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  • Many Hacked Small Companies Forced Out of Business Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    Nearly two-thirds of victimized companies go belly up after being cyber attacked. How small outfits can protect themselves.

  • The Dow's record high feels "eerily similar" to the market's peak in mid-2007 before the global financial crisis, Albert Edwards, the London-based global strategist at Societe Generale, known for his famously bearish stance on equities, said on Thursday.

  • Jobs Market Gets Better; Trade Deficit Gets Worse Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:29 AM ET
    A job seeker hustles past job listing and employment opportunity information at an Illinois Employment and Training Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, while the trade deficit grew and productivity dropped, reports showed Thursday.

  • Chanos: I'm Short Dell, Puzzled by Deal Talk Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC he's short on Dell and wonders if the potential deal-makers circling the troubled PC maker are looking at the company's financials.

  • Confidence Back? Several Retailers Top Sales Forecasts Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.

  • Department store J.C. Penney laid off about 2,200 employees in its stores and district offices on Wednesday, according to a report from The Dallas Morning News.

  • Alex Gorsky

    Containing health care costs, promoting innovation and the treatment of deadly diseases are among the biggest challenges the U.S. faces, Johnson and Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said on Thursday.

  • iWatch and TV Won’t Be Enough for Apple: Analyst Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Apple iPad products.

    Apple is in a "dilemma", according to one analyst and a low-end version of the iPhone or even a rumored iWatch or Apple TV may not be enough to turn its fortunes around.

  • Banking Blues: Job Cuts Rise in February Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Planned layoffs rose for the second month in a row in February as the financial sector cut the most employees in over a year, a report showed on Thursday.

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • Facebook Taps Genentech Veteran for Board Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    A Nasdaq television reporter is seen inside the Nasdaq studios as the Facebook logo is displayed on a ticker board.

    Facebook appointed a former Genentech executive to its board of directors, the social networking company's latest move to expand its boardroom following its initial public offering last May.

  • Why US Gas Exports Will Shake Up Global Market Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

    Despite objections, the U.S. is heading down the road to export natural gas, and that could ultimately help shake up world energy markets.

  • Dell 'Welcomes' Carl Icahn to Go-Shop Process Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:17 AM ET

    Dell on Thursday said it welcomed Carl Icahn, who has built up a 100 million share stake in the company, and other interested parties as the computer maker seeks to go private.

  • Credit Boom Warning Sign? Buybacks Hit $1 Trillion Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    Corporate buybacks have surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2009, a sign the credit boom is reaching new heights, according to one chief market strategist.

  • FAA Likely to OK Boeing Battery Testing in Days Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    U.S. safety regulators are poised to approve a plan to allow Boeing Co to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Google Focuses on Innovation, Not Stock Price: Exec Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Nikesh Arora

    Google is not just a search giant anymore. The company's push into a variety of different ventures have made it a force to be reckoned with in the tech industry.

  • Finally! Economic Recovery Is Starting to Pick Up Steam Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Stock-market bulls are finally getting some data to back up their bets that the U.S. economic recovery is picking up steam.

  • Time Warner Announces Plan to Spin Off Time Inc. Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    Time Warner announced plans to spin off its publishing unit Time Inc. as in independent, publicly-traded company.

  • Obamacare Drags Down Jobs and Sales Says Beige Book Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:25 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Congress remain locked in stalled budget negotiations as the effect of the sequestration begin to impact the U.S. economy.

    The Fed's report on the economy reveals that businesses across America say they are slowing hiring because of the Affordable Care Act. Maybe this thing really is a "jobs killer."

  • Job Gains Help Fuel the Stock-Market Bulls Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    "The economy is not in full swing but we're moving in the right direction," one economist said.

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