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  • Factory Orders Rise 1.8 Percent but Miss Forecasts Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds mounting brackets to an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.

    U.S. factory orders increased in December even though companies trimmed their orders for goods that signal investment plans. The Commerce Department said factory orders rose 1.8 percent compared to November, when orders had fallen 0.3 percent.

  • Winners and Losers of the Super Bowl Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebreates with his teammates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII.

    CNBC's Brian Shactman on the biggest winners and losers from the big game.

  • Oracle to Buy Acme Packet for About $2 Billion Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

    Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, which makes network equipment to speed up voice, video and data delivery across networks, for about $2 billion.

  • Herbalife Denies Report of Regulatory Probe Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    Herbalife shares plunged Monday after a newspaper reported the seller of weight loss products is facing a law enforcement probe, which the company denied.

  • JAL Seeks Compensation From Boeing for 787 Woes Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:29 AM ET
    Japan Airlines

    Japan Airlines said it will talk to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner, adding that the idling of its jets would cost it nearly $8 million.

  • McDonald's to Debut 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    McDonald's said it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites.

  • New Orleans Braces for Fallout From the Blackout Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    New Orleans is bracing for fallout from the Super Bowl power outage that stopped the game for more than 30 minutes.

  • New Details Suggest a Defense in SAC Case Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 6:48 AM ET
    Steven A. Cohen, Founder and CEO of SAC Capital.

    Internal trading records raise questions on whether the government will be able to build a case against Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire owner of the hedge fund.

  • Chrysler, Oreo Score With Ads During Super Bowl Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:41 AM ET
    Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII.

    Chrysler's Jeep ad featuring a patriotic salute to U.S. troops and narration by Oprah Winfrey, an Oreo ad asking viewers to vote cookie or creme, and a scantily clad male Calvin Klein model were among standout commercials during a Super Bowl that suffered a half-hour partial blackout delay on Sunday.

  • Small Lenders Ride US Mortgage Wave Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.

  • Blackstone to Become Investment Bank? Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    Blackstone, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers, has quietly secured a securities underwriting licence as its expanding capital markets operation strays into investment banking territory.

  • US Tech Groups Criticized for EU Lobbying Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 1:16 AM ET

    The head of a key pan-European industry group has sharply criticized intensifying pressure from US lobbyists on behalf of Google and Facebook to relax EU privacy laws to suit Silicon Valley businesses.

  • Ravens Hold Off 49ers' Surge to Win Super Bowl Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 1:14 AM ET

    Jacoby Jones took the 2nd half kickoff back 109 yards - setting an NFL record - to extend the Baltimore Ravens' lead to 28-6 early in the third quarter. NBC News reports.

  • US Pension Funds Allege BlackRock 'Looted' iShares Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 11:13 PM ET

    Two U.S. pension funds filed a lawsuit against BlackRock, alleging that the world's biggest asset manager had "looted" securities-lending revenues from iShares exchange-traded funds investors, and breached its fiduciary duties.

  • Rising Bond Yields Stoke Concerns Over Impact Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:58 PM ET

    A rough couple of months in the U.S. bond market has lifted interest rates off record lows and now could impede a slow economic recovery heavily dependent on cheap money to keep going.

  • Obama Seeks Closed Loopholes, 'Smart' Reductions Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 5:33 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Barack Obama said on Sunday more tax revenue would be needed to reduce the U.S. deficit and signaled he would push hard to get rid of loopholes such as the "carried interest" tax break enjoyed by private equity and hedge fund managers.

  • Americans in their 50s and early 60s lost the most earnings power of any group, researchers say, and those who lost their jobs have had the hardest time finding new ones.

  • January Barometer: Groundhog Day for Markets Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    People love predictors like the January Barometer, but they shouldn't love them to the point of thinking there's actually a connection to the market.

  • Dow Breaks 14,000 Finally; What's Next for Market Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 14,000 for the first time since 2007, but where the blue-chip average goes from here is far from certain. The market needs the Fed to continue its bond-buying program, but eventually it will need to break free from that support if the gains are to be sustained.

  • Drivers are now paying more to fill up their gas tanks than they ever have at this time of year.

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