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Many tax preparers 'incompetent,' group warns Thu, 30 Jan '14 | 9:33 AM ET

The consequences of a bad tax return are much more serious than a bad haircut. So why does every state regulate hair dressers but only four regulate tax preparers?

Art Cashin of UBS talks with CNBC's Bob Pisani about Thursday's stock gain and whether it can be sustained.

Models display lingerie creations from the Ravijour spring/summer collection on March 5, 2011.

A Japanese lingerie brand has produced a bra designed to stop women from being too 'hasty' in their romantic liaisons and to deter unwanted suitors.

El-Erian's departure disappointing: Gross Wed, 29 Jan '14 | 3:24 PM ET

"We thought he would be my successor ... That's not going to be the case," Pimco co-founder Bill Gross said.

Million-dollar homes: Super Bowl edition Thu, 30 Jan '14 | 1:32 PM ET
The Baltimore entry

Seven homes are competing in CNBC's Super Bowl of million-dollar homes. And the champion is ...

10 insane ways to pimp your mega mansion Fri, 24 Jan '14 | 8:00 AM ET

Take a look at some of the surprising ways the super rich turn their mansions into home sweet megahome.

NFL legend: College athletes deserve paycheck Thu, 30 Jan '14 | 2:07 PM ET
Quarterback Anthony Jennings #10 of the LSU Tigers throws a pass against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Though football great Joe Theismann had been opposed to paying college athletes, he now thinks they should a cut of the profits.

As the country's biggest sporting event draws near, experts are already forecasting one winner in the Super Bowl: the snacking industry.

Cramer’s been around the block once or twice. What’s happening in the market – he’s seen it before.

Queen Elizabeth II views stacks of gold as she visits the Bank of England with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on December 13, 2012 in London, England.

The U.K.'s Royal Household has mismanaged its finances and could do more to pay its own way, according to the British Parliament's finance watchdog.

"Shark Tank's" Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU, established a market for urban apparel. Find out about other entrepreneurs whose products created new markets.

Executive orders coming? Here's how they work Tue, 28 Jan '14 | 1:42 PM ET

Executive orders are as old as the Constitution itself and usually steeped in controversy. Here's how they work.

Poll: The 25 most important of the last 25 years Fri, 17 Jan '14 | 10:55 AM ET

The top 100 people who have had the greatest influence, sparked the biggest changes and caused the most disruption over the past twenty five years.

Quarterback Kain Colter of the Northwestern Wildcats in a game against the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2013.

In a first for college sports, a group of athletes at Northwestern university are asking to form a union.

Can someone make a living off of their hobby? Meet some people who left the security of their jobs and found success in their labors of love.

George Calvert Springer-Robinson, left, reads to pass the time at a McDonald's where he and his buddies are regulars, in Brooklyn, New York, Jan. 23, 2014.

Nationwide, McD’s restaurants have been adopted as a coffeehouse for people, who stay for hours over one purchase, frustrating managers and owners.

Aloft hotels in New York and California are letting guests open their rooms with a smartphone app.

5 tax-advantaged investments for 2014 Tue, 28 Jan '14 | 10:17 AM ET

The introduction of some new investment income taxes have increased the value of tax-advantaged investment strategies.

How to play Obama's State of the Union speech Tue, 28 Jan '14 | 12:52 PM ET

The president's State of the Union address could hit on topics affecting a wide range of companies and industries. What you need to know.

Adult stars take health into their own hands Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 12:45 PM ET
Adult film actress Chanel Preston, who is concerned that performers don't have enough control over health issues.

After a rash of HIV cases, adult performers have taken steps ranging from extra testing to outing fellow actors.

The 15 most bizarre Super Bowl bets Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 8:42 AM ET
Reporters Erin Andrews and Pam Oliver.

When the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, gamblers will be risking money on a series of unique, novelty prop bets.

Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia

Despite signs that the U.S. economy is gaining traction, Stephen Roach, ex-chairman of Morgan Stanley, says the recovery appears to be a "false dawn."

Scarlett Johansson stars in a SodaStream Super Bowl ad.

The Super Bowl is the biggest day of the year for Madison Avenue, and this year's is expected to be the most watched, and the most expensive ever.

Pete Seeger performing in 2012

The folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died in New York on Monday at the age of 94.

How to read a 10-K report like Warren Buffett Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 10:31 AM ET

Star mutual fund managers reveal secrets behind the stock-picking strategies buried in corporate filings.

Steve Jobs (L), Chairman of Apple Computers, and John Sculley, Apple's president, pose with the new Macintosh personal computer, New York City, January 16, 1984.

Although groundbreaking Apple products had sticker prices ranging from $399 to $2,495, the opportunity cost of owning them is actually much higher.

WTF! Is your workplace a 'hotbed of profanity'? Sat, 25 Jan '14 | 11:00 AM ET
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Does profanity belong in the modern workplace? Hell, yes, some say. But read this before you start dropping f-bombs at work.

And the most attractive people drive a... Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 1:46 PM ET

If you’re single and planning a trip to the car dealership, the type of vehicle you decide on may determine your chances of finding love.

Why the Super Bowl makes for super TV sales Sat, 25 Jan '14 | 7:00 AM ET

Believe it or not, the Super Bowl offers some of the best TV sales of the year. Here's how to find the best deals.

Television host Ed Sullivan with the Beatles on the set of his variety series on Feb. 9, 1964.

A half century after appearing on Ed Sullivan, the Fab Four continue to have a financial impact as the business of Beatlemania grows.