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  • Merck Reports Disappointing Sales, Cuts Forecast Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Merck posted lower-than-expected first-quarter sales, as generic competition hurt demand for its Singulair asthma drug and the stronger dollar hit overseas sales of its medicines.

  • Obama to Pick Wheeler for FCC, Watt for FHFA Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:47 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Tom Wheeler is a venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist; Melvin Watt is a 20-year House veteran and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

  • Mortgage Applications Rose Last Week as Rates Fell Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, fueled by demand for refinancings as interest rates dropped, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Bain, Golden Gate Lead BMC Software Bid: Sources Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    A private equity group made up of Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital Corp has emerged as the lead contender to buy BMC Software for more than $6.5 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Berkshire Size, Buffett Age Cloud Annual Gathering Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:25 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett may be on safari for major acquisitions, which he likes to call elephants, but shareholders may wonder if his Berkshire Hathaway has become the biggest elephant in the room.

  • Fed Weighs Tighter Cap on Bank Leverage Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    Federal Reserve officials are weighing a stricter cap on bank leverage, a move that would respond to increasing demands to constrain the riskiness of large lenders. The Financial Times reports.

  • Apple Bonds: 'Market Is Going to Be All Over It' Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 6:52 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple's move to issue debt could be just the thing the battered company needs to rehabilitate its image with investors.

  • Apple's Debt Buy Is 'Smart': Blackstone's Schwarzman Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:02 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, The Blackstone Group, USA.

    "Apple of course has huge amounts of cash, but...the cost of borrowing now is so unbelievably low that issuing long-term bonds ... is actually a very smart thing," Schwarzman said on CNBC.

  • Yahoo's New Maternity Policy Is Generous. Is Yours? Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

    Yahoo's recent announcement of an expanded maternity leave policy has sparked a discussion among worker rights activists. Will its move now pressure other companies to follow suit?

  • Gas Prices Dip to 3-Year Low Ahead of Summer: AAA Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    U.S. gas prices saw their cheapest April in three years, the AAA says, bringing hopes of relief at the pump just as the summer driving season picks up.

  • Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Maternity Leave Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headqarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo CEO Mayer, who sparked an uproar and hurt her image as a working mom when she banned telecommuting 2 months ago, is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits.

  • Obama: US Would Consider Action Against Syria...If Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    President Obama suggests he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in its civil war.

  • Six Months After Sandy, Merchants See Uneven Recovery Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    A worker at Jack N Bill's in Seaside Heights, NJ, prepares to open the bar for the summer tourist season.

    Some businesses have reopened, but many others remain closed. Slow cleanup and lack of connectivity are among the roadblocks. An update from the Jersey Shore to lower Manhattan.

  • Some Murmur Bubble as US Home Prices Rise Fast Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Some in the housing market are murmuring the "B" word. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index only add to that hypothesis.

  • Rare Bipartisan Accord: Social Security 'Fix' Stinks Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.

  • Twitter Opens Ad Sales to Everyone Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Twitter will now enable all companies, brands and users to buy ads on its platform, said Kevin Weil, senior director for Twitter's revenue.

  • App Helps Wealthy Hitch Rides on Private Jets Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Members of a new app-driven service can book a seat on any of 4,000 private jets that have extra room on their flights for about what it costs to fly first-class.

  • The Fed Is a Jobs Destroyer: Ken Griffin Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The Fed's low interest policies are enabling companies to replace people with machines, Citadel head Ken Griffin tells the Milken Institute conference.

  • Wall Street: Fed Will Print Money Until at Least 2014 Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's latest Fed Survey of economists, strategists and money managers shows they expect the Federal Reserve to keep its foot on the accelerator.

  • Consumer Confidence Jumps; Chicago PMI Contracts Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April as Americans felt better about the outlook for the economy and their income prospects.

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