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  • Auto Industry Fuels US Industrial Production's 0.3% Rise Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    Auto parts production workers work on a production lines making both metal and plastic bumpers.

    U.S. factory production rose in December for the second straight month, buoyed by more output of autos, electronics and business equipment. Total industrial production beat analysts' expectations.

  • Goldman Earnings Boosted by Banking, Merger Activity Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Wednesday that beat expectations.

  • Hitting 65, Boomers Seek Out 'Retirement Coaches' Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The counterculture generation is not only determined to make its money last. It's looking to reinvent life's second act.

  • ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double Since 2007 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    The number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Return to California a 'No Brainer:' CEO Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC Wednesday the company will be opening new franchises there in 2015.

  • CPI Flat as Inflation Running Out of Gas Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:13 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    U.S. consumer prices were flat in December, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should help give the Federal Reserve room to prop up the economy by staying on its ultra-easy monetary policy path.

  • Dell Buyout Talks Advance, Banks Line Up Funds Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:18 AM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    Talks to take Dell private are at an advanced stage with at least four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • US Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest Week: MBA Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose for a second straight week following three weeks of declines, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Japan: The Test Case for Boeing’s Dreamliner Woes? Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:28 AM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    Japan will be a test case for how customers of aircraft manufacturer Boeing respond to safety concerns surrounding the Dreamliner 787, the pride of Boeing's passenger jet fleet, airline industry watchers.

  • Technology Is Now a Drag on US Earnings Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    This earnings season, the U.S. technology industry is in an unusual position - dragging corporate America down, rather than lifting it up.

  • Armstrong Brand Now ‘Nearly Worthless’ Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:17 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    While he can't save his career or his fortune, an admission of doping might rehabilitate Lance Armstrong's charity and, ultimately, his legacy.

  • Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved $50.5 billion in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but not before Republicans flexed their budget-cutting muscle to strike some spending provisions.

  • Obama Gets Ready to Make His Move on Gun Control Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host children from around the country at a White House event Wednesday to unveil their package of proposals to curb gun violence in the U.S.

  • Dell Buyout Could Be Announced Within 2 Weeks Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    The price will likely be between $13.50 and $14 a share, with an equity investment from Silver Lake and other potential investors of roughly $2 billion.

  • Media Faces Dwindling Ad Dollars: Ex-Sirius XM CEO Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    Mel Karmazin, CEO Sirius XM Radio

    New technologies are putting traditional media companies at a disadvantage as advertising dollars come under increased pressure, Mel Karmazin, the former chief executive of Sirius XM Radio, told CNBC.

  • US Holiday Sales Rise 3%, Missing Forecasts Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    U.S. shoppers spent only 3 percent more during the 2012 holiday season than they did a year earlier, the National Retail Federation said, citing economic uncertainty for tempering consumers' enthusiasm.

  • Digby

    Retailers are marrying the physical-store experience with smartphones. A look at small tech companies, mining this fast-evolving mobile space.

  • Facebook Unveils Its Next Big Thing: Social Search Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Facebook's new Graph Search icon

    Facebook's big announcement was ... a social search feature that will allow users to search their friends' content.

  • How to Put the 'Crazy' in Crazy Blind Date Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    A new app called "Crazy Blind Date" let's people to give "kudos" to their date, thereby making them more available to dating other people. But Jane Wells found a way to put the crazy in Crazy Blind Date.

  • The usual explanations for reckless borrowing focus on people's character. But recent research has shown that scarcity by itself is enough to cause this kind of financial self-sabotage.