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  • Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

    A look at some of the greatest moments of Margaret Thatcher's time as UK prime minister.

  • 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. 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 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.

  • There's a fine line between “innovation” and “eyesore” when it comes to cars. presents a list of 10 models whose designers should have been shamed back to the drafting table.

  • 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’s list of fakes and forgeries that fooled the experts.

  • At an auction of classic Ferraris, collectors will be anxious to see if the skyrocketing prices still have room to run.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Some concept cars never became production models, and they're holy grails for certain collectors. Read our list of 10 cars that never made it to the showroom.

  • The biggest mobile trade show in the calendar kicks off on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. Industry watchers expect new products to be unveiled by a host of players including Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony at the Mobile World Congress.

  • Despite the average fashion show lasting just 10 minutes, months of planning and billions of dollars go into making London Fashion Week a success.

  • Sewage stenches, dwindling food supplies, makeshift beds: See what passengers experienced inside the Carnival Triumph.

  • Europe may be mired in a recession and austerity but the continent's biggest soccer clubs (football clubs to those in Europe) are continuing to look recession-proof.

  • Charlize Theron at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Who are the rich and powerful who come to schmooze and party in Davos during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting?

  • Davos is an opportunity for the rich and powerful to schmooze in the Swiss resort town of Davos. And it's an opportunity for the media covering them to...well, work a lot of hours and schmooze a bit, too.

  • What are the least stressful jobs? Here is's list for 2013. Click ahead to see if yours is on the list.

  • What are the most stressful jobs? Here is's list for 2013. Click ahead to see if yours is on the list.

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