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  • Gas Prices Help Costco Top Estimates, L Brands Misses Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Costco Wholesale reported June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, while L Brands sales came in lower than expected.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2013 Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The Cost of Living is one of the categories we measure as we rank America's Top States for Business. The lower the cost of living, the higher the score.

  • Microsoft Unveils Shake-Up; 'Office' Chief Exits Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft announced a long-awaited restructuring on Thursday, organizing itself around key areas designed to make the company more competitive.

  • Will investors finally buy Bernanke's explanation? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference on the Fed's policies on June 19, 2013

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has taken another stab at explaining how the central bank views the economy and what that means for future Fed action. Did he succeed?

  • Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Mugshot of Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, charged with human trafficking in California.

    Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.

  • Global CFO Council survey: An improving US outlook Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is improving despite a few global uncertainties and mixed signals from the Federal Reserve, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council Survey.

  • More file for US claims; inflation still tame Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week. Meanwhile, prices for U.S. imports and exports fell in June for the fourth straight month.

  • T-Mobile Fiddles With Upgrades to Try to Juice Sales Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    T-Mobile US said customers will be allowed to upgrade phones every six months and it unveiled a family plan for prepaid customers.

  • Ford Is Slashing the Price of This Popular Model Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    Ford Focus Electric

    Ford will reduce the price of its 2014 Focus Electric compact car by 10 percent, the latest in a series of price cuts by major automakers on their battery-powered cars.

  • Virginia: America's 400-year-old business venture Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: We want the state government to help the private sector where it can, and to get out of the way where it cannot.

  • Foreclosures fall even as judges ramp up Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    U.S. foreclosure activity in June fell to the lowest level since December of 2006, but certain states are seeing a rise in activity.

  • Who Just Unseated HP as the World's Biggest PC Maker? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:55 PM ET

    China's Lenovo overtook U.S. tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to become the No. 1 personal computer (PC) maker in the world, according to two technology research firms Gartner and IDC.

  • Sharp jump in US gasoline prices seen within days Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Gasoline is expected to jump 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the next several days, as rising oil prices and peak driving season create a perfect storm for higher prices.

  • Bernanke says economy still needs Fed stimulus Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:26 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy continues to need highly accommodative monetary policy. Stock futures rose after the comments.

  • Wal-Mart: We'll pull out of DC if wage bill passes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.

  • Yum Earnings Slide as China Sales Take a Hit Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:16 PM ET
    The KFC logo is displayed outside on a KFC restaurant, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., in Houston, Texas.

    Yum reported a 16% drop in earnings as sales in China fell sharply.

  • Fed Officials Worried About Easing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.

  • Fannie, Freddie investors buying 'Lotto ticket' Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Regular investors are rolling the dice on the common stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a big way, making a risky bet.

  • Feds: Forget about cheating on Obamacare Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.

  • What the Government Pays to Snoop on You Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.

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