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  • No Money? No Worries. Home Lenders Ease Rules Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Lenders are increasingly approving low down payment loans, and government sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae is buying more of them.

  • Carlyle Opens New Buyout Fund to 'Little Guys' Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Carlyle Capital

    Carlyle Group will now allow people to invest as little as $50,000 in its new buyout fund, a regulatory filing showed, as private-equity firms look to widen their customer base in search of new sources of funding.

  • Filing Snafu Could Delay Up to 600,000 Tax Refunds Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    A filing error has resulted in the delay of up to 600,000 tax refunds — among them students who need the money to pay for books and the tax receipt to apply for financial aid, the IRS said Tuesday.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fall as Rates Spiked: MBA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Mortgage rates spiked last week, sapping demand for home loans on the heels of a sharp rebound in applications the previous week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Senate Democrats' Budget Seeks $1.85 Trillion Savings Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Democrats will unveil a budget blueprint that will slice the deficit by $1.85 trillion through spending cuts and tax increases.

  • US Probes Release of Data on First Lady, Beyonce Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Barack Obama said that U.S. authorities are investigating whether hackers unearthed and posted online financial information that belongs to first lady Michelle Obama and a variety of celebrities like Beyonce and Jay-Z.

  • FTC Eyes Mobile, Social Media With Online Ad Rules Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Advertisers should think about placing promotional messages on social media platforms, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.

  • Weak Economy to Depress Oil Demand in 2013: IEA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:18 AM ET
    Oil field, Alberta, Canada

    Global oil demand is set to be depressed by weak economic growth throughout 2013 while soaring U.S. oil production gives consumers a cushion to withstand most supply outages, the IEA said.

  • 'Too Big to Jail' Causing Investors to Miss Record Rally Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:41 AM ET

    Retail investors have missed out on the record rally in U.S equity markets because they don't want to risk losing their money again as financial institutions are seen as "too big to jail," James Bianco, president of Bianco Research, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Android Tablet Shipments Will Top iPad This Year Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:55 AM ET

    Shipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, the IDC predicted.

  • Silicon Valley to Bash India Over Market Access Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:27 PM ET

    A lobby group representing US technology companies is set to attack India for its domestic procurement policies at a congressional hearing Wednesday, in a sign of growing concern among multinationals about market access in the south Asian nation. The Financial Times reports.

  • Chase Bank Site Goes Down After Attack Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Chase Bank said its website suffered a denial-of-service attack Tuesday, which took the site down for about 90 minutes.

  • Defunding Obamacare in Budget Right Thing to Do: Ryan Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan insists that his plan to balance the budget by, in part, defunding Obamacare is the right thing to do.

  • FAA Approves Boeing Plan to Fix 787 Batteries Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Federal regulators have approved a Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's batteries, though extensive testing will be needed before the planes can fly passengers again.

  • Perps Had Michelle Obama’s Personal Info: TransUnion Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:19 PM ET
    Michelle Obama

    A data breach apparently affecting the first lady of the United States, and singers Beyonce and Britney Spears—among others—resulted from an old-fashioned "pretexting" attack, rather than a sophisticated computer hack, a company told CNBC.

  • Are Consumers Feeling the Payroll Tax Pinch? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    The retail sales report to be released Wednesday morning will help show how much higher payroll taxes and rising gas prices are hurting American pocketbooks.

  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.

  • Gasoline Prices Dip Again, Bringing Hopes for Relief Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Gasoline prices, which have been on a near-relentless surge since late 2012, may be showing tentative signs of easing, according to an AAA report.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • 'Dr. Copper' Has Raised Doubts About Recovery Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The stock market rally and economic recovery are missing a typical key element - a house call from Dr. Copper.

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