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  • S&P to USA: You're Starting to Look Pretty Good Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    Standard & Poor's upgrades the credit outlook for the world's largest economy, revising its U.S. rating to "stable" from "negative."

  • Gas Prices Are All Over the Place, Here's Why Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    With gas prices spiking in parts of the country, a lot of drivers are wondering why they are suddenly shelling out more to fill up. A number of forces are at work. Here's an explainer.

  • McDonald's May Sales Jump on Menu Item Tweaks Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    McDonald's said sales at its established restaurants around the world rose 2.6 percent in May as it expanded late-night breakfasts and tweaked other menus items.

  • How Immigration Reform Could Boost Real Estate Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Current U.S. residents, newly legalized, under the immigration bill being debated in Congress, would generate $500 billion in real estate transactions and $25 billion in mortgage income, says a Hispanic realty group.

  • IRS Agent Outs Himself as 'Tea Party' Targeter Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.

    A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager told investigators that he and a colleague decided to give conservative groups extra scrutiny.

  • 3M CEO: Research Is 'Driving This Company' Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    In 2008, 25 percent of 3M's revenue came from new products. Today, it's 34 percent.

  • Apple to Unveil Music Service, Mobile Software Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference.

  • Why the Auto Industry Is Poised for a Hiring Spree Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as carmakers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians, and factory workers.

  • Google Close to Buying Waze for $1.3 Billion: Report Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:04 AM ET
    Waze navigation app

    Google is close to buying Waze for $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday, potentially trumping rival offers for the Israeli mapping start-up.

  • Former CIA Worker: I Leaked US Surveillance Data Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:28 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.

  • Look Ahead: Stock Bulls Try to Keep High Ground Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    After a week of wild swings, stock bulls will try to keep control of a market that has few catalysts between May's employment report and the next Fed meeting June 19.

  • Misfired 2010 Email Alerted DC IRS to Targeting Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 5:11 PM ET
    IRS Building, Washington, DC

    A misfired email from an IRS worker in Cincinnati three years ago alerted IRS officials in Washington to the extra scrutiny given to conservative groups, according to what the worker told congressional investigators.

  • Markets See Summer of Fed Easing at Full Speed Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Stocks rose with the dollar, as traders viewed the May jobs report as strong enough to signal more economic growth, but not so strong as to push the Fed toward tapering.

  • Housing Investors Cool on Buy-to-Rent Model Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    For the past three years investors have been buying distressed properties in bulk and pushing prices higher. Now some investors say they have priced themselves out of the market.

  • Romney Optimistic About Republican Win in 2016 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney tells Larry Kudlow that Republicans have a strong chance in the 2016 presidential election in the midst of Obama administration scandals and a lack of leadership in Washington.

  • No Swoon: Job Creation Continues, Rate Up to 7.6% Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 10:11 AM ET
    A man waits to speak to a U.S. Department of State job recruiter at the Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

    Despite anticipation of a spring-into-summer swoon, the U.S. economy continued to create jobs at a relatively strong pace in May, adding 175,000 positions as the unemployment rate ticked higher to 7.6 percent.

  • White House Reacts to Jobs Number     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    "Today's report shows that the economy is continuing to recover," said Alan Krueger, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, commenting on today's better-than-expected employment report.

  • Wal-Mart Authorizes New $15 Billion Stock Buyback Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores said on Friday its board approved a new $15 billion stock repurchase program, the first in two years.

  • Start Your Engines: NatGas Coming to Your Tank Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Honda's compress natural gas powered Civic GX undergo final testing at the Japanese automaker's Greensburg, Indiana plant.

    There aren't a lot of motor vehicles using natural gas, but that could be changing thanks to a confluence of trends.

  • Greenspan: Taper Now, Even If Economy Isn't Ready Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Friday that the central bank should taper its $85 billion a month bond buying even if the economy is not ready for it.