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  • Treasury Nominee Lew Denies Conflict of Interest Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    The top Republican lawmaker vetting Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary zeroed on his work at Citigroup as a possible conflict of interest.

  • Judge Throws Out Key Suit on Botched Facebook IPO Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    On Wednesday, a judge in the Southern District of New York dismissed a key group of plaintiffs in litigation against Facebook for allegedly mishandling its 2012 initial public offering.

  • Cooperman Sells Apple, Buys Facebook Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:27 PM ET
    Leon Cooperman, chairman and chief executive officer of Omega Advisors Inc.

    Leon Cooperman liquidated his Apple stock and purchased Facebook, according to a 13F filing. Is it time to buy Apple?

  • What Obama Can Do About Climate Change Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Obama gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change in his State of the Union speech: Craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions or the White House will go it alone.

  • State of the Union Reaction: Gun Sales Still Strong Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    The morning day President Barack Obama's emotional plea in his State of the Union message for a "vote" on new gun control measures, it is business as usual at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Va.

  • Mark Zuckerberg 'Likes' Governor Chris Christie Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie and Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg's support shows the bipartisan appeal of Christie, and will help the governor raise money ahead of his gubernatorial run later this year, and possible presidential run in four years.

  • Zell: US Borders Not a Problem Because 'Jobs Aren't Here' Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    America should not worry too much about the border because nobody's coming anymore, entrepreneur Sam Zell told CNBC.

  • 'Agitated Shareholders' May Force Dell to Boost Buyout Bid Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    Major shareholders oppose Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout, claiming that the current offer of $13.65 per share is a steal for Dell, but a miss for shareholders.

  • Recovery Sign: More People Are Quitting Their Jobs Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    "Our 'Take this Job and Shove It" indicator of current/future consumer confidence hit a recovery high," says one strategist. "You're not going to quit your job if you have no faith in your own economic status."

  • What Romney Really Believes About Minimum Wage Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama claimed that he and Mitt Romney actually agree on raising the minimum wage. Romney backed away from that last year in an exchange on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."

  • Mortgage Mess Still Mires US Housing Recovery Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    President Obama says he wants more Americans to be able to save money by refinancing their mortgages. The trouble is that mortgage rates are rising.

  • Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar.

    The battle to rein in spending and overhaul taxes is something that Washington's policymakers must work "to get off the front page," Caterpillar CEO Doug Olberhelman told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • How Romanian Workhorses Reach the Dinner Plate Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    In tough times poverty stricken rural Romanian farm owners sell their old workhorses to slaughterhouses to make a little extra cash, and begin a process whereby horsemeat winds up on the dinner table.

  • Virgin America to Launch New Austin, Anchorage Flights Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Virgin America Airbus A319

    Virgin America will launch new flights to Austin and Anchorage this year, bringing new competition for United and JetBlue.

  • Raytheon Taps Social Media to Build Tracking Software Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    The defense company Raytheon has created software that taps user data from social media companies to track people.

  • Apple on the Cheap? MacBook Prices Cut by Up to $200 Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    The Apple Store in Los Angeles, California.

    Apple cut the price on the base version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop with "retina" display by $200 as it revamps its top-end laptops.

  • Apple Smartwatch Beyond 'Experimentation Phase': Report Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apple has 100 employees working on a smartwatch, signaling that the company is past the experimental period in creating the new device, according to a recent report.

  • Small Firms Weigh Big 5-0 Under Obamacare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Pamela O'Hara, Batchbook

    Under proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to offer benefit plans, or face fines. CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a closer look at one small business, Batchbook, navigating Obamacare.

  • Cut Coverage or Hours? Firms Face Obamacare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    For large retail and restaurant chains the big unknown in the year ahead is how much more they'll pay for health coverage. Employers with 50 or more workers who put in 30 hours a week will be required to provide health care coverage or pay a fine, under the Affordable Care Act.

  • US Business Inventories Tick Higher, but Miss Forecast Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. business inventories edged up in December as sales pushed higher, confirmation that a slow pace of warehouse restocking weighed on economic activity.

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