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  • Whitman shuffles deck ahead of HP earnings Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is shuffling the executive deck just hours ahead of fiscal third quarter earnings on Wednesday, which are expected after the bell.

  • American Airlines trainee found on 'no-fly' list Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Patrick Cau, flight attendant trainee

    A flight attendant trainee for American Airlines has been fired after the airline discovered he is on the government's "no-fly" list for making several bomb threats against United Airlines.

  • Ron Paul portfolio: 'Craziest' we've ever seen? Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Ron Paul speaking at George Washington University in March

    Ron Paul loves gold, but how much the former presidential candidate loves the yellow metal could strike some as a bit...extreme.

  • Guess the most expensive state for owning a car Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:32 PM ET
    Interstate 75 in downtown Atlanta

    The results of a new study ranking states on their affordability for operating a vehicle may surprise you.

  • Obamacare tax: 40% of companies to change plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.

  • Ackman: 'Retail has not been our strong suit' Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Hedge fund heavyweight Bill Ackman acknowledged in a letter to clients that he has made a few blunders this year, but still believes in his bet against Herbalife.

  • Target warns on profit, cites cautious shoppers Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    Target warned on Wednesday its annual profit was likely to be near the low end of its forecast as it anticipated continued cautious consumer spending.

  • Google aims for touchdown with NFL TV bid Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    Google has held meetings with the National Football League about a potential TV deal.

  • Cramer: This 'game changer' brings Google to $1,000 Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Cramer said that this major turning point for the tech giant could drive the stock price significantly higher.

  • US existing home sales jump to 3-year high Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US home resales rose in July to their highest level in over 3 years, suggesting an increase in borrowing costs is having only a limited impact on the market recovery.

  • GM's former boss blasts automaker's old ways Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    Ed Whitacre, former CEO of General Motors

    Ed Whitacre's latest comments are a sobering reminder of just how screwed up the world's largest automaker was during its brief bankruptcy and the short period of time afterward.

  • Bloomberg bolsters oversight in wake of scandal Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Bloomberg News is creating the positions of standards editor and independent senior editor in the wake of a scandal involving client data on the company's computer terminals.

  • Imprisoned Ex-Qwest CEO seeks $18 million refund Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Imprisoned former Qwest Communications International CEO Joseph Nacchio is seeking a nearly $18 million tax refund.

  • JPMorgan close to picking 2 new directors: Report Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase is close to naming two new directors with finance and risk management expertise to its board, a source close to the matter said.

  • Mortgage apps take new hit as surging rates bite Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans fell for a second straight week as higher interest rates reduced refinancings.

  • Lowe's, Home Depot profit from housing recovery Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    Lowe's second-quarter net income rose 26 percent, as the retailer and rival Home Depot were buoyed by the housing market's recovery.

  • The myth of the modern welfare queen Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    Nicole Oman works in the property management office of the YWCA Family Village in Issaquah, Wash., where she also lives.

    Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.

  • Three-quarters of high school grads are failing Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Just a quarter of this year's high school graduates have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career.

  • You're saving more for college...but not enough Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A new survey finds good and bad news on the college savings front. Parents are saving more, but not enough. And a third are still paying off their own student loans.

  • Why more companies are hiring part-time workers Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

    U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem: Three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.

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