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A new report suggests that America's national parks have an economic impact that extends beyond their boundaries.

The plan is already sparking a furious debate over who actually wins from the new budget and whether "wealth distribution" is the right goal.

Putin’s Kampf Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 5:45 PM ET

If the West intends to be taken seriously, it needs to act as decisively as Putin has, argues a member of the European Parliament.

Fear over the ongoing standoff on the Crimean peninsula could be a good thing for the value-seeking investor, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.

Why Crimea matters Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 3:11 AM ET
A unit claiming to Cossack and other citizen pro-Russian volunteers arrive to take up position outside a Ukrainian miltary base where heavliy-armed unidentifed soldiers have surrounded Ukrainian soldiers inside as Russian flag flies behind in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

Crimea may seem a nondescript piece of land to fight over – but its strategic position has made it a battleground between Russia and the West before.

Pro-Russian supporters rally outside the Crimean parliament building on Feb. 28, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

Russian television isn't pulling any punches when it comes to what it thinks about Ukraine and the United States.

Ellen takes this selfie with fellow celebrities at the Academy Awards 2014.

A selfie of host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence quickly became the most shared photo ever on Twitter.

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

In a live interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Warren Buffett said he would keep buying stocks even if he knew a major war was coming.

National security: America's new robotic army Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 12:14 PM ET
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

The U.S. military's human footprint is shrinking, but its robotic fighting force is on the rise, transforming the battlefield in air, land and sea.

Apple puts iPhone on wheels with CarPlay Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 2:01 AM ET

Tech titans are fighting hard to get their technology into your car. Apple just made a big move in that ongoing battle.

World's richest now worth $6.4 trillion Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 7:00 AM ET

Richest people in the world are now worth a combined $6.4 trillion, according to Forbes. Record-breaking number up from $5.4 trillion last year.

Jim Cramer’s 1st annual Golden Bull Awards Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 6:44 PM ET

Did any or all of your favorites walk away with Mad Money gold?

Warren Buffett admits to $873 million mistake Sat, 1 Mar '14 | 11:08 AM ET
Warren Buffett

In his annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett said bonds he decided to purchase produced a loss of almost $1 billion.

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Despite optimism that U.S. stocks will be among the best performers this year, American investors are still running scared.

People take part during a protest in Times Square against Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine, on March 2, 2014, in New York City.

Although geopolitical tensions surrounding Ukraine have been described as the highest since 9/11, analysts said a full scale war remained unlikely.

Bud Light expands Lime-A-Rita family Sun, 2 Mar '14 | 9:19 AM ET

At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.

Team Buffett stepping into the light Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 7:54 AM ET
Warren Buffett

Everyone knows Warren Buffett, but there are three other people making major decisions at Berkshire Hathaway who had kept a low profile. Until now.

Autism Speaks and Google have teamed in an attempt to link private investors to inject innovative autism-related business development.

California farmers turn to 'witches' for water Sun, 2 Mar '14 | 10:45 AM ET
A rope float sits on the dry banks of the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Park on February 21, 2014 in Healdsburg, California.

With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious tool for locating water: dowsers, or water witches.

Apple software to drive smart Ferrari Sat, 1 Mar '14 | 8:30 AM ET

Apple will next week launch its first in-car operating system with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

3D phones? Here's the tech that never took off Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 9:55 AM ET
Nokia 7280

The tech world is littered with failed ideas, and it is their quirkiness that has put paid to their chances of success.

Only about one-third of Americans report making "good" or "excellent" progress with saving, according to a new survey.

Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards"

The movies make more money than ever. But a lot of it isn't going to traditional players or even staying in Tinseltown.

A row of new Tesla superchargers outside the company's factory in Fremont, Calif.

Texas auto dealers said state leaders should not change laws to land a giant battery plant being built by Tesla.

Cramer: What shareholders want from Apple Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 10:43 AM ET

CNBC's Jim Cramer said Apple shareholders need the company to come up with something "revolutionary."

When it comes to tax refunds, many Americans say they plan to do something virtuous with the money they get back. But that's not what really happens.

Darden uses lobster claws on critical analysts Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 12:27 PM ET

Darden Restaurants isn't just defending itself against activists. It's also trying keep critical analysts out of the public eye.

Warren Buffett might have spent years honing his skills, but new research argues that genes play a large part in determining investor type.

Court: No driving and texting, but yes to... Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 11:08 AM ET
California permits looking at maps on your smartphone while driving.

A California appellate court decided that looking at a cellphone screen to use maps and other apps while driving is legal, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Thousands of people with delayed or canceled flights waiting in the customer service line at O'Hare.

Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else.