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  • Consumer Mood Comes Down From May Highs Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment fell this month after reaching its highest in nearly six years in May, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Wall Street banks are paying Thomson Reuters to receive important data earlier and faster than the rest of the market. The early-released numbers include the results of the University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index, CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports. As the information is released to high frequency traders at 9:54:58, watch as the S&P 500 SPDR drops at that very moment.

  • Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped Up Spud Prices Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices.

  • Ding! Ding! Ding! Winners and Losers From E3 Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Investors still aren't sure if they'll hit the PLAY AGAIN button on video game stocks but they'll definitely be looking for winners and losers out of the E3 show. Here are our picks.

  • Millennials Look for Easy Credit Outside Banks Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    While 92 percent currently use a bank, nearly half of adults under age 34 say they use prepaid cards, check cashing, pawn shops and payday loans, a new survey says.

  • Broadcast Music Sues Pandora Over License Fees Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    Broadcast Music is suing Pandora Media after the company rejected a request to pay a higher license fee for playing songs across various devices, including mobile phones.

  • Banks Slow to Mop Up Mortgage Mess Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Despite mutibillion-dollar settlements, state and federal regulators are making slow progress in their efforts to prod banks to help mortgage borrowers avoid foreclosure.

  • Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Firms in Data Bind Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    In 2008, a ruling by a surveillance court said to be against Yahoo discouraged technology firms from fighting data requests from the government.

  • US to Increase Military Support to Syria Rebels Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.

  • Why the Fed Will Try to Calm Market Nerves Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    The Fed is likely to act soon to quell investor panic over the potential tapering of its bond-buying program.

  • High Court's Ruling on DNA Could Boost Biotech Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Justice Clarence Thomas

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision barred patents on naturally occurring DNA, but analysts said the ruling did little harm to biotech companies.

  • Summer Movies for Less Than the Price of Popcorn Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    Superman Man of Steel

    Superman can leap tall buildings, but can he fight rising movie prices? Consumers are spending more per visit at theaters even as attendance declines.

  • Workers Over 60 Make More Than Younger Colleagues Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    People still working when they are near or past traditional retirement age are earning significantly more per hour, on average, than younger workers, new data show.

  • At Least 30 Injured in Louisiana Plant Explosion Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    An explosion rocked a Louisiana chemical plant on June 13, 2013.

    A large explosion and fire hit a Williams Olefins chemical plant in southern Louisiana, injuring at least 30 people, authorities said.

  • Retirement System Headed for 3 Train Wrecks: Bogle Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    Social Security needs small fixes, but there's little political will to tackle reform, said Jack Bogle, Vanguard founder.

  • Tech Boutiques: Microsoft Teams Up With Best Buy Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    Microsoft and Best Buy announced a deal where Microsoft will launch stores-within-stores at 600 Best Buy locations.

  • It's the Summer of Snapchat on Wall Street Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    Finally, a way for young Wall Streeters to talk to each other without the SEC, FBI or the boss finding out what they're saying and doing.

  • End of Cable Bundle Is 'Inevitable': Aereo CEO Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Aereo's Chet Kanojia

    Even if Aereo is ultimately unsuccessful, the unraveling of the cable bundle is inevitable, the company's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Wal-Mart's Everyday Hiring Strategy: Add More Temps Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    A Walmart store in Methuen, Mass.

    Recently, Wal-Mart has been only hiring temporary workers at many of its US stores, the first time the world's largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season.

  • 4 Reasons Apple Is in More Trouble Than You Think Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    As Apple stock sputters along, one analyst details risks for the tech giant that no one's talking about.

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