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Constance Parten

Senior Producer

Constance Parten is a senior producer for CNBC.com. Prior to joining CNBC in 2007, Parten was the lead web producer for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," and previously, the business editor/producer for DallasNews.com, the website of The Dallas Morning News. As a reporter for several national publications, Parten covered the insurance industry, corporate taxation and economic development.

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  • Steve Jobs, the irrepressible and iconic leader of the personal computer revolution, has been the undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades. From the Macintosh and the iPod, to iTunes and the iPhone, Jobs has secured his legacy as one of the few who dared to “Think Different.” Here, we take a look at his life: From adoptee to college dropout to business maverick and cancer patient, these are some of the personal and professional highlights of Steve Jobs' life.

    On Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. From the Macintosh and the iPod, to iTunes and the iPhone, Jobs has secured his legacy as one of the few who dared to “Think Different.”

  • Lee Iacocca, the quintessential brash chief executive of the 1980s, revamped the American automotive industry. From his first gig as a student engineer at Ford Motor, all the way up to CEO at Chrysler, his passion, vision, and love of the automobile created some of the most memorable and most successful car stories in the U.S.Here, we take a look at this auto-industry titan's favorite vehicles of all time.

    Lee Iacocca, the quintessential brash CEO of the 1980s, revamped the American automotive industry. Here, we take a look at this auto-industry titan's favorite vehicles of all time.

  • Jazz musician, arranger, producer, entrepreneur, social activist and one of the first black executives of a major record company: all describe the inimitable Quincy Jones. He is a one-person history of the entertainment industry over the past 60 years, going from be-bop to hip-hop. With more Grammy nominations and awards than anyone else alive, Quincy Jones is one of the great American success stories.Here, we take a look at some of the top singles ever produced by Jones. The list is based on a

    With more Grammy nominations and awards than anyone else alive, Quincy Jones is one of the great American success stories. Take a look at some of the top singles ever produced by Jones.

  • When the Wright Brothers successfully launched their airplane from the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C., on a chilly day in December, 1903, they likely never imagined the enormous global industry that would follow.In 2010, commercial airline industry revenues topped $554 billion and are forecast to hit $598 billion in 2011, according to the International Air Transport Association. The growth over the last 108 years has been enormous, and so have the changes. Some were born of necessity, others of

    Here, we take a look at the evolution of air travel: the good, the bad and the inbetween — they're all "firsts" that changed the industry.

  • As the old adage goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Nothing could be truer when it comes to advertising. Great ads can yield dramatic results, but if the product quality isn't there, well, that horse won't be pulling out the platinum card anytime soon. Still, great ad campaigns can be revolutionary. They can change the way people live their daily lives — for better or for worse. By its own admission, AdAge refers to its selection of the top advertising campaigns o

    Great ad campaigns can be revolutionary. They can change the way people live their daily lives—for better or for worse. Here we celebrate the Top 10 advertising campaigns of the 20th century.

  • For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has helped transfer NASA technology to the private sector. The result: products used by millions of people around the world in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources.

    For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has helped transfer NASA technology to the private sector. Click to see some of their most commercially successful products.

  • Marc S. Dreier

    Dreier, who once headed a 250-member law firm Dreier LLP on New York's exclusive Park Avenue, was arrested in December, 2008, on charges of swindling hedge funds and investment funds in a four-year-long scheme that unraveled in the financial crisis. This is the story of how he bought his way to fame and fortune, using other people's money.

  • Most American adults (65 percent) have at some point combined their finances with a spouse or partner, according to a recent study by the National Endowment for Financial Education.Of those couples, one out of every three have lied about or kept secret some of their financial details, the study found. For nearly half of the couples, the deception caused an argument. Thirteen percent ended up separating their finances. But for others, the outcome was far less conciliatory. For 18 percent of the c

    Here, we take a look at the top financial deceptions among couples who have combined their finances — the financial infidelities that can destoy relationships.

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    When Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced in June, 2010, to 27 years in prison for financial fraud, it was two years more than prosecutors sought. It also was unusually high when compared to recent financial crimes — longer than the term for Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron, or of Dennis Kozlowski, the former chief executive of Tyco.

  • Lindsay Lohan

    Roughly two weeks before a judge would sentence her to jail in July 2010, Lindsay Lohan sat in a downtown courtroom and recounted to a grand jury how a burglar's black fingerprints on her wall left her so unnerved that she had to leave her rented Hollywood bungalow. The work of the "Bling Ring" had rattled the starlet to her core.