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  • Paper Trail Goes Cold in Case Against S&P Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.

  • Insurers May Be Unprepared for the Next Big Storm Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Out of the blue: a New Jersey home damaged by Superstorm Sandy

    Insurers know that extreme weather has become the new normal but a new survey says that many firms are not prepared for future super storms.

  • Search for a Debt Deal: Obama Walks a Tightrope Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 6:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House.

    The president will try to salvage a big deficit-reduction deal this week, battling not only Republican resistance but also complaints from Democrats, the New York Times reports.

  • Seniors Join Ranks of Social Network Junkies Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 3:12 PM ET
    iPad classes offered by Older Adults Technology Services.

    Seniors are using social media sites in growing numbers, and to meet the demand of older folks who want to get their tweet on, there's an increase in classes being offered.

  • Is Sexism Behind the Yahoo Uproar? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 6:30 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    This CEO wonders if the reaction to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to discontinue telecommuting at the company would have been different if Mayer was a man?

  • In Tests, BofA Gave Itself a Lower Grade Than the Fed Saturday, 9 Mar 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    Unique among the banks, Bank of America actually came in higher than the Fed on trading losses.

  • Watch Out Yankees and Red Sox, It's a New Era Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:44 PM ET
    L.A. Dodgers

    The era of domination by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox is over. If you want to see the best baseball right now, some say -- Go west, young man!

  • The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.

  • Whoa! Traders 'Trash' Talk Stocks Leading the Rally Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    The bull market's latest run may have some cheering but traders say some of the stocks leading it are questionable -- a sign that a pullback could be ahead.

  • Household Wealth Is Back! But Hold the Confetti Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    US household net worth is nearly back to 2007 levels but it's not quite time to cue up the "We're in the Money" track. Here's why.

  • Cory Booker: I Fixed 'Screwed Up' Newark, Next DC Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Cory Booker

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker told CNBC on Friday he's exploring a bid for U.S. Senate because the solutions to problems he's tackled New Jersey's largest city can work at the national level.

  • Earnings Preview: Retailers on the Radar Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    As the markets continue their march higher, investors will look to the tail end of fourth quarter earnings season for signs that corporate revenues and profits are improving. Next week, several retailers are expected to issue reports.

  • Want the Fed to Tighten? Don't Hold Your Breath Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    Positive economic news has has been coming with a touch of fear, and Friday's strong jobs report served as no exception.

  • Imagining a Swap Meet for E-Books and Music Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    There has been the distinction between physical and electronic works--books, songs, movies--since digital goods became widely available a decade ago, but it is now under attack, both in the courts and the marketplace, reports The New York Times.

  • Fish McBites No Balm for McDonald's Sales Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    McDonald's new Fish McBites

    McDonald's February sales fell 1.5 percent amid stiff competition for customers who are spending more cautiously due to weak economic growth and higher taxes.

  • More Jobs in Housing, but Workers Aren't Returning Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.

  • Cramer: Market Has 'Great Faith in Bernanke' Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    On Friday, Cramer celebrated the actions of Ben Bernanke over the past several years and said that the Fed chairman "saved the world" from economic catastrophe.

  • US Job Creation Surges as Rate Tumbles Down to 7.7% Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 9:03 AM ET

    Job creation broke out in February, with the economy creating a net 236,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.

  • Your Company's Next Health Plan: Drop the Doughnut Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."

  • Hooters Chasing More Women—As Customers Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sales at the restaurant chain are declining, as more women are driving family eating choices and the franchise's core customers, young men, have been hit by the recession.