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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 11:33 AM ET
A firefighter from Cosumnes Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California.

Wildfire in a small town in Northern California destroyed 100 homes, the latest incident of wildfire in the drought-affected state.

The Ray and Maria Stata Center ion the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

U.S. and U.K. universities remain tops, with Boston's MIT leading the way, according to widely followed global rankings out Tuesday.

Activists alter CoverGirl model to protest NFL Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 7:46 AM ET
A CoverGirl ad protesting domestic violence in the wake of the NFL's Ray Rice incident.

CoverGirl responded to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye.

Nearly half of Chinese millionaires plan to move out of the country in the next five years, according to a report.

Cellphone only sidewalk tested out in China Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 3:25 AM ET

It's a hindrance most city dwellers face regularly – pedestrians are so glued to their phones they inevitably end up bumping into others.

The world's most pirated waters Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 1:00 PM ET
Indonesian navy sailors escort men accused of piracy, after they were arrested for attacking a Singaporean ship in Indonesia's Karimata strait from a navy ship in Jakarta's Tanjung Priok Harbor.
The rudest drivers in America Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 12:56 PM ET

The rudest drivers in the US have been judged, according to a report by Insure.com. Plan your commute accordingly.

A red, blood-spattered sweatshirt emblazoned with Kent State University's name is up for sale on Urban Outfitters' website.

Buffett can also pick 'em in Vegas Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 10:45 AM ET
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett arrives at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

While at the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks and bet on a sports book.

The vote is on a knife edge, with three out of four weekend polls suggesting a small victory for the No camp.

Online matchmaking data can mean romance for some, but it also offers further proof that dating stereotypes ring true—men still like younger women.

Pope warns 'piecemeal' World War III has begun Sat, 13 Sep '14 | 7:06 AM ET
Pope Francis leads the canonisation mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are to be declared saints

Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War.

Michael Kane was an investment banker. But that's wasn't going to work. So he followed his real passion—for beer.

Designers at London Fashion Week are leading the digital revolution using social media to feed consumers' appetite for fast fashion.

These states are at the biggest risk of disaster Thu, 11 Sep '14 | 11:18 AM ET

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes—depending on where you live in the U.S., natural disasters can be a way of life.

Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut.

Finding the value in a $300K college degree Wed, 10 Sep '14 | 9:30 AM ET

Although college prices will continue to rise, a degree may have better value for students 25 years from now.

Whoa, this PR firm just crossed the line Thu, 11 Sep '14 | 4:26 PM ET

Think you've seen it all? Check out this PR pitch, attempting to bribe a journalist to mention clients.

Get a new hobby cheap? These brands have class Sat, 13 Sep '14 | 7:00 AM ET

Want a new hobby or to start an eBay business? Many retailers offer classes, often for free, to build their brands and make loyal customers.

Yachts moored at Port Hercules during an International Monaco Yacht Show.

This year, a host of high-profile superyacht cases have been fought in the High Court in London, the Financial Times reports.

Theme parks take a dark turn for Halloween with a maze run by psychotic clowns, a "world of deranged dentistry" and an interactive zombie invasion.

How to get $$ for your old iPhone Fri, 12 Sep '14 | 3:53 PM ET
An ad for the iPhone 4S is displayed at an Apple Inc. store in Palo Alto, Calif.

From trading it in to selling it, owners of old iPhones have plenty of ways to get rid of their old gadgets.

Marc Faber

If you believe a widespread collapse is coming, what do you buy? Marc 'Dr. Doom' Faber opens the hood on his portfolio.

Craft distillers are taking advantage of Americans' obsession with pumpkin spice everything—with results that could rival the pumpkin spice latte.

Staging your mansion for $45,000 Fri, 12 Sep '14 | 10:01 AM ET

For the super rich, home staging has become a high-priced production. CNBC tagged along on a $45,000 plan to ready a Los Angeles mansion for sale.

Warren Buffett

Buffett wanted to know what lawmakers might propose on inversions, Sen. Orrin Hatch says.

Lussory Gold by Lootah Premium Foods

Tony Colley, head manager of Lootah Premium Foods, created a 24-carat gold, non-alcoholic wine for Dubai.

'Bacon Shake' takes milkshakes to new level Fri, 12 Sep '14 | 8:14 AM ET

After restaurant chains have already plopped virtually everything imaginable -- or unimaginable -- into a milkshake, it's finally come to this: bacon.

If you're looking for your very own Southern Estate, this 17,000 sq. ft. mansion set on over 18 manicured acres is your home sweet home.

Looking for your own Southern estate? This 17,000-square-foot mansion in Atlanta might be just what you want to call "home sweet home."

An inside look at how Amazon makes TV shows Fri, 12 Sep '14 | 9:40 AM ET
CNBC's John Harwood preparing for his cameo on the set of Amazon's new series "Alpha House." He is standing next to actress Evie Colbert, wife of Stephen Colbert.

CNBC's John Harwood got a chance to play himself on Amazon's new series "Alpha House." This is what he learned.