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  • Jobs gap between rich and poor highest on record Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    The employment gap between high- and low-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.

  • Summers withdraws his name for Fed chair Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 7:24 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Summers has withdrawn his name for consideration to succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed chief. Futures jumped 1% following the news.

  • Inflight Wi-Fi sometimes more vital than legroom Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Wifi more sought after than legroom on airline flights?

    An industry survey of airline Wi-Fi users finds some of them want a connection so badly, they'd give up access to the lavatory to get it.

  • Every economic opportunity in the world, on a map Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    LinkedIn’s grand vision is the creation of a map based on its user activity that surveys every economic opportunity in the world.

  • Lobbies spar over ethanol as 'Blend Wall' nears Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    As the U.S. prods the oil industry to blend more ethanol into gasoline, charges are flying between refiners and biofuel advocates about the impact of mandates.

  • A job that lets you hang with sports stars Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Can’t hit a curve ball? No problem. Just because you don’t have game, doesn’t mean you can’t work in sports. Become a data superstar.

  • Kerry warns Syria: 'Threat of force is real' Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria that it must comply and hand over its chemical weapons. "We cannot have hollow words in the conduct of international affairs," Kerry said.

  • There could be another financial crisis in 5 years Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Op-ed: Five years after Lehman Brothers, big pillars of reform are still not in place and five years from now, we could find ourselves in another financial crisis.

  • Law? Medicine? These graduates go for Mary Poppins Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Elyse Barletta, 27, works full-time as a nanny in Charlotte, N.C., taking care of nine-month-old Reynolds Norman.

    Highly credentialed child-minders are being greeted by middle-class and upper-class families who want to give their kids an edge.

  • Porsche 911 marks its 50th with special edition Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    2014 Porsche 911 GT3

    The German maker is marking the occasion with a limited run of 1,963 in honor of the year the iconic sports car was introduced.

  • Fed contender Larry Summers cancels Citi events Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    Fed contender Larry Summers, who has been criticized for being too cozy with Wall Street, has canceled all events with Citigroup while Obama mulls his decision.

  • Want to be a CEO? Work here Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    To outsiders, McKinsey & Co. is a simply a consulting firm, but for many of the biggest hitters in corporate America, it is an indispensable tool.

  • Alabama rematch with Manziel scores record price Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tackled by defensive back Vinny Sunseri #3 and defensive back Dee Milliner #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    Saturday's rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is one of the most anticipated games in college football—and one of the most expensive.

  • IRS throws companies a bone on tax deductions Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    The IRS is expanding its rules for what business repairs qualify as tax deductible, everything from laptops to aircraft engines.

  • US defends 'green loans,' despite failed start-ups Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    The Energy Department is sticking by its green loan program, even as critics question the government's moves into venture capitalism.

  • Well-crafted: Hands-on hobbies learned online Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    A growing number of sites offer paid online classes teaching hobbies traditionally picked up in person—like landscape photography and baking bread.

  • Christie: Jersey Shore boardwalk fire 95% contained Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie: “I feel like I want to throw up.”

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the massive fire that destroyed part of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk in two towns is 95% contained.

  • Apple's iWatch and wait approach Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    An iWatch concept design.

    Apple is exceptionally successful when it enters new product categories a little later, this CNBC.com contributor says.

  • Post-Lehman, money market risks remain Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Lehman Brothers building in New York in September, 2008.

    Regulators have been laboring to shore up the industry, but some still question whether cash would be safe in a crisis.

  • JC Penney board shake-up continues Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    Vornado Realty Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Steven Roth resigned from the board of JC Penney, the company said in a regulatory filing.

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