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  • Private Sector Adds More Jobs; Services Lead Way Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    The private sector created 192,000 new jobs in January, better than expectations and reflective of the slowly improving trend in the labor market.

  • MF Global’s Bankruptcy Nears a Happy Conclusion Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    A bankruptcy court will soon review a proposal that would return 93 percent of MF Global's missing money, and another proposal could plug the remaining shortfall for U.S. customers, sources said. The NYT reports.

  • One of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage companies in North America, Kinder Morgan owns more than 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals.

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will buy natural gas pipeline operator Copano Energy for $3.22 billion to tap into growing demand for infrastructure in Texas and Oklahoma.

  • GDP Shows Surprise Drop for US in Fourth Quarter Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fall as Refi Demand Drops Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages tumbled last week after three consecutive weeks of gains, with refinance demand slumping as interest rates rose, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Analysts Raise Amazon Price Targets as Margins Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Amazon.com's better-than-expected profit margins surprised Wall Street, prompting at least five brokerages to raise their price targets on the world's largest Internet retailer's stock on Wednesday.

  • Green Thumb? Washington State Looks for Pot Consultant Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    A Seattle resident takes marijuana from a plastic bag shortly after a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana took effect on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into brownies.

  • South Korea's Samsung Electronics did not willfully infringe on some of Apple's patents, a U.S. federal court has ruled, foiling Apple's attempt to ratchet up the $1.05 billion in damages it was awarded last August by a U.S. jury.

  • BP Pays Record $4 Billion in Criminal Penalties Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • JPMorgan Bet Against Itself in 'Whale' Trade Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    There is a new twist in the London Whale trading scandal that cost JPMorgan Chase $6.2 billion in trading losses last year. Some of the firm's own traders bet against the very derivatives positions placed by its chief investment office, said three people familiar with the matter.

  • Student Loan Balances Up, So Are Delinquencies: Study Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    A new study on student loans offers more evidence of the financial squeeze facing recent college graduates. But nearly as striking is the company behind the study: TransUnion.

  • 'Aubrey Discount' May Have Triggered Chesapeake Exit Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:41 PM ET
    Aubrey McClendon

    In a surprise announcement after the markets closed Tuesday, Chesapeake Energy announced the departure of Aubrey McClendon, the flamboyant entrepreneur who helped found the natural gas and oil company twenty-four years ago.

  • Russell Crowe in Les Miserables.

    Elliott Management's Paul Singer, long-famous for making Argentina miserable, turns out to be an investor in "Les Miserables." Yes, that Les Miserables. As in, the movie.

  • Millions of network-connected devices are vulnerable to a new hack.

  • Amazon Earnings, Outlook Miss; Revenue Jumps Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    The online retailer's earnings and outlook fell short of forecasts but revenue jumped 22 percent during the quarter and margins were strong. Shares initially fell then popped higher after-hours.

  • Broadcom Meets Revenue Forecast, Boosts Dividend Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    The company posted quarterly revenue at the high end of its target range as demand improved for its chips and it announced a 10 percent increase in its dividend.

  • Obama: 'Now Is the Time' to Fix Immigration Laws Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:48 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Obama called on Congress to make good on plans to overhaul the immigration system and offer a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. He said that if Congress is unable to act quickly, he will propose legislation and demand lawmakers vote on it.

  • Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark

    The producers of "Spider-Man" on Broadway and ousted director Julie Taymor told CNBC they're ready to settle their long-running court case.

  • Here's One Super Bowl Predictor That's Usually Right Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Antoine McClain #60 of the Baltimore Ravens poses during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day.

    The team whose metropolitan area boasts the lower employment rate during the previous calendar year has won 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls, according to a study by an outplacement firm.

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature after it was discovered million are at risk.

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