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A model shows off Augmate, a digital eyewear platform for Google glass at the Wearable Tech Fashion Show during Social Media Week.

From Google Glass to health-tracking wristbands, it's no secret wearable tech is on the rise. But just how far can tech enthusiasts and fashion designers see into the future?

What bankers and Olympic curlers have in common Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 10:08 AM ET
Canada's Ryan Fry throws the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin Session 7 at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014.

"You're not just thinking what are you going to do, but what is the other guy going to do," one banker says of curling.

Poop and eight other trends from the Toy Fair Sat, 22 Feb '14 | 11:00 AM ET

The widespread and wacky toy trends that could influence what kids want this year.

No pot of gold: Banks balk at marijuana money Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 8:05 AM ET

Bankers and those in the expanding legal marijuana business say new guidelines from the Obama administration aren't enough. They want Congress to act.

Amateur video, shot by a protester on a cellphone and provided to CNBC, shows hand-to-hand fighting between protesters and police in Kiev.

Four reasons why mobile messaging is huge Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 12:51 PM ET
WhatsApp and Facebook apps on phone

Mobile messaging has long been a hot space in technology, but here's why Facebook and others want to cash in.

Surprising things you can't sell in the US Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 7:32 AM ET

The free market is not absolutely free for all. A look at some surprising items that Americans can't sell.

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, a car drives by a pothole in Detroit.

Highways have been ravaged this winter, prompting tires to blow and cities and states to ponder costly repairs.

EU imposes sanctions as Kiev returns to flames Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 1:11 PM ET
Anti-government protesters take cover from reported sniper fire near the Hotel Ukraine, Kiev.

With at least 21 civilians killed, dozens of police dead or wounded and an overnight truce in shatters, events in Ukraine moved quickly on Thursday.

Grazing bison

"I think there's nothing but room for expansion," says Jeff Miller, who runs Diamond Mountain Ranch in California.

Scanning for profit: Drones invade the Arctic Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Companies are preparing to launch unmanned aircraft in the Arctic this summer to aid in energy exploration, climatology research and shipping.

Nestlé announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products following a wider meat recall.

Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services talks about how the U.S. financial markets see growing global unrest.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna has held on to its title as the city with the highest quality of life, according to a 2014 survey.

'House of Cards' 101: How to manage the media Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 10:33 AM ET
Kevin Spacey in House of Cards

It's rare that Hollywood can teach Corporate America something but in the case of "House of Cards," there are some great lessons for CEOs in managing the media.

Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 2:51 PM ET
Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

The economics of the real-life Downton Abbey Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 12:51 PM ET
Lady Carnarvon walks her dogs in the grounds of Highclere Castle on March 15, 2011 in Newbury, England. It has recently been made famous as the setting for the hugely popular ITV series Downton Abbey starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.

The countess of the English estate explains the business of keeping a 300-room castle in tip-top shape.

Typo calls BlackBerry's patent claims invalid Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 8:58 AM ET

BlackBerry's patent claims related to an attachable keyboard accessory for Apple's iPhones don't comply with legal requirements for patentability

There's 'great opportunity' in Puerto Rico: Pro Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 11:43 AM ET
A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The risk-reward calculation in bonds issued by the cash-strapped island leans favorable, said Paul Twitchell of Whitebox Advisors.

Marc Faber

The long-running bull market in U.S. stocks runs the risk of ending badly, and that's why perennial contrarian Marc Faber warned investors Tuesday to stay away.

Bonkers for Banksy: A bundle for street art Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 11:28 AM ET
People stand near a piece of art titled 'Kissing Coppers' by the artist Banksy before it went to auction at the Fine Art Auctions Miami Street Art Auction at LMNT on February 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

"Kissing Coppers," a mural removed from a building in Brighton, England, was purchased by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami says.

Finding hidden values on a luxury cruise Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 9:52 AM ET
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Explorer of the Sea'.

Cruise lines are now offering some of their best deals of the year. How to score a luxury cruise for less.

Home builders burned by the deep freeze Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 10:00 AM ET
Contractors work on the roof of a new residential apartment building in Sandy, Utah.

The National Association of Home Builders' monthly sentiment index had its sharpest drop in history in February.

Congrats on the Olympic medal—now back to work Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 11:53 AM ET
Ross Powers in the 2010 LG Snowboarding World Cup in Stonham

What happens after an athlete wins at the games? Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi and two others weigh in with their very different experiences.

Banksy street art hits the auction block Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 1:09 PM ET
A piece of street art depicting a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages, allegedly done by the street artist Banksy.

A New York City art dealer is offering three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy at a Miami auction.

Kevin Spacey

Netflix saw a bumper number of U.S. subscribers tune in to Web-only TV show "House of Cards" as the second series of the drama came out on Friday.

Financial advisors can help engaged couples make financial planning, from savings strategies to insurance policies, a priority before the wedding day.

Insects as a food source? Social entrepreneurs say eating bugs is good for the planet and great for personal nutrition.

The best perk ever? Unlimited paid vacation Mon, 17 Feb '14 | 1:00 PM ET

It sounds too good to be true, but companies are starting to let employees take as much time off as they want ... and it's all paid.

Highlights from London Fashion Week Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 2:20 PM ET

Click ahead for some highlights from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 and catch some of the trends we'll be seeing later on this year.