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New apps reduce the typical auto insurance claim period from days to hours. What to download before your next fender bender.

Bill Gross

While it would be understandable if Bill Gross was mourning his firm's results, the Pimco founder took time out to rue the demise of his pet cat.

Here's Jim Chanos' 'ultimate' bubble indicator Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 10:35 AM ET
Sotheby's employees re-hang LS Lowry's painting 'Piccadilly Circus, in London, on March 21, 2014.

Short-seller Jim Chanos tells CNBC that investors should watch the stock price of this company for proof of a speculative bubble.

Make your teenagers watch this video Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 3:49 PM ET
Still from National Distracted Driving Enforcement and Advertising Campaign video

A dramatic video showing the results of driving while distracted is at the center of a new DOT advertising campaign.

Billionaire's plan to mine the moon Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 7:00 AM ET
America's first private lunar microlander and commercial robot, developed by Moon Express.

Naveen Jain is in a race to harvest precious helium-3, platinum and other metals on the moon with his robotic spacecraft. Can he beat the Chinese?

Real life 'Superman,' cool Frisbee trick shots Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 10:44 AM ET

Ever wonder what it would be like to be the Man of Steel? The iconic comic character is brought to life with a GoPro and flying drone.

The Microsoft Cortana application on a screen at the Microsoft Developers Build Conference in San Francisco, April 2, 2014.

Microsoft on Wednesday formally announced it has developed a voice activated phone assistant feature called Cortana, a direct rival to Apple's Siri.

Miley Cyrus in concert.

Miley Cyrus has twerked her way into a geopolitical controversy amid questions over whether the promoter of her sellout concert in Finland risks falling foul of US sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Crimea.

And Japan's richest person is.... Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 1:42 AM ET
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank.

Masayoshi Son, the man behind Japan's leading internet venture Softbank, is the country's wealthiest individual with a net worth of $19 billion, according to Forbes.

A worker wraps a passenger's suitcase in plastic as a security precaution.

For about $15 per bag, luggage-wrapping companies encase suitcases in multiple layers of Saran Wrap-like plastic to protect travelers' valuables.

This town has the most expensive homes in US Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 6:00 AM ET
Woodside, Calif., is one of the hottest real estate markets. This home is currently for sale there for $12.5 million.

The Coldwell Banker Previews International survey ranked Woodside, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, as the nation's top luxury market.

On Autism Awareness Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shared what he's learned from dealing with his youngest son's struggles with the condition.

Michael Lewis

The mass appeal of Michael Lewis' books has the potential to turn the debate into a very public trial of Wall Street in general.

Healthcare.com home page

Healthcare.com, by virtue of its domain name, saw record traffic in March due to people thinking it was the Obamacare site healthcare.gov.

Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

Say hello to Wal-Mart's futuristic truck Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 2:54 PM ET
Wal-Mart’s futuristic truck unveiled Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Wal-Mart unveiled a futuristic truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie.

New York apartment prices soar to new record Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 11:21 AM ET
Apartment buildings on the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York, Feb. 25, 2014.

The average sales price for apartments in New York City jumped 15 percent in the first quarter to $1,773,523, putting the average price per square foot at $1,363.

The driver of a Lamborghini Aventador faces a very hefty fine and repair bill after it was involved in a three-car crash.

Starbucks breakfast offerings.

What's old is new again at Starbucks as the chain brings back some fan favorites it had axed from the menu.

Sea Ray 350 SLX

Boats and yachts have been among the slowest purchases to bounce back since the crisis. But there are signs the turn is near.

An auction site is offering historic, one-of-a-kind, baseball memorabilia from some of the game's greatest of all time.

Larry Kudlow's last Kudlow Report Sat, 29 Mar '14 | 10:14 AM ET

As "The Kudlow Report" wraps up on CNBC, Larry Kudlow thanks his viewers.

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.