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  • GE in talks to sell appliances biz—again: Report Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET
    The General Electric logo is seen on a microwave oven sale at a Lowe's store in Torrance, Calif.

    General Electric is in talks to sell its century-old household appliances business for as much as $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported.

  • Mattel 2Q hit by softer Barbie, Fisher-Price sales Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    Hollywood Premiere Barbie Doll

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— Mattel's profit plunged 61 percent in the second quarter, weighed down by costs tied to its acquisition of Mega Brands, but sales of its iconic Barbie doll continue to sag and sales of Fisher-Price products were slow. Mattel is spending about $423 million on the maker of Mega Blocks.

  • Google earnings: What investors will be watching Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page

    Investors will be looking to see how strong Google's paid search business was in the second quarter to gauge its mobile strength.

  • Malone's Liberty Global buys ITV stake from BSkyB Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    John Malone's Liberty Global has bought a 6.4 percent stake in ITV from BSkyB, lifting shares in the British broadcaster on hopes of a wider bid.

  • 4 signs it's time to dump a stock Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    Even if you choose your stocks well, they may falter eventually. Here's what to look for.

  • Can Obama-Boehner failed ‘marriage’ be saved? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    The one-time golfing buddies now practically seethe with contempt whenever they talk about one another. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Jim O'Neill: BRICS bank highlights US failings Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:48 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    The foundation this week of the BRICS Development Bank has highlighted the problems with the current system of global governance, says Jim O'Neill.

  • Watch out! Jobs that are in danger of disappearing Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    CareerCast.com released its annual most endangered jobs report, and many jobs listed will take hits as industries flock to digital.

  • Morgan Stanley quarterly profit more than doubles Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York City.

    Morgan Stanley's earnings jumped as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses made up for a fall in bond trading.

  • UnitedHealth's 2Q profit slips 2 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analysts' expectations. UnitedHealth said it earned $1.41 billion, or $1.42 per share, in the three months that ended June 30.

  • Christie: Recovery 'stagnant, limp...unimpressive' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks with CNBC's John Harwood at Delivering Alpha 2014

    Gov. Chris Christie said he hasn't made up his mind about running for president, though he sure sounds like he's given it some thought.

  • 6 ways to get more financial aid Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Don't cry just yet — colleges will hike your financial aid in some circumstances.

  • Time Warner rejects $80B offer from 21st Century Fox Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    Twenty-First Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid in recent weeks for Time Warner but was rebuffed, sources said. The New York Times reports.

  • How Time Warner may wind up in Murdoch's clutches Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Rupert Murdoch attends the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Time Warner has rejected an approach from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. Here's why it will be hard to escape.

  • Obama widens sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    President Obama escalated sanctions against Russia on Wednesday by targeting a series of large banks and energy and defense firms.

  • NY AG: Apple e-book settlement up to $400M Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman announced Wednesday that his office reached a settlement with Apple over E-books price-fixing.

  • Lew presses for sweeping business tax reform Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (l) talks with CNBC's Jim Cramer at the Delivering Alpha conference, July 16, 2014.

    The Treasury secretary also says the financial system, finally recovering from the recession, faces another perilous challenge: cyberattacks.

  • Apple-IBM partnership smacks BlackBerry stock Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A Canadian flag is pictured in front of a Blackberry sign in Waterloo, Canada.

    BlackBerry's shares took a hit after IBM said it planned to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with business applications.

  • Murdoch shot down on $80B offer for Time Warner Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    Media group 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to acquire peer Time Warner, but Time Warner rebuffed the offer.

  • Another reason businesses can't fill their jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Businesses often cite a skills gap for not filling jobs. But a new survey says it's the long hiring process itself that keeps many jobs open.

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