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  • New Data Fans Old Debate About Health Care Costs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    Recently published health care figures from the federal government confirm what health advocates have been screaming about for years: charges vary enormously, NBC News reports.

  • Fed's Fisher: Politicians Holding Back Job Growth Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:14 PM ET
    Richard Fisher

    Politicians in Washington are holding back the US economy and job growth can't reach its full potential until Congress gets its act together, said Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed.

  • McDonald's April Sales Slip on Weakness Overseas Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:09 PM ET

    McDonald's said on Wednesday that April sales at its established restaurants around the world declined 0.6 percent amid tough competition to attract frugal diners who are shopping around for the best deals.

  • Sell in May, Go Away? Not This Year, Say Traders Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wears a hat embroidered with 15,000 at the end of the trading day on May 7, 2013 in New York City.

    Now that the Dow has cracked 15,000, the argument for "sell in May" may be getting weaker. "It's not based on anything but seasonality and phrases," says one trader.

  • CIA to Starbucks: Where Millennials Want to Work Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Health care and technology, not banking and finance, top millennials' choice for careers, according to a new survey. See which companies they would prefer to work. St. Jude hospital?

  • Jamie Dimon's Fate Could Hinge on One Obscure Firm Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    An obscure London firm may determine whether Jamie Dimon keeps his dual role as chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase.

  • Rich Retirees' Dilemma: Tough to Get a Mortgage Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:51 AM ET

    Retirees looking for a mortgage may find that even a pristine credit history and healthy retirement accounts are not enough.

  • McDonald's to Kidnapping Hero: 'We'll Be in Touch' Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
    Charles Ramsey helped rescue Amanda Berry and others from a house in Cleveland, Ohio.

    McDonald's said it will reach out to a man widely quoted in accounts of the three women who were found in Cleveland after they went missing about a decade ago.

  • US Sees Bigger April Surplus as Deficit Narrows: CBO Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Jeffrey Zients

    April's U.S. budget surplus was bigger than a year ago and the government ran a much smaller deficit in the first seven months of the year, the CBO said.

  • Lower Rates Fuel Jump in US Mortgage Applications Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, fueled by demand for refinancing as interest rates fell to the lowest level of the year.

  • From Loops to Legible: Jack Lew’s New Signature Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    When beginning a new job, it's good to start fresh: Make a few changes and form a good impression. For new Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that meant closing some loopholes.

  • Youth Unemployment Could 'Scar' Entire Generation: ILO Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:14 AM ET
    The underemployed: More than 17 percent of the U.S. employed are part of the part-time economy.

    The long-term impact of rising unemployment among the young could be felt for decades, according to the International Labor Organization, which estimates that 73.4 million young people will be out of work in 2013.

  • 'Les Pommes' by Paul Cezanne on display during a preview

    The first of the big spring auctions began Tuesday night at Sotheby's, as bidders put money on their walls rather than in the shakier financial markets. The New York Times reports.

  • Lew Blames Washington for Slow Growth Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:28 PM ET
    Jack Lew

    Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.

  • EA Revenue, Outlook Top Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:26 PM ET
    CEO of Electronic Arts (EA Sports) John Riccitiello

    Electronic Arts reported earnings that fell short of analyst expectations but revenue and its outlook topped forecasts.

  • Market Gains Could Keep on Coming After Dow 15,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.

  • Whole Foods Beats on Earnings, Raises Outlook Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Whole Foods beat on earnings and raised its full-year forecast, saying store sales had recently accelerated. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Mondelez Raises Its Outlook, Citing Tax Benefit Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    Mondelez beat on earnings and raised its full-year forecast, citing a benefit from a tax item.

  • JC Penney Cites Ousted CEO's Plans in Sales Miss Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    Ron Johnson, former JC Penny CEO

    JC Penney said it expects a sharp drop in revenue in the first quarter, citing strategies of ousted CEO Ron Johnson.

  • Disney Earnings Beat Forecasts; Shares Rise Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Disney reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations for the latest quarter, on strength in its parks and recreation and studio businesses. Shares rose after hours.

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