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  • JC Penney Reports Bigger Loss Than Expected Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    J.C. Penney reported a bigger quarterly loss and lower revenue than expected. CEO Mike Ullman vowed to put the retailer "back on a path to profitable growth."

  • Dell Earnings Fall Short of Estimates; Sales Beat Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    Dell reported earnings that fell far shy of market forecasts but revenue came in better than expected. Shares were little changed after-hours.

  • The Man Who Gave America Fish Sticks Is Dead Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Fish sticks, the ultimate starter seafood.

    Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

  • Obama Names Daniel Werfel Acting IRS Commissioner Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:17 PM ET
    Danny Werfel

    President Obama on Thursday named White House budget official Daniel Werfel the new acting IRS commissioner.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.

  • 'Profitless Rally': Stocks Heading for a Slowdown Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme looks as if it will start coming under stress if what Citigroup calls a "profitless rally" continues.

  • Next Group That May Be Slammed by Debt: Farmers Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.

  • Philly Fed Index Contracts Unexpectedly Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region contracted in May as new orders fell to their lowest level in almost a year, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • Slow Growth: Bad News for Jobs, Housing; CPI Tame Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    Thursday's economic reports featured mostly bad news, with housing starts plunging and jobless claims rising while inflation remained under control.

  • Stop IRS Culture of 'Rot and Abuse': Rep. Boustany Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    Rep. Charles Boustany tells CNBC he's confident Congress will follow the "paper trail" to hold to account those responsible for the IRS' targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.

  • BloombergBlack: A Threat to Its Terminal Clients? Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Bloomberg has quietly launched a wealth management company, putting it in competition with its biggest terminal customers.

  • A Lotto Bucks: Powerball Pot Hits $475 Million Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Powerball Lottery

    Feeling lucky? Well, no one won Wednesday night's $360 million Powerball lottery, and the jackpot for Saturday's drawing is soaring.

  • In Bloomberg Uproar, Ethics Flags for New Media Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Bloomberg headquarters, NYC

    The Bloomberg uproar highlights the uncertain and rapidly changing ethical landscape facing companies that, like Bloomberg, are reinventing the news business.

  • A Flurry of Fed Speakers Seen Guiding Wall Street Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:01 PM ET

    Thursday's markets will navigate data on jobs, housing and inflation, but traders may be most interested in something else.

  • Whale Watch: Einhorn Boosts Apple Stake by 83.5% Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Big investors are reporting their quarterly holdings, offering a glimpse into what some of the big fish were buying and selling during the first quarter.

  • AIG 'Going Back to Our Roots': CEO Benmosche Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Robert Benmosche

    AIG has refocused on its core businesses of insurance and underwriting, putting the financial crisis in the rear-view mirror, CEO Robert Benmosche tells CNBC.

  • America's Love Affair With Cars Is Over: Study Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Car sharing programs are becoming a good option for those who want to avoid car ownership.

    Americans are driving less, waiting longer to get licensed and are increasingly turning to alternatives to driving such as mass transit or car-sharing programs. NBC News reports.

  • US Defense Companies Go On Overseas Offensive Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.

  • House Speaker Suggests Jail Time in IRS Targeting Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner suggesting jail time over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

  • 'Death Cross'? Yields May Break 1% Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The 10-year Treasury is facing a huge drop in yield and a flight from risk, one analysis showed.

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