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  • Age of cars in America climbs to all-time high Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Americans are making their old cars and trucks run longer. A study by Polk finds the average age for vehicles in America has climbed to an all-time high of 11.4 years.

  • Fed has us wearing 'the best of the worst' crown Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    It's past time for the Fed to stop the presses and stop manipulating the market. It's time for the long-term health of not only the market but of the economy.

  • July economic data: two out of three ain't bad Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    The Services and Manufacturing ISM both report Employment expanding, but Nonfarm payrolls were below consensus. ISM respondents' optimism is overdone, or Nonfarm payrolls is wrong.

  • Higher mortgage rates may mean easier credit Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    As mortgage rates rise and refinancings fall dramatically, banks are in search of new business. That, in turn, has them easing lending standards for some borrowers.

  • MBA.com: Online degrees get big, and expensive Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    When UNC-Chapel Hill launched its online MBA program two years ago, tuition cost $89,000—the same as the old-fashioned way. That may have been a bargain.

  • Don't ignore the trade deficit, it's hurting growth Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:14 AM ET
    argo is unloaded from the the YM Hamburg at the Port of Oakland's TTI Terminal (Hanjin)/ Total Terminals International, in Oakland, California.

    Cutting the annual trade deficit by $300 billion and forcing China and others' hands on protectionism would increase GDP by about $500 billion a year.

  • Why ESPN is key to Disney's upcoming earnings Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    French-born model and actor Gilles Marini poses with Mickey Mouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

    ESPN faces tough comparisons to a year ago. But the advertising recovery should benefit the valuable sports network as well as Disney's other networks.

  • Morning Six-Pack: What we're reading Monday Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    Canada Eh!

    JPMorgan looking to end its metal period, Canadian housing market still on fire, and Goldman Sachs sued for aluminum busines.

  • Trying to create a 'Sharknado' with ... T-shirts? Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Every brand wants to go viral, but few actually know how to tweak Internet weather patterns to create a "Sharknado." One guy thinks he knows the key: Hundreds of T-shirts.

  • Dog days of August may treat markets kindly Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    August is traditionally unkind to markets, but trends suggest that this time might actually be different.

  • CFTC's Chilton won't back current Volcker Rule Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    Bart Chilton, the CFTC's commissioner, has sent a letter to Ben Bernanke urging the Fed to draft a tougher Volcker Rule so banks can no longer speculate in commodity markets.

  • Breaking down the Wall St.-Main St. disconnect Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    You see it all the time: Booming times for Wall Street banks and investors, while life for ordinary Americans remains, well, ordinary.

  • Bulls play for more in GameStop Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 4:52 AM ET

    A large trader is looking for more gains in GameStop despite a downgrade by Credit Suisse.

  • Fed needs collective wisdom, not charismatic leader Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    A much greater emphasis on mission and policies would be more useful than the current debate about personalities who might chair the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) after next January.

  • Cut-rate wheels: P2P car rentals picking up speed Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Shelby Clark, founder and chief community officer of RelayRides, at the company's office in San Francisco.

    There's a new and cheaper way to rent a car—get it from someone who lives near the airport. Peer-to-peer car-sharing sites are gaining in popularity.

  • Younger drinkers tire of the taste of light beer Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Bad spring weather and a sluggish economy were cited by brewers for the recent poor sales of some of their light beer brands. But a couple of new surveys suggest consumers may just be growing tired of the taste of light beer and moving on.

  • Heartburn over bad math and Big Macs Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    A report that says McDonald's would only need to raise the price of Big Macs by 68 cents to double workers' wages is bunk and based on bad math, says CNBC contributor Carol Roth.

  • You really like me? What now for Facebook's stock Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    Investors watched Facebook shares swoon after its IPO. The stock has clawed its way back after big gains in mobile ad revenue, but is it a good buy?

  • IPO market heats up...even in August Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    August is traditionally deadsville for equity trading, but it's particularly dead for the IPO business. Everyone shuts down until September. Not this year....

  • 4 stocks under $10 making big moves Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Stocks often make large-percentage move before the start of a major trend—a trend that can lead to huge profits. These four stocks are about to break out, TheStreet.com reports.

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