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Decoding wine: How to read a label like a pro Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 3:20 PM ET

Selecting a bottle of wine can be intimidating; but learn how to properly read a label, and even a novice has a shot at making a pick like a pro.

McDonald's coffee and other items at a McDonald's restaurant in Des Plains, Illinois.

Joining rivals, McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year.

Atiba Harris No. 23 of the San Jose Earthquakes dribbles the ball up field against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Levi's Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Major League Soccer has been an early adopter of new wearable technology with the help of Adidas.

More NJ casinos? You betcha! Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 8:30 AM ET
The Trump Plaza ,which is scheduled to close, is viewed in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

With four casinos shutting down in Atlantic City by October, New Jersey is suddenly awash in plans for, well, more casinos. The NYT reports.

Is this the world’s most expensive apartment? Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 10:02 AM ET

Fancy a penthouse overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a waterslide that takes you from dance floor to swimming-pool? It'll cost you.

Google in 2024—what WON'T it be doing? Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 8:15 AM ET
Google logos are displayed on a computer screen in San Francisco.

With a healthy cash stockpile, an active VC arm and a cache that's unrivaled in the online world, Google should stay king of the hill, analysts say.

In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have nothing saved, but experts say there's no time like the present to start.

Google execs: Where are they now? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Ten years after the search giant's IPO, CNBC looks at where some high-ranking Googlers have landed in the tech industry and beyond.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah salutes during a ceremony to mark his 68th birthday in Bandar Seri Begawan on August 14, 2014.

The Sultan of Brunei dismissed reports that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

Fried Sriracha Balls at the State Fair of Texas

Fried Sriracha will vie for the top prize at the State Fair of Texas this Labor Day weekend, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hillary Clinton's 'ally' problem Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 10:08 AM ET
Hillary Clinton has a long list of "allies," and that can be good, and that can be a problem.

For as much that is said about Hillary Clinton's "enemies list," it's her allies that might prove to be the bigger challenge come 2016.

Why your chair might be killing you Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 8:55 AM ET

New reaserch shows how the dangers of a sedementary lifestyle, and why it is that your chair could be killing you.

Quiz: What would Cramer do? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 12:29 PM ET

Do you invest like Jim Cramer? Take this short quiz and find out.

The new worry that's plaguing Atlantic City Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 8:56 AM ET
Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Before summer ends, four casinos will be shuttered, leaving Atlantic City looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its Boardwalk.

Take the wheel please, I'm done driving Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET
Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen sits in a self-driving car.

According to Bob Lutz, most vehicles will be nondescript people carriers that are self-driving.

Some food at "The Woodshed"

Tim Love takes us behind the scenes at his latest restaurant venture, the Woodshed. This open-air restaurant is a tribute to everything smoked.

Google's biggest product hits and misses Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 11:23 AM ET
Google co-founder Sergey Brin participates in a panel discussion in Mountain View, Calif., where Google Buzz was unveiled.

Despite its wildly successful products, consumer feedback to Google technology has not always matched its grand ambition.

The 10 best cars for city living Sat, 16 Aug '14 | 7:00 AM ET
2014 Buick Encore

City dwellers have a very specific list of requirements for the kind of vehicle they need. Here are the 10 best, according to Cars.com.

The end of an era for roller coaster riders Fri, 15 Aug '14 | 10:30 AM ET
Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

A burger from Bobby's Burger Place

In the crowded fast-casual market dominated by the likes of Chipotle and Panera, a celebrity-backed burger joint may also be a secret sauce to success.

How to buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte early Fri, 15 Aug '14 | 3:25 PM ET

Beginning on August 26, some customers will be able to get their first Pumpkin Spice Latte fix of the year. Here's how...

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! Rock this oceanfront condo in the Jersey Shore's hippest town.

Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey! Rock this oceanfront condo in this hip Jersey Shore town.

After stock hit, SeaWorld plans new orca tanks Fri, 15 Aug '14 | 12:15 PM ET
Following protests, SeaWorld said it will build new killer whale environments at its marine parks.

Following protests, orcas in San Diego will get a new 10-million gallon killer whale environment, SeaWorld officials said.

Cramer gets soaked in ALS ice bucket challenge Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 3:54 PM ET
Jim Cramer takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.

CNBC's Jim Cramer donned his best suit to have a bucket of ice water poured over his head Thursday as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge

Flowers are seen on the late Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California August 12, 2014.

In addition to his battles with depression and anxiety, actor-comedian Robin Williams also suffered from Parkinson's disease, his wife said.

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

"It's crazy that they say the Pentagon is adding any kind of fuel to that fire," says a Department of Defense source.

After years of criticism from advocates who urged McD's to offer more fruits and veggies, it is about to do just that. USA Today reports

Jim Cramer of CNBC takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff has challenged Mad Money host Jim Cramer to the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness for ALS.

6 most expensive cars at Pebble Beach Concours Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 8:35 AM ET
A 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione for sale at The Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, Ca.

These are the six cars to watch at this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, along with their expected prices at auction.

Is going on vacation becoming too much work? Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 10:51 AM ET

Taking a little time off this summer? The email avalanche is so dreadful that some workers might consider skipping vacation altogether.