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  • 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.

  • Nissan to build self-driven cars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Nissan, the sixth-largest automaker in the United States, announced Tuesday it will sell a self-driven car by 2020.

  • Rajaratnam has 'manservant' in prison: NY Post Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Imprisoned inside trader Raj Rajaratnam may be getting more inside help behind bars. The New York Post says he has an adjustable bed and balcony and a "manservant" on call.

  • Facebook: Governments demand data on 38,000 users Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38K Facebook users in the first half of this year, the company said Tuesday.

  • Get ready for a 'massive interest rate shock' soon Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The effects of rising rates will be profound on currencies, equity prices, real estate values and economies across the globe, one economist says.

  • Samsung 'Galaxy Gear' may ignite smartwatch wars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    The Samsung Galaxy Experience at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2013 in Chicago City.

    The next year or two will be a battleground for the new device everyone's talking about—the smartwatch. And Samsung is hoping to get a jump on the competition. NBC reports.

  • Earthquakes: The result of natural gas fracking? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    After a study found a potential link between natural gas fracking and earthquakes in Texas, the "Squawk on the Street" anchors discussed the costs and benefits of the process.

  • Gloom and doom? Consumers are upbeat about economy Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.

  • Jack Lew: Obama not negotiating over debt limit Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    President Barack Obama will not negotiate over the debt ceiling and it's up to Congress to raise the limit, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.

  • June home prices rise at slower pace: Case-Shiller Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in June though the pace of gains slowed slightly, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

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