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States and cities are pushing back against the slow tide of sick pay laws.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
Shoppers eager to get a jump on Black Friday got into arguments and fought in parking lots at a few places around the country. NBC News reports.
Online giving is becoming an increasingly important source for charities. One reason: Soliciting small donations through crowdfunding.
In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.
The struggle of low-income workers, many in retailing, is adding momentum to efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. The NYT reports.
Mega Millions rule changes aimed at creating faster-growing jackpots boosted the top prize for Friday's draw to an estimated $230 million.
Hedge fund managers are riding their best stock ideas as long as possible and but overall returns continue to lag.
The global tech company will focus on the commercial PC and tablet market in 2014, CEO Meg Whitman tells CNBC.
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, countered an FDA warning letter demanding the company discontinue marketing its DNA testing kit.
Falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers—and for people on their holiday shopping lists.
There's been a huge upheaval in the media landscape. BuzzFeed's Jon Steinberg weighs in on what the future will look like.
A report has raised the once-unthinkable possibility that banks could start charging customers for deposits. USA Today reports.
Officials have urged allies to hold back enrollment efforts so the insurance marketplace doesn't collapse in a rush of users. The NYT reports.
New data on the population of millionaires suggest little connection between tax rates and a state's population of millionaires.
The 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its sharp discounts.
Obama kept pressure on Congress to pass a new multiyear farm bill without resorting to the steep cuts in food stamp funding.
Mobile app downloads are expected to surge this holiday season, meaning big bucks for some app makers.
A voter initiative to enact a $15 minimum wage in a Seattle suburb that houses the region's main international airport won a narrow victory.
The use of eminent domain to halt foreclosures is still only a threat, and rather than helping the housing market, it may cause damage.
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Isabella Rose Taylor's fashion line is debuting at Nordstrom stores and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week.
Start-up Start-up Luxxie Boston wants to bring "sexy" back to lingerie.
The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.
Ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 reveal, CNBC's Josh Lipton asked people on the street what they want from the upgrade. Lipton rounds up all the rumors for the phone.
Discussing whether a huge market decline is coming, and hot stock opportunities now, with Andy Murray, Becker Value Equity Fund co-manager, and Ernesto Ramos, BMO Asset Management.
As summer comes to an end, which stocks should you pile up on for autumn, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.