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  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Philly Fed factory activity slows in August Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    An employee grinds steel components on the fabrication area floor at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region weakened in August as new orders fell and the pace of hiring slowed, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • Home builders: Best in years and getting better Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    A lean supply of homes for sale is boosting confidence among U.S. home builders, according to a monthly sentiment survey from the National Association of Home Builders.

  • Soros takes a bite out of Apple after ditching gold Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Billionaire investor George Soros.

    Billionaire investor George Soros has been busy stocking up on hedge fund favorites as he joined others in dumping gold exchange traded fund (ETF) holdings in the second quarter.

  • Cisco CEO: Here's why we're going through layoffs Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    John Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems Inc.

    Cisco resources will be shifted to areas like cloud computing, mobility and Internet products, CEO John Chambers says.

  • S&P could trade at 1,900 ‘relatively easily’: Pro Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    Although market multiples are edging down, investors should expect the S&P 500 to go as high as 1,900 over the next 15 months, a top strategist tells CNBC.

  • NY manufacturing slows, but job growth accelerates Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Employee Mike Flynn installs air coolers on a stand in the subassembly area at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    New York state's manufacturing sector slowed slightly this month but the pace of hiring picked up and companies' outlook for the future brightened, a report showed on Thursday.

  • Jobless claims plunge to near 6-year low Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    A representative from Independent Capital Management shakes hands with a interviewee at s job fair in El Segundo, Calif.

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell to a near six-year low last week, while U.S. consumer prices remained largely benign in July.

  • Apple missed the boat on buying Twitter: Pros Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Some say an Apple acquisition of Twitter would make sense. But the ship seems to have sailed.

  • Cisco to lay off 4,000 employees; stock skids Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Cisco stock plunges after it announced plans to lay off 4,000 employees, or 5 percent of its work force.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

  • Not again! DC braces for new debt fight Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    It’s been awhile since Congress created a budget crisis, but this fall is ripe with opportunity for fiscal chaos.

  • Perks for parking: Airports join loyalty game Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Travelers who aren't loyal to a certain airline may still earn rewards for flying—from their airport. More airports are offering frequent travelers perks such as exclusive lounges.

  • Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:48 AM ET

    Virtual currency bitcoin is to be investigated by both the FBI and the Senate Committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Shopping is a loop of loneliness, study finds Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a store window display in New York.

    It turns out there are three types of materialists—and for one of them, shopping is a "virtuous" cycle that actually decreases loneliness, a study finds.

  • Regulator tightens up auto recall, repair rules Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    New rules announced Wednesday aim to make it easier to find out if a vehicle has been subject to a recall and whether it has been repaired.

  • Does Icahn make money for anyone but himself? Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investors like Carl Icahn have more money and more influence than ever before. Here's what feeding the rise of this sometimes combative style of investing.

  • A bad day for Jamie Dimon just got a lot worse Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:14 PM ET
    JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

    Wall Street sheriff Preet Bharara directed both barrels at JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday afternoon, and he aimed his sights high.

  • Fed's Bullard sounds caution about low inflation Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that inflation continues to run on the low side, but it could be back.

  • Mortgage rates same for loans big and small Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    In an unusual twist in the mortgage market, the difference between the cost of a conforming loan (generally $417,000 and under) and a jumbo loan has shrunk to nearly nothing.

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