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Most American adults are single. That's bad news for Social Security but potentially good news for welfare programs.

'Bubble in everything, everywhere': Marc Faber Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 8:16 AM ET
Marc Faber

Even after the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs, closely followed contrarian Marc Faber keeps sounding the alarm.

This photo illustration shows a man looking at the bitcoin exchange website of MtGox in Tokyo on February 25, 2014.

CNBC highlights the three key areas that the Bank of England believes could pose a threat with well-known voices in the industry adding to the argument.

Do tips perpetuate unfair wages for workers? Sat, 20 Sep '14 | 1:00 PM ET

Is tipping the right thing to do, or does it perpetuate an unethical system low wages for certain jobs?

California economy stands up to nature's wrath Mon, 22 Sep '14 | 12:26 PM ET
Redding, Calif., firefighters help a resident search for personal belongings in the remains of her destroyed home in Weed, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014.

The impact of natural disasters is being felt unevenly in California, but economists say the Golden State's economy won't suffer overall.

Turning your kid into the next big superhero Sat, 20 Sep '14 | 11:00 AM ET
Hasbro's Super Awesome Me

Super Awesome Me uses 3-D printing technology to turn your kid into a superhero action figure.

The Suitsy: A onesie for the Wall Street scene Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 5:38 PM ET

The Suitsy connects the shirt to the pants to the jacket—a professional onesie fit to wear to work.

Al Jazeera sues former VP Gore over Current TV Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 2:19 PM ET
Al Gore

Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America in 2013.

CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at this week's top fantasy football picks, with Optionmonster co-founders Jon and Pete Najarian. Who to start, who to sit, and who's this week's sleeper?

The link between illegal fishing and piracy Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 7:00 AM ET
A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

Why Jack Ma likes Forrest Gump Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 10:40 AM ET
Jack Ma of Alibaba Group and Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma's hero is a fictional character, with a background not much different from his own.

This estate Nashville, TN estate is a true Southern Belle.  It has a two story colonnade on the outside and a three story elliptical staircase on the inside.

This Nashville estate is a true Southern belle. If the three-story elliptical staircase looks familiar, there's a good reason for that.

Check out Apple's new iPhone 6     Fri, 19 Sep '14 | 8:04 AM ET
An iPhone 6, left, and iPhone 6 Plus are displayed after a product announcement at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

CNBC's Jon Fortt demonstrates some of the updated features on Apple's newest smartphones. And Fortt provides his take on the big Alibaba IPO.

'This is the end' for Sears: Credit Suisse Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 12:15 PM ET
A sign outside the Sears store at the Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, Calif.

Credit Suisse analyst Gary Balter is the latest retail expert to call for struggling department store Sears to liquidate.

Marriott's leaps into virtual-reality vacations Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 11:01 PM ET

Marriott Hotels is betting in the future you will take virtual vacations.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

The big vehicles that were blasted during the recession as gas-guzzling behemoths are now the hottest in showrooms.

Refers to the quarterly expiration of four sets of options: individual stock options, stock futures, stock indexes and stock index futures.

Whither will Scottish kilt prices go, eh? Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 1:23 PM ET
A Yes campaigner in a kilt waits to meet First Minister Alex Salmond on September 18, 2014 in Turriff, Scotland.

No matter which way Scotland votes on independence, experts say kilt prices won't go akilter.

Dodge bills 'most powerful muscle car ever' Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 12:25 PM ET
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

It's billed as "the "most powerful muscle car ever," and its maker sounds satisfied with its EPA ratings, USA Today reports.

Robot bartender—hard drinks from hardware Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 9:53 AM ET
Makr Shakr

Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.

Can Alibaba knock out the knockoffs? Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 11:53 AM ET
Workers distribute packs at an express company on November 12, 2012 in Wuhan, China.

Alibaba has increased efforts to rid its e-commerce platforms of fakes, but experts say it's an uphill battle.

Autonomous car ready in 6 years: Tesla CEO Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 11:07 AM ET
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the technology needed for an autonomous car will be ready in five or six years.

Poroshenko appeals to US for more support Thu, 18 Sep '14 | 11:05 AM ET
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko greets supporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 17, 2014.

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. to support Ukraine's freedom and democracy before unrest spread to other areas with large Russian populations.

Scotland vote worries its No. 3 industry: Whisky Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 12:41 PM ET
An employee works the production line at the Ian Macleod distillery in Scotland.

Members of Scotland's best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league? Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 3:31 PM ET
Sponsor signage at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014

Major sponsors have made public statements criticizing the NFL over its handling of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Will the displeasure take hold?

A slice of pepperoni pizza from a Pizza Hut restaurant is shown in Torrance, Calif.

Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

The downside to Apple Pay Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 1:08 PM ET
Tim Cook announces Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

Apple Pay is a key feature to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but there are a few downside issues consumers should know.

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter (L) and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel trashed Twitter in a CNBC interview Wednesday.

Chinese tycoon orders 30 Rolls Royces Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 3:54 PM ET
One of the Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms as ordered by Stephen Hung.

Stephen Hung, a luxury hotel entrepreneur, ordered 30 Rolls-Royces—the largest single order ever of Rolls-Royces, according to the company.