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  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.

  • Gasoline Prices Dip Again, Bringing Hopes for Relief Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Gasoline prices, which have been on a near-relentless surge since late 2012, may be showing tentative signs of easing, according to an AAA report.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • 'Dr. Copper' Has Raised Doubts About Recovery Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The stock market rally and economic recovery are missing a typical key element - a house call from Dr. Copper.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • Allen Stanford Investors May Get Some Money Back Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    R. Allen Stanford

    Investors in Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme, who have recovered nothing in the four years since it blew up, could finally get some money back under a $300 million multi-national settlement in the case.

  • SEC Nominee Says Potential Conflicts Not a Problem Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Mary Jo White nominated to become the new Chairwoman of Securities and Exchange Commission.

    SEC nominee Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Tuesday she does not believe her prior work defending big Wall Street clients will hinder her ability to lead the agency.

  • El-Erian: Fed Faces One of Its Toughest Jobs Ever Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    The Federal Reserve's eventual hand-off from assisted economic growth to "genuine growth" will be key to the future direction of the stock market, Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO and co-CIO, told CNBC.

  • Automatic

    Automatic Link, a device that plugs into your car to monitor your driving habits, could do for driving what the iPod did for music.

  • Budget Battle Could Jolt US Economy: Democrat Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The budget-balancing plan from Congressman Paul Ryan is a "total uncompromising" blueprint, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking member on the panel, told CNBC.

  • Samsung, Blackberry and Apple Make Mobile Moves Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Tech is about to come out of winter hibernation. This week: the U.S. gets to pre-order the BlackBerry Z10, and Samsung unveils the Galaxy S4.

  • Little Main St. Hiring, Despite Uptick in Optimism Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Rohan Mathew is co-founder of the Intersect Fund, a New Brunswick, N.J.-based nonprofit that supports low-income entrepreneurs in the region.

    Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.

  • SEC Nominee to Face Questions on Work for NFL, Banks Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:48 AM ET
    Mary Jo White nominated to become the new Chairwoman of Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Mary Jo White will likely face questions about her work for big Wall Street clients when senators on Tuesday consider her nomination to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, while one lawmaker wants to talk football.

  • Loyal Customers Help Costco Win Market Share Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Retailer Costco Wholesale posted a 39 percent increase in quarterly profit, beating expectations, on increasing sales, membership fees and a tax benefit related to a special cash dividend.

  • More Confident, Small Businesses Boost Spending Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Confidence among small businesses rose in February as owners shrugged off a tightening in fiscal policy and raised plans to increase capital spending and restock their warehouses.

  • A Rarity: House, Senate Work on Budget at Once Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Although the spending plans will be miles apart ideologically, there are signs a compromise is possible, the New York Times reports.

  • Beyonce, Jay-Z Among Latest Hack Victims: FBI Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    Authorities were grappling with how to respond to a website that posted what appears to be private financial information about top government officials and stars.

  • US Sold $489.9 Million of GM Stock in February Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    The U.S. Treasury received about $489.9 million from the sale of General Motors shares in February, it said in its monthly report to Congress on its Troubled Asset Relief Program.

  • AIG Investors Win Class-Action Status in Suit vs. US Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:55 AM ET
    Gavel

    Two groups of American International Group shareholders won class-action status on Monday in a $25 billion lawsuit over alleged losses caused by the U.S. government's bailout of the insurer.

  • Illinois Settles SEC Charges Over Pensions Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Illinois, which has the worst-funded state pension system in the United States, has agreed to settle charges alleging it repeatedly misled municipal bond investors about the underfunding of its pensions.

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