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  • Why the US Could Face Another Brush With Default Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones reaching an all-time high and the S&P 500 not far behind, markets have shrugged off the disappointment of the sequester. But Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura says that far bigger hurdles lie ahead that could potentially give the U.S. another "brush with default".

  • No 'Irrational Exuberance' in Stocks Now: Greenspan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC the "too big to fail" problem with banks is getting worse not better.

  • Hashtags: Is Facebook About to Follow Twitter? Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:36 AM ET

    Facebook is looking to improve its search and indexing capabilities by adding the hashtag symbol, one of the most recognizable features of its social networking rival Twitter.

  • Journalist Accused of Helping Hackers Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:27 PM ET

    A prominent social media journalist has been charged with conspiring with a member of the Anonymous hacking collective to hack into and "deface" the Los Angeles Times.

  • Here's How Boeing Plans to Fix Fire Risk on 787 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:21 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • US Budget Talks Point to Small Deficit-Cut Deal Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:37 PM ET

    As divisions over major reductions in federal budget deficits solidify, President Obama and members of Congress have begun weighing limited steps that might be brokered in a bipartisan deal.

  • Samsung Takes on Apple With New Galaxy S4 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4, a phone that allows users to scroll with their eyes and navigate the screen without touching it.

  • Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cybersecurity in Phone Call Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has taken mounting U.S. concerns about computer hacking straight to China's new president.

  • Senate Report Blasts JPMorgan Executives Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    JP Morgan

    The Senate said JPMorgan executives misled investor and regulators over the "London Whale" trade. It even raised questions about the conduct of CEO Jamie Dimon.

  • No Market Bubble: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    With stocks at all-time highs, there's little sign of a bubble forming in markets, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Thursday.

  • JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Flagged in Fed’s Review Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Most banks got the green light from the Fed with their capital plans. In a surprise, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase received only "conditional approval."

  • When Will the US Energy Boom Help at the Pump? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Unfortunately for many consumers, the price savings from the growing U.S. energy boom have yet to materialize in the place it could have the most impact: the gas pump.

  • Who's Spending? The Rich—Of Course Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Rich people are picking up the slack in spending, with the rest from those working in an economy of under-the-table cash payments.

  • Pain at the Pump: State Gas Taxes on the Rise Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Tight state budgets and jammed roadways this year are prompting some U.S. states to make one of the most politically unpopular moves imaginable.

  • Google Reader Got You Down? Here Are Alternatives Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    Here's a look at a few alternatives to Google's Reader now that it's on its way out.

  • Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Shapewear Patent Suit Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Spanx is fighting allegations from a fellow shapewear company that suggest some Spanx camisoles look too similar to their products. NBC reports.

  • Booming Market Adds 300,000 New US Millionaires Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The long rally in stocks has been the biggest driver of the number of millionaires, which may have already exceeded an all-time record.

  • Housing Foreclosures Start to 'Flare-Up' Again Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Banks are repossessing fewer homes, in fact the fewest since March of 2007, but in some states that may be about to change.

  • Jobless Claims Slip While Producers Paying More Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, while producer prices rose by the most in 5 months as gas prices spiked.

  • Horse Meat Applicant’s Food Safety Is Questioned Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    The New Mexico company, Valley Meat, drew complaints over a two-year period from federal inspectors and state regulators over its disposal of remains when it processed cattle for beef. The New York Times reports.

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