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  • Jobless claims plunge to near 6-year low Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    A representative from Independent Capital Management shakes hands with a interviewee at s job fair in El Segundo, Calif.

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell to a near six-year low last week, while U.S. consumer prices remained largely benign in July.

  • Apple missed the boat on buying Twitter: Pros Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Some say an Apple acquisition of Twitter would make sense. But the ship seems to have sailed.

  • Cisco to lay off 4,000 employees; stock skids Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Cisco stock plunges after it announced plans to lay off 4,000 employees, or 5 percent of its work force.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

  • Not again! DC braces for new debt fight Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    It’s been awhile since Congress created a budget crisis, but this fall is ripe with opportunity for fiscal chaos.

  • Perks for parking: Airports join loyalty game Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Travelers who aren't loyal to a certain airline may still earn rewards for flying—from their airport. More airports are offering frequent travelers perks such as exclusive lounges.

  • Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:48 AM ET

    Virtual currency bitcoin is to be investigated by both the FBI and the Senate Committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Shopping is a loop of loneliness, study finds Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a store window display in New York.

    It turns out there are three types of materialists—and for one of them, shopping is a "virtuous" cycle that actually decreases loneliness, a study finds.

  • Regulator tightens up auto recall, repair rules Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    New rules announced Wednesday aim to make it easier to find out if a vehicle has been subject to a recall and whether it has been repaired.

  • Does Icahn make money for anyone but himself? Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investors like Carl Icahn have more money and more influence than ever before. Here's what feeding the rise of this sometimes combative style of investing.

  • A bad day for Jamie Dimon just got a lot worse Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:14 PM ET
    JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

    Wall Street sheriff Preet Bharara directed both barrels at JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday afternoon, and he aimed his sights high.

  • Fed's Bullard sounds caution about low inflation Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that inflation continues to run on the low side, but it could be back.

  • Mortgage rates same for loans big and small Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    In an unusual twist in the mortgage market, the difference between the cost of a conforming loan (generally $417,000 and under) and a jumbo loan has shrunk to nearly nothing.

  • Hedge fund holdings: Top managers show their hands Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 12:55 PM ET
    David Einhorn, president and co-founder of Greenlight Capital

    Wednesday marks 45 days since the end of the second quarter, or as it's known in the financial community, "13F Day." Some of the world's biggest funds report their holdings.

  • Owner of email service Snowden used faces arrest Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:56 AM ET
    A cardboard mask of Edward Snowden on the ground at a protest against the PRISM surveillance program, which Snowden leaked.

    The owner of an encrypted email service used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, said he has been threatened with criminal charges for refusing to comply with an order to turn over information about his customers.

  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.

  • Buffett's Heinz slashes 9% of US, Canada staff Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's newly acquired H.J. Heinz Co. is eliminating 600 jobs across the U.S. and in Canada, it said Tuesday.

  • Two JPM workers charged in 'London whale' saga Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Wednesday criminally charged two former JPMorgan Chase employees with wire fraud and a conspiracy to falsify books.

  • Good Hyperloop news: G-forces won't crush you Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    A U.S. military subject undergoes G-force testing while seated and wearing padded eye protection.

    Despite what you might think, G-forces from traveling through a tube at hundreds of miles an hour won't crush you.

  • Businesses claim Obamacare is forcing hour-cutting Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Luke Perfect, who works at a Subway franchise in Kennebunk, Maine, expects to have his hours cut because his employer says offering him health insurance under Obamacare's employer mandate is too expensive.

    Employers around the country say that they will be cutting workers' hours below 30 a week because they can't afford to offer the health insurance mandated by Obamacare.

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