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  • UPS Earnings Fall Short; Issues Weak 2013 Guidance Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    United Parcel Service reported fourth-quarter earnings below analysts' estimates and set a weaker-than-expected profit forecast for 2013.

  • Dow Chemical Misses Estimates as Demand Slumps Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 7:46 AM ET
    Dow Chemicals

    Dow Chemical reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday due to large restructuring charges and falling sales of specialty plastics and chlorine.

  • Disastrous cyber-war attacks that could be life threatening are not far off if the government and businesses do not take action soon.

  • Can a Rimless Blackberry Avoid Extinction? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    Thorsten Heins, CEO, Research In Motion

    Even after Canada-based Blackberry launched it's anticipated line-up of revamped smartphones and their surprise name change, investors were unimpressed as its stock slumped 12 percent.

  • Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook—Now Truly a Mobile Firm—Beats Forecasts Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    In 2012, more people used Facebook on their mobile devices than on the desktop, a challenging transition that CEO Mark Zuckerberg navigated through successfully.

  • Facebook Earnings Beat; Profit Margin Falls Sharply Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:09 PM ET

    The social media giant reported earnings and revenue that beat expectations but its operating margin fell sharply. The stock bobbed between positive and negative after-hours.

  • Student Debt Climbs and Credit Risk Gets Steeper: Report Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Americans now owe an average of $27,253 in student loans as the delinquency rate has increased by more than 47 percent since 2005, according to a new report.

  • Super Bowl Tickets for $2,800—Act Now! Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    The average secondary market Super Bowl XLVII ticket price is $2,800. Two days ago, it was $2960, and yesterday it was $2,795. The only consistent thing about the ticket price is its volatility.

  • Bank stocks to see 14-year bull market: Dick Bove Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Richard Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets.

    Banking analyst Dick Bove may have changed firms but he hasn't altered his rosy view of the banking industry.

  • Fed Keeps Stimulus Amid Signs of Weak Economy Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve, saying economic growth had "paused" in recent months, announced Wednesday it will continue its $85 billion monthly bond buying and hold interest rates near zero until unemployment falls to at least 6.5 percent.

  • Is the Refi 'Apocalypse' Really Upon Us? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    A mortgage analyst says, "The thought is that there are a bunch of homeowners on the fence who haven't refi'd who will all jump in thinking they will miss out. The theory is 100 percent nonsense."

  • Blackberry 10 Is 'Lovely, Fast and Efficient': NYT's Pogue Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins officially unveils the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform as well as two new devices in New York.

    RIM's Hail Mary pass, its bet-the-farm phone, is finally here. And guess what? It's lovely, fast and efficient, bristling with fresh, useful ideas, says the NYT's David Pogue.

  • 'Rich Tax' Puts California on Risky Path: Expert Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.

  • Twitter Ups Its Game in Super Bowl Ads Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    A sneak of Bud Light Super Bowl Ad

    Every year the Super Bowl is always just as much about ads as it is about football, but this year half the Super Bowl ads will include Twitter hashtags in their game-time spots.

  • RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10, Changes Company Name Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Thorsten Heins, CEO, Research In Motion

    RIM introduced its Blackberry 10 operating system on two new handsets Wednesday and it announced it changed its name to Blackberry.

  • Boeing Profit Beats; 'No Impact' From 787 Grounding Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    Boeing reported earnings that beat expectations, and said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact" from the grounding of its 787 passenger jet.

  • Why This Is 'Best-Looking' GDP Drop You'll Ever See Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Negative economic growth in the fourth quarter provided a scary headline to start Wednesday's trading but probably little else in market impact.

  • New Hawks and Doves at Fed Likely Won't Alter Policy Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    The cast of voting members on the Fed's policy committee is changing, but Ben Bernanke will likely retain a solid majority for his drive to keep interest rates low well into the future despite critics who worry about the risks.

  • Private Sector Adds More Jobs; Services Lead Way Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    The private sector created 192,000 new jobs in January, better than expectations and reflective of the slowly improving trend in the labor market.