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  • 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.

  • Platinum Coin Idea Is Rejected by White House Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    The White House on Wednesday sees little profit in the notion of minting $1 trillion platinum coin as an escape hatch to avoid a debt default if Congress balks at the debt limit.

  • Oracle Pledges to Fix Java Security Flaw 'Shortly' Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    Java

    Oracle said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program.

  • A federal appeals court ruled that Netflix receives an unfair advantage from the US Postal Service in handling its DVDs and ordered postal regulators to remedy the situation.

  • Skype Founder Browses Globe for Next Tech Earner Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Earth Net

    Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Skype, believes the next hot tech business can come from anywhere around the globe.

  • SAC Expects Big Fund Exodus in 2013: Report Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    SAC Capital Advisors expects client withdrawals of at least $1 billion in 2013 as the hedge fund battles intense regulatory scrutiny over insider trading allegations, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing people briefed on the matter.

  • Shell May Have Moved Rig to Avoid Taxes: US Lawmaker Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:17 AM ET
    Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk rig

    Shell may have moved an oil rig that ran aground off Alaska last week partly to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said, raising even more questions about the oil company's decision on the timing of the move.

  • Forecast for 2013: Market Predictions Will Be Wrong Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Investors sifting through analysts' new year predictions for stock market movements may want to press "delete" and look instead for sound companies, as history shows equity index forecasts are usually wrong.

  • How Samsung Is Dealing With Apple Dropping Chips Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.

  • Junk-Rated ArcelorMittal Raises Surprise $4 Billion Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:49 AM ET
    Lakshmi Mittal

    Steelmaker ArcelorMittal raised a bigger-than-expected $4 billion in a share and convertible notes offering, it said on Thursday, to fix its debt-laden balance sheet.

  • US Could Save $2 Trillion on Health Costs: Study Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    The United States could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the U.S. government used its influence in the public and private sectors, a study released on Thursday said.

  • SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Departs Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who worked to rebuild the SEC's tarnished image after the Madoff scandal and the financial crisis, is departing the agency, the SEC announced on Wednesday.

  • Google Drops Key Patent Claims Against Microsoft Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    Google unit Motorola Mobility has asked a trade panel to drop two key patents from an infringement complaint that it filed against Microsoft.

  • Dish Network has made an unsolicited offer to buy Clearwire for about $2.28 billion, trumping an offer by Clearwire shareholder Sprint Nextel and potentially interfering with Softbank plan to take a majority stake in Sprint.

  • US Crude Oil Settles at $93 on Index Rebalancing Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Brent crude rose in heavy trading and U.S. crude dipped as the beginning of the annual rebalancing of a key commodities index widened the spread between the two contracts.

  • Google Offers New York City Neighborhood Free WiFi Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during a news conference where it was announced that free Wi-Fi will be provided by Google to the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.

    Google and a New York redevelopment organization are providing a Manhattan neighborhood with free public WiFi Internet access.

  • Vodafone Shares Rise on Verizon Sale Talk Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Verizon

    Shares in Vodafone rose almost 3 percent on Tuesday after its partner in U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless said it would be "feasible" to buy out the British group in what would be one of the biggest corporate deals ever.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Things are getting serious at the Magic Kingdom: Disney started an internal cost-cutting review and is mulling layoffs.

  • US Fiscal Crisis Seen Hurting Tech Earnings Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    Warning to investors: major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month.