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  • Three More Ex-Apple Execs Out at JC Penney: Report Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Three more top executives at J.C. Penney have left the ailing retailer, the New York Post reported, following the ouster of Chief Executive Ron Johnson.

  • Background Checks Deal Boosts Odds for Gun-Control Bill Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    A breakthrough agreement to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosts the prospects the Senate will approve at least some of President Barack Obama's proposed gun restrictions.

  • How to Speed Through the Airport Like a Celebrity Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:38 AM ET
    American Airlines at JFK International Airport.

    Cutting lines at airports used to be only for the rich, famous or very frequent fliers. But then airlines started granting fast-track access to anybody who was willing to shell out a few extra dollars.

  • Americans Worry About Budget Cuts Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Many Americans believe the sequester budget cuts harm the economy, even though most see little impact on their own families, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • Road Trip! Summer May Bring Cheaper Gas Prices Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    Gas prices are expected to slide this summer, delivering some relief to consumers. How low they go depends on where you live.

  • Chevron Says Production Falls After Strong Q4 Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. oil company said its output declined in the first two months of the first quarter from the previous quarter due to maintenance in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Power Down: Tablets Are Crushing PC Sales Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:43 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft Corp.

    PC sales plunged to record lows in the first quarter as tablets gain in popularity.

  • Yum's China Sales Fall Sharply Amid Bird-Flu Scare Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:42 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands reported sales fell 13% in March at restaurants in China amid a new bird-flu scare.

  • Ackman Breaks JCP Silence: 'We're Not Going Anywhere' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:59 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Two days after J.C. Penney's board of directors ousted Ron Johnson as chief executive, hedge fund manager and board member Bill Ackman broke his silence to say he's sticking by the beleaguered department store retailer.

  • These 12 Banks Got the Fed Minutes a Day Early Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:46 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    So did at least one law firm, a hedge fund, a private equity fund, trade groups and lobbyists.

  • Obama's Budget Plan Pursues These Two Goals Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    President Barack Obama talks about the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget while next to acting Director of Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, April 10, 2013.

    One is, as always, expressing the president's priorities. The second is to lure Congressional Republicans, again, into negotiations for a budget "grand bargain."

  • In the Crosshairs: Weapons Programs May Get Cut Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Pentagon

    President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.

  • Why Housing Affordability Is at Risk Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    Homes are more affordable now than they have been in decades, but that could turn more quickly than expected, because the affordability is based entirely on mortgage rates.

  • How High-Speed Trading Is About to Get Speedier Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    According to Einstein, nothing's faster than the speed of light. But for some traders the speed of light—at least through fiber-optic cable—just isn't fast enough anymore.

  • Congress Nixes USPS's Five-Day Delivery Plan Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks during a press conference at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The US Postal Service is delaying its plan to cease Saturday delivery of first-class mail, a service that it says is costly but that many Americans rely on.

  • Will Tech Titans' PAC Harm Silicon Valley's Brand? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg speaks with the media after launching a new Facebook mobile phone platform.

    Silicon Valley’s latest attempt to shape national policy risks attracting negative publicity, critics say.

  • President Obama: Budget Is 'Fiscally Responsible' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the budget

    President Barack Obama called the sequester reckless and said his 2014 budget proposal a "fiscally responsible blueprint for middle class jobs and our economy."

  • Obama Sends $3.8 Trillion Budget—'Grand Bargain' Time? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama's budget proposal on display at the Government Printing Office.

    President Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs.

  • Home Construction Will Feed Job Growth: CEO Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Construction workers build a Toll Brothers Inc. home in the Azura community in Boca Raton, Florida.

    The construction sector is poised for strong growth and will become a leading job creator, said Sheryl Palmer, CEO of homebuilder Taylor Morrison.

  • How Facebook Can Finally Cash In on Instagram Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Instagram has yet to monetize its photo-sharing social network. It may want to take a page out of Twitter's monetization playbook.

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