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  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood," Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said.

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    First lady Michelle Obama was announcing the launch of the new Veterans Employment Center on Wednesday at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a special veterans' jobs summit organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor.

  • Toyota wins global sales crown in Q1, beating GM Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
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    Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter, outpacing General Motors and Volkswagen.

  • NYC police head: We won't quit social media Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired— in a very public way. Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    Led by good news from Greece, the eurozone on Wednesday notched up several key milestones that together indicate stronger government finances amid a modest but increasingly sustainable recovery.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans and linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74- year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians.

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. The cities are among 21 finalists vying for millions of euros in a new government-innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation announced Wednesday.

  • Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 14, to Sunday April 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. 1. Lana Del Rey, " West Coast". 6. Dustin Lynch, "Where It's At".

  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    George's report said the bonus program doesn't violate federal regulations, but it's inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws. "These awards are designed to recognize and reward IRS employees for a job well done, and that is appropriate, because the IRS should encourage good performance," George said.

  • Sears personalizes service for loyalty members Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Last May, Sears launched a service called Member Assist where members of the Shop Your Way program can communicate directly with associates in more than 400 stores nationwide through a dedicated website or mobile app.

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • *Netflix results lift Wall St, deal talk buoys Europe. NEW YORK, April 22- Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, powered by solid U.S. corporate earnings and deal-making activity among European drugmakers, while the euro hovered near break-even on uncertainty whether the European Central Bank will further ease monetary policy.

  • Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million.

  • America's middle class no longer world's richest Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    Not only are middle class Americans losing out in the U.S., they are now trailing behind their global peers.

  • Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:43 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico— Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

  • Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    WEST, Texas— The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented— and agencies at all levels haven't done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday.

  • 'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    So why would it be acceptable to do it online, "Schwartz told the Associated Press Monday at an anti-piracy awareness event hosted by the Dramatists Guild. The event proved to be a summit of musical theater composers that included Jason Robert Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green, Stephen Flaherty, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and others.

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Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

Saving for retirement is about to get a whole lot more complicated. CNBC's Allison Linn reports on the "new normal" that may mean those planning to retire in 20-25 years may have to get used to a slightly lower standard of living than in the pension heyday.

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

An 11th person was arrested yesterday in connection with a Philadelphia area drug ring where police say high school and college students were the targets.

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

Former Apple CEO John Sculley, discusses Apple innovation and if the DNA of Apple has changed under CEO Tim Cook. Sculley also weighs in on earnings expectations for the tech giant.