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  • This May Be Threshold of Bull Market: Lloyd Blankfein Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC that "economic underpinnings" are looking good and that "we could be on the threshold of a bull market."

  • US to Win Currency War, Then 'Implode': Schiff Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    Peter Schiff

    The U.S. will win the global currency race to the bottom but decimate its economy in the process, economist Peter Schiff said.

  • Food Stamp Program Could Face Big Cuts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Approximately 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see their monthly assistance cut because a recession-era benefits boost is set to expire. A family of four could see their benefits cut by about $25 a month, NBC News reports.

  • Why Women are Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Sarah Dussault is an employed social media consultant and rents an apartment.

    As housing and the greater economy improve, a shift in demographic trends will likely favor the rental apartment market for the foreseeable future.

  • Obama to Call Half of Troops' Return From Afghanistan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    US Army in Afghanistan

    President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.

  • Target Makes a Splash in the SI Swimsuit Edition Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    Jessica Perez in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

    For the first time, Sports Illustrated has chosen a Target swimsuit as part of the models' wardrobe for its iconic swimsuit edition.

  • Sin City's Secret Weapon: China and Baccarat Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    The Bellagio celebrates the Year of the Snake.

    RGC Economics predicts nearly 4,000 Chinese nationals will come to Sin City for Year of the Snake celebrations. Some will spend up to $100,000 on the trip.

  • Apple's Cook Calls Einhorn Lawsuit a 'Silly Sideshow' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook forcefully rebutted criticism on Tuesday that his company was too tight-fisted with its $137 billion cash pile, saying the tech giant "does not have a Depression-era mentality".

  • The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has now fallen to the lowest rate in four years.

  • Tesla Review Raises Questions About Reporter Test Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    Tesla Model S

    The NYT review of the Tesla is the latest example of a new vehicle test drive rubbing either the automaker or fans of the automaker the wrong way.

  • The explosion in Chinese wealth is being felt across the United States as hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists descend upon America. They're here to celebrate their New Year holiday, and while they're at it, spend like crazy.

  • Coca-Cola Thrives Despite Volatile Environment: CEO Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    Coca Cola

    Coca-Cola's earnings beat and revenues miss still meet the growth targets set by the company, CEO Muhtar Kent said in a First on CNBC interview.

  • Companies Can't Get Rid of Cash Fast Enough Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    Companies have a problem many people would envy. After a fourth year of higher profit, companies' piles of cash is approaching yet another all-time high and they can't get rid of it fast enough. USA Today reports.

  • Netflix, DreamWorks Partner for Original Kids Series Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:51 AM ET

    Days after launching "House of Cards," Netflix is applying the same approach to children's content. It's teaming with DreamWorks Animation to create the online site's first original series for kids.

  • McGraw-Hill Defends S&P Unit, Beats Street Forecast Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    McGraw-Hill, which is being sued by the U.S. government for bond ratings issued by its S&P unit, reported a surge in quarterly adjusted profit and said it does not believe the government can prove its case.

  • Why Luxury Brands Are Celebrating China New Year Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    The Year of the Snake.

    As Chinese tourists travel abroad for New Year this week, they will show why the Chinese consumer is considered the top spender in luxury worldwide.

  • Sick Guests, Dirty Ship: Inside Stranded Carnival Boat Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    Carnival Cruises

    Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire have limited access to bathrooms, food and hot coffee, but also a new destination: Mobile, Ala.

  • Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases US Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

  • Late-Payment Rate on US Mortgages Hits Four-Year Low Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.

  • AP Photo/Wayne Parry

    Guests at one New Jersey casino will be the first in the U.S. to place bets with the click of their television remote controls.