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  • Request OK'd for First Horse Slaughterhouse in US Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company's request to open an equine slaughterhouse. Officials say they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.

  • Post DOMA: Wedding Vendors Hear Bells...Ka-Ching! Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    Celebrations on San Francisco's Castro Street after the Supreme Court's ruling against DOMA.

    Proponents of same-sex marriage weren't the only ones who cheered the Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. Wedding industry professionals also rejoiced.

  • Are US Workers Being Passed Over for Foreigners? Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Members of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization, wearing caps and gowns hold their fists in the air on the steps of the Senate to call for immigration reform.

    As the Senate voted on an immigration bill that would let Silicon Valley companies import engineers, the labor lobby said eligible U.S. workers were being passed over.

  • Student Debt Stalemate Will Hammer Undergrads Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    More than 38 million Americans have student loan debt, totaling nearly $1 trillion, a massive number that has quadrupled in 10 years and keeps rising.

  • Chamber of Commerce Scores With High Court Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Business advocacy group on winning side in 14 out of 17 cases heard before the high court this term.

  • CFTC Sues Jon Corzine; Seeks Ban Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:28 PM ET
    Former chairman and CEO of MF Global and former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.

    US regulators charged former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine over the failed futures brokerage's misuse of customer funds and related violations.

  • Senate Passes Sweeping Immigration Overhaul Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:08 PM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Bell looks for drug smugglers along the Rio Grande.

    In a bipartisan vote, the Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping, historic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.

  • Nike Earnings Run Past Forecasts; Shares Jump Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    Nike reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts on Thursday, helped by easing materials costs and strong North American sales. The stock shot higher in after-hours trading.

  • An 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course in the Office? Yep Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Some people take the team on a retreat to mini-golf but if you're LinkedIn, you build the mini-golf course IN the office.

  • Airline Reservation and Bag Fees Top $1 Billion Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    The Department of Transportation says U.S. airlines collected $685 million in reservation change fees in the first quarter, and $800 million in baggage fees.

  • SEC Investigating Data Release From Reuters, ISM Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    The SEC is investigating the relationship between the news organization Thomson Reuters and the Institute for Supply Management, CNBC has learned.

  • Iconic Founders Like Zimmer Often Make Loud Exits Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    George Zimmer

    The war of words over the firing of Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer reaches a fever pitch. But this type of noisy departure isn't necessarily atypical.

  • Yet Another Bank Fee Could Be a Pain in the App Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    Fees for mobile banking are set to become the norm. Banks are experimenting with ways to build charges into the apps' features, from deposits to bill paying.

  • How Long Can Snowden Stay at the Moscow Airport? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Just how long can the NSA whistleblower hang out, or hide out, in an international airport transit area?

  • Target, Drug Maker End Ties With Paula Deen Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    Cooking show host Paula Deen.

    Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk and Target are the latest companies to distance themselves from Paula Deen amid the racial controversy surrounding the celebrity chef.

  • Americans Enjoy Pretending to Understand News Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 6:54 AM ET

    "Americans want to be in-the-know about current events," says a report, but we sometimes only pretend to know what we're talking about. (Oh, and it's worse for tablet owners.)

  • Battered US Muni Bond Market Entices Investors Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    The municipal bond market's correction in June, has led to an easy decision for investors this summer: buy munis.

  • US Boss Held Captive by Workers Leaves China Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Chip Starnes

    The American businessman who said he was being held hostage by his factory employees in China over a pay dispute has been released.

  • Fastow: Enron Didn’t Have to Go Bankrupt Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 9:24 PM ET
    Andy Fastow, former CFO of Enron speaks at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Conference in Las Vegas.

    Former Enron CFO Andy Fastow — who developed many of the finance transactions often blamed for the energy giant's collapse — says the bankruptcy could have been avoided.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Cause 'Rush to ARMs' Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    With mortgage rates rising, consumers are once again turning to adjustable rate mortgages with lower rates and lower monthly payments. But there are risks.

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