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  • Whole Foods John Mackey: Obamacare Likely to Raise Costs Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    John Mackey

    The problem, Mackey explained, is that the type of benefit plans the government will likely mandate, will require more benefit coverage than he provides now.

  • Conditions on Disabled Cruise Ship in Dispute Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    The cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the ship lost propulsion power February 10, after a fire broke out in the engine room.

    A cruise line said it is making the passengers stranded aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting the accounts of some passengers who told relatives of filthy, hot conditions and limited access to food.

  • Mid-Turnaround, J.C. Penney Boosts Borrowing Capacity Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retailer J.C. Penney increased its borrowing capacity under a bank credit facility by $100 million to $1.85 billion and expanded an option to borrow more at a later date, raising concerns among analysts as it works on a turnaround.

  • US Mortgage Applications Slumped Last Week as Rates Rose Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:03 AM ET
    Mortgage application

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, with purchase and refinance demand drying up as interest rates rose for the fourth week in a row, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Detroit. Michigan

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, delivers speech on Wednesday to avoid losing much of his authority to a state takeover of the city's financial affairs.

  • As gasoline prices soar, consumers are blaming hedge funds who have been amassing winning bets on oil.

  • Obama to Republicans: Can We Just Move On? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:17 AM ET
    President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.

    President Barack Obama tried to push past the fiscal battles that plagued his first term, as he laid out an agenda he hopes will shape his legacy.

  • Charles Plosser, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    The Federal Reserve should be more explicit about the likely future path of interest rates, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, saying that while the central bank's recent changes to guidance on interest rates are a step in the right direction they do not go far enough.

  • Kate Upton: The Price I Paid to Be on SI Cover Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:30 PM ET
    Kate Upton visits CNBC to talk about being the two-time cover girl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

    "If I didn't get sick standing in Antarctica in a bikini, something would be wrong with me," recounts SI swimsuit model Kate Upton.

  • Obama's Tone Is Most Important for Investors Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:34 PM ET

    In the State of the Union, Obama will lay out a plan for economic growth, seeking to attract jobs from overseas, the White House said. Traders are interested in his tone.

  • Yahoo Wants to Make Content, Ads Just for You Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo personalize content and advertising for its users on both the mobile and desktop platforms, CEO Marissa Mayer said Tuesday.

  • Comcast to Buy Rest of GE's Stake in NBCUniversal Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    30 Rockefeller Plaza

    Comcast said it will buy the rest of GE's stake in NBCUniversal for approximately $16.7 billion. Comcast shares jumped after-hours.

  • Bernard Madoff

    A new distribution announced Tuesday by court-appointed trustee Irving Picard will bring the total amount returned to investors past $5 billion for the first time.

  • This May Be Threshold of Bull Market: Lloyd Blankfein Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC that "economic underpinnings" are looking good and that "we could be on the threshold of a bull market."

  • US to Win Currency War, Then 'Implode': Schiff Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    Peter Schiff

    The U.S. will win the global currency race to the bottom but decimate its economy in the process, economist Peter Schiff said.

  • Food Stamp Program Could Face Big Cuts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Approximately 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see their monthly assistance cut because a recession-era benefits boost is set to expire. A family of four could see their benefits cut by about $25 a month, NBC News reports.

  • Why Women are Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Sarah Dussault is an employed social media consultant and rents an apartment.

    As housing and the greater economy improve, a shift in demographic trends will likely favor the rental apartment market for the foreseeable future.

  • Obama to Call Half of Troops' Return From Afghanistan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    US Army in Afghanistan

    President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.

  • Target Makes a Splash in the SI Swimsuit Edition Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    Jessica Perez in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

    For the first time, Sports Illustrated has chosen a Target swimsuit as part of the models' wardrobe for its iconic swimsuit edition.

  • Sin City's Secret Weapon: China and Baccarat Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    The Bellagio celebrates the Year of the Snake.

    RGC Economics predicts nearly 4,000 Chinese nationals will come to Sin City for Year of the Snake celebrations. Some will spend up to $100,000 on the trip.

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