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Fed Stands Ready to Act Sooner Than Later, Market Shrugs

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:40pm
Another round of quantitative easing, focused on buying mortgage-backed securities, is the most likely action the Fed would announce.

Unlimited Vacation Time: The Ultimate Work Benefit?

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:40pm
A number of companies, particularly the Silicon Valley, start-up kind, are moving away from the traditional vacation accrual policy and toward a more employee-friendly unlimited paid time off policy.

Comcast Offers $300 A Month Super-Fast Internet: Would You Pay Up?

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:40pm
The average Internet user pays less than $55 per month for at least 15 megabits per second of data.

New York Times Drops BlackBerry App

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:40pm
Research in Motion's BlackBerry users can no longer use the official New York Times app to read news stories over their devices, in a fresh blow to the maker of the smartphone once considered an essential.

New Home Sales Decline 8.4% in June

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:40pm
Sales of new single-family homes fell 8.4% in June to an annual rate of 350,000 after reaching a two-year high in May.

Companies Say 3 Million Unfilled Positions in Skill Crisis

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 11:30am
Even with almost 13 million Americans looking for work and 8 million more settling for part-time jobs, almost half the 1,361 U.S. employers surveyed in January by ManpowerGroup say they can't find workers to fill positions.

Apple Stumbles, Hits 'Air Pocket' Until iPhone 5 Release

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 11:30am
Apple's customers appear to be waiting for the iPhone 5, creating an air pocket that will likely affect the current quarter as well.

Cast of 'Modern Family' Sues Over Contract

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 11:30am
Five stars of "Modern Family" have banded together and are suing to void their contracts to work on the hit comedy, arguing that the contracts are illegal under California law.

Wall Street Legend Sandy Weill: Break Up the Big Banks

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:10am
Former Citigroup Chairman & CEO Sanford Weill, the man who invented the financial supermarket, called for the breakup of big banks in an interview on CNBC.

Will the VIX Burn Investors Waiting for a Market Crash?

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:10am
"The bottom line is everyone has it wrong because there's just so much fear out there," says Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research.

Bank-Rate Rigging Faces Tougher EU Rules, Antitrust Scrutiny

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:10am
The European Union pledged tougher supervision of interbank lending rates and said it may expand antitrust probes.

Caterpillar Earnings Jump 67%

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:50am
The world's largest maker of construction machines posted a 67% jump in quarterly profit and raised its forecast for 2012 earnings.

General Dynamics Lowers Guidance as Profits Fall

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:50am
General Dynamics said its second-quarter net income fell 3%, and the defense contractor cut its 2012 profit prediction due to contract delays in its IT business.

Why $100 Oil Is Only a Headline Away

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:50am
Rich Ilczyszyn, commodities trader and founder of iiTrader.com, thinks oil is just pausing on its way back to triple digits.

European Losses Hammer Ford

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:50am
Plummeting sales in Europe -- and no hope for a quick fix in the troubled region -- hurt Ford's second-quarter profit and forced the company to lower its full-year earnings forecast.

Gay Marriage Boosts NYC's Economy by $259 Million

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:50am
Since gay marriage was legalized in New York state a year ago, marriage license fees, local celebrations and wedding-related purchases have boosted New York City's economy by $259 million.

Ford Profit Falls 57% to $1 Billion

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 7:35am
Ford's profit fell 57% in the second quarter as losses in Europe and Asia swamped a healthy performance in North America.

PepsiCo's Profit Sinks 21%

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 7:35am
PepsiCo says its profit fell 21% in the second quarter as one-time restructuring costs and a stronger dollar ate into results.

IMF: China Downside Risks Significant

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 6:30am
The International Monetary Fund said China's slowing economy faces significant downside risks and relies too much on investment.

Seizing Mortgages Could Yield Big Returns

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 6:30am
Tapping the power of eminent domain to repair underwater mortgages could generate investor returns of up to 30% and billions of dollars in fees for bankers.

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