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Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy economic indicator? Maybe you will now: There was double-digit growth in the amount left under the pillow in 2012!

Nigeria, Dubai, Iceland: All Better Bets Than US Thu, 28 Feb '13 | 12:47 PM ET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Investors who have done well buying U.S. stocks this year could be doing even better with Nigeria.

New management has big changes in store for the casual dining chain, which touts family-style Italian food and has struggled with declining sales. Among Olive Garden's changes: smaller plates, cheaper items and lower-calorie meals.

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Takedown! This guy says the Olympic committee vote to give wrestling the boot will be overturned.

Construction continues on the National Stadium of Brasilia venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil is looking for foreign investment to help shore up its creaking infrastructure as it readies to host the World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016.

Calls for ending the mortgage interest deduction are circling through Washington. Proponents of the deduction say they're prepared to fight to the bitter end.

Million Dollar Idea? Battling Dog Breath Thu, 28 Feb '13 | 8:30 AM ET

Here's a story about a personal hygiene startup with a sense of humor, which may have figured out the way to big profits is through a dog's mouth.

Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

Apple Faces 'Lull' in Innovation: Former CEO Thu, 28 Feb '13 | 12:12 AM ET
John Sculley, Former CEO, Apple Inc.

Apple is facing a lull in innovation that could last a few years, said its ex-CEO John Sculley.

Where Have I Seen That House? Wed, 27 Feb '13 | 4:37 PM ET

In the latest collection of houses recognizable from their roles in films and television, we have homes from horror movies and TV, one from a famous drug-lord movie, one from a classic sitcom, and a few reality show minipalaces.

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.

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.