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The Times equated the ban on marijuana to 13 years of Prohibition in the U.S.

1 in 5 people in developing regions continue to live on less than the international poverty threshold of $1.25 a day, according to the United Nations.

The billion-dollar old man: Batman turns 75 Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 11:00 AM ET
Batman No. 1

Batman has starred in more movies than any other DC Comics character, sold more than 10 million comic books last year and earned $11 billion in merchandise.

My car’s been recalled: Now what? Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 1:00 PM ET
File photo - Chrysler Group assembly tech Dameon Hogan of Detroit, MIchigan installs an instrument panel on a Jeep Grand Cherokee at the DaimlerChrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant July 28, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

If you get a recall notice in the mail, it will tell you just about everything you need to know, including these six things.

Nonprofit restaurants: The real soul food Sun, 27 Jul '14 | 1:00 PM ET
A proposed dish for Rooster Soup Co.: “Pastramen” with soy-spiked double chicken broth, short rib pastrami, pickles, rye noodles and a soft-boiled egg.

Rooster Soup Co. is an upcoming, crowdfunded nonprofit restaurant that will join the new class of eateries with a mission.

6 owners making millions from government work Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 9:55 AM ET

Find out how these 6 entrepreneurs procured large federal contracts—and grew their businesses beyond the million-dollar annual sales mark.

Help wanted: These 9 retailers need a CEO Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 9:15 AM ET

A list of major retailers are looking to fill vacancies at the top of their C-suites.

Old Bay beer brews up Chesapeake pride Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 3:00 PM ET

A 75-year-old seasoning is spicing up the Maryland beer business. Flying Dog Brewery licensing deal to create a beer made with Old Bay seasoning has been wildly popular.

Obstacle course racers: The new marathoners Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 12:41 PM ET
Tough Mudder endurance race in Henley-on-Thames, England, in April.

Events involving climbing walls and crawling in mud now said to be bigger than marathons and half-marathons in the U.S., overseas

How to hold your iPhone when you're pocketless Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Apple iPhone 5s

Here are some accessories to keep your smartphone conveniently handy, for summer, whether you're poolside or in your underwear.

The costumed fandom of Comic-Con Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 5:50 PM ET
An attendee dressed as Spider-Man arrives for Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego.

Nerdom has become big business in the years since legions of costumed fans first descended on San Diego.

This listing isn’t just one penthouse, but three! And takes up two floors of The Residences at the Ritz Carlton in NYC’s Battery Park City.

They’re calling it “The Penthouse Collection.” We call it, New York City's mansion in the sky: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine three penthouses.

Russia and US battle...via McDonald's Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 12:49 PM ET
A logo on display outside a McDonald's food restaurant in Moscow, Russia.

Russia's consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, filed a lawsuit that would ban many McDonald's items. NBC News reports.

''For us, Facebook has become the primary platform that we use to communicate content to fans,' a Beyonce rep says.

The "50 Shades of Grey" trailer is here, and it's getting mixed reviews, but there's one clear winner so far: Beyoncé.

Aston Martin revives exclusive Lagonda sedan Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 1:03 PM ET

The super-luxury English car will stand apart from other Astons as a more stately car than its stable of sports cars. USA Today reports.

Airports go to the dogs to help frazzled fliers Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 11:26 AM ET
A traveler pets a therapy dog inside Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.

Airports like LAX are taking on therapy dog programs in order to calm and comfort frazzled fliers. USA Today reports.

Three gadgets for handling business on the go Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 11:31 AM ET

As more business operations shift to the cloud, here's how some technological devices are offering greater mobility for business on the go.

A Big Mac hamburger is shown at a McDonald's restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

According to the Big Mac Index, the value of the dollar is getting stronger in much of the fast food eating world.

Deadly 'superbug' is spreading in US hospitals Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 2:03 PM ET

CRE, one of the worst of the superbugs, is spreading in some hospitals, and there's worry that cases are under-reported.

Golf is on the decline in the US because... Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 10:01 AM ET
Tiger Woods tees off July 20 during the final round of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

Golf in the U.S. is on the decline. And if there's one big reason, look to one player, says an expert.

Chinese brides give diamond market sparkle Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 6:18 AM ET

Chinese brides and Indian festivals will drive diamond demand into new year, the CEO of De Beers told CNBC.

The Apple logo is displayed at the Upper West Side Apple store in New York.

Apple could be "obsolete" in three years, due to increasing competition in the technology sector, one analyst told CNBC.

What'll you have? US drinkers say beer Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 10:56 AM ET

A Gallup poll finds that among Americans who drink alcohol, 41 percent of drinkers say they typically drink beer; 31 percent wine and 23 percent liquor.

Ken Griffin, founder and chief executive officer, Citadel

Ken Griffin, the billionaire founder of investment firm Citadel, has filed for divorce from his wife and fellow hedge fund manager Anne Dias Griffin.

Islamic State forcing shops to veil mannequins Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 12:10 PM ET
In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, mannequins with their faces covered are displayed in a shop window in central Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group ordered clothes shop owners to cover the faces of the mannequins in Mosul, the shop owners said, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.

The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins with veils, GlobalPost reports.

2014 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche's 2014 Cayenne has been remodeled for a smoother, cleaner look and features an improved engine lineup.

Don't believe the hype—a kale crisis is bunk Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 2:55 PM ET
Northern Spy Food Co.’s kale salad.

Recent stories reported a coming worldwide kale shortage due to an absence of seeds at Australia's Bejos Seeds. The truth is something else.

Some CEOs read. Some play golf. Some attend charitable functions. Richard Branson takes a nice, long bath (rubber duckie not included).

Showboat Atlantic City hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

Moody's downgraded the general obligation bonds of Atlantic City, New Jersey to "junk," citing the casino town's declining tax base.

Downed plane fuels fears of arms race Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 8:46 PM ET
A soldier without identifying insignia mans a machine gun outside the Crimean parliament building shortly after several dozen soldiers took up positions there on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

Though barely a week has passed since MH17, an anti-aircraft campaign is still in full swing above the areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists.