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  • Google Reader Got You Down? Here Are Alternatives Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    Here's a look at a few alternatives to Google's Reader now that it's on its way out.

  • Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Shapewear Patent Suit Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Spanx is fighting allegations from a fellow shapewear company that suggest some Spanx camisoles look too similar to their products. NBC reports.

  • Booming Market Adds 300,000 New US Millionaires Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The long rally in stocks has been the biggest driver of the number of millionaires, which may have already exceeded an all-time record.

  • Housing Foreclosures Start to 'Flare-Up' Again Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Banks are repossessing fewer homes, in fact the fewest since March of 2007, but in some states that may be about to change.

  • Jobless Claims Slip While Producers Paying More Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, while producer prices rose by the most in 5 months as gas prices spiked.

  • Horse Meat Applicant’s Food Safety Is Questioned Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    The New Mexico company, Valley Meat, drew complaints over a two-year period from federal inspectors and state regulators over its disposal of remains when it processed cattle for beef. The New York Times reports.

  • Senate Panel to Approve Budget Sparing Safety Net Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Obama took office, a Democratic-led panel is moving toward party-line approval of a fiscal blueprint that would trim the budget deficit while protecting safety net programs from slashing cuts proposed by Republicans.

  • Foreclosure Hot Spots Continue to Plague Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.

  • Michigan to Announce Takeover of Detroit Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Detroit, Michigan

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to announce on Thursday an emergency state takeover of Detroit, putting a lawyer in charge of the destitute city's finances.

  • US Regulator Looking at London Gold, Silver Fix: Report Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The top U.S. derivatives regulator has started internal discussions on whether the daily setting of gold and silver prices in London is open to manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • The world's biggest strip club businesses say that business is booming despite the recession, proving that "sex entertainment" still sells despite the global economic downturn. The strip club workers, however, tell a different story.

  • Google to Shut Down Reader Web Feed Application Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    Google is to retire Google Reader in July, it said on Thursday, citing declining usage for the application that aggregates content served by web feeds.

  • US to Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

  • McDonald's Gives Away a Million McMuffins in China Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    McDonald's will give away more than a million breakfast McMuffins across China on Monday, a few days after Chinese state television airs its annual expose on corporate malpractice to mark World Consumer Rights Day.

  • Fed Gets Ready to Judge Big Bank Plans Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Which banks will be able to raise dividends and make stock buybacks? The Fed will tell all when it releases its review of bank capital plans. Here's a preview.

  • Fed Changes Release Time of All Policy Statements Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:03 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Fed is changing its schedule for issuing policy statements, a shift that will give Chairman Ben Bernanke more control over how investors respond to the Fed's decisions.

  • The Dollar Gets a Boost From US Energy Boom Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    A worker monitors a series of heavy duty pressure pumps at a natural gas well.

    Growing U.S. energy independence combined with a recovering economy and foreign inflows are turning the dollar into a growth currency.

  • Small Business Still Can't Find Enough Workers Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Small businesses are having a hard time finding workers despite recent indicators showing that the employment picture is getting better.

  • Waiting for Recovery: US Public Schools Shed Jobs Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, Los Angeles

    While the private sector roars back, public sector hiring in areas such as education continues to feel the after-effects of the 2008 recession.

  • A Sweet (and Secretive) Bailout for Big Sugar Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Why on earth is the Department of Agriculture keeping the names of which companies are in danger of defaulting on government loans a secret?

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