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  • Facebook Unveils Its Next Big Thing: Social Search Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Facebook's new Graph Search icon

    Facebook's big announcement was ... a social search feature that will allow users to search their friends' content.

  • How to Put the 'Crazy' in Crazy Blind Date Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    A new app called "Crazy Blind Date" let's people to give "kudos" to their date, thereby making them more available to dating other people. But Jane Wells found a way to put the crazy in Crazy Blind Date.

  • The usual explanations for reckless borrowing focus on people's character. But recent research has shown that scarcity by itself is enough to cause this kind of financial self-sabotage.

  • Payroll Tax Hike Not Seen by Some Workers Yet Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Not all American workers have seen the higher payroll tax in their paycheck yet, particularly those employed by small businesses, Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fiscal Hawks Link Spending Cuts to Hurricane Sandy Aid Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:09 PM ET
    Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    Northeast lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts.

  • United is offering same-day checked baggage delivery service at some airports. Prices start at $29.95 for one bag delivered within a 40-mile radius to a home, office or hotel.

  • The Cost of America's Crumbling Bridges and Roads Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Worry Over Sales Spurs Talk of Cheaper iPhones Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Analysts say Apple must decide whether to keep catering to the high end of the phone market or offer something cheaper to compete with lower-cost alternatives.

  • Here's What New York State's New Gun Law Would Do Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    New York State already had what was considered the nation's toughest gun-control law. Here are provisions in a sweeping new bill expected to be approved by the Legislature on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Over the Hill at Work: Why 50 May Be the New 70 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Are careers over much sooner these days than in the past? Is the younger generation, Gen X, taking over? Or is it the even-younger Gen Y?

  • NRA Rolls Out Shooting App on Apple's iPad, iPhone Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    NRA: Practice Range

    The NRA has launched a free mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad that allows users to shoot at targets with various types of guns, including assault weapons.

  • US Home Prices Surge Despite Distress Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.

  • Business Inventories Rose Modestly in November Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Business inventories rose modestly in November as sales rose solidly, backing views restocking will not support economic growth in the fourth quarter.

  • Dell Buyout Has '50-50' Chance: Wilbur Ross Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    There's a "50-50 chance" that Dell would be taken private — private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday, in reaction to reports that the computer maker is in talks with PE firms about a potential $20 billion-plus buyout.

  • Retail Sales Get Auto Boost; Inflation Remains Tame Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Retail sales rose more than expected in December while wholesale prices remained low, suggesting inflation is in check.

  • Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any Veteran Who Wants a Job Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:16 AM ET
    A Walmart store in Methuen, Mass.

    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, plans to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge.

  • Fitch Warns of US Downgrade Over Debt Fight Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.

  • American credit card holders in their late 20s and early 30s have more debt than older consumers, repay it more slowly and risk dying in debt if they don't curb their spending habits.

  • In this Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, Scott Marshall, top, of Calhoun, Ga., files for unemployment, in Dalton, Ga. Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and a private survey showed businesses stepped up hiring in August. The data sketched a brighter outlook for the job market one day before the government reports on August employment. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    The number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011 as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs.

  • Dell in Talks to Go Private, Shares Surge Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:47 PM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    Dell is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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