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  • US Post Office renews push for 5-day mail service Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    The postmaster general has renewed his plea for lawmakers to allow the Postal Service to switch to a five-day delivery schedule and to implement other overhauls.

  • S&P 500 breaks another eye-popping record Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Of all the wild, standard-setting numbers that have come with this year's stock market rally, here's one that stands out.

  • New orders fuel mid-Atlantic factory surge Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region expanded in July at its highest pace since March 2011 as employment and shipments picked up.

  • Check citizenship? 'Pain in the neck' for Main St. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Some small businesses oppose expanding the employment verification rules as part of immigration reform, saying compliance would be costly and only add to their uncertainty. What's fair?

  • Dell postpones vote in bid to rally support Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:32 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    Dell has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private, a sign the board needs time to rally support.

  • Luxe sheets? Retailers rethink 'back-to-school' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    Retailers competing for customers are offering unusual items such as appliances and bedding as part of back-to-school sales. What's worth buying this time of year.

  • Jobless claims tumble sharply in latest week Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped more than expected last week to its lowest level in four months.

  • Wireless subscriber growth boosts Verizon earnings Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Verizon Communications quarterly earnings and revenue rose on strong wireless subscriber growth at its Verizon Wireless venture with Vodafone Group.

  • Morgan Stanley posts big profit, sets stock buyback Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    Equity sales, underwriting and wealth management helped power Morgan Stanley to a 42 percent jump in second-quarter profit, the firm announced on Thursday.

  • Tight lending may be getting too loose: BB&T CEO Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Tight loan underwriting is about halfway back to the "too liberal" standards before the Great Recession, BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly King warns on CNBC.

  • JPMorgan tries a fresh tactic: A push to settle Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase wants to settle accusations by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it gleaned profits from power plants via “manipulative schemes.”

  • President boasts: Obamacare windfall for millions Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama is set to boast Thursday that Obamacare is giving rebates to 8.5 million Americans this summer and lead to $3.4 billion in reduced insurance premiums.

  • Nasdaq chairman warns about 'bubbly valuations' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX chairman Borje Ekholm warned of "bubbly valuations" in financial markets as a result of ultra-loose monetary policy from the world's largest central banks.

  • Icahn rips into Dell board...and slams Ackman, too Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:02 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investor Carl Icahn teed off on the board of Dell, a day before computer maker's board is set to vote on an offer by its founder to take it private.

  • American Express earnings beat; revenue falls short Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    American Express beat Wall Street earnings expectations for the second quarter, as the company's members spent more.

  • EBay CEO warns of overseas 'headwinds' Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Ebay's stock dropped after the company reported second quarter earnings in line with analysts' expectations, but offered weaker guidance for the third quarter.

  • Intel cuts revenue forecast amid slump in PC sales Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:57 PM ET

    Intel's margins improved but the chip giant cut its full-year revenue forecast amid slumping PC sales and a shift toward tablets and smartphones. Shares fell after-hours.

  • IBM earnings beat forecasts, sending shares up 3% Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    IBM reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday that exceeded analyst expectations, sending shares up more than 3 percent.

  • Stores boycott Rolling Stone over bomber cover Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    Rolling Stone magazine sparked an intense social media debate after releasing a cover image promoting an upcoming profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Look out! Gas prices are still going higher Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:39 PM ET
    Gas prices displayed in Los Angeles on July 16.

    While gasoline could reach a national average of $3.75 per gallon, or even more, analysts do not expect it to top the $3.78 per gallon high for the year that it hit in February.

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