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Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser

Some family businesses are more resilient because of a long-term focus and a commitment to customers. Careful spending like a 'frugal Yankee' helps too.

Spanish fishing company Pescanova said early on Friday it would file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with its creditors.

Seaching for the Next Pocket Fisherman Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 4:26 PM ET
Pocket Hose

Inventors are hoping their products will hit the infomercial goldmine and become the next OxyClean or Pocket Fisherman.

Our Real Energy Problem, and How to Solve It Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 4:14 PM ET

Yossie Hollander is a founder and chairman of Our Energy Policy Foundation takes on a hard task of eliminating confusion when talking about energy.

Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home.

Facebook just got serious about mobile. At a media event Thursday, Facebook showcased its new software for Android devices called 'Home.'

North Korea and China Get Cozier Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 12:56 PM ET
Kim Jung-Un

A layer of complexity underlying the saber-rattling in North Korea is Pyongyang's growing trade relationship with China, said John Park of Harvard's Belfer Center.

Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

Virgin America: More Elite Fliers Wanted Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 11:55 AM ET
Virgin America Airbus A319

Hoping to attract coveted elite frequent fliers from other airlines, Virgin America has extended its status match program.

Unique Converted Hotels Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 11:45 AM ET

The following ten lodgings are repurposed structures in settings like an Asian hillside, a Swedish peninsula, and a Costa Rican nature preserve with histories involving famous authors, businessmen, and rock stars.


In addition to superbugs' deadly human toll, associated health costs run into the billions. Some warn that we may never win our war against them as research tapers off.

We're out to find the most-loved beer label in a March Madness-inspired contest. Check the first day's results and cast your vote!

Lululemon Athletica's chief product officer is leaving the company after yoga pants had to be recalled for too-sheer material.

Identity Theft: Why Tax Fraud Could Get Worse Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 6:21 PM ET

Tax refund fraud is a growing $5 billion a year problem that could get worse before it gets better. Crooks are getting smarter and the IRS needs to work harder to catch thieves.

Why Oil Has Been Left Behind in the Rally Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 3:55 PM ET

The rally in risk markets has left oil in the dust, a function of how growing U.S. energy supplies and fears about global demand are throwing cold water on crude prices.

Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 2:47 PM ET

The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

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.

Jimmy Fallon appears on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

It's official. After 22 years, Jay Leno will be leaving NBC's "Tonight Show" next spring, to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.

Round 2 - Pacific and Midwest Matchups Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 1:32 PM ET

Vote on your favorite labels from the Pacific and Midwest and Mountain Regions in round 2 of Beer Label Madness. Polls have closed.

High-End Golf Extravagances Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 11:14 AM ET

Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com 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.

PIMCO's William H. Gross

"Am I a great investor? Not yet," Pimco's Bill Gross writes in an essay titled "Man in the Mirror." The real test of greatness will be adapting to a new era once the epoch of credit expansion comes to a close.

More Entrepreneurs Chase 3-D Printing Profits Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 10:06 AM ET
A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

As 3-D printing grows, entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, Inc. reports. Key questions to ask if you're thinking about starting a 3-D printing business.

Online currency bitcoin has surged in value since the Cyprus bailout saga sparked global interest in alternatives.

A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.

Summer-Job Forecast for Teens Looks Good Wed, 3 Apr '13 | 8:54 AM ET

Great news for parents and teens alike — the summer-job outlook for teens looks a lot sunnier than last year. BRB, have 2 tell my BFF!

Tesla Motors S Model

As expected, Tesla is finally getting into the leasing game. And as expected, CEO Elon Musk says having a lease option will make the $62,000 minimum of the Model S more affordable and expand sales.

Goldman's Big New Thing for Wall Street Tue, 2 Apr '13 | 6:21 PM ET

Goldman Sachs is raising up to $600 million for a publicly-traded credit fund that will buy risky loans. What could go wrong?

We're out to find the most-loved beer label in a March Madness-inspired contest. Check the first day's results and cast your vote!

The SEC on Tuesday announced that public companies can use social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to disclose key company information to investors.

Hooray! Your kid got into multiple colleges. Congratulations. Now it's time to figure out which one is the best deal.

Darling, do tell, how is the high-end consumer doing? We check in with Cramer's Gatsby Index, a composite of 13 stocks used to gauge high-end trends.