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Priciest city also among the poorest Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 9:00 PM ET
Slums on the outskirts of Luanda, Angola

Poverty-stricken, traffic-clogged and crime-ridden aren't characteristics you would typically associate with costly cities.

The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

In a dining environment where cellphones have become as ubiquitous as breadbaskets, one recent trademark filing stands out.

Bieber's got egg on his face after vandalism Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 12:51 PM ET
Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, Calif.

Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in connection with an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home.

An emotional fan reacts to Brazil's brutal 7-1 loss to Germany during the World Cup's semi-final match Tuesday.

After Brazil's brutal World Cup loss, its populace could focus on the tournament's costs amid a flagging economy.

A barmaid pulls a pint in The Harp pub on the day it was named as the Campaign for Real Ale's national pub of the year on February 16, 2011 in London, England.

Rising real estate prices across the U.K. are pushing developers to close pubs and convert their locations to other uses. NBC News reports.

Food fads that faded before Crumbs Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 2:32 PM ET
Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Crumbs' failure should not surprise anyone. Many faddish food chains have briefly tasted success, only to later grow stale. Here's a list.

'The Duke' duels Duke over trademark rights Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 11:21 AM ET
John Wayne in "True Grit"

John Wayne's heirs are suing Duke University over its objections to use of his nickname in alcoholic beverages, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Wendy's Single Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.

Wendy's attempted brand transition seeks to combine the quality of "fast casual" restaurants like Panera with the low price and speed of fast food.

Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

Marc Faber

Marc Faber has long called for a correction. Now Dr. Doom is calling for a bear market.

Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

J.Crew under pressure for offering size 000 Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 12:34 PM ET
Models pose at the J.Crew presentation during Fashion Week, New York.

J.Crew came under fire on Tuesday following reports that the specialty retailer is now offering items in size 000—the equivalent of an XXXS.

Clostridium difficile Color Enhanced, SEM. C. difficile is an anaerobic spore forming bacteria that can cause an infection of the bowel (diarrhea) the bacterium produces two toxins which are responsible for the diarrhea and which damage the cells lining the bowel. In this image the bacterium is diagonal with spores present.

An unconventional but effective treatment against a deadly superbug is raising worries about a possible black market.

Cadillac ELR extended-range luxury hybrid.

Don't tell Cadillac dealers this is one of the best years ever for luxury auto sales.

Social networking linked to divorce Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 2:10 PM ET

But researchers said their study did not prove that social media is to blame for troubled marriages.

Last Crumbs cupcake? Bidding starts at $250 Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 4:08 PM ET

Following news that Crumbs has closed all of its stores, one seller has listed a Crumbs birthday cupcake on eBay for $250.

Tastes like chicken: Extreme cuisine Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 10:11 AM ET

Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of dishes from around the world that will put even the heartiest and most intrepid diner to the test.

Key music business tips from Taylor Swift Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 11:50 AM ET
Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

In an op-ed on the future of the music industry in The Wall Street Journal, Taylor Swift gives advice on building a successful music business.

Pope cuts Vatican bank down to size Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 9:59 AM ET
Pope Francis.

The Institute for Religious Works is to be slimmed down as part of Pope Francis's mission to refocus the Catholic Church, the FT reports.

'Kashing in' on the Kardashian klout Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 4:00 PM ET
Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are hard to ignore these days and a number of companies and brands are banking on the trio's influence being profitable.

Student loan forgiveness may be coming Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 9:55 AM ET

The "Pay As You Earn" plan caps payments at 10 percent of their income, and the balance will be forgiven after 20 years of on-time payments.

Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 4:07 AM ET
A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

Italian village for sale… on eBay! Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 9:27 AM ET
Borgata Calsazio alpine village is for sale on eBay.

The listing of obscure items on eBay is nothing new, but one Italian seller has gone a step further - putting a whole Alpine village up for sale.

President Barack Obama in the briefing room of the White House, June 19, 2014.

A federal appeals court is close to ruling on claims that could cripple much of Obamacare, imperiling subsidies for 5 million insurance enrollees.

Pedestrians walk past a T.G.I. Friday's in New York.

TGI Friday's is launching a promotion of 'endless' appetizers for $10 per person. However, sharing could be a problem. USA Today reports.

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta.

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will be put up for auction by Bonhams in August and could become the most expensive ever sold.

Consumers flock to new takes on fried chicken Sat, 5 Jul '14 | 1:57 PM ET
The "Boxcar" fried chicken sandwich from Boxcar Betty's in Charleston, S.C.

Fried chicken is seeing servings rise in small chains and independents while overall consumption, mostly in chains, falls.

America's top state to live in is... Thu, 19 Jun '14 | 11:06 AM ET

Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

Smart home tech: Cool but does it save money? Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Vivint Sky Control Panel.

Smart home technology is state-of-the-art and undeniably cool. But does it help where it really matters— in consumers' pockets?