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  • Television now serves as home to programming as ambitious as anything Peter Jackson can put on the screen, with the budgets to prove it. What are some of the most expensive television productions of all time? Read ahead to find out.

  • lists the best cheerleading squads of 2013, with rankings provided by former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Michele Crawford-Carnegie. Read ahead to see what she chose.

  • Some people think Friday will be Judgment Day, so now is a good time for them to look into products for Saturday. presents 10 products for doomsday preppers to keep in their bug-out bags.

  • presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.

  • Most Expensive NBA Tickets

    Fans want to see certain NBA matchups very badly, and in some of these cases this has driven up prices for those games by 400 percent or more. Read ahead to see the 10 most expensive NBA tickets of the 2012-2013 season.

  • States With the Most 'One Percenters' presents a list of the 10 states with the most ultra-high net worth individuals on a per capita basis.

  • Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

    So what are the average costs for a family of four to see an NFL game up close and in person? Click to find out.

  • Aston Martin

    What does it take to be cool like James Bond? The right clothing, accessories, and cars are a good start. See what accoutrements it takes to have Bond's sense of suave sophistication.

  • kicks off its fifth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in designs fresh from the drawing board will hit the runway. Thousands of fashion editors, buyers and industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 80 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming spring season. Fashion trend forecasters expect collections to include elements of simplicity and to place a greater emphasis on pants this season.

    CNBC takes you behind the scenes and on the Lincoln Center runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show for Spring 2013.

  • A  from the Motion Picture Association of America said that the movie industry loses billions of dollars every year to Internet piracy. The phenomenon is widespread in part because of file-sharing technology such as BitTorrent, which allows computer users to copy large files --- like movies --- from each other.At the Australian International Movie Convention on Aug. 21, Kim Williams, CEO of the Australian media conglomerate News Limited, called file-sharing  He went on to say that illegally down

    The file-sharing news website released a list of the 10 most-pirated movies of all time, compiled from BitTorrent tracking data since 2006.

  • With today’s jobs market in a dismal state, no buzz word has given more hope to the youthful unemployed than the word “entrepreneurship.”More and more, young men and women are striking gold – armed with a strong innovative spirit, a razor-sharp focus and an ability to hold their own out in the marketplace. From coaches, automobiles and limos to T-shirts, street fashion – and, yes, the inevitable social networking tools so embraced by the 21st century – industries across the globe are seeing thei

    More and more, young men and women are striking gold — armed with a strong innovative spirit, a razor-sharp focus and an ability to hold their own out in the marketplace.

  • Millions of American kids will arrive home this month from the country’s roughly 7,000 overnight camps, full of stories about the traditional activities like archery, crafts and waterskiing and the questionable pleasures of bug juice and bunk beds. The summer retreats we feature here break that mold, offering campers organic food, golf lessons from PGA pros, and jaunts to New York City for cooking classes, and the odd shopping trip to FAO Schwartz. Their parents pay for the perks. In 2011, the a

    Millions of American kids will arrive home this month full of stories about traditional activities like archery and swimming. The summer retreats we feature here break that mold.

  • Some like it hot – especially women’s swimwear designers. For the eighth year, thousands of fashion industry pros and onlookers migrated to Miami Beach to check out the latest in barely-there attire during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. The show, which is one of the largest swimwear trade shows, ran from July 19 to July 23. Although the bathing suits may be skimpy, the stakes are not. Women’s swimwear sales are projected to grow to $2.9 billion this year while total U.S. swimwear sales are exp

    Total U.S. swimwear sales are expected to hit $4.2 billion this year. Click ahead to see the newest swimwear trends for 2013.

  • Publisher: Take-Two Interactive SoftwareShares of Take-Two jumped nearly 20 percent in the week after the first "Bioshock" was released in 2007. It was more than a critical darling, it was a game with legs at retail. By March 2010, it had sold 4 million copies. A sequel by a different development studio did so-so, but with original designer Irrational Games back at the helm, fans are already lining up to get their hands on the game when it comes out in late February.

    The video game industry will roll out some of its biggest guns next year — and the expected launch of new console systems from Microsoft and Sony could make a big year even bigger.

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    Some of the unique businesses that have survived — or been revived on — Route 66.

  • Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

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