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  • Why the Kurds need Turkey's help: David Phillips Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Iraqi Kurdistan needs Turkey’s political and security support to emerge as an independent state, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • LeBron James to become a free agent Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami.

    A person familiar with the situation says LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract and become a free agent.

  • Crowdfunding: The new measure of a mother's love Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Jeremy Meeks

    Katherine Angier, mother of "dreamy" Facebook sensation Jeremy Meeks, is turning to crowdfunding to pay for the convicted felon's defense.

  • The 5 worst states for business in the US Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    States have rebounded strongly from the recession, but some long-time laggards still can't create a business-friendly environment.

  • Shinzo Abe misses with 'third arrow', again Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Japan PM Abe's revamped growth strategy fell short of its hype, failing to provide critical details on how the proposed reforms would be employed.

  • Is change about to sweep Brazil? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Brazil's economy has stumbled badly, but some say upcoming elections and polls showing rising dissatisfaction with the government may herald change.

  • The government as venture capitalist Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    Government cannot satisfy the demand for public goods and services alone. Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.

  • Dow's 7 underperformers—time to buy? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Nike sneakers sit on display at a Foot Locker store inside the South Park Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, March 4, 2014.

    Of the 30 stocks on the Dow, only seven have not hit 52-week highs this year. Is it time to bet on these underperformers?

  • Owner laments $24M yacht that burst into flames Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    The owner of a yacht that burst into flames near San Diego on Thursday said he's lost "the most beautiful boat" ever made.

  • A 2014 scorecard on how America's states stack up Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC unveils its eighth annual America's Top States for Business ranking that looks at key factors to assess the regional economic landscape.

  • Why Georgia is 2014's top state for business Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    Georgia slices up the competition in America's Top States for Business 2014, signaling a shift back to the Sun Belt from the energy boomers.

  • Could inflation be the new subprime? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    "Do not be surprised if 'noisy' is now the new 'transitory,'" said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets.

  • Dow hit hardest as Iraq concerns overtake US data Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Stocks fell, with the S&P 500 turning lower after rising to another record.

  • Just missed! See the rest of the top 5 states Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Dallas

    Georgia took the top spot for this year's Top States for Business. But who was close? We counted down the top five for 2014.

  • US new home sales soar to six-year high in May Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes jumped to a six-year high in May, the latest indication the housing market was starting to dig out of a recent soft patch.

  • S&P/Case-Shiller: Metro home prices up 1.1% Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home for sale on May 27, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    A key gauge of home price gains decelerated in April, but edged above analysts' expectations, a new report showed Tuesday.

  • Plosser: May need to raise rates sooner than expected Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    The U.S. economy is approaching the Fed's economic targets faster than expected and might push the central bank to accelerate plans to increase interest rates, Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said on Tuesday.

  • Stock soars on stunning results on cystic fibrosis Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals' headquarters in South Boston.

    A combination of Vertex drugs met the goals of two late-stage clinical trials in cystic fibrosis, setting the stage for Vertex to apply for approval.

  • How climate change is going to slam the US economy Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    The U.S. faces economic costs from climate change adding up to billions of dollars over the next 25 years. And that's just for starters.

  • Fund managers see further gains for stocks Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    Stock markets might be at record highs, corporate earnings might still be weak but fund managers believe there is still room for a move higher.