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A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid in San Francisco, California.

Some green-minded U.S. motorist helped the nascent battery car market reach a critical milestone this past weekend, purchasing the 100,000th plug-based vehicle.

Federal Execs to Get Millions Tue, 21 May '13 | 8:34 AM ET

Despite huge cutbacks in government spending, some high level federal executives are scheduled to get millions of dollars in bonuses, unless a law is passed.

Thanks to the brightening employment picture and an uptick in the housing market, Americans are packing up and relocating. And the pace is likely to pick up this summer.

After Tumblr, 8 Potential Takeover Targets Mon, 20 May '13 | 5:07 PM ET

In the wake of Yahoo's announcement on Monday that it's snapping up Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the attention has shifted to which companies could be next.

David Karp with his father, Michael.

David Karp stands to make more than $200 million on the sale of his Tumblr blogging site to Yahoo. But his father tells CNBC that money doesn’t motivate the young entrepreneur.

A home in the Hamptons.

Prices are just stabilizing in South Carolina, but in Long Island's Hamptons, home prices are roaring back and rentals are fully booked for the season.

For many small businesses, publicity is a luxury. So we thought it'd be fun to reflect on businesses that have made clever plays for publicity, sometimes on small budgets.

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaking at a press conference announcing the start of the NHL season.

It's Stanley Cup playoff time and despite the shortened season, hockey is at the top of its game, says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Small business owner Brian Overstreet is among 2,500 California start-up founders, who are on the hook for some $120 million in retroactive taxes if the Franchise Tax Board has its way.

Wharton's Peace Corps for MBAs Mon, 20 May '13 | 11:33 AM ET
Roberta Giassetti of Axé Italia Onlus with “street children” in Brazil.

The Wharton International Volunteer Program (WIVP) is leveraging the skills of its members to provide consulting services to resource-strapped NGOs in developing countries.

Farmer Bill Maupin verifies that his equipment is dropping seeds at the appropriate depth as he plants a cornfield outside Henry, Ill.

Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.

Star Trek Into  Darkness

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch, though its debut wasn't the stellar voyage some hoped.

Thousands of French Households Taxed Over 100% Mon, 20 May '13 | 2:25 AM ET

More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income in 2012, a French newspaper reported.

Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States.

Has Hollywood Sold Out on Tibet? Sun, 19 May '13 | 9:43 PM ET
Tibet

If there's one lingering sore point between Hollywood and China, it's Tibet. For years, celebrity activists have annoyed Beijing by organizing charity concerts for Tibetan independence. The Global Post reports.

How Farm Waste May Make Biofuels Matter Again Sun, 19 May '13 | 6:19 PM ET

The renewable fuel sector struggles to find its voice in a world of renewed popularity for oil and gas. One part of that aims to transform agriculture waste into fuel.

The highest Powerball Lottery's jackpot reaches $600 million.

Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million—the highest Powerball jackpot in history.

Why ZenoRadio, a Poor Man's Pandora, Is Booming Sun, 19 May '13 | 12:37 PM ET
ZenoRadio

ZenoRadio takes advantage of a loophole in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide a radio service to mostly immigrant customers.

As TV Migrates Online, Cable's Under Pressure Sun, 19 May '13 | 12:12 PM ET

It's a long time coming, but TV content is showing up on non-TV screens like never before, and people are willing to pay for it. Whatever will become of cable?

Jeremy Irvine, pictured here in the movie "War Horse," was one of the actors spotted at the Cannes Film Festival.

Brands from Belvedere to Magnum ice cream have ubiquitous presences during the Cannes Film Festival, hoping to boost their exposure.

New Bill to Colleges: Prove Your Worth Sat, 18 May '13 | 2:34 PM ET
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Vir.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with students at a Know Before You Go roundtable

A new bipartisan bill, the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, aims to press colleges into providing prospective students with data on the employment outcomes of graduates.

Restaurant owners are worried that a tough new drunk driving law, which would make it illegal to drive with at blood-alcohol content level above 0.05, may hurt their business.

Who Really Wins in Powerball?     Fri, 17 May '13 | 7:26 PM ET

Seema Mody discusses who the real winner is in the $600 million Powerball lottery.

Kudlow: How to Fix This IRS Mess Fri, 17 May '13 | 7:00 PM ET

Larry Kudlow says there's only one possible solution to clean up the IRS mess — a special counsel.

Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

Hoping to increase sales and traffic in their restaurants, fast-food and fast-casual operators are upping the menu innovation to produce items that stray from the gastronomic norm.

After trying its products this Hollywood star bought an equity stake in the company. Could her endorsement lead to an IPO?

Retirees are increasingly moving where daily bills are lower in order to crank up the purchasing power of Social Security, pension or annuity payments.

Budget Brides Save by Buying Canceled Weddings Fri, 17 May '13 | 1:09 PM ET

BridalBrokerage.com is helping brides on a budget and those who call off their big days by selling canceled wedding packages to couples looking to save a little time and money.

Adult Entertainer? No Loan for You... Fri, 17 May '13 | 10:48 AM ET

Adult movie star Chanel Preston knows not everyone approves of her chosen profession, but she never thought it would affect her ability to open a bank account.