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  • 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 Bulls Are Back for Seconds

    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

    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.

  • Iger, Lucas Weigh in on Disney's $4 Billion Lucasfilm Acquisition

    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.

  • US, China Leave a Feeble Europe in Their Wake Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    The economies of the United States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession and fiscal disarray.

  • Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.

  • Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years Eve storm has suffered damage from waves and flooding but has spilled none of the 155,000 gallons of fuel and other oil products aboard, officials managing the incident said on Thursday.

  • After bruising fights in GOP ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of super storm Sandy, Congress started a new session Thursday with Republicans more divided than ever.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.

  • CEOs Pan Fiscal Cliff Deal, Vow to Continue Debt Fight Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    U.S. executives largely panned the congressional deal to steer America away from the "fiscal cliff," saying Washington wasted an opportunity to address the nation's debt.

  • More Steps Needed to Save US Credit Rating: Moody's Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    The U.S. must do more than the recently passed "fiscal cliff" measures if the country is to rescue its Aaa debt rating from its current negative outlook, rating agency Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.

  • What's in the 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill Passed by Congress? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Senate bill on Tuesday night to avert $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." Here are the details.

  • US Avoids Calamity in 'Fiscal Cliff' Drama Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama makes statement on fiscal cliff

    The United States averted economic calamity on Tuesday when lawmakers approved a deal preventing huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off the "fiscal cliff" into recession.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:09 AM ET
    Euro Zone Factory Output Falls by Most in Nearly 4 Years

    The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.