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Brazil fan violence raises World Cup worries Mon, 9 Dec '13 | 3:36 PM ET
Fans of Rio de Janeiro's Vasco da Gama attack a fan of Parana's Atletico PR, during a Brazilian Championship football match in Joinville, Santa Catarina, on December 8, 2013.

Officials said shocking violence at a Brazilian match is not an indication of what to expect when the country hosts the World Cup.

Middle class getting priced out of ski trips Sun, 8 Dec '13 | 1:00 PM ET
Skiing powder on Aspen Mountain.

The majority of the skiers and snowboarders on the slopes now came from households earning more than $100,000, according to travel industry research.

US report card: $115,000 for a C minus? Sat, 7 Dec '13 | 7:00 AM ET

International results show that American students are mediocre, a pretty disappointing performance given the amount of money spent on educating them.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks for the second time in a row, after months of falling prices.

Nelson Mandela: A man and a country Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 4:05 PM ET
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela not only overcame personal suffering, racism and oppression, he triumphed over them to become a titan of the 20th century. Click ahead to see images from his life.

10 can't miss 'made in USA' holiday gifts Sat, 7 Dec '13 | 11:00 AM ET

With the holiday-shopping countdown on, see a list of 10 cool gift ideas—from men's suit jackets to hand-forged copper bowls. And all American-made.

Caracas, Venezuela.

The Venezuelan capital of Caracas has overtaken Tokyo to become the most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new ranking.

U.S. equities face an ironic headwind that will lead them to underperform global peers, according to Credit Suisse: signs of an economic recovery.

Bars in stores—the latest retail gimmick Fri, 6 Dec '13 | 6:00 AM ET

Clothing retailers are adding more in-store bars, encouraging shoppers to mix Happy Hour and holiday errands.

Meggan Bailey of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" says bad paperwork is one of many mistakes people can make after purchasing a car.

The 2013 rose-gold gift card

The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.

The 2013 rose-gold gift card

Starbucks is back with its exclusive gift cards. But the company is only making 1,000 of the sought-after gift, and they'll like fly off the shelves.

Lululemon said it is implausible to believe it intended to sell hundreds of thousands of nearly sheer yoga pants and hope consumers wouldn't notice.

NBA rookie phenom plays tight D with his money Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 10:59 AM ET
Millionaire on the court: Philadelphia 76er phenom Michael Carter-Williams

Young pro athletes often burn through big money contracts, but Philadelphia 76ers phenom Michael Carter-Williams is going to an extreme to protect himself.

McDonald's has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing on its worker resource website pricey suggestions for holiday tipping.

A group of young women at the bar on board the luxury liner SS Manhattan, off New York, 5th December 1933.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. The Twenty-First Amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933.

The “Kobe 9” basketball shoe, from Nike.

Kobe Bryant debuted his latest pair of basketball shoes this week—the only question now is when he'll take the court in them.

The former Packard Plant in Detroit.

While the Motor City's bankruptcy may be an extreme remedy, the city's fiscal ailments are widely felt in cities and states across the country.

A man born to wealthy parents was awarded about $371,000 in damages after accidentally being switched with another baby 60 years ago, NBC reports.

Game-changers in sports Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 10:29 AM ET
Tiger Woods: Getting in the swing for a major victory in 2014

Will the arms race in baseball finally come to a breaking point? Will the NFL regain its mojo? What lies ahead in sports is not a sure bet. CNBC's Dominic Chu offers his insights.

A group of people in Amsterdam. They get 10 euros, tobacco, and five beer cans a day for cleaning streets

A Dutch program helps the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet by paying them in cans of beer.

Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.

Holiday tipping guide: Don't skip these tips Wed, 4 Dec '13 | 2:12 PM ET

So the holidays have arrived. How do you tip the people who clean the house, walk the dog and work the knots out of your back? Here is your guide.

Archie Comics CEO at war with white men? Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 5:45 PM ET
Nancy Silberkleit

In a tale perhaps more colorful than comics, male employees are suing Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit on harassment charges.

Call it the Ron Burgundy effect for Chrysler! Wed, 4 Dec '13 | 9:20 AM ET
Ron Burgundy's Dodge Durango advertisement.

The fictional anchorman's campaign for Chrysler's Dodge Durango has boosted sales of the SUV, AutoNation's Mike Jackson says.

Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken”

"East Wind Over Weehawken," by Edward Hopper, is about to go on the auction block at Christie's for the first time.

Detroit's next battle: Who foots the bill? Wed, 4 Dec '13 | 10:50 AM ET
People protest outside the U.S. Courthouse where federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is to rule on Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy eligibility December 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

After a judge ruled that the city can proceed with its historic bankruptcy, the stage is set for an epic legal battle over who helps pick up the tab.

Nervous investors need to embrace the selloff Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 2:12 PM ET
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

After weeks of marching higher, a bout of stock market selling at the start of what is normally a robust month for stocks has some investors on edge.

10 hottest cars at the LA Auto Show Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 2:56 PM ET

Featuring vehicles taking their first international bow, the exhibition offers fun and functionality as well as excess and efficiency.

KFC China's ads remind diners about the food safety scare at the fried chicken chain, and could undermine its mission to revise sale.