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  • Ignore the noise, the taper is still coming Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve in Washington

    Chatter out of the Jackson Hole economic symposium this year suggests tapering will likely begin in September. But the burden will be on the economic data.

  • 'Broken market'? Why there's more trouble ahead Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Prior to Tuesday's action, the mild August drop in the stock market seemed to do little actual structural damage. But signs now point to more trouble ahead.

  • Has JPMorgan become a 'piñata bank'? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    As U.S. authorities are seeking over $6 billion in damages from JPMorgan, the "Squawk on the Street" team dissects the implications for America's largest bank.

  • McCain warns of crisis; Syrian forces evacuate HQ Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    The crisis in Syria can easily turn into a regional conflict with major economic consequences, and one of the first signs is the rise in oil prices, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC.

  • Microsoft: The insiders who could be the next CEO Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Microsoft has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Here's an assessment of their individual pros and cons.

  • Home sales suffer on higher rates: Realtors Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes faltered in July, as home buyers faced significantly higher interest rates along with rising home prices.

  • Is home to Wall St. elite sabotaging a theft probe? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:50 AM ET
    740 Park Avenue in New York City is the scene to a rash of jewelry thefts.

    At one tony NYC apartment, the co-board is sabotaging a police investigation into $250K of stolen jewelry.

  • Hollywood's summer rebound, revenue up 10 percent Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Scene from "Monsters University"

    Despite massive bombs at the box office, this summer had 15 movies that earned over $100 million, compared with 13 last year.

  • US seeks to tame mortgage risk, prevent new bubble Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • Las Vegas Sands cashes out to end federal probe Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:27 AM ET
    Las Vegas Sands Corp, The Venetian.

    Las Vegas Sands agreed to return $47.4 million to the U.S. Treasury to end a probe into its failure to alert authorities to suspicious deposits by a high-rolling gambler.

  • Jumping rates push mortgage apps down for 3rd week Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans fell for a third straight week as average mortgage rates hit their highest level this year, although demand for purchase loans increased.

  • Ignore the red herrings—here's the real risk Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    This billion-dollar portfolio manager says Treasury yields will drop, but not because of the debt ceiling or Syria.

  • 5 million new US jobs by 2020—in manufacturing? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    The U.S. is becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for manufacturing in the developed world, indicating a renaissance of the goods-producing sector.

  • New York Times, Twitter attacked by hackers Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    The New York Times building in New York City.

    The New York Times said its website has been taken down, in what was likely an external attack Tuesday, according to a company spokesperson.

  • Banker admits to using bailout money to buy condo Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    On Tuesday a former bank executive in Missouri pleaded guilty to criminal charges after using $381,000 of federal money to buy a waterfront condominium.

  • Wal-Mart to have domestic partner benefits in 2014 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:06 PM ET

    The world's largest retailer's is behind many other large companies on health coverage for domestic partners. Sixty-two percent of the Fortune 500 already offer such benefits.

  • Pimco: Media to blame for bond market exodus Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    The media went from cheerleading for bonds to condemning them as riskier than stocks, said Douglas Hodge, Pimco's COO, adding that net inflows to bonds will return longer term.

  • It's so on: War of words in Schneiderman v. Trump Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    Donald Trump and NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    "Once again, as with all the facts relating to Trump University which he continues to avoid by making personal attacks, Mr. Trump's statements are false," Eric Schneiderman told TODAY.

  • Allies draft plans for strikes against Syria Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Syrian President Bashar Assad

    Military strikes against Syria could be launched as early as Thursday, U.S. officials tell NBC as the White House intensifies efforts for a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

  • Retiring with more: Don't wing it on your 401(k) Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Americans are saving more for retirement, but it's probably still not enough, according to a new analysis released by Fidelity. As of June, the average 401(k) balance was $80,600.

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