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  • Facebook & Twitter make changes     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Facebook and Twitter are rolling out changes. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss Facebook's "satire" tag and Twitter's move to increase engagement.

  • Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance— a so-called poor door.

  • NBC's 'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Playboy will feature a "Blacklist" cover ad fronting the issue out Tuesday, NBC said. "The size and scope of this campaign speak to both the importance of the series to NBC and the creative ways in which we can get that message out," said Len Fogge, president of marketing and digital for NBC Entertainment.

  • NBC's Brian Williams taking on new competition Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    Williams, 55, faces new competition from both ABC and CBS as they look to end NBC's 256- week streak as the most popular evening newscast. David Muir takes over after Labor Day as anchor of the second-place " World News" at ABC. So far this year, "Nightly News" has averaged 8.9 million viewers and widened its lead over ABC and CBS.

  • Ukraine claims breakthrough in rebel stronghold Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:14 PM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen sit next to a national flag of Ukraine on an armored personnel carrier near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, in the region of Donetsk, on Aug. 5, 2014.

    Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine's efforts.

  • Mexican billionaire offers advice for Latinos Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.

  • 'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3' Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

  • Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance— a so-called poor door.

  • Connecticut launches tax help video in Spanish Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut has launched a video to help Spanish-speaking residents navigate state tax forms. Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services, makes the introduction to the nearly 13- minute video in Spanish.

  • Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has been warned by its builders the startup of the first of two new reactors in South Carolina could be delayed two years or more.

  • ZURICH, Aug 16- The former head of Zurich Insurance and lead director of Goldman Sachs James Schiro has died at the age of 68, the bank said. Our thoughts are with his wife and children, " Goldman Sachs said on its Twitter feed on Friday. In 2002, Schiro became the first non-Swiss to lead Zurich Financial Services, later renamed Zurich Insurance.

  • Christie has no regrets about killing ARC tunnel Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Chris Christie says he has no regrets about canceling a rail tunnel project that would have increased commuter capacity between New Jersey and Manhattan.

  • Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    HitchBOT, created by team of Ontario- based communication researchers studying the relationship between people and technology, will reach its final destination Sunday in Victoria, British Columbia, where it will receive a traditional aboriginal canoe greeting at Victoria Harbor.

  • Correction: Berkshire Hathaway Investments Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge& Iron by 1.2 million shares.

  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules by which intelligence agencies operate, and said he plans new legislation aimed at ending bulk electronic surveillance.

  • App Watch: Foursquare vamps up Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Foursquare has 50 million users worldwide, compared with Twitter's 271 million, for example. As Facebook, Yelp and other services adopted similar check-in features, Foursquare gradually lost what made it special.

  • Ice Bucket a 'transformational moment': ALS group Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

    "Three weeks ago, half the population didn't know what ALS is," ALS Association Development Officer Lance Slaughter tells CNBC. "Now millions of people do."

  • Judge asked to stop free NY college's tuition plan Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    With the first set of Cooper Union tuition bills already coming due, the fight is "about the whole foundation of the school," incoming freshman Claire Kleinman said outside the hearing on a lawsuit she and other students, alumni and professors brought to try to keep the school free.

  • Web trolls winning as incivility increases Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Here's what's behind the Internet trolls, whose latest victim is the daughter of the late Robin Williams. The NYT reports.

  • Insight to social media websites' fight to protect user data, with Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com.