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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.

Dave Brat speaks to supporters after defeating Republican Congressman Eric Cantor in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 7th Congressional District in Virginia, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

In some ways, David Brat is Larry Kudlow's kinda guy. But, not in all ways. Here's Larry's take on the guy who upset Eric Cantor in the GOP primary.

Betting on the World Cup Wall Street-style Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 10:39 AM ET
Edinson Cavani (L) of Uruguay vies for the ball with Hugo Campagnaro of Argentina during a match between Uruguay and Argentina as part of the 18th round of the South American Qualifiers for the FIFA's World Cup Brazil 2014.

Wall Street guys will bet on ANYTHING. Ex-trader Raj Mahal offers this guide to betting on the World Cup Wall Street-style.

Prosecutors accused a strip club manager and four dancers of drugging men, bringing them to topless clubs, and charging their credit cards.

Six degrees of OJ Simpson Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 6:00 AM ET
O.J. Simpson tries on a leather glove allegedly used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during testimony in Simpson's murder trial on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the O.J. Simpson case is that everyone in Los Angeles had a connection to it.

Soldiers take part in a simulated explosion of a radioactive device at during a drill at Mane Garrincha National stadium ahead of the World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off, there's plenty that can go wrong. We outline some of the biggest risks – and how much they are likely to be insured for.

Mike Davidson, co-owner of Bolt Burgers, demonstrates a portable tablet computer for customers to order food and drinks at Bolt Burgers in Washington, DC.

While consumer dining technology is not ubiquitous yet, large chains are examining a host of high-tech options to capture your restaurant dollar.

Patek Philippe watch sells for $2.9 million Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 2:21 PM ET

The collectible watch market is still going strong. A 1923 Patek Philippe sold at Sotheby's Tuesday for $2.965 million—more than twice the top estimate.

OJ Simpson murder, money trial 20 years later Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 6:00 AM ET
O.J. Simpson sits in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Dec. 8, 1994.

On the morning of June 12, 1994, O.J. Simpson was worth an estimated $11 million. Within hours, he would stop earning and start spending.

Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 12:07 PM ET
Bottles of George Dickel Tennessee whiskey are displayed in a liquor store Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

A battle between two liquor companies over who has the right to label their whiskey as following authentic Tennessee style.

8 myths about the super rich debunked Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 10:00 PM ET

Most stereotypes associated with the world's ultra-high-net-worth UHNW)population are just plain wrong, says research house Wealth X Institute.

Americans increasingly say they prefer to live near the centers of cities and towns, but it carries a costly trade-off.

IBM's Watson is changing the way banks and other financial institutions think about how they run their business.

Billion-dollar breakup: Tepper, wife may divorce Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 11:19 AM ET
David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.

Hedge-fund executive David Tepper is living separately from his wife of more than 25 years, according to someone familiar with the matter.

Achillion web page

Achillion's been a takeover target for years. But Merck's acquisition of Idenix may mean Achillion's time has come.

A shopkeeper erects a British Union flag next to Scottish Saltire flag as he prepares the front of his store for business

A gambler has placed one of the world's biggest ever political bets, wagering £400,000 ($670,117) that Scots will reject independence.

Halle Berry to pay $16K a month in child support Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 11:57 AM ET
Actress Halle Berry, right, and Gabriel Aubry on August 6, 2009 in West Hollywood, Calif.

A judge has approved a settlement between Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend that will require Berry to pay $16,000 a month to support their daughter.

Bruce Wrobel meets children near the Bujagali dam site in Uganda.

Blackstone exec Bruce Wrobel did well and wanted to do good—and that may have had tragic consequences.

Want a better deal? Put on your 'angry face' Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 11:53 AM ET

Skip the poker face. If you're hoping to negotiate to your advantage, you should put on your best angry expression, TODAY reports.

Safari like the super rich—for only $80,000 Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 11:26 AM ET
Abercrombie & Kent's $80,000 safari includes private-jet hops, chef-cooked meals, hot-air balloon rides, and lots of champagne.

Safari like the super rich: private-jet hops, chef-cooked meals and endless champagne. A peek inside Abercrombie & Kent's $80,000 trip.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling won't sign a deal to sell the team to Steve Ballmer and will pursue a $1B lawsuit against the NBA.

Super-rich pets that live better than you Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 7:13 AM ET

We know the super rich live in luxury, but did you ever wonder how their nonhuman best friends live? A peek at the secret lives of super-rich pets.