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  • The crippled cruise liner Carnival Triumph limps into port guided by tug boats February 14, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.

    As the Carnival Triumph inches toward port, attention is turning to what rights its passengers have. But the cruise industry receives less oversight than the airline industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • SEC Looks at Trades a Day Before Heinz Deal Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 6:16 AM ET

    Regulators are scrutinizing unusual trading surrounding the planned $23 billion takeover of the food company H. J. Heinz, raising questions about potential illegal activity in one of the biggest deals in recent memory. The New York Times reports.

  • Passengers Disembark Crippled Carnival Ship Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    Thousands of relieved passengers poured ashore from a stinking cruise ship on Friday after five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with overflowing toilets and stench filled cabins.

  • The Matchmakers Behind the AMR-US Airways Marriage Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    After sitting out the industry's last round of mega-mergers, airline giants AMR Corp , parent of American Airlines, and US Airways Group are finally tying the knot. Meet the matchmakers: the financial and legal advisers for AMR's unsecured creditors' committee in bankruptcy.

  • Carl Icahn Takes a 12.9% Stake in Herbalife Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP.

    Carl Icahn bought 14 million shares of Herbalife, making a major bet against Pershing Square's Bill Ackman, who is short the stock. The two had an epic showdown on CNBC last month .

  • The cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the ship lost propulsion power February 10, after a fire broke out in the engine room.

    There's a lot of moving parts in a ship-to-ship transfer, so don't think of it as a realistic option for Carnival Cruise's (lack of) Triumph

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hikes GM Stake by 67% Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has increased its bet on General Motors, adding 10 million shares in the last three months of last year. The total stake is now worth $694 million.

  • 'Frustrated' Madoff Now Second-Guessing His Guilty Plea Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    Bernie Madoff says he is frustrated. Writing to CNBC from the federal prison where he is serving a life sentence for his epic fraud, Madoff said he is not getting credit for what he calls his "instrumental" role in returning money to his victims.

  • Could Delayed Tax Refunds Cause Spending 'Collapse'? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Tax refunds are running $26 billion behind where they were this time last year and one economist fears the delay could shave 0.2% off of consumer spending in the first quarter.

  • Carnival Warns on Earnings; Cancels 12 More Cruises Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
    The cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Carnival warned that the Triumph mishap will reduce its earnings and canceled a dozen more cruises aboard the ship.

  • Big Hedge Funds Fueled Apple's Share Plunge Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    The Apple Store in Los Angeles, California.

    Some of the biggest hedge funds that helped make Apple a stock market darling lost faith and dumped their stakes in the fourth quarter, fueling the massive drop in the iPhone maker's share price.

  • Dell CEO Agrees to Lower Shares' Value to Push Buyout Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Dell Chief Executive Michael Dell, aiming to clinch a $24.4 billion deal to take the No. 3 PC maker private, has agreed to value his 16 percent stake about 2 percent below the offer price.

  • Trading activity for Blackberry Inc. is displayed on an electronic board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.

    Shares of Blackberry slipped on Thursday, after the company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie disclosed that he had sold his once-sizable stake.

  • Protesters Dislike Zuckerberg Fundraiser for Christie Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Protesters chant outside Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley home, where he hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie.

    About 40 protesters showed up at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home where he was hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi.

  • New American Airlines Means 'Big 4' Control US Skies Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    Once the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines is completed 87 percent of the commercial flights in America will be flown by the four biggest carriers.

  • Weak European Sales Behind GM Earnings Miss Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    GM reported fourth quarter earnings on Thursday that fell short of analysts' expectations, as losses in Europe widened and prices in its key North American market softened.

  • Is the Dollar Dying? Why US Currency Is in Danger Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    The U.S dollar is shrinking as a percentage of the world's currency supply, raising concerns that it is about to see its run as the world's premier denomination come to an end.

  • Switzerland, US Sign Pact to Crack Down on Tax Evasion Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    Advancing a U.S. crackdown on tax evasion by Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department said Switzerland and the United States have signed a pact to make Swiss banks disclose more information about U.S. account holders.

  • Mark Zuckerberg Now Owns Almost 30% of Facebook Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    It seems like we hear a lot about investors selling their Facebook stock these days, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is growing his stake in the company.

  • Housing Recovery to Boost Jobs: Goldman Sachs Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Workers gather at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hudson Yards development.

    Goldman Sachs economists forecast that residential investment-related employment growth should pick up this year and next, and could start to add jobs at a pace of 25,000 to 30,000 per month.

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