Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and wife Princess Amira

    Forbes has described the Saudi billionaire Alwaleed Bin Talal's valuation estimates of his fortunes as an "alternate reality".

  • Apple has held talks with Beats Electronics on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

  • Berkshire's BNSF May Use Natural Gas in Locomotives Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 8:25 PM ET

    Top U.S. railroad BNSF Railway Co, one of the largest users of diesel fuel in the United States, plans to test using natural gas to power its locomotives this year.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced through levels last seen in 2007 to close at a record high of above 14,200 on Tuesday, boosted by an upbeat ISM non-manufacturing index and amid ongoing monetary support from the Federal Reserve.

  • Martha Stewart Denies Wrongdoing With JC Penney Deal Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, testifies at State Supreme court in New York.

    Home diva Martha Stewart testified in court that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open up shops within J.C. Penney stores.

  • Dow Breaks Record, but Party Likely Won't Last Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 2:44 PM ET

    We "suspect a drop is now likely to unfold over the next several months," Piper analysts said, adding that their full-year forecast is for a "hop, a drop and a pop."

  • Carbon Cuts Require Big Shift by Power Industry: Study Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    The shift toward low carbon energy will take time and require a major change in the electricity industry, a study released by IHS CERA and the World Economic Forum says.

  • Generics Brought Down Common Drug Prices Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.

  • The Billion Dollar Company With No Bosses Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    At this Seattle-based, 400-employee video game developer and publisher, decisions are made by peer consensus. Seriously?

  • The stock market is bolstered by the strength of corporate balance sheets, said Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Shawn Matthews Tuesday on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Google is launching a same-day delivery service called Google Shopping Express to rival Amazon's Prime business, according to a report.

  • Virgin America Airbus A319

    Virgin America and Singapore Airlines frequent fliers can now earn and redeem points or miles on each carrier in an expanded partnership.

  • Consumers May Find Some Relief at Gas Pump Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    It may not be fast enough for some consumers, but the drop in pump prices is accelerating. Analysts said the gasoline price slide could continue.