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  • Analysts like Zillow-Trulia potential deal     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at whether a potential deal for Zillow to buy Trulia makes sense.

  • Now the time to start a business?     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Alan Patricof, Greycroft LLC founder, discusses the current economic environment for starting a new business.

  • Moody's: Atlantic City a risky bet     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports what led to Atlantic City's downgrade by Moody's.

  • Presidential fundraising: How Obama compares     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how President Obama stacks up against other presidents in regards to fundraising in the first and second terms.

  • Central banking sexy: Pro     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Doug Wolford, Convergent Wealth President & COO, says more people are paying attention to Janet Yellen than are "keeping up with the Kardashians." Craig Columbus, First Allied Asset Management CEO, weighs in.

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MIAMI— Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. The Associated Press has reviewed Close's various subsidy amounts and dates to verify the information, but she asked that her financial information and medical history not be published for privacy reasons.

  • 'Mediocre' US economy's missing link Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A job seeker leaves his contact information at a career fair held by Union Square Hospitality Group in New York.

    If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

  • Miss. sales tax holiday starts after midnight Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi merchants and shoppers are gearing up for the fifth annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. Mississippi's sales tax holiday starts Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday at midnight. As in previous years, shoppers can save 7 percent on certain clothes and shoes that cost $100 or less per item.

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate panel, made the first move, announcing a proposal that would cost about $25 billion over three years to lease new clinics, hire thousands of doctors and nurses, and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care.

  • CEOs to Obama: Tax reform, not an inversion Band-Aid Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination July 21, 2014 at the White House in Washington.

    Obama's support of anti-inversion legislation only aims to put a patch on a larger problem—the need for corporate tax reform, CEOs tell CNBC.

  • *Freeport set to strike deal. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia has offered mining companies a tax concession to end a six-month dispute that has reduced mineral exports by half a billion dollars a month, pushed up the global price of some metals and led to thousands of layoffs.

  • Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 vice presidential nominee is a respected voice within his party.

  • Global economy starts second half on solid footing Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at its fastest in 18 months in July as new orders surged while the euro zone's private sector also perked up.

  • Obama sends team to Texas for guard deployment Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    The team will assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle the immigration crisis at the Mexican border.

  • *Italy outperforms after summer supply cancelled. LONDON, July 24- Euro zone bond yields edged up on Thursday as investors saw better-than-expected economic data as quelling the need for the European Central Bank to loosen monetary policy further.

  • Obama presses to close tax loophole 'inversions' Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington.

    President Obama will call for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas.

  • UK retail sales post strong quarter, June misses Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    U.K. retail sales rose very modestly in June, reversing the drop seen in May but falling short of expectations, official data showed.

  • Vermont revenue forecast down; Shumlin wants cuts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Recovery from the Great Recession almost seven years ago is still slogging through Vermont, with lower-than-expected state revenues forecast Thursday that prompted Gov.

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. "I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared.

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japan's economic recovery appears more fragile after a recent tax increase but the central bank looks less likely to ease policy, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring the uncertainty surrounding the world's third-biggest economy.

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