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  • Time to Tidy Up! It's National Clean Off Your Desk Day Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    If we didn't have so much else to worry about perhaps we could focus on the fact that we are a nation of messy desks. How messy are we? I asked you to send photos, and you did.

  • When Banks Walk Away, Homeowners Don't Always Win Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    A growing number of empty homes are not actually foreclosures. The borrowers still own them, whether they know it or not.

  • Home prices, which rose more than seven percent last year, will rise 6 percent in 2013, market researcher CoreLogic predicts in a report on Monday.

  • More Americans 75 and Older Keep Working Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Sixty-five is the normal retirement age, but many Americans are working much later in life, and not just because they need the money.

  • Members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit walk a picket line near APM Terminals, halting cargo at the busiest seaport complex in the nation.

    The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX)are racing to avert a Feb. 7th strike of 14,500 longshoremen members in 14 major East Coast ports, including hubs in New York and New Jersey.

  • Atlanta Has the Most to Gain from Super Bowl Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    An Atlanta Falcons fan holds up a sign during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The Falcons would certainly gain unprecedented credibility, and there is no doubt it would lead to more ticket and apparel sales.

  • How Obamacare Changes Health Benefits This Year Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.

  • A new survey reveals 53 percent of fliers would pay for a hot meal in coach, with a price tag of $5 most popular. Most airlines currently sell only cold snacks in economy, with some offering deluxe first-class meals for about $20.

  • Ford's turnaround plan is "clearly working," Ford CEO Alan Mulally said in a First on CNBC interview on Monday from the Detroit Auto Show.

  • This file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. New research greatly strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

    Coca-Cola plans to wade into the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health, using a series of new ads.

  • Java

    Oracle released an update to its Java software on Sunday, but experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing crimes.

  • Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone 5 Parts: Reports Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    Apple has cut orders for LCD screens and other parts for the iPhone 5 this quarter due to weak demand, the Nikkei reported.

  • Lockheed Struggling to Deliver F-35 Jet Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:02 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet has completed over a third of its planned flight tests, but it is still facing problems with the helmet needed to fly the plane, software development and weapons integration, according to a report by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

  • Markets, Public Can Be Confident: Fed's Evans Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is expected to grow by 2.5 percent in 2013, improving to 3.5 percent growth in 2014, top Fed official Charles Evans said on Monday.

  • Iran hostage drama "Argo" scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, winning best movie drama - the night's top prize - and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left front-runner "Lincoln" with just one trophy.

  • Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston for $750 Million Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jeweler Harry Winston is selling its high-end watches-to-necklaces division to Swatch Group in a $750 million cash deal that expands Swatch's luxury offering and lets the Canadian group concentrate on its diamond mines.

  • From left, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

    Taking after the Gnomes on the animated series who ardently practice American capitalism, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have wooed investors and raised money to form their own production studio, which they plan to announce on Monday. The NYT reports.

  • Will the Flu Season Impact Insurer Costs? Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 7:12 PM ET
    A man is is given his annual flu shot.

    Flu season typically costs the U.S. economy close to $10.5 billion in lost productivity and direct medical expenses, according to 2007 study by the Centers for Disease control (CDC). With the nation in the midst of the strongest flu season in nearly a decade, costs this winter could top those numbers.

  • Startup Plans Lean, Green 84 MPG Machine for 2014 Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 4:31 PM ET
    Elio Motors ultra high mileage car.

    Elio Motors plans to roll out a two-seater car that gets 84 miles per gallon in 2014.

  • Higher Payroll Tax Already Biting Consumer Spending Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Paychecks across the country have shrunk over the last week due to higher federal tax rates, and workers are already cutting back on spending, which will drag on the economy this year.

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