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Maker's Mark Controversy: Just Add Water Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 4:40 PM ET
Makers Mark

Maker's Mark is watering down its whiskey. The question is whether demand in the U.S. will be affected by the move because backlash has been quick and angry.

Next Pope? Ghana Cardinal Turkson Takes Lead Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 4:21 PM ET
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica for a mass with newly appointed cardinals on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

An African edges ahead of the Canadian.

Say What? Bill Gates Gets Personal on Reddit Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 4:01 PM ET
Bill Gates on Reddit.

Bill Gates shared some pretty interesting information about himself and Microsoft in a Reddit forum Monday.

US May Soon Be Energy Independent: Study Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 2:29 PM ET
U.S. Petroleum storage tanks.

U.S. oil and gas production is evolving so rapidly—and demand is dropping so quickly—that in just five years the U.S. may no longer need to buy oil from any source but Canada, according to Citigroup.

Managers—Don't Hate Them, Pity Them! Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 12:14 PM ET

You think you've got it bad - your manager has it really tough. In this new book, the authors explain what managers are good for ... and why we should cut them some slack.

Homes of Celebrity Couples 2013 Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 11:56 AM ET

These celebrity couples have houses that range from a young couple’s $2.5 million “starter” to a $43.5 million mega-mansion.

Want to Get Things Done? Work Less Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 11:29 AM ET

Working in shorter bursts with frequent breaks and even a nap, like in Europe, can actually make employees more productive, a workforce consultant told CNBC.

Apartments: Wooing Dogs and Their Owners Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 10:56 AM ET
The Spot Experience

Some apartment buildings are wooing pet owners with rooftop dog parks, "Yappy Hours" and even spas that offer "paw-dicures."

Just because you're a small-business owner doesn't make you immune to security issues. Here are five tips for protecting your company.

PepsiCo is rolling out a Mountain Dew for the morning, Kickstart, which has the Dew flavor plus juice, vitamins B and C and BAM! an extra jolt of caffeine.

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro

As raucous Latin American rhythms, colorful processions and street parties go, Brazil's Carnival is among the best, but Citigroup's strategy team is questioning whether the party for Brazil's economy could be over before it's really begun.

Global Currency War Could Get Nastier: Brazil Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 3:58 AM ET

The global "currency war" could get even worse if Europe joins the fray, says the man widely credited with coining the term.

Has Volkswagen Discovered the Holy Grail? Mon, 11 Feb '13 | 1:37 AM ET

Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford in the canon of auto industry pioneers.

Google's Schmidt to Sell Roughly 42% of Stake Sat, 9 Feb '13 | 7:43 AM ET
Eric Schmidt

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company, a move that could potentially net the former chief executive a $2.51 billion windfall.

The Name Game: Finding a Storm Named Nemo Fri, 8 Feb '13 | 1:28 PM ET
Boston

Why do the worst storms have wimpiest names? If this is the road we're going down, perhaps one way to lighten the mood is to do an entire Hollywood makeover of the storm list.

Decadence doesn't come cheap. And for whatever the reason, these liquors command prices you wouldn't believe.

Usain Bolt

In an unprecedented move, the United Kingdom's head of Treasury, George Osborne, granted tax amnesty for the event.

'Nemo' Will Take a Bite Out of February Retail Fri, 8 Feb '13 | 11:45 AM ET

The convergence of increasingly accurate weather forecasts and the explosion of the social media channel is super-charging the effect of Winter Storm "Nemo" on the Northeast's economy.

George W. Bush and George Bush Sr.

A hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents.

Weathering Europe's economic storm, London auctions this week netted more than $440 million as bidders snapped up high-profile works by Picasso, Modigliani, and Morisot.

Europe's Richest Soccer Clubs Fri, 8 Feb '13 | 9:55 AM ET

Europe may be mired in a recession and austerity but the continent's biggest soccer clubs (football clubs to those in Europe) are continuing to look recession-proof.

He's blond, opinionated, has a flair for publicity and is a bit of a comedian. However, Finnish politician Alex Stubb has taken up a trickier task than running London.

Clint Eastwood RNC Speech

"It's almost like they don't give a damn," Hollywood legend and Republican supporter Clint Eastwood told CNBC, referring to the gridlock in Washington.

Fourth generation Apple iPads are seen on display at an Apple store on February 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Hedge fund star manager David Einhorn announced that he was suing Apple to get it to deploy its $137.1 billion cash pile more effectively and arrest a 35 percent drop in its share price from a record high logged last September.

Has China Quietly Joined the Currency War? Thu, 7 Feb '13 | 11:35 PM ET

China has been less vocal than other major economies in recent weeks in voicing discontent about a sharp slide in the yen, which means stronger currencies elsewhere. Yet, Beijing is taking action of its own.

This App Gives You a Real Personal Assistant Thu, 7 Feb '13 | 4:42 PM ET
Wun Wun

Can Siri get your groceries or pick up your drycleaning? This new personal assistant app claims to know the secret to getting that stuff done -- a human!

Long after the housing crash, wealthy homeowners are challenging what they perceive as overly high tax assessments of their properties.

Avoid buying before bad news.

World's most expensive teddy bear.

Ladies, further proof that it's better to be married than in a "committed relationship."

Global Electric Motors

Go greased lightning? Not exactly, and Florida retirement community residents aren't too happy about paying up to $1,000 to insure their souped-up golf carts.