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  • Al Gore's Current TV Snapped Up by Al Jazeera Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:06 AM ET

    Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster's footprint in the United States.

  • Bank of America Raises Lending After Years of Cuts Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 9:09 PM ET

    Bank of America is ramping up mortgage and corporate lending after two years of focusing on capital levels and cost-cutting under chief executive Brian Moynihan. The FT reports.

  • Apple Begins Testing iPhone 6, iOS7: Report Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:54 PM ET

    Apple has begun testing another new version of the iPhone and the latest iteration of their iOS operating system, according to The Next Web.

  • Hillary Clinton

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot near her brain and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, the State Department said.

  • Google Executive Chairman to Visit North Korea Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 7:22 PM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace, North Korea on a private, humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could take place as early as this month, sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

  • 'Nothing Really Has Been Fixed' by 'Cliff' Deal Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    An emergency deal reached after weeks of rancorous negotiations will keep the U.S. from driving off the "fiscal cliff," but higher taxes and continued political bickering in Washington threaten to shake the fragile economy well into 2013.

  • How the Republicans Are Winning the DC Fiscal Battle Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    House Republican leaders including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., third from left, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, fourth, and Speaker John Boehner.

    You would think that the country's tax burden is suddenly astronomically high, that U.S. citizens are being forced to fork over more money to the government than ever before. The truth is the opposite.

  • Home Lenders May Take a Hard Look at Your Gift Horse Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Get help with your down payment for that new home? Be sure your mortgage lender can track where the money came from, preferably to a close relative.

  • iPhone 5

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday granted Amazon's bid to end part of Apple lawsuit over Amazon's use of the term "APP STORE."

  • Despite 'Cliff' Deal's Cuts, Your Taxes Are Going Up Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

  • Why 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Will Help the Housing Recovery Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Now that there's a "Cliff" deal, the housing market is on firmer ground today, and here's why.

  • Just in case you were under the impression that the fiscal cliff debates were carried out with a high level of respect and intellectualism, check out how nasty things got on Friday.

  • Antivirus Companies Struggle to Do Their Job Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    The antivirus industry has a dirty little secret: its products are often not very good at stopping viruses

  • Travelers to Pay More for Services in 2013 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Expect higher airfares, more add-on fees, lower gasoline prices and enhanced passenger protections in 2013.

  • Morici: 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Will Push Up Unemployment Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    This academic says the tax and spending package passed by the Senate and House provides little prospects of improvement.

  • US Manufacturing Expands; Construction Spending Falls Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. manufacturing expanded slightly in December, while a separate report showed that construction spending fell in November for the first time in eight months.

  • Like ‘Eating a You Know What Sandwich:’ Sen. Corker Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Senator Bob Corker

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC on Wednesday that voting for the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" was like "eating a you know what sandwich."

  • House GOP Threw Us Off 'Hurricane Cliff': NY Dem Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    The Sandy aid bill should go to the House floor as the "first order of business" in the new Congress, Rep. Steve Israel said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Apple Testing New iPhone, iOS 7: Report Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Apple Inc has started testing a new iPhone and the next version of its iOS software, news website The Next Web reported.

  • Congress Ends Without Vote on Sandy Aid Bill Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    A bipartisan furor erupted after House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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