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10 outrageous stories of Wall Street excess Wed, 8 Oct '14 | 10:26 AM ET

Former Wall Street bad boy Turney Duff confesses 10 of the most outrageous stories of Wall Street excess he's ever heard — or participated in.

Screen image from Google's Explore Liwa video

Google View Street strapped a camera to a camel to explore the Liwa Desert, south of Abu Dhabi, reports NBC News.

Marc Andreessen

More Silicon Valley companies will likely split in the next five years, Marc Andreessen says.

Beauty products startup Poshly raised $1.5 million in less than 10 days. Its CEO reveals why VCs found the firm's business plan appealing.

Yovo provides photo privacy options and the ability to share on social media networks.

ContentGuard's Yovo app joins the likes of privacy messaging apps such as SnapChat and Wickr, but it offers the ability to share selectively on social media.

There's a price threshold you shouldn't cross for weddings and engagement rings if you want to avoid divorce.

Ello! Here's why the little guys matter Wed, 8 Oct '14 | 11:50 AM ET
Ello founder Paul Budnitz's ID picture on the social network's site.

New social network site Ello may not dethrone Facebook but it's not going unnoticed.

Start-up Thync says it has raised $13 million to create a wearable brain device that promises to alter your state of mind, Re/code reports.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the 2014 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, July 16, 2014.

Floyd Mayweather takes home $1.4 million in one bet on the Colts. USA Today reports.

CNBC unveils its picks of global visionaries who promise to have the greatest impact on business, finance and technology 25 years from now.

The great chicken nugget price war of 2014 Tue, 7 Oct '14 | 1:15 PM ET
From left: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets and Burger King Chicken Nuggets

From nugget wars to getting rid of extra costs, restaurants are pulling out the stops to get you in the door.

Pink diamond sells for $17.7 million Tue, 7 Oct '14 | 2:07 PM ET
The 8.41-Ct internally flawless purple-pink diamond auctioned off by Sotheby's

Diamonds, they say, are the products of pressure. And now pressures in the global economy may be pushing diamond prices even higher.

Bill Gross

With the obligatory post-departure diplomacy behind him, Gross is ready to take down his former employer and anyone else who gets in his way.

A new dating app called Luxy caters to wealthy singles by weeding out poor clients.

Chef creates ‘Glamburger’ for $1,770 Tue, 7 Oct '14 | 6:11 AM ET

A restaurant has created the world's most expensive burger which contains gold leaf and caviar, according to a company that tracks records.

Are you donating too much to charity? Mon, 6 Oct '14 | 12:01 AM ET
Salvation Army volunteers ring their bells as a donation is put into a kettle in Clifton, Va.

The wealthy are giving a smaller portion of their income to charity, while lower-income Americans are giving more. Create a plan to maximize donations.

The top US equity research analysts of 2014 Tue, 7 Oct '14 | 6:01 AM ET

Institutional Investor’s ranking of the top U.S. equity research analysts names J.P. Morgan as the No. 1 firm of the year.

Survivalists abuzz over Ebola in US Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 2:02 PM ET
Nurse Lucie Perardel puts on protective gear before entering a high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

People in the preparedness community already have the supplies to handle a wide variety of crises, says Daisy Luther, who runs The Organic Prepper blog.

Michael Phelps looks on after winning the Men's 100m Butterfly Final of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships on August 23, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

After a DUI arrest, Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended by USA Swimming for six months, reports USA Today.

Reinast toothbrush

The $4,000 Reinast Luxury Toothbrush took four years of research to develop.

Ayah Bdeir,  founder and CEO of littleBits.

Start-up littleBits makes it possible for the average person to create their own hardware with its easy-to-use products.

The Nissan Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle, left, is test driven during the Nissan Motor Co. 360 event in Irvine, California.

Experts are concerned that autonomous vehicles could be susceptible to sinister cybercriminal activity.

What Tennessee and Estonia have in common Mon, 6 Oct '14 | 9:42 AM ET
Tallinn, Estonia

A new OECD study compares the well-being in U.S. states with other regions around the world.

Warren Buffett

The man known as America's greatest investor isn't bothered by stock market volatility.

Whitman defends HPQ 'back to the future' split Mon, 6 Oct '14 | 10:51 AM ET
Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Monday's Good, Bad and Ugly includes Hewlett-Packard's split, the CDC director on Ebola in the U.S., and stocks coming full circle.

"I have been waiting for (the) moment where I thought the reward was better than the risk for some stocks. I think that time has come," Cramer said.

Snow White costume

With Halloween falling on a Friday, many shoppers are stocking up—and spending more—so they're not caught in the same outfit as they celebrate all weekend.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The big money isn't rushing to buy insurance against a crash, despite a range of products that promise to help.

9 pizza franchises hoping to deliver millions Sun, 5 Oct '14 | 11:00 AM ET

The pizza franchise model is booming, planning to do for the pie what Chipotle did for the burrito. Bad for Dominos, good for entrepreneurs.

What rich Chinese are investing in next Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 9:22 AM ET

As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.