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While politicians in Washington fan the flames of economic doom from Friday's sequester, they've apparently failed to light a fire under many Americans. Here's why.

Despite evidence to the contrary, housing is "not going to gain momentum" this year, the NAHB's economist told CNBC.

Gaming Industry's Latest Idea: Free Games Wed, 27 Feb '13 | 1:31 PM ET

One of the next big things in gaming is free games -- and some firms are making big bucks on them.

Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.

This exec says telecommuting, once a novelty and a very practical solution in some situations, has now become an entitlement. An entitlement he claims that is abused.

We Want Your Questions for Warren Buffett Wed, 27 Feb '13 | 12:56 PM ET
Warren Buffett

Here's how you can send us your questions for Warren Buffett ahead of his live, three-hour appearance Monday on CNBC's Squawk Box.

Could Lawsuit Halt Bud's Turnaround? Wed, 27 Feb '13 | 11:58 AM ET

Recently Maker's Mark announced that it was going to add more water to its signature bourbon, reducing the alcohol content. Now, a beer giant is accused of doing the same with its beer.

Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain

The Subway Restaurants founder says regulations are hurting small companies and entrepreneurs. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC Wednesday.

So Marissa Mayer thinks too many Yahoo employees could be deadbeats because they "work" from home, and their absence may be one reason the company's lost its way. So I decided to conduct an experiment and work from home for one day.

Dennis Rodman

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang, tweeting that he expected to run into South Korean rapper Psy on his trip to the North.

Jumbo Mortgages Return: Should You Be Worried? Wed, 27 Feb '13 | 1:07 AM ET

Jumbo loans are returning to the mortgage market after almost disappearing entirely in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008 and the real estate meltdown.

Cramer: Don't Get Distracted From Opportunity Tue, 26 Feb '13 | 6:27 PM ET

There are many issues for investors to worry about, but Cramer thinks there is still opportunity out there.

Beer lovers have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.

"Penta-millionaires," those worth $5 million or more, are happier than the merely rich, a new study shows.

The Wall Street compensation estimates New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued on Tuesday are only the latest evidence in an inexorable move toward fewer jobs in the industry and – here's the surprise – higher average pay.

Some people have brought religion into the debate over America's aversion to eating horse meat. But really, it's just economic common sense.

Tom Brady

It appears like quarterback Tom Brady will finish his football career where it started, with the New England Patriots. Reports are that the three-time Super Bowl winner has agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps him with the team through the 2017 season.

Divorcing Boomers Double Their Retirement Woes Tue, 26 Feb '13 | 9:27 AM ET

From housing to medical care, Boomers who divorce can expect retirement to cost as much as 50 percent more, experts say.

As the Apples and Samsungs of the tech world dominate smart phone markets in the developed world, Finland-based mobile maker Nokia has set its sights elsewhere: the rural and isolated populations of the developing world. The Global Post reports.

Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.

Mobile growth opportunities lie in emerging markets but heavyweights like Apple and Google are having to rethink their approach.

Vegas Violence: Too Much Sin in Sin City? Mon, 25 Feb '13 | 4:11 PM ET
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers investigate the site of what is being described as a gun battle between shooters in vehicles along the Las Vegas Strip.

The killings of three people before dawn last week in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip has some concerned that tourists may stay away.

How Will New Mortgage Rules Affect You? Mon, 25 Feb '13 | 1:04 PM ET

This is a link to a Bankrate.com story.

You don't want to come across as a naysayer so you just suck it up and hope that things will get better. The only problem is they don't.

Harrods, London

Wealthy Chinese are buying more luxury goods — just not at home. Here's where they're spending their money.

Here's What Could Put the Brakes on Market Rally Mon, 25 Feb '13 | 10:13 AM ET

There are a few triggers that could put the brakes on the stock market's bull run but investors hoping for a significant pullback to get in may have to wait.

Apple Wobbles as Mobile Walls Come Down Mon, 25 Feb '13 | 5:28 AM ET
A visitor inspects a Blackberry Z10 smartphone at the Showstoppers media event prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Openness. Choice. Balance. These are the early buzzwords at Mobile World Congress, the industry's massive annual confab.

Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney, winners of the Best Picture award for 'Argo,' pose in the press room during the Oscars.

"Argo" stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on a night that ended in disappointment for frontrunner "Lincoln" and handed the most overall wins - four - to "Life of Pi."

Showcasing the latest in the big business of skimpy, several designers hit the runway during the inaugural Lingerie Fashion Week.

Top 10 Universities for Billionaire Alumni Sat, 23 Feb '13 | 2:56 PM ET

Looking for the best return on your college investment? Here's a fun list: The top 10 universities for producing billionaires -- and some of their famous alum.