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  • Midwest business activity picks up modestly Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up modestly in July, although growth in new orders and employment both cooled, a report showed on Wednesday

  • Merger week continues; Accenture eyes Booz: report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Dell board will not back new M. Dell bid: source Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    A special committee of Dell's board is not willing to change the voting terms for founder Michael Dell's buyout offer in exchange for a 10-cent increase in the offer, a source said

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • Doomsayers begone! US growth beats by a mile Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A container ship leaves the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation and possibly bringing the Federal Reserve closer to cutting back its stimulus.

  • Jumping jobs! Private sector makes big hiring move Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with an employer at a job fair in Chicago.

    Private sector job creation surged in July as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.

  • $1.2 trillion hidden offshore in tax ploy: Report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Top U.S. companies, including General Electric and Apple are keeping nearly $1.2 trillion in profits offshore, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Mortgage apps extend losing streak to 7th week Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages decreased last week with potential buyers shying away from the market as rates held near two-year highs.

  • The real reason banks will deny you an account Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Mistakes have blacklisted many Americans from banks, leading to fees for paying bills, cashing checks, and wiring money. The NYT reports.

  • Look who's paying more for college Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    It may seem logical that financial aid from colleges should go to the students who need it the most, but guess again.

  • Activist investor Ackman makes his biggest bet ever Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

    William Ackman's firm Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 9.8 percent position in $22 billion industrial gas company Air Products & Chemicals.

  • Are you middle class? Here's how it's measured Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    The middle class: it's the world's biggest consumer group and its growing spending power should push global consumer spending up by nearly a third by 2020, says Euromonitor.

  • 6% yields? May come sooner than you think Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will lose control of interest rates as the "great rotation" out of bonds into equities takes off in full force.

  • Zombie economy overshadows Fed Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    GDP data Wednesday is expected to show a slow-moving, zombie-like economy, as the Fed meets for a second day.

  • Facebook nearing its IPO price. Here's why Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook stock had a rocky first year but on Tuesday, it came within pennies of its IPO price of $38. What made investors suddenly "like" it again?

  • Housing market heats up but not at boiling point Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Never mind the recent uptick in mortgage rates. Home prices are on a powerful roll. The latest monthly data shows home prices in May jumped 12.1 percent in the past year.

  • Look out below! Work more, get less in Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Working more could mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.

  • Manning found guilty, but not of aiding enemy Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Manning is escorted by military police after his conviction on July 30.

    A U.S. military judge on Tuesday found soldier Bradley Manning guilty of most of 21 criminal counts, but not of aiding the enemy, for handing over documents to WikiLeaks.

  • Guess what? Snapchats are easily retrieved Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    To find evidence of wrongdoing in high finance, it's been the age of e-mail. But regulators' interest won't be limited to e-mail for long.

  • California city to use seizure laws to save homes Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    Robert and Patricia Castillo in front of their home that they purchased for $420,000, and is now worth $125,000, they said, in Richmond, Calif., July 26, 2013.

    The power of eminent domain has traditionally worked against homeowners, but now the city of Richmond, Calif., hopes to the legal tool to help people stay right where they are.

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