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JC Penney brings back the 'Big Book'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:53am
Department-store operator J.C. Penney is bringing back its hefty print catalog five years after ditching it to focus on the web.
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Obama focuses on middle class in speech

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:12am
In his speech Tuesday night, Obama will challenge Congress to back his tax-raising ideas for helping the middle class.
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Google in talks to buy Softcard: Report

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:48am
Google is in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard, tech news website TechCrunch reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Ebola, air disasters hit trust in institutions

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:45am
A rash of unforeseen events in 2014 has left trust in global institutions at six-year lows, according to a survey.
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Spain and Italy headed for 1% yields?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:18am
One percent: that's the level bond yields in peripheral euro zone states may fall to on expectations of deflation and monetary stimulus, analysts say.
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The rich and famous visit Davos

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:04am
CNBC gives a who's who of the rich and famous expected to attend this year's World Economic Forum.
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Turing’s $1M notebook goes to auction

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:17am
A notebook belonging to the man known as the father of computing is expected to fetch at least $1 million at auction, the FT reports.
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Islamic State video could show Japanese hostages

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:41am
The Islamic State armed group issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese hostages.
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Future of oil isn't just about prices

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:35am
Oil prices may be the buzzword of the moment, but what will be people in the sector be talking about in the future? CNBC looks at some possibilities.
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Americans shake off economic pessimism

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:00am
Americans have emerged from the deep economic pessimism produced by the Great Recession and financial crisis, according to a poll.
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IMF slices global growth forecast for 2015

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:00pm
The IMF trimmed its global growth forecast for 2015, citing dimmer economic prospects for China, Russia, the euro area, Japan and oil producers.
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China economy grows at slowest pace in 24 years

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:00pm
Gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in 2014 from 7.7 percent in 2013, undershooting government targets of "around 7.5 percent."
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Should you try to catch a falling Swiss knife?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:38pm
Switzerland's stock market dived after its central bank de-pegged the franc, but don't bargain hunt yet, analysts said.
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Chinese Premier goes to Davos in rare showing

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:09pm
In a rarity for Chinese leaders, Premier Li Keqiang will attend the WEF's annual meeting in Davos, joining 40 other heads of state and government.
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North Korea marathon lures Americans

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:55pm
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea may be high after the hack attack on Sony Pictures late last year, but the upcoming 28th Pyongyang marathon in April is expected to attract more westerners than ever.
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Charts: $26 oil unlikely but possible

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:46pm
The rapid collapse in Nymex oil prices caught many investors offguard, and the charts suggest worst may not be over.
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Buckle up! Strategist forecasts $30 oil

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:25pm
If you thought 2014 was volatile, hold on to your hats this year as the price of oil could hit $30 a barrel and bond markets will outperform.
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UK ends investigation into HP-Autonomy deal

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:06pm
Britain's Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigation into the ill-fated sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard Co in 2011.
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Can America keep going it alone?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:00pm
The world just got scarier for risk assets. So how long can America continue to shine in a dull world?
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Netflix preview: Halting the slide

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:18pm
Netflix's stock has spent the better part of the last 6 months on the defensive. Here's what analysts are looking for in its earnings.
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