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Now Venezuela Is Running Out of Toilet Paper Thu, 16 May '13 | 6:50 AM ET

First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities - toilet paper.

Popular Small SUVs Fail Critical Crash Test Thu, 16 May '13 | 12:01 AM ET

Some of the most popular small SUVs have failed critical crash tests that simulate a common and deadly front end collision.

Russia is set for 10 years of anemic growth, according to economists, who said the slowdown is predominantly due to low investment and structural factors.

It's a Trip: This Week in the Travel Industry Wed, 15 May '13 | 3:27 PM ET
Norwegian Cruise Lines Breakaway

On the first episode of CNBC.com's "It's a Trip," the Norwegian Cruise Lines CEO talks about the most exclusive areas of their newest ship, the Breakaway.

Mapping Student Debt Changes the Debate Wed, 15 May '13 | 2:45 PM ET

A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.

Luggage being loaded on to a jet at Long Island MacArthur Islip airport.

The DOT said complaints about airline service in the 1st quarter jumped 17.1 percent. At the same time, passengers being bumped, or involuntarily denied boarding, increased.

Google Inc. introduced a subscription music-streaming service, one of several product updates to be unveiled at a developer meeting this week as the search provider seeks to attract more users and advertisers.

The world's top search engine announced the music streaming service, which has built-in features to help users discover new music, at its annual developers conference in San Francisco.

Tim Cook (center)

Somebody is paying a lot of money for a coffee date with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

The sun sets over an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

The concept of US energy independence is sparking debates about what it may mean for oil prices, and Saudi Arabia is doing a lot of the debating.

Longer Benefits Keep People Jobless? Maybe Not Wed, 15 May '13 | 9:40 AM ET

Extended unemployment benefits do not keep people from finding a job, a report showed. But whether extensions help or hurt the jobs picture is far from settled.

Slated.com co-founders Stephan Paternot and Duncan Cork.

Crowdfunding is helping professionals such as Zach Braff raise millions. See how one start-up is tapping into film financing's "new world order." Wanna be a movie mogul?

Burger King's new rib sandwich will compete with McDonald's McRib.

Burger King will unveil its 2013 summer menu plans, highlighted by a new, limited-time BK Rib Sandwich, which is boneless like McDonald's McRib.

How to Protect a Prepaid Debit Card Wed, 15 May '13 | 8:15 AM ET

Prepaid debit cards were the tool of choice in a recent $45 million heist, but they are useful for some consumers. Here's how to protect yours.

Wealthy Pour More Money Into Vineyards Wed, 15 May '13 | 6:56 AM ET

The world's wealthy are pouring more of their fortunes into prime vineyards, and brokers say demand is rising for raw acreage as well, prompting Christie's to start a new real estate service.

Subscribers Fear Bloomberg Becoming Their Rival Tue, 14 May '13 | 10:00 PM ET

Long thought of as a company that serves the needs of Wall Street firms, Bloomberg L.P. is quietly becoming more like them. The New York Times reports.

McConnell: IRS Scandal Is Just the Beginning Tue, 14 May '13 | 9:40 PM ET
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks toward his office on Capitol Hill.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" the IRS scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.

Google Inks Deal for Streaming Music Service Tue, 14 May '13 | 7:11 PM ET

Google has reportedly signed licensing deals with Universal Music and Sony Music to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify.

Following the Dreamliner's grounding on safety issues, the delivery of the first jet with a new battery system marks a turning point in Boeing's 787 crisis.

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO

All the Wall Street big shots turned out for the Robin Hood Foundation gala last night.

Out of the blue: a New Jersey home damaged by Superstorm Sandy

For most of us, retirement planning involves dreaming. But a new survey shows that reality can intrude in unexpected and expensive ways.

Jolie's Decision Boosts BRCA Test-Maker Myriad Tue, 14 May '13 | 1:53 PM ET
Angelina Jolie

Shares of genetic test maker rose 4 percent, after actress Anjolina Jolie said to undergo double-mastectomy, following testing which showed she carried a gene for breast cancer.

Angry Babies, Tiny Antennas Buzz Media Giants Tue, 14 May '13 | 12:36 PM ET

The media industry is under attack. There isn't a silo within media where an incumbent is safe from the power of disruptors to rapidly and thoroughly upend the established order.

Is Tesla Really a Tech Company? Tue, 14 May '13 | 12:36 PM ET
Tesla Motors

Tesla has exciting new battery technology and is located in Silicon Valley, but is it enough to call it a tech stock?

Prince Harry—UK Business Ambassador? Tue, 14 May '13 | 12:29 PM ET
Prince Harry with Gov. Chris Christie during his visit one of the areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The U.K. hopes Prince Harry will help drum up business and investment for the U.K. during his visit to the U.S.

Trump in the Hot Seat at Chicago Condo Trial Tue, 14 May '13 | 10:33 AM ET
Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the one in the hot seat at a civil trial in Chicago over promises to a condo owner in one of his namesake buildings.

Cramer: This Is the Shorts' Worst Nightmare Tue, 14 May '13 | 10:24 AM ET

The rally in many of the most heavily shorted names is causing a "worst nightmare" situation for bearish investors and hedge funds alike, said Cramer.

Taco Bell's Latest Creation: The Waffle Taco Tue, 14 May '13 | 10:07 AM ET

Yum Brands' Taco Bell is quietly testing a waffle taco at three Southern California locations, as it looks to expand its breakfast offerings.

2207 Seymour Ave.

The house at 2207 Seymour Ave. in Cleveland was home to a decade of dark secrets that has added it to a map of crime scenes that lure curiosity seekers.

A Fisker electric car displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Fisker Karmas, which sold new for $103,000 just a year ago, are now being sold for roughly half that price. In some cases, the model can't even fetch eBay bids above $50,000.

A couple walk past the offices of the Associated Press in Manhattan, New York May 13, 2013.

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press.