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  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

  • Why America is losing its gas-guzzling ways Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    A fundamental and dramatic shift is happening when it comes to our addiction to gasoline. The amount consumed at the pump is dropping. Here's why.

  • Dell Sinks on Report Michael Dell Won't Raise Offer Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Dell's share price took a hit Friday after news that CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake are ruling out the option to increase the company buyout offer.

  • Manufacturing Not Seeing Employment Gains Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.

  • White House Hails Jobs Report, GOP Finds Flaws Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:58 AM ET
    Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    A slightly better-than-expected June jobs report offers a modest political boon to President Obama. NBC News reports.

  • Network Disruption Affects a NYSE Feed     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    An outage disrupted the SIP Feed and lasted about 42 minutes, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Job Growth Posts Large Gain in June; Rate Holds Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    A help wanted sign is placed in the window of Veronica M clothing store in Pasadena, California.

    U.S. job growth accelerated in June, though probably not at a pace fast enough to encourage the Federal Reserve to pull back on its monetary easing policy.

  • Obama's Climate Plan Will Create Jobs: Study Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama feels the heat as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25 at Georgetown University in Washington.

    The US Chamber of Commerce said the president's Climate Action Plan punishes Americans with higher energy bills and fewer jobs. But a new study finds the opposite.

  • Good News on Jobs Can Be Bad for Stocks Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Market anticipation showed strong gains for the Dow when June payrolls came in, but they were constrained by a jump in bond yields.

  • Amazon Starting to Cut Back on the Discounts Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Author James Hollock, with copies of his first book, "Born to Lose."

    Amazon, which became the biggest force in bookselling by discounting prices, has started to cut back on some of its deals as competition wanes.

  • Why Higher US Yields Should Cheer Investors Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Rising U.S. bond yields should embolden, not spook, investors as they reflect improving growth and increase the allure of assets that most benefit from an economic upturn.

  • SAC's Cohen Seen Avoiding Criminal Charges: Report Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    U.S. prosecutors do not have enough evidence to file insider trading charges against hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen before a July deadline, the WSJ reported.

  • Natural Gas Finds a Friend in US Climate Policy Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The White House's renewed push on climate change may spark new demand for natural gas, which is already becoming a staple in creating electric power.

  • Scrutiny From IRS Went Beyond the Political Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.

    The problem with the IRS was less about ideology than about the indiscriminate application of instructions to “be on the lookout” for selected terms. The NYT reports.

  • Hiring Improves, but Don't Expect a Big Jobs Number Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 3:03 PM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    The June jobs report is expected to show another month of moderate growth. Here's where the pros expect to see growth—and where they see weakness.

  • Political Fallout From the Obamacare Delay Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    By delaying a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration may have given critics new ammunition. But there could also be a political upside.

  • Will the Obamacare delay spur a hiring boom? Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The Obama administration's dramatic delay of the new health care law's effect on larger businesses could save jobs in the short-term, but is unlikely to lead to a big hiring boom.

  • Solving the Skilled Worker Shortage     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports German companies may have the answer to creating jobs and lowering unemployment in the U.S.

  • Obamacare Delay: Winners and Losers Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Giving businesses more time to deal with Obamacare stunned the health industry. Here are the winners and losers.

  • Cuba Denounces US Pressure Over Snowden's Fate Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    A cardboard mask of Edward Snowden on the ground at a protest against the PRISM surveillance program, which Snowden leaked.

    Cuba denounced U.S. efforts to pressure Latin American countries not to provide refuge to U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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