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LeBron James to become a free agent Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 9:42 AM ET
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami.

A person familiar with the situation says LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract and become a free agent.

States get nasty in the fight for jobs Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 10:28 AM ET

The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.

Spotting the next Chipotle: Restaurants to watch Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 12:01 PM ET
Project Pie's pizza  #5 (Mozzarella, Ricotta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Cracked Black Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic, Fresh Chopped Basil)

What's the next big thing to pop in dining? These are the top 10 emerging brands, according to social media and online-review data.

The 'holy grail' of rock lyrics could fetch $2M Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 10:43 AM ET
Bob Dylan in 1965, the year Like A Rolling Stone was released.

Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" are coming up for auction.

Gates to grads: 'You can do better than I did' Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 1:47 PM ET
Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford's graduation ceremony, June 15, 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates told Stanford graduates an optimistic belief in the power of innovation is needed to tackle the world's social problems.

Savvy retirement investment planning Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 8:00 AM ET

Savvy investors need to question which assets should be held in their retirement account and which ones should not.

Make millions off your business before others do Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 12:56 PM ET
Hair Are US founders Ashley Williams, left, and Khat Rabbani

When Khat Rabbani and Ashley Williams started Hair Are Us, they had no idea how fast their business would grow. Next stop: franchising.

A man walks past an American Apparel store on June 19, 2014 in New York City. American Apparel's board has voted to remove the company's controversial CEO, Dov Charney.

The directors of American Apparel rejected a demand to meet and reinstate ousted CEO Dov Charney on Monday, a source close to the matter said.

Where America's minority entrepreneurs are Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 9:56 AM ET
Tampa Bay, Florida.

Ranks of minority entrepreneurs vary across states, according to a report published this month by the Small Business Administration.

What Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking both fear Sat, 21 Jun '14 | 8:56 AM ET

What do Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, two of the great minds of our time fear? The rise of the machines. Their warnings are chilling.

Many small-business owners avoid succession planning but it helps ensure long-term viability and address inheritance and management issues.

Pre-retirees: Your home is not an ATM Sun, 22 Jun '14 | 12:12 PM ET

It's key to figure out how to have your home paid for by the time you retire—and to do what’s necessary to make that happen.

Wacky and original ideas that raised millions Wed, 18 Jun '14 | 10:30 AM ET

Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of honorable mentions from this year's pool of disruptor nominees.

Disruptive tech companies whose products made people's lives easier, while upending industries in the process.

Arthritis drug leads to full head of hair Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 8:31 AM ET

Researchers have discovered that an FDA-approved arthritis drug may hold the secret to curing hairlessness.

Just itching to hit the slopes every day? If you're super rich, we might have the home for you!

'Dilbert' creator: Email has 'destroyed my soul' Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 12:25 PM ET

"Dilbert" creator Scott Adams tells CNBC he doesn't see a way to get around the problem of everyone's hyper-dependence on email.

Bill Gross: Pimco is one big 'happy kingdom' Thu, 19 Jun '14 | 4:16 PM ET
Bill Gross of PIMCO speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago June 19, 2014.

A future of interest rates near zero means slower but more steady growth, according to "Bond King" Bill Gross.

9 entrepreneurs and their cartoon alter egos Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 10:30 AM ET

CNBC's Disruptor 50 tell us what cartoon character they are most like.

Actress Kristen Bell attending the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Frozen'.

Disney's latest animated blockbuster, "Frozen" is firing up Norway's tourism sector, as U.S. fans flock to experience the country's scenic delights.

Ryan Serhant, a broker in popular TV show "Million Dollar Listing New York," has just listed a $118.5 million penthouse complex in downtown New York.

Pope Francis.

Legalizing recreational drugs won't produce the desired effects, Pope Francis told a drug enforcement conference. NBC News reports.

Starbucks unveiled an employee scholarship partnership with Arizona State, but the company won't be contributing as much as it implied.

Bacon mania: Not even rising prices can stop it Thu, 19 Jun '14 | 12:13 PM ET

From pork to duck(?!) bacon, there seems to be no stopping America's love affair with the salty meat—not even rising prices.

Refers to the quarterly expiration of four sets of options: individual stock options, stock futures, stock indexes and stock index futures.

Shocker! Motorcycle icon puts new spin on bike Thu, 19 Jun '14 | 10:44 AM ET
Harley-Davidson's new electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle as the iconic company aims to carve a niche in technology for electric vehicles.

The trademark decision against the Washington Redskins may not be that big of a deal to the NFL. The real challenge is before the Supreme Court.

Gabelli reveals second-half playbook Thu, 19 Jun '14 | 1:35 PM ET

Legendary value investor Mario Gabelli shares three of his top picks for the second half of 2014.

Dennis Gartman doubles down on commodity play Wed, 18 Jun '14 | 6:28 PM ET
Dennis Gartman

Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" says he's doubling down on his aluminum trade.

Madison Square Garden's billion dollar makeover.

With $9 billion in assets under management, Ariel Investments says it has recently been buying more shares of its favorite stocks.