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  • A $6 billion tax bill likely awaits Samsung heirs Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    The heirs of ailing Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever, and appear to have little option but to pay up.

  • This indicator points to falling home prices Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    While the headlines suggest that home prices continue to rise but at a slower rate, the reality may be different, at least according to one measure.

  • Solar shares leap as US-China trade war escalates Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Employees work on a solar panel production line at Shenzhou New Energy Co., Ltd on August 27, 2012 in Lianyungang, China.

    The Commerce Department announced new duties on Chinese solar products Wednesday, sending U.S. solar stocks higher.

  • Steady as she goes: Job creation keeps up pace Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    A worker makes sure that no chips stick to the kettle during cooking at Route 11 Potato Chips, March 6, 2014, in Mount Jackson, VA.

    Nonfarm payrolls continued to grow about in line with recent trends, rising 217,000 as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • What’s the real unemployment rate? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    A 'Now Hiring' sign stands at one of the exhibitors tables at the Columbus Career Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

    The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate hit 6.3 percent in May, but does that rate tell the real story?

  • BofA could pay over $12B to settle probes: Report Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    BofA could pay over $12 billion to settle probes into the bank's alleged handling of shoddy mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • Burgers, baby wipes: More in common than you think Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Many baby wipes and fast food items contain the preservative sodium benzoate.

    The same food additives Panera plans to ditch remain widespread in fast food, even as some chains simplify menus to cater to evolving taste buds.

  • Billionaires who could buy your town Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    "When someone's worth $77 billion, you're not talking about how much house they can buy. You're talking about how much city they can buy," Redfin's Nela Richardson says.

  • Gold ends near $1252, tamed by US jobs, dollar Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Gold fell as the dollar swung into positive territory, after the U.S. jobs report came in almost exactly in line with expectations.

  • The ECB eases and the euro… rises? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    The euro continued to rise despite the ECB's all-out assault on the specter of deflation, and some analysts believe it won't weaken anytime soon.

  • What is big data? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:54 PM ET

    Companies are rushing to derive meaning from all of the vast amounts of data collected every day to make better decision. But what exactly is big data?

  • GM's compensation offer not enough: Victim's dad Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:29 PM ET

    The father of a woman killed in the crash of a GM car recalled for a deadly ignition key fault said the compensation offered is not enough.

  • US oil ends under $103 after US jobs data Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    Crude was buoyed by optimism that monetary stimulus in the euro zone, and demand in the U.S., will lift economic growth and demand.

  • How beer innovation just might save the planet Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In Mozambique, SABMiller produces a commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer, called "Impala."

    Dealing with climate change is a cost of doing business. From beer to insurance, how some companies are hoping to profit amid weather-related risks.

  • Cramer: These gains could be enormous Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    I’m constantly searching for positive outliers, said Cramer. When you find one the gains can be enormous.

  • How fracking helps America beat Germany Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, Calif.

    In the United States, electricity prices are falling thanks to natural gas derived from fracking - the hydraulic fracturing of rock.

  • Record rise for stocks before employment report Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cuts its deposit rate and investors looked to Friday's jobs report.

  • Retail crosses a line with back-to-school deals Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Back-to-school shopping at Staples.

    Retailers are beginning to push next year's school necessities before many children have closed the book on the current semester.

  • Twitter weighs online music acquisitions Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:07 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Twitter has mulled deals worth billions of dollars as it seeks to add a music service to its offering, FT reported, citing sources.

  • Why Ukraine needs Russia—for now, anyway Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    An employee tightens the valve on a pipeline at the Bilche-Volytsko-Uherske underground gas storage facility, the largest in Europe,  in the Lviv region of western Ukraine.

    Ukraine doesn't like being dependent on Russia for much of its energy, but it may have no choice for now.