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  • Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

    Scenes from the Boston Marathon bombing catastrophe, one of the nation's worst attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
  • A muscle car is more than just a high-performance two-door car. It’s the basis for an entire high-speed subculture. Check out these 10 classics from Total Car Score's Karl Brauer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For a fraction of the cost of buying a supercar, laymen drivers can drive a Ferrari on a closed course for a few laps. This experience is sold by businesses and manufacturers, and even though it’s over quickly, it’s exhilarating and unforgettable.

  • For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.

  • No marketplace can filter out every fraudulent product from sellers who are unscrupulous or simply unaware. Here’s a roundup of commonly faked items in popular categories of collecting.

  • Every month, Inside China provides viewers with a front row seat to the historic changes shaping the world’s emerging superpower. Eunice Yoon covers the trends that are defining the new China and influencing the world.

  • Cooltra scooter as seen in the GSMA Connected City

    A phone that can make you coffee? Hitch you a ride? Here are 10 of the coolest things your smartphone will soon do.

  • We're tired of hearing about the sequester and its brutal budget cuts. But this is standard operating procedure in American politics, historians say.

  • The challenges of China's old guard are very different from the issues the new leaders will encounter because of the country's strong economy. CNBC explores China during this time of transition.

  • There’s a lot of risk involved in passing off a forgery, but people do it anyway, for ego gratification or pure profit. An expert can stop a buyer from getting fleeced, but even experts get fooled. Read ahead to see CNBC.com’s list of fakes and forgeries that fooled the experts.

  • Residential apartment buildings stand in the new district of Kangbashi in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

    They look like any other city, but with one difference: No people. And in many cases, they feature miles and miles of empty apartments and office buildings. The following photos are graphic signs of China's property bubble.

  • A $4 purchase that winds up being worth $8 million? Read the fascinating stories of famous and not-so-famous treasures lost and found around the world.

  • We've put together a list of 2012's most expensive property markets, based on research by luxury estate agent Knight Frank, ranking areas by both average property prices for the year, and price per square foot in the fourth quarter.

  • Jeff Allen buys, re-tools and sells cars for top dollar, so he must be doing something right. Read ahead to see 10 cars he restored that turned major profits.

  • Stephen Elop, chief executive officer of Nokia Oyj, poses for a photograph with a Lumia smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

    Mobile wars came to Barcelona on Monday as the world's largest technology giants unveiled their latest products.

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