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  • Facebook Looks to News Feed for Next Big Switch Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    Facebook is shaking things up again on its desktop platform, and this time it's focusing on breaking up the news feed.

  • Boehner Wants Budget Deals 'Out in the Open' Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    House Speaker Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and there's no good reason for the Obama team to have shut down the White House tour.

  • Heinz Dealmakers Fretted About a Big Bank Bankruptcy Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    When Berkshire Hathaway and co-investors were putting together the deal to buy Heinz, they wanted the right to terminate the acquisition if they couldn't finance it in the event that some of the biggest banks in the world went bust.

  • Crystal Dupont and her mother, Regina Dupont-Williams, shop for inexpensive groceries at a dollar store.

    About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.

  • NYSE trader

    The head of TD Ameritrade's retail investment arm says that bullish sentiment is near all-time highs.

  • Record Dow Levels, but Not for These Companies Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    NYSE trader watches as the dow drops to record lows March '09.

    Some of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average are still down from their peaks, reflecting a move in financial power. The NYT reports.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple has held talks with Beats Electronics, the audio technology firm, on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service. Reuters reports.

  • US Factory Orders Fall 2%, but Still Beat Forecast Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in January as demand for transportation equipment weakened, but the underlying strength in manufacturing remained intact.

  • Private Jobs Continue to Show Signs of Growth Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    A sign advertising jobs is posted in fromt of a TJ Maxx store in San Rafael, California.

    Private companies added 198,000 jobs in February, well ahead of analyst estimates and indicating that the labor market is continuing to thaw, according to a report Wednesday.

  • Rally Not Over, but Stocks No Bargain: Cooperman Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, chairman of Omega Advisors

    The market still has "more to go" on the upside, but stocks are not cheap because they're fairly valued, billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman told CNBC.

  • The Washington area is forecasted to get hit with a late season snowstorm tomorrow and is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in some areas.

    A late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation's capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages.

  • Dell Panel Said Sale Best Alternative for Shareholders Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    A committee of Dell's board of directors said in a statement that it unanimously determined that a sale of the tech company would be the best alternative for shareholders.

  • Nasdaq to Set Up Trading Post for Private Firms Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.

  • Mortgage Apps Surged Last Week as Rates Fell: MBA Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Staples Sales Fall Short of Views, Outlook Weak Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Staples, the largest U.S. office supply chain, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and forecast weak full-year earnings as corporate customers and other shoppers in Europe and North America reduced discretionary spending.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million for Broken Promise Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.

  • Distressed Home Sales Bolster Recovering Market Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.

  • US Banks and Traders Wary of Two-Step Stress Test Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke during his Senate testimony Tuesday.

    Investors in U.S. bank stocks may be in for a volatile ride over the next two weeks as the Federal Reserve releases results of its annual stress tests of bank capital in two steps.

  • Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn

    A star-studded battle among hedge fund titans over the nutritional supplements company Herbalife became the talk of Wall Street when it erupted. But when the barbs eventually fall silent and the klieg lights dim, how will the Herbalife war end? And what truth will emerge? The New York Times reports.

  • Forbes Hits Back at Saudi Prince Over Rich List Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and wife Princess Amira

    Forbes has described the Saudi billionaire Alwaleed Bin Talal's valuation estimates of his fortunes as an "alternate reality".

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