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11 inventions that could change the world Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Imagine a world of self-driving cars, robotic arms for amputees and virtual mobility. Here's a look at products revolutionizing society.

Lake Tahoe

The ultimate way to experience Lake Tahoe? Live on the water and with this home—you can.

A Spirit Airlines employee demonstrating the airlines carry-on baggage template.

If a carry-on bag fits in the sizer, but sticks out one inch, it may or may not be allowed. Rules aren't fair or clear, and things probably won't change.

These 4 US cities could host the 2024 Olympics Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 2:31 PM ET
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984

Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Starting gate at the All-American Futurity 2010, where Jose Trevino Morales' horse, Mr. Piloto, won.

Three brothers used an Oklahoma horse farm as a front for their notorious Los Zetas drug cartel. Here's how investigators unraveled the years-long crime.

Sterling digs up NBA dirt ahead of $1B suit Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 10:13 AM ET
Donald Sterling

The banned Los Angeles Clippers owner's lawyers have hired four private investigators to look into evidence they could use against the NBA.

You can learn about as much about the economy from bacon cheeseburgers as you can any of the reports that come out each month to measure growth.

As part of a new deal, Google will direct U.S. searchers to ESPN, which is showing games and providing in-game highlights. Re/code reports.

Tesla to allow others to use its patents: Musk Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 12:58 PM ET
Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it it will allow others to use its patents.

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey results show just how much people don't care for air travel.

It's summer! Time to gin up...on gin Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 7:41 AM ET
Gin is on a comeback.

Gin's popularity is rebounding, in cocktails and on liquor store shelves. Even gin haters may want to give it another chance.

Michael Jordan is now a billionaire Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 2:18 PM ET

The billionaire club has a new member. According to a Forbes report, Michael Jordan has increased his stake in the Hornets and crossed the billionaire threshold.

World Cup by the numbers: Most expensive ever! Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 8:00 AM ET
Brazilian fan cheers before the start of a friendly football match against Serbia in preparation for FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

Thousands of fans are in Brazil to watch the 2014 World Cup soccer matches over the next month. Figures show they are the most costly games on record.

A general view of atmosphere at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2014.

The excitement that surrounds new game systems often has a sweeping effect on share prices of companies in the video game space.

Time to drive out stubborn employees? Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 10:34 AM ET
Sherri Heckenast, owner and promoter of Team Demolition with Marcus Lemonis, of CNBC’s ‘The Profit’

When Sherri Heckenast bought Team Demolition, she had dreams of turning it into a motorsports behemoth. Unfortunately, old blood is holding her back.

Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, float to the ground during a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday in high-flying style—by skydiving.

Oops! Mickelson may not have traded in Clorox Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 6:52 AM ET

The golfer did not trade in Clorox just as Carl Icahn was mounting an unsolicited takeover bid, say four people briefed on the matter. The NYT reports.

Dave Brat speaks to supporters after defeating Republican Congressman Eric Cantor in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 7th Congressional District in Virginia, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

In some ways, David Brat is Larry Kudlow's kinda guy. But, not in all ways. Here's Larry's take on the guy who upset Eric Cantor in the GOP primary.

Betting on the World Cup Wall Street-style Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 10:39 AM ET
Edinson Cavani (L) of Uruguay vies for the ball with Hugo Campagnaro of Argentina during a match between Uruguay and Argentina as part of the 18th round of the South American Qualifiers for the FIFA's World Cup Brazil 2014.

Wall Street guys will bet on ANYTHING. Ex-trader Raj Mahal offers this guide to betting on the World Cup Wall Street-style.

Prosecutors accused a strip club manager and four dancers of drugging men, bringing them to topless clubs, and charging their credit cards.

Six degrees of OJ Simpson Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 6:00 AM ET
O.J. Simpson tries on a leather glove allegedly used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during testimony in Simpson's murder trial on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the O.J. Simpson case is that everyone in Los Angeles had a connection to it.

Soldiers take part in a simulated explosion of a radioactive device at during a drill at Mane Garrincha National stadium ahead of the World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off, there's plenty that can go wrong. We outline some of the biggest risks – and how much they are likely to be insured for.

Mike Davidson, co-owner of Bolt Burgers, demonstrates a portable tablet computer for customers to order food and drinks at Bolt Burgers in Washington, DC.

While consumer dining technology is not ubiquitous yet, large chains are examining a host of high-tech options to capture your restaurant dollar.

Patek Philippe watch sells for $2.9 million Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 2:21 PM ET

The collectible watch market is still going strong. A 1923 Patek Philippe sold at Sotheby's Tuesday for $2.965 million—more than twice the top estimate.

OJ Simpson murder, money trial 20 years later Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 6:00 AM ET
O.J. Simpson sits in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Dec. 8, 1994.

On the morning of June 12, 1994, O.J. Simpson was worth an estimated $11 million. Within hours, he would stop earning and start spending.

Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey Wed, 11 Jun '14 | 12:07 PM ET
Bottles of George Dickel Tennessee whiskey are displayed in a liquor store Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

A battle between two liquor companies over who has the right to label their whiskey as following authentic Tennessee style.

8 myths about the super rich debunked Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 10:00 PM ET

Most stereotypes associated with the world's ultra-high-net-worth UHNW)population are just plain wrong, says research house Wealth X Institute.

Americans increasingly say they prefer to live near the centers of cities and towns, but it carries a costly trade-off.

IBM's Watson is changing the way banks and other financial institutions think about how they run their business.

Billion-dollar breakup: Tepper, wife may divorce Tue, 10 Jun '14 | 11:19 AM ET
David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.

Hedge-fund executive David Tepper is living separately from his wife of more than 25 years, according to someone familiar with the matter.