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  • Samsung Snaps Winning Streak in Record Profits Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    The iPhone's main adversary estimated its January-March operating profit rose 53 percent to $7.7 billion, marking the end of five straight quarters of record profits for the world's biggest techn firm by revenue.

  • Why Central Banks Are Reluctant to Follow Japan Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan

    In contrast to the Bank of Japan's radical monetary shift announced on Thursday, the ECB and BOE policy decisions that followed were underwhelming in comparison. The Financial Times reports.

  • Facebook Wants to Be Your Smartphone's Home Screen Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home.

    Facebook just got serious about mobile. At a media event Thursday, Facebook showcased its new software for Android devices called 'Home.'

  • Japan's Giant Experiment Won't End Well: Kyle Bass Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    J. Kyle Bass

    Japan is wagering its future on a massive experiment, and Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management doesn't see it ending well.

  • North Korea and China Get Cozier Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Kim Jung-Un

    A layer of complexity underlying the saber-rattling in North Korea is Pyongyang's growing trade relationship with China, said John Park of Harvard's Belfer Center.

  • Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

    Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • All Eyes on Facebook Ahead of Mobile Phone Event Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.

  • North Korea Army Says Gets Approval for US Nuke Strike Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. The Global Post reports.

  • Japan's QE Will Work Better Than US: Stiglitz Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    An effective formula of combining monetary and fiscal policies means Japan is in a better position to benefit from quantitative easing compared to the U.S., says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Brace for More Market Tremors From North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    While the latest ratcheting up in tensions between North and South Korea is starting to make investors jittery, markets may be underestimating the risk of a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • North Korea Threatens to Shut $2 Billion Complex Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, and demanded extended notice of when hundreds of South Korean workers planned to leave.

  • Aussie Consumers Are Back, Thanks to Low Rates Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

    Australian retail sales surged 1.3 percent in February, far above expectations and the biggest rise in over three years, the clearest sign yet that consumer demand is responding to lower rates.

  • Say What? China Gives Up Bid for ADB Leadership Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    As the Asian Development Bank searched for a new leader, one seemingly odd twist is that China, the third largest shareholder in the bank has forfeited its chance to come up with a nominee. CaiXin Online reports.

  • New Bird Flu Cases Rise in China, Three Deaths Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:21 PM ET

    China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, bringing to nine the number of confirmed human infections from the previously unknown flu type.

  • Major Recall in the US Hits Hyundai, Kia Shares Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:16 PM ET

    Shares of Hyundai Motors and its Kia Motors affiliate slumped on Thursday, after both companies said they are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and SUVs in the United States to address faulty parts.

  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • Phone Calls to Facetime: 40 Years of Cellphones Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    Martin Cooper places first call on mobile phone on April 3, 1973

    It has been 40 years since the first call was made on a cellphone. Here's a look at how mobile devices have evolved.

  • High-End Golf Extravagances Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 extravagances for the golfer who demands--and can pay for--the best. Read ahead to see what they are and what they cost.

  • 'Pay Your Fair Share,' Australia Tells Google, Apple Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    Australia will force corporate giants to disclose their tax arrangements to curb alleged tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

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