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  • Hashtags: Is Facebook About to Follow Twitter? Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:36 AM ET

    Facebook is looking to improve its search and indexing capabilities by adding the hashtag symbol, one of the most recognizable features of its social networking rival Twitter.

  • Journalist Accused of Helping Hackers Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:27 PM ET

    A prominent social media journalist has been charged with conspiring with a member of the Anonymous hacking collective to hack into and "deface" the Los Angeles Times.

  • Here's How Boeing Plans to Fix Fire Risk on 787 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:21 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • US Budget Talks Point to Small Deficit-Cut Deal Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:37 PM ET

    As divisions over major reductions in federal budget deficits solidify, President Obama and members of Congress have begun weighing limited steps that might be brokered in a bipartisan deal.

  • Samsung Takes on Apple With New Galaxy S4 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4, a phone that allows users to scroll with their eyes and navigate the screen without touching it.

  • Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cybersecurity in Phone Call Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has taken mounting U.S. concerns about computer hacking straight to China's new president.

  • Senate Report Blasts JPMorgan Executives Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    JP Morgan

    The Senate said JPMorgan executives misled investor and regulators over the "London Whale" trade. It even raised questions about the conduct of CEO Jamie Dimon.

  • No Market Bubble: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    With stocks at all-time highs, there's little sign of a bubble forming in markets, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Thursday.

  • JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Flagged in Fed’s Review Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Most banks got the green light from the Fed with their capital plans. In a surprise, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase received only "conditional approval."

  • When Will the US Energy Boom Help at the Pump? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Unfortunately for many consumers, the price savings from the growing U.S. energy boom have yet to materialize in the place it could have the most impact: the gas pump.

  • Who's Spending? The Rich—Of Course Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Rich people are picking up the slack in spending, with the rest from those working in an economy of under-the-table cash payments.

  • Pain at the Pump: State Gas Taxes on the Rise Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Tight state budgets and jammed roadways this year are prompting some U.S. states to make one of the most politically unpopular moves imaginable.

  • 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.

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