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  • Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies— and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

  • 'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    BOZEMAN, Mont.— Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does— including his own charity. Three years ago, "60 Minutes" and author Jon Krakauer alleged that Mortenson fabricated much of the book and mismanaged the charity he co-founded, Central Asia Institute.

  • Sept 17- Two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked a U.S. labor agency for more information about a recent finding that fast-food chain McDonald's Corp could be held liable for the labor practices of franchisees, a view that has alarmed many businesses.

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 17- European pension funds could become more, rather than less adventurous in their investment strategies after the European Union introduces tough new rules on capital requirements, if the experience of similar rules in Denmark is any pointer.

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

  • UPDATE 2-Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON/ GENEVA, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control. So far Cuba and China have said they will send medical staff to Sierra Leone.

  • APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    Now Symantec, one of a handful of key players in the content-filtering market, is joining the push. Online security firm Symantec told The Associated Press that while customers can still set their search to block offensive websites, there will no longer be an option to block websites just because they relate to sexual orientation.

  • The NFL's 'non-profit' numbers     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports a few unexpected facts on the tax exempt sports league.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Conservative groups kept up the pressure on Thursday to shut down the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the agency's supporters and many lawmakers expect Congress to approve a deal next week to extend its charter for nine more months.

  • Ex-Florida prison chief monitors Michigan contract Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Rick Snyder's administration has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food. Ohio also has fined Aramark for similar contract violations.

  • Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- Over $30 billion in dirty money linked to crime, corruption and tax evasion is flowing out of Brazil each year, double the amount a decade earlier, a study has found.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • War leaves Israelis and Palestinians more entrenched Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Children taking part in the military parade organized by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, to mark the end of the war on Gaza.

    Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

  • Wednesday is the first day Dutch farmers could sign up for the compensation for either having their produce destroyed or given to the Food Bank, a charity that supplies food to 35,000 needy Dutch households. "Most of the products are being taken to destruction plants, rather than the Food Bank," he said. "

  • US broadcasters challenge FCC over airwaves auction Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    The so-called incentive auction will give TV stations that currently own the valuable frequencies the opportunity to voluntarily give up their frequencies to the FCC. The FCC then would repackage them and auction them to wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Just over a year ago, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was looking for a place to make a bold statement about his latest crusade: taking Wall Street's traders to task for gaming commodity markets.

  • A key part of that strategy was for the United States to stop using public money to finance the construction of most coal-fired power plants abroad, seen as one of the main causes of rising pollution from heat-trapping gases.