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Pope hits out at financial speculators Tue, 17 Jun '14 | 3:46 AM ET
Pope Francis.

Governments should help promote socially responsible investing, says Pope Francis, who has criticized financial speculation that "excludes and discards."

The most innovative start-ups in business Tue, 17 Jun '14 | 6:21 AM ET
2014 Disruptors: Birchbox, SpaceX, Uber and Airbnb

CNBC's second annual Disruptor 50 list features companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries—and society.

Competition to secure a private plane for the World Cup is heating up as Brazilian airports fill up.

Whew! No more traffic ticket quotas in Illinois Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 12:08 PM ET

A lawmaker who helped sponsor the new law said it could restore public trust in police departments at the state, county and local levels.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC that he doesn't "necessarily condone" what he referred to as the gay "lifestyle," nor does he "condemn it either."

Why Sandwich Generation savers are in a pickle Sat, 14 Jun '14 | 9:03 AM ET

Half of Gen Xers and a third of baby boomers support kids and elderly parents, putting their own budgets and retirement plans in peril.

NY Knicks tight-lipped about dancer salaries Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 10:50 AM ET
The Knicks City Dancers held a clinic last week at Alvin Ailey Dance Studios in Manhattan.

Former cheerleaders have gone to court, accusing their teams of violating labor laws by failing to pay them minimum wage.

Ransom sought for stolen Dominos customer data Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 12:39 PM ET

Anonymous Twitter user threatens to publish stolen customer data unless Dominos Pizza Inc pays cash ransom.

Most powerful woman in banking retires Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 10:39 AM ET

Irene Dormer, president and CEO of HSBC U.S. is retiring after 32 years at the bank, to be succeeded by Pat Burke.

Starbucks offers shocking new perk for workers Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 4:15 AM ET

Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at a steeply discounted rate.

Divorce negotiations can quickly turn sour without sound legal and financial advice regarding the splitting or liquidation of assets.

10 exciting video games to look out for Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 10:08 AM ET

Some of the choices will be out this year. Others won't hit until 2015 or possibly later. Either way, here's what turned our head at this year's E3.

Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has argued it is "bizarre" to blame the current crisis in Iraq on the war of 2003.

11 inventions that could change the world Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Imagine a world of self-driving cars, robotic arms for amputees and virtual mobility. Here's a look at products revolutionizing society.

Lake Tahoe

The ultimate way to experience Lake Tahoe? Live on the water and with this home—you can.

A Spirit Airlines employee demonstrating the airlines carry-on baggage template.

If a carry-on bag fits in the sizer, but sticks out one inch, it may or may not be allowed. Rules aren't fair or clear, and things probably won't change.

These 4 US cities could host the 2024 Olympics Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 2:31 PM ET
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984

Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Starting gate at the All-American Futurity 2010, where Jose Trevino Morales' horse, Mr. Piloto, won.

Three brothers used an Oklahoma horse farm as a front for their notorious Los Zetas drug cartel. Here's how investigators unraveled the years-long crime.

Sterling digs up NBA dirt ahead of $1B suit Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 10:13 AM ET
Donald Sterling

The banned Los Angeles Clippers owner's lawyers have hired four private investigators to look into evidence they could use against the NBA.

You can learn about as much about the economy from bacon cheeseburgers as you can any of the reports that come out each month to measure growth.

As part of a new deal, Google will direct U.S. searchers to ESPN, which is showing games and providing in-game highlights. Re/code reports.

Tesla to allow others to use its patents: Musk Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 12:58 PM ET
Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it it will allow others to use its patents.

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey results show just how much people don't care for air travel.

It's summer! Time to gin up...on gin Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 7:41 AM ET
Gin is on a comeback.

Gin's popularity is rebounding, in cocktails and on liquor store shelves. Even gin haters may want to give it another chance.

Michael Jordan is now a billionaire Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 2:18 PM ET

The billionaire club has a new member. According to a Forbes report, Michael Jordan has increased his stake in the Hornets and crossed the billionaire threshold.

World Cup by the numbers: Most expensive ever! Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 8:00 AM ET
Brazilian fan cheers before the start of a friendly football match against Serbia in preparation for FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

Thousands of fans are in Brazil to watch the 2014 World Cup soccer matches over the next month. Figures show they are the most costly games on record.

A general view of atmosphere at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2014.

The excitement that surrounds new game systems often has a sweeping effect on share prices of companies in the video game space.

Time to drive out stubborn employees? Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 10:34 AM ET
Sherri Heckenast, owner and promoter of Team Demolition with Marcus Lemonis, of CNBC’s ‘The Profit’

When Sherri Heckenast bought Team Demolition, she had dreams of turning it into a motorsports behemoth. Unfortunately, old blood is holding her back.

Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, float to the ground during a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday in high-flying style—by skydiving.

Oops! Mickelson may not have traded in Clorox Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 6:52 AM ET

The golfer did not trade in Clorox just as Carl Icahn was mounting an unsolicited takeover bid, say four people briefed on the matter. The NYT reports.