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  • Amazon Earnings, Outlook Miss; Revenue Jumps Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    The online retailer's earnings and outlook fell short of forecasts but revenue jumped 22 percent during the quarter and margins were strong. Shares initially fell then popped higher after-hours.

  • Broadcom Meets Revenue Forecast, Boosts Dividend Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    The company posted quarterly revenue at the high end of its target range as demand improved for its chips and it announced a 10 percent increase in its dividend.

  • Obama: 'Now Is the Time' to Fix Immigration Laws Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:48 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Obama called on Congress to make good on plans to overhaul the immigration system and offer a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. He said that if Congress is unable to act quickly, he will propose legislation and demand lawmakers vote on it.

  • Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark

    The producers of "Spider-Man" on Broadway and ousted director Julie Taymor told CNBC they're ready to settle their long-running court case.

  • Here's One Super Bowl Predictor That's Usually Right Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Antoine McClain #60 of the Baltimore Ravens poses during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day.

    The team whose metropolitan area boasts the lower employment rate during the previous calendar year has won 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls, according to a study by an outplacement firm.

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature after it was discovered million are at risk.

  • Monetary Policy May Be Already Tightening Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Our survey reveals that expectations about when the Fed will end asset purchases have moved toward sooner.

  • Hostess Twinkies

    Private equity firms Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos are near a deal to buy snack cake brands including Twinkies from bankrupt Hostess Brands, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • Retailers Decline Credit Card Surcharge—For Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    The largest retailers have said they won't add merchant surcharges now allowed on Visa and MasterCard purchases. But for how long?

  • Apple Announces New iPad With More Storage Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    Apple is launching an updated version of its popular iPad with much larger storage capacity and a Retina display that sharpens its resolution.

  • Ford Earnings Is Tale of Two Companies Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    In North America it is growing profits and margins while Europe is a money losing operation.

  • What's 'Rich'? Depends How Old, and Rich, You Are Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    When asked about their broader definitions of wealth, a majority of investors surveyed said it meant "greater security." "More happiness" ranked a distant second.

  • Consumer Confidence Tumbles on Financial Fears Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Customer shops at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    U.S. consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level in more than a year as Americans were more pessimistic about the economic outlook and their financial prospects, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • Housing Prices Climb; Market 'Clearly Recovering' Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that points to a housing market that is on the mend, data from a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Cold Weather Super Bowl Could Be Financial Boon Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:44 AM ET
    Workers clear snow from the field before Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The 2014 Super Bowl will be played in the uncovered MetLife Stadium in New Jersey where temperatures this time of year average 32 degrees and a snow fall of nearly 3 inches. Some analysts say lousy weather could be a financial boon to the game.

  • Real Estate Is in a 'Goldilocks Period': Sternlicht Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:02 AM ET
    Barry Sternlitch, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group.

    The spread between low interest rates and the money real estate generates is "truly astonishing," Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht told CNBC.

  • Pfizer Earnings Top Estimates; Aided by Solid Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Pfizer fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled because of a $4.8 billion gain from selling its nutrition business.

  • No Wall Street Consensus on When & How QE Ends Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros divided on how and when quantitative easing will end.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

    Before Facebook introduced a new search tool this month, it assembled an eclectic team to scrutinize what users were searching for on the site — and how.

  • Wall Street to Washington: Cut Deficit & Spending Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    The new CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros want to send Washington an unambiguous message to reduce the red ink now, without more revenue increases.

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