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  • Cramer's Playbook: Keep cash in portfolio  Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    When the market is flying high, Mad Money host Jim Cramer says go to cash and prepare to buy the next selloff.

  • Boeing develops self-destruct phone Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    Boeing is developing a device that deletes all its call and message data if any unauthorized attempt is made to crack it open. The FT reports.

  • Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Signs of economic depression are visible in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

    The $3.7 trillion US municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying.

  • US report finds no Keystone XL conflict of interest Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    Activists stage a sit-in and protest against the Keystone XL pipeline outside the State Department in August.

    The State Department's inspector general said the department had acted properly in choosing a contractor to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • Surprise! These are the richest US neighborhoods Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Home in Bethesda, Maryland.

    A new ranking of the 100 richest neighborhoods in America finds a surprising concentration of wealth in one area, and it's not where you'd guess.

  • Housing 'nirvana' around the corner: Star analyst Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Workers frame new homes at the Toll Brothers Inc. Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    Ivy Zelman, who called the housing boom and bust, blames the new slump on lack of supply but she remains bullish on the nation's home builders.

  • An NSA-proof phone? Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Josh Lipton talks with former hacking trainer about the Blackphone, a highly encrypted phone made to protect your privacy.

  • Buying alpha: The easiest way to stock gains Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Talk about following the money. Investors looking to beat the S&P 500 need only track companies that are spending the most money lobbying Washington.

  • IBM wants its Jeopardy-winning computer on phones Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Watson researchers work inside IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York, Feb. 11, 2014.

    Big Blue is holding a competition for software developers to build smartphone apps using the artificial intelligence platform.

  • Dabs—marijuana's explosive secret Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Nicholas Broms, who was involved in a drug-related explosion last November. Broms was one of the growing number of casualties from manufacturing hash oil, a potent marijuana byproduct made with butane.

    From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.

  • Delta: No more miles! Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Ground crew personnel service Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.

  • 'Wolf of Wall Street' went too far: Lawsuit Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    The Oscar-nominated film "The Wolf of Wall Street" took its artistic liberties too far, says one former Stratton Oakmont employee.

  • Woman attacked in SF bar for wearing Google Glass Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    Sarah Slocum wearing Google Glass, with friend

    A San Francisco woman claims she was assaulted and robbed in a Haight Street bar last Friday because she was wearing Google Glass.

  • JCP loss smaller than expected, stock soars 15% Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    A family exits a J.C. Penney Co. store at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

    JC Penney reported a quarterly loss that was smaller than expected on Wednesday, but revenue trailed analysts' expectations.

  • Another $100 of upside for Tesla? Big bet says yes Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    The automaker's stock added another 15 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday alone, and a massive options bet suggests that the party isn't over.

  • Verizon looking into two more retail breaches Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The companies involved were not disclosed, but the events appear similar to those at other retailers late last year, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • Allianz shareholders urge action on Pimco arm Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, former chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.

    Investors in Allianz are calling on the insurer to take action amid concerns over the health of its US fund business Pimco after El-Erian quit.

  • Watch Art Cashin: 'Cavalry rescue' saves stocks Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains how some economic data kept the stock market afloat.

  • These six investors made $1B-plus last year Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    George Soros

    An elite group of hedge fund managers once again proved they could literally make billions of dollars in a single year.

  • Stanford's 'billion-dollar start-up' farm Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    With alumni who have founded Google, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Stanford University teaches persistence and the power of having a thick skin.