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  • 'Sexist arguments' made against Yellen: Sheila Bair Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheila Bair, a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S

    There is a "horrible whispering campaign in Washington" against Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen for the top job, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair told CNBC.

  • Traders may be getting sneak-peek at data: report Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    Federal investigators have found holes in the government's system for preventing key economic releases from being leaked to traders, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • Export surge drives US trade gap to 3.5-year low Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in June to its lowest level in more than 3-1/2 years as imports reversed the prior month's spike.

  • Electric car price war heats up with 15% Volt cut Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    General Motors is knocking 12.5 percent off the Chevrolet Volt's sticker price as it tries to better compete with electric car rivals.

  • Wall Street's big SAC Capital problem Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    Wall Street banks stand to lose millions in revenues if SAC Capital is brought down by recent criminal allegations. What's more, SAC may have contaminated the banks themselves.

  • Lingerie for the 1%: 24-karat gold intimates Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Designed with 24-karat-gold thread, an ultraluxe collection has entered the intimate apparel market to fill a void in the underwear drawers of the wealthy.

  • Chicago pension crisis: 'Dark cloud' drawing near Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Chicago, Illinois

    Beneath the signs of recovery is one of the most poorly funded pension systems in the nation, threatening to challenge the city’s finances for years to come.

  • Billionaires’ latest trophies are newspapers Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:23 AM ET
    The Washington Post's home page.

    How do you explain the prices that media institutions have been sold for over the last 72 hours? The New York Times reports.

  • Google’s Brin bankrolls lab-grown burger Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:01 AM ET
    A lab-grown meat burger made from Cultured Beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

    Sergey Brin, the billionaire founder of Google, has emerged as a bankroller of a project that has been dubbed the future of meat – laboratory-grown beef, the FT reports.

  • Age of cars in America climbs to all-time high Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Americans are making their old cars and trucks run longer. A study by Polk finds the average age for vehicles in America has climbed to an all-time high of 11.4 years.

  • Obama to push for reform of mortgage giants Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    The president boards Air Force One on his way to Phoenix and Los Angeles.

    President Barack Obama will use Phoenix as a backdrop to tout his administration's accomplishments in the housing recovery and to admit that more work needs to be done.

  • Amazon CEO Bezos buying the Washington Post Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

    Bezos will buy The Washington Post Co.'s newspaper publishing business for $250 million as an individual, not through Amazon.

  • A-Rod suspended for 211 regular season games Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:31 PM ET
    Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees stands on third base during a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Fightin Phils at Arm & Hammer Park on August 3, 2013 in Trenton, New Jersey.

    Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case.

  • What were moms doing during the recession? Yelling Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

    A study of 5,000 families found that some moms' reactions to the 2007-09 recession included shouting more at their kids and yanking or spanking them.

  • Rape case unfolds on Twitter and divides town Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla gathered a group of Torrington High School students to talk about the rape case that shocked the town.

  • Highest-paid players in major American team sports Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez

    Few things strike a nerve with fans and the media as player salaries do. Who are this year's highest-paid players in each US team sport? Click ahead to find out.

  • A Disney trade that could be magical Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

    This options pro gives you the smart way to play Disney ahead of earnings.

  • Fed has us wearing 'the best of the worst' crown Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    It's past time for the Fed to stop the presses and stop manipulating the market. It's time for the long-term health of not only the market but of the economy.

  • Tech wars: How Obama's veto will change the game Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Obama's veto of a ban on the import of older iPhone and iPad models is likely to change the way tech companies do battle over patent infringement. Here's why.

  • S&P 500 on the road to 2,000: Strategist Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    The bull market has a lot more upside, Piper Jaffray's Craig Johnson says.

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