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  • Advisers Get Paid to Put Clients in Certain Funds Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab give independent financial advisers a percentage of the assets that their clients put in certain mutual funds, according to Reuters.

  • Key JOBS Act Features Delayed for Small Businesses Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Crowdfunding circles are frustrated the SEC has not yet finalized rules that could potentially turbocharge the funding platform for startups and small businesses, Entrepreneur reports.

  • More Finger Lickin' Without the Bones? KFC's Latest Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    The fast-food chain, which is owned by Yum Brands, will introduce fried boneless chicken chunks as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces.

  • US Job Creation Plunges, but Rate Drops to 7.6% Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An unemployed worker checks out a brochure at a jobs fair.

    Job creation slowed to a crawl during March, with the U.S. economy creating just 88,000 positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.

  • US Must 'Play to Win' on Economy: Rep. Eric Cantor Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    The prospects for U.S. economic growth are "still too little" and "too uncertain," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC. American can't just sit back on its laurels, he added.

  • Obama Offers Up Cuts to Social Security, Medicare Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a senior administration official said.

  • Wal-Mart's Food Fight: Betting on Data, Not Bodies Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    As it intensifies its push into groceries and perishable foods, Wal-Mart Stores is betting it can take on these labor-intensive categories by adding efficiency, not bodies.

  • NYSE, Nasdaq Feud: I Had More IPOs! No, I Did! Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Rivals NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group both claim that to have listed the most IPOs in the first quarter, while Thomson Reuters' data shows the two exchange operators as being tied.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • HP Chairman Lane Steps Down After Autonomy Debacle Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Ray Lane

    Hewlett-Packard Chairman Ray Lane, who has come under fire from shareholders for his role in the botched acquisition of software firm Autonomy, has stepped down.

  • Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at Age 70 Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
    Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert has died of complications of cancer at age 70. He was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967 and his reviews were syndicated in more than 200 newspapers around the world.

  • Stocks, Bonds Tell Two Stories; So Who's Right? Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Stocks and bonds have been telling different stories over the past few months, and the argument for prolonged slow growth is winning.

  • Wealthy Beware! IRS Audit Squad Nabs One in Eight Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    New data from the IRS shows that tax filers with taxable incomes of $1 million or more were audited nearly 12 times more often than the population as a whole.

  • Facebook Wants to Be Your Smartphone's Home Screen Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home.

    Facebook just got serious about mobile. At a media event Thursday, Facebook showcased its new software for Android devices called 'Home.'

  • US Faces Global Challengers in NatGas Boom Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    The U.S., the world's largest source of natural gas, may find itself fending off stiff competition in the resource's development.

  • White Males' Diversity Skills Still Lacking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    How are white male managers doing when it comes to diversity? Great! At least that's what the white male managers said in a recent survey. NBC News reports.

  • Enron's Skilling Could Get Early Release From Prison Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling (L), and his attorney, Daniel Petrocelli.

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant's epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed, CNBC has learned.

  • Job Insecurity High as Layoffs Show Huge Surge Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March but downsizing by retail companies still helped the first quarter rack up the largest amount of cuts in over a year.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Get Weaker as Outlook Dims Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A man holds his resume notebook with Eagle Ford Shale printed on the cover and waits in line for the opening of a job fair.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam.

  • Your Job Prospects Depend on Where You're Looking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Job seekers wait to speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan in New York City.

    Much like the uneven recovery, your chances of finding job depend a lot on where you live and what industry you're hoping to work for.