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  • US Midwest Business Activity Tops Forecast in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An employee assembles an 2.0 liter ecoboost engine on the production line at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio, U.S

    Business activity in the US Midwest reaccelerated in May after contracting in April as measures of employment and new orders jumped, a report showed on Friday.

  • Dish Trying to 'Agitate' Sprint, Not Buy: Grubman Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Dish Network doesn't want to own Sprint Nextel or Clearwire, telecom expert Jack Grubman says in his first TV appearance since settling conflict of interest allegations in 2003.

  • Consumers Feel Pinch as Income Flat, Spending Off Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Consumer spending fell in April for the first time in almost a year and inflation pressures were subdued, pointing to a slowdown in economic activity.

  • Mr. President, You've Got Mail, the Vetted Kind Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    The White House, Washington, D.C.

    The latest ricin-laced letter addressed to President Obama highlights the state-of-the-art Secret Service facility used for screening a million pieces of mail a year.

  • Beware: Many Checking Accounts Have Hidden Fees Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    You can't comparison shop if you don't know what you're getting. And that's what happens, in many cases, when people open a checking account.

  • Refi Madness Is Finally Running Out of Steam Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.

  • Dell Seeks Buyout Vote, Sets Up Showdown With Icahn Friday, 31 May 2013 | 6:55 AM ET

    Dell urged shareholders on Friday to vote for the $24.4 billion buyout offer led by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell at a special meeting on July 18.

  • Stocks to Watch at This Year's Biotech Super Bowl Friday, 31 May 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Merck lab

    The spotlight at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting will be on data from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, and Merck on a new class of cancer drugs.

  • This Tax Loophole Mistake Saves Companies Billions Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:54 AM ET
    The seal on the US Treasury building in Washington, DC.

    The "check the box" loophole shows how Washington saved money for American corporations and deprived the government of billions in tax revenue.

  • Goldman: This US Treasury Sell-Off Is for Real Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs has warned that a widely predicted bond sell-off is finally happening, while a major U.S. asset manager has warned investors to move out of long-duration bonds to avoid heavy losses.

  • Intel Scores Major Win in Samsung Galaxy Tablet Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:25 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, in a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker.

  • Saks Shares Fall on Report Neiman Rebuffs Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    Shares of luxury department store Saks are lower in after-hours trading Thursday after Dow Jones reported that the private-equity owners of Neiman Marcus rebuffed an overture to merge the companies.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • First Natl. Pot Brand Planned by Ex-Microsoft Exec Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first US marijuana brand, kicking off his Seattle-based business by acquiring medical cannabis dispensaries in three states.

  • For a Good Job and Big Money, Pick the Right Major Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    It pays to go to college in general—but how big a payoff you get can vary wildly depending on your major.

  • Seniors Warned, Beware of Selling Pension Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.

  • Why California Oil Country Lags in US Shale Boom Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    California is an alternative energy giant, but is also home to one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. fossil fuel renaissance – the Monterey shale.

  • This Chart Shows Dow Should Be (a Lot!) Lower Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City.

    While earnings have grown only modestly over the past few quarters, stock prices have surged, sending what could be a disconcerting message to investors.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • Stocks Having a 'Taper Tantrum,' Says Fidelity Pro Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    The Fed realizes at some point it has to scale back its bond purchases and that's made the stock market "very unpredictable," Jurrien Timmer of Fidelity Investments told CNBC.

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