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  • Handybook: The Uber for house-hold chores     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Handybook is an on-demand service that allows users to book preapproved cleaners and handy workers. Oisin Hanrahan, Handybook co-founder & CEO, discusses the company's expansion and VC funding.

  • April 10- Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore operator, forecast fiscal 2015 sales above analysts' estimates as it benefits from the launch of new generic drugs and enrolls more customers in its loyalty programs.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The leading U.S. pharmaceutical industry trade group on Thursday defended the cost of Gilead Sciences Inc's new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, saying such treatments offer a priceless breakthrough for patients with the liver-destroying virus.

  • Fashionable & elegant high-tech wearables     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Sonny Vu, Misfit Wearables CEO, discusses his company's wearable tech devices which put an emphasis on fashion and elegance.

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks with Robert Hugin, Celgene chairman & CEO, about America's need to build a stronger and more sustainable ecosystem of innovation to continue as the world leader in biomedical innovation.

  • Hate chores? There's an app for that     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Chris Bergman, founder and CEO of ChoreMonster, explains how a free app could help transform doing mundane chores into a fun-filled experience for your kids.

  • RxRevu solving biggest health care problem: CEO     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Carm Huntress, CEO at RxREVU, explains that the app is aimed at reducing the waste and cost of health care by presenting patients with efficient but cheaper alternatives to their prescriptions.

  • ICAP to launch electronic system for fixing orders Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    LONDON, April 8- Broker and market platform owner ICAP is to launch a service designed to help shift the big voice-based orders at the centre of a currency market manipulation scandal to a more transparent electronic system.

  • Uber to launch courier service in Manhattan Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- App-based car ride company Uber will deliver a new business line on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service in Manhattan. "Better, faster, cheaper," is how Uber's general manager in New York, Josh Mohrer, described the service in a tweet to Reuters.

  • Initiating a global entrepreneurial spirit     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Commerce secretary Penny Pritzker; fashion designer Tory Burch; and Zillow co-founder Richard Barton, discuss the launch of President Obama's new task force to develop the next wave of entrepreneurs.

  • LONDON, April 7- The London Metal Exchange said on Monday it would launch a new contract on aluminium premiums, extending its product suite for the metal just weeks before major rival CME Group starts a competing futures contract.

  • Yahoo to compete directly against Netflix     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss Yahoo's entrance into the video streaming space. Steinberg says Yahoo's original content play will allow them to compete directly against Netflix.

  • Amazon's 'dash' into groceries     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss Amazon Dash, a wand-like device, which includes both a microphone and a barcode scanner.

  • Square has secured a new revolving credit facility as the start-up seeks more permanent capital to grow. Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt provide insight.

  • April 6- Pfizer Inc's experimental breast cancer drug in a clinical trial nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse, but overall survival was not yet shown to be statistically significant, researchers said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted "breakthrough" status for palbociclib.

  • April 4- Amazon.com Inc launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company's AmazonFresh service. However, the device is available only for users of the AmazonFresh which currently operates exclusively in Southern California, San Francisco and Seattle.

  • U.S. military satellite launched after 15-year hold Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    United Launch Alliance is a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.. The $518 million satellite, known as DMSP-19 and built by Lockheed Martin, joins six other operational DMSP satellites already in orbit.

  • A high-tech headband that reads you mind     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Ariel Garten, Interaxon CEO, showcases her company's brain sensing headband that tracks your brain activity and tells users what they need before they know it.

  • FireChat: Connecting people around the world     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    Micha Benoliel, Open Garden co-founder & CEO, explains FireChat uses mesh networking that lets users send messages without an Internet or cellular connection.

  • Watch why this smart AC caught GE's eye     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Ben Kaufman, Quirky founder and CEO, and Garthen Leslie, "AROS" inventor, demonstrate how this reinvented air conditioner can predict household usage and save money.