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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.

Wal-Mart US CEO Bill Simon to leave company Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 9:16 AM ET
Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon speaks during a news conference in Washington.

Wal-Mart says U.S. CEO Bill Simon is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Greg Foran.

Millennials are keenly focused on trying to take control of their own financial destiny.

Kelly Slater, of the U.S., competes in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in Bells Beach, Australia.

"Our goal is to get as close to the experience the surfer is having," says the head of a pro surfing organization.

Taxes chasing out the rich? Not in New York Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 11:48 AM ET

A new report finds that wealthy New York City residents don't leave New York City at a greater rate than the non-wealthy.

Move over, beef. Chicken demand is jumping as beef prices rise and health-conscious consumers gravitate toward poultry.

'Made in the USA'... probably not Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 11:44 AM ET
A "Made in USA" brand label requires certification

An Ohio company ran into trouble for issuing "Made in the USA" labels without verifying products were made in the United States.

Look who's taking on Coke and Pepsi in Asia Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 11:59 AM ET

AJE Group, the company that owns Big Cola, is battling Coke and Pepsi in Asian and Latin American markets. Financial Times reports.

Facebook earnings: Here's what to expect Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 12:00 AM ET
The Facebook “Like” and the WhatsApp logos are displayed in this photo.

Facebook's reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales.

Summer vacation hot spot: On the sidelines Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 9:18 AM ET

Youth sport travel is growing faster than family vacation spending. Here's why, and what it means for family finances.

Super bear Marc Faber: Here are markets I like Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 11:26 PM ET

Marc Faber, famed for his gloomy financial market views, took some time instead to highlight areas of the market that he actually liked.

Amazon Fire phone innovates, but is it better? Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 8:26 AM ET
Amazon's 3-D Fire smartphone.

The $199 AT&T exclusive offers some advantages over its smart phone competitors, but is it worth the buy? NBC News reports.

Jim Cramer at the Mad Money MM2K show.

“They are making statement about what people want to eat and, as a result, what investors should want to buy,” said Cramer.

Jim Cramer slices into Apple earnings, dings Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 6:03 PM ET

"Sure, the company gave guidance that seemed lighter than expected, but that’s just Apple’s style,” Cramer said.

Restaurants deal with no-shows by ticketing Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 1:28 PM ET
Waylynn Lucas, from CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” and Ludo Lefebvre, chef and co-host of “The Taste.”

If you want to at eat at chef Ludo Lefebvre's California restaurant, Trois Mec, there are a couple of things you should know.

Cities with the most millionaires per capita Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 2:00 PM ET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Which city has the highest percentage of millionaires? Monaco, where nearly one in three are millionaires.

Queen’s top racehorse fails drugs test Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 5:41 AM ET
Queen Elizabeth II and her horse, Estimate

A racehorse belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for morphine, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday.

Has the Michael Kors bubble burst? Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 12:02 PM ET
The Michael Kors Kerry Centre Flagship Store in Shanghai.

Analysts are concerned the label has reached its saturation point in North America on high inventories.