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  • The SETI Project: They Are Not Alone Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:18 PM ET

    An array of 42 radio telescopes seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe will continue that work after private donors raised enough money to keep them going.

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air  Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    The FAA is seeking an extension on temporary funding to end a partial shutdown that's gone on for nearly two weeks. Insight with Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation.

  • I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike. He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market complacency."

  • A Bonanza for Airlines as Taxes End Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    On Friday, Congress failed to approve the extension of a bill to keep the Federal Aviation Administration running. This mean the agency can no longer impose the various federal taxes that airlines add to the price of each ticket. Instead of passing this savings on to consumers, many airlines are keeping rates the same and pocketing the difference, the New York Times reports.

  • Senator Carper: Postal Service Is Drowning Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    Insolvent, deficit, debt crisis. These words have been used for months characterising the debt ceiling.

  • 10 High-Paying Government Jobs Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck.

    CNBC.com collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

  • Jeter Fan Cashes In, With Help From Friends Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 3:44 PM ET
    Christian Lopez with Derek Jeter

    Yankees fan Christian Lopez was not expecting to catch Derek Jeter’s historic 3,000th home run. He also wasn’t expecting $14k worth of taxes to fall into his hands from the IRS. But since his Yankees tax debacle, Lopez has found friends in some high—and unexpected—places.

  • Pace of US Layoffs Lowest Since 2000: Challenger Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • In a Greek Default, Higher Risk for Money Market Funds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Farr: Greece—This is Getting Ridiculous! Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Greece is the bad penny that keeps cropping up at inconvenient moments. We’d desperately like to forget Greece. Farr has been writing about it for 18 months with all of these depressing comments, and it seems to be among the things blamed for market down days.

  • British Teen Arrested Over Sony, CIA Hacking Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    A British teenager has been arrested by officers investigating the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups, believed to be responsible for attacks on Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency and News Corp.

  • UK Blocks UPS Sites Over Security Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    UPS

    Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.

  • Smallpox Probe About Influence Says Chairman Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:16 PM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa

    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.

  • The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

    The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?

  • Super Fruits, Sensational Claims Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Acai Berries

    Health-conscious U.S. consumers  are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called superfruits annually, even as critics contend their nutritional benefits are overblown and, in some cases, nonexistent.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Farm Subsidies Face The Budget Axe — Seriously Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,

  • High Hopes For High-Tech, High-Yield Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply.