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  • YOUR MONEY-How much should you give as a wedding gift? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, May 14- When you go to as many weddings as Stephanie Wong does, you need to come up with some guidelines for gift-giving. During the past two years, Wong, 32, who works in marketing for a book publisher in San Francisco, has been to about a half-dozen weddings. She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker...

  • Martin O'Malley plans to announce his decision on a presidential campaign May 30 in Baltimore, preparing for what would be a longshot bid for the Democratic nomination. The ex- Baltimore mayor, who has visited early-voting states, has tried to present himself as a champion of progressive causes and a fresh face for liberals hesitant to support Clinton.

  • WASHINGTON— When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade. Though occasional allies, Warren has been aggravating the Obama administration since her pre-...

  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. On Thursday, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman said the nation's passenger railroad will begin operating the technology, called positive train control, throughout its busy Northeast Corridor by the end of the year.

  • The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Appropriations Committee rejected a Democratic bid to provide Amtrak the full $2.45 billion in funds for the upcoming fiscal year requested in President Barack Obama's budget. The cause of Tuesday's crash has only begun to be investigated, but federal investigators said preliminary data showed the...

  • BALTIMORE— The fragility of Baltimore's economy was exposed by Freddie Gray's death from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody. Nearly 43 percent of families in Washington proper earn at least $100,000, for example, compared with just 16 percent in Baltimore. Baltimore has added nearly 4,000 upper middle-class families since 2010. But residents...

  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: Tracks inspected before crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak inspected tracks in Philadelphia just hours before a deadly derailment and found no defects. The New York- bound train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring 200 others. Another body has been pulled from the wreckage of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia,...

  • May 11- Apollo Global Management Llc is in talks to buy ASG Security and combine it with another home security company it is acquiring, Protection 1, valuing them collectively at about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Beltsville, Maryland- based ASG was acquired by Parthenon Capital in 2007. At the time it was the 11th largest security...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Barack Obama in their tussle over "fast track" authorization to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade treaty, a power she says could be used in the future to weaken Wall Street reforms. The president, who wants expedited negotiating power to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress, said last week that...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- The U.S. Energy Department said Thursday it has given the final approval for Dominion Resources to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point, Maryland plant. The Cove Point plant is investing $3.8 billion in new infrastructure to ship up to 0.77 billion cubic feet of LNG starting late in 2017 to countries with which the United States does...

  • SunEdison's emerging market unit files for IPO Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    May 7- TerraForm Global Inc, formed by solar company SunEdison Inc to own and operate some of its power plants in emerging markets, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its class A common shares. The Bethesda, Maryland- based company's IPO filing had a nominal fundraising target of $700 million. The amount of money a company says its IPO will...

  • May 6- Sheila Bair, an outspoken critic of Wall Street during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, has been named president of a liberal arts college near Baltimore. Appointed to lead the FDIC by President George W. Bush in 2006, Bair was one of the first officials to warn about a subprime mortgage crisis but clashed often with those who were...

  • McKesson settles investigation on controlled substances Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    April 30- U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp said it settled with several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, claims alleging suspicious order reporting practices for controlled substances. The suspensions will not result in supply disruptions to any customer, McKesson said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. McKesson said it had already...

  • What really makes Obama angry Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    The issue of race surrounding Baltimore is just the latest example of what confounds President Obama as he enters the fourth quarter of his presidency.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- In the 1950' s Baltimore was the sixth largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational achievement. In Baltimore, a household in the top 5 percent of income earners...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A night of arson and looting in Baltimore has shaken the confidence of people running businesses beyond the areas hardest hit. While Baltimore's unemployment rate is higher than the national average and it is lagging in per capita income, the city government's budget is stable, it has a diverse business sector, elite universities and medical...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- In the 1950' s Baltimore was the sixth largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational achievement. In Baltimore, a household in the top 5 percent of income earners...

  • Mandatory 10pm curfew in Baltimore   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Mandatory 10pm curfew in Baltimore

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports from Baltimore, where crowds remain calm.

  • Former Baltimore Mayor: Economic impact serious   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    Former Baltimore Mayor: Economic impact serious

    Baltimore is in a state of emergency as tensions flare over the death of Freddie Gray, with Former Mayor of Baltimore Kurt Schmoke.

  • Oriole's vs. White Sox closed to public   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    Oriole's vs. White Sox closed to public

    The Baltimore Orioles' Wednesday game will be played in an empty stadium, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.