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5 costly and common college 529 plan mistakes Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 8:50 AM ET

Almost half of Americans still believe a savings account is a better way to save for college than a 529 plan, and that's a costly misconception.

Chart of the day: Top 5 cash hoarders Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 1:42 PM ET

Cash is king in America as companies hoard more cash than ever before, according a new report from Moody's that examined nonfinancial companies.

Start-up airline Love Cloud allows couples to book a flight, take off from Las Vegas and join the "Mile High Club."

The decline in U.S. sales of carbonated soft drinks accelerated in 2013, according to a beverage industry newsletter.

How the Ukraine crisis could change the world Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 4:43 AM ET
A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag.

As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged standoff over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through smoke screens during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014.

North Korea fired more than 500 rounds of artillery in a drill on Monday, South Korea's defense ministry said.

A general view of the Green Monster seats above the Green wall at Fenway Park, Boston.

With the opening of the baseball season, the champion Boston Red Sox are looking to appeal to younger fans at the ballpark with technology.

Architects pushing the envelope with tiny homes Sat, 29 Mar '14 | 11:00 AM ET
Treehouse Sphere exterior.

Today's top designers are testing the boundaries of imagination, transforming ultrasmall spaces into marvels of microminimalist home design.

The worst tippers live here… Fri, 28 Mar '14 | 11:04 AM ET

An analysis of Square data, reflecting a wide swath of transactions, found the stingiest and most generous tippers in America.

Human capital can be volatile, with people in steady careers being more bondlike and those in riskier professions acting like stocks.

Ikea will now offer house-calls to help with your in-home kitchen redesign.

Decorating your home can be paralyzing, which is why some stores are adding free design services to spur sales.

Why this $84,000 drug costs just $900 abroad Sat, 29 Mar '14 | 2:29 PM ET

Why do some drugs, like Gilead's Sovaldi, cost more in the U.S. than in other countries. Shelia Dharmarajian reports for "Nightly Business Report."

Michael Lewis targets high frequency trading Fri, 28 Mar '14 | 3:01 PM ET
Michael Lewis

In a new book due out Monday, the author casts a critical eye on high frequency trading, according to excerpts obtained by CNBC.

McDonald's is offering free coffee to its breakfast customers for a limited time as competition for the breakfast crowd intensifies.

Don't bother! Schools not worth the coin: Report Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 11:59 AM ET

The Atlantic published a list of 11 schools with a dubious distinction: all of them had a 20-year net negative return of at least $30,000.

As more Americans turn to the Internet to find love, online dating services are starting to look like the new investment darling.

Inside your portfolio's hidden Russia risk Fri, 28 Mar '14 | 11:50 AM ET

Today BRIC and EMEA funds typically have 15 percent to 25 percent of their portfolios invested in Russia. Are you a global investor at risk?

How a mother-daughter crime duo stole millions Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 5:40 PM ET

An inside look at how a mother-daughter crime duo posed as soldiers and swindled money from women who were seeking love on the Internet, according to prosecutors.

Tesla Model S

U.S. regulators said they closed an investigation into fires involving Tesla Motors' popular Model S sedans after finding no "defect trend."

According to TheKnot.com, the average wedding budget reached an all-time high in 2013, climbing to $29,858.

This rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

Violas, which look like overgrown violins, are the butt of musician jokes, but hold the humor here.

Where in the world are the millionaires going? Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 1:51 PM ET

According to a report, the U.K. was the number one destination for migrating millionaires over the past decade.

New ED drug takes over March Madness Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 3:45 PM ET

The first drug to treat erectile dysfunction in almost a decade launched a huge marketing campaign Wednesday by taking over the CBS Sports website.

Fink vs Icahn: Who's right on corporate cash? Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 1:29 PM ET
Larry Fink and Carl Icahn.

BlackRock chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results while Carl Icahn is more "short-termist." Who's right?

Loans that promised to help older people stay in their homes in retirement are, in some cases, pushing their children out. The NYT reports.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Facebook's buy of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some to wonder if CEO Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.

A mammoth, multiyear opportunity to make money Wed, 26 Mar '14 | 6:14 PM ET
Jim Cramer

I think this stock is a steal, said Jim Cramer. Get all the details.

Here are the world's best airports Wed, 26 Mar '14 | 2:33 PM ET

Singapore's Changi Airport has been voted the world's best airport with not a single U.S. facility making the top 10.

Emanuel: I had 'contrary' views on Obamacare Thu, 27 Mar '14 | 11:10 AM ET
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took pains to praise President Obama, but said he offered a different take on health care reforms as White House chief of staff.

19-year-old makes viral game hit in a weekend Wed, 26 Mar '14 | 8:40 AM ET

What do you do if you're a 19-year-old with some time to pass on the weekend? Make a game that becomes an unexpected internet hit.