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Shipments of smart wearable bands – currently a relatively small sector - are set to grow by mammoth proportions in 2014, according to analyst Canalys.

Russian TV jeers Team USA, roots for home team Wed, 12 Feb '14 | 2:26 PM ET
U.S. skier Heidi Kloser, who was injured during qualifications, parades with her delegation during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Sochi broadcasts on Russian-language TV have continued showing mockery of Olympians from other nations, especially the United States.

The 'iron bird' test platform, a plane-like fuselage simulator, for the C919

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) is set to emerge as a serious competitor in the commercial aviation market over the next 20 years.

US Army testing start-up's smart-rifle system Tue, 11 Feb '14 | 2:04 PM ET
TrackingPoint smart-rifle technology

TrackingPoint, which says its system can turn any rookie into a crack marksman, also wants to apply the technology beyond firearms.

A $75 million bet on Paula Deen's comeback Wed, 12 Feb '14 | 1:39 PM ET
Cooking show host Paula Deen.

Everybody loves a comeback—or at least that's what one private equity company is betting on.

Bringing your pet to work is still a rare perk, but their are a growing number of companies including Google and Etsy that offer this fringe benefit.

Derek Jeter announces next season will be his last.

In a post on his Facebook fan page, Yankees captain Derek Jeter, 39, said he is retiring after 2014 season. USA Today reports.

A model poses backstage in front of the 'look board' at the Marissa Webb fashion show in New York.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center is back for a select few as event organizers strive to restore the show's exclusive reputation.

Made in where? Inside Sochi Olympic uniforms Tue, 11 Feb '14 | 9:46 AM ET
The US delegation parades during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.

CNBC went inside the uniforms in Sochi to learn more about their production and design.

Champion dog handler reveals winning secrets Tue, 11 Feb '14 | 8:30 AM ET
'Banana Joe,' a Dutch-born Affenpinscher, is seen during the Westminster Kennel Club's 137th annual dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Feb. 12, 2013.

Famous dog handler Ernesto Lara explains how he coaches winning show dogs like a coach grooms his athletes. This year he hopes to win again.

Burger King's Big King

The world's No. 2 burger chain is adding more beef to its latest McDonald's mimic—the Big Mac-inspired Big King. USA Today reports.

Americans are split on a Jetson-like future Tue, 11 Feb '14 | 2:43 PM ET
"The Jetsons" bop around Orbit City, circa 1962.

About half of Americans surveyed are willing to trade some privacy for smart cities, driverless cars and drones. NBC News reports.

A bichon frise waits for judging to start Monday, the first day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.

From training to advertising, the costs of participating in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show add up.

A customer holds a McCafe cup inside a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois.

McDonald's CEO vowed to "create more of a coffee culture through high-quality McCafe products," as well as to double-down on breakfast to boost sales.

Virgin Atlantic has launched a pilot scheme involving wearable technology to speed up the check-in process.

Rubin Viart washes an Aston Martin vehicle on the sales lot of Brickell Luxury Motors on Jan. 2, 2014, in Miami.

Aston Martin recalled its sports cars. It sheds light on automakers getting automobiles key parts from China without implementing quality measures.

A new study suggests that the concept of the "Millionaire Next Door" may be coming back in vogue—at least psychologically.

Forget sex, we need smartphones: Survey Mon, 10 Feb '14 | 2:30 PM ET

Americans would rather go without sex than give up their mobile phones, televisions or Internet connections, according to a recent survey.

The City of Miami skyline

One of Miami Beach's most notorious pieces of real estate is back on the block: the asking price is almost $8.5 million.

Nichole Mayer with her husband, Hunter Bodycott, and their two bulldogs Bella and Winston.

Doggy school, pet hotels, grooming and pet insurance all add up. As a nation, our spending on our beloved animals now tops $55 billion annually.

Sochi: The most expensive Olympics in history Mon, 10 Feb '14 | 1:13 PM ET
Fireworks light the sky over the Fisht Olympic Stadium as the Olympic flame is lit at the end of the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.

The staggering costs of the Sochi Olympics is a record-breaker. Construction overruns and corruption have inflated the price tag. Is it worth it?

Olympic TV announcers: Go Russia! Booooo USA! Thu, 6 Feb '14 | 3:29 PM ET
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States Olympic team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014.

TV commentators from everywhere want their country to win in the Olympics, but nowhere is that more clear than in Russia.

Nissan Motors' Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle is driven for a demonstration ride at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba, Japan, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

Nearly 9 in 10 American adults say they would be worried about riding in a driverless car, according to a new study.

How the ‘one ring scam' can cost you money Sat, 8 Feb '14 | 3:00 PM ET

The Better Business Bureau recently issued a fraud alert for the "one ring scam" after being contacted by phone users across the country.

Has your spouse been financially faithful? The number of people keeping money secrets from their partner is on the rise.

Financial advisor Cathy Curtis cautions first-time homebuyers to thoroughly analyze savings, earnings and costs before making a first down payment.

Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project"

An experiment by Fox on a dating website to promote its hit series "The Mindy Project" tests the limits of native advertising.

Westminster dog show opens to—gasp!—mutts Fri, 7 Feb '14 | 6:04 PM ET
In this December, 2012 photo, Roo! weaves through obstacles during agility competition in Orlando, Fla.

No longer the exclusive stomping ground of purebreds, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show has opened its doors to mixed breeds.

With Valentine's Day just a week away, Americans are rushing to buy flowers, but are they really getting what they pay for? TODAY reports.

Wealthy Latinos are transforming Miami housing Fri, 7 Feb '14 | 11:03 AM ET
Miami, Fla.

A growing number of wealthy investors from Latin America have been instrumental in Miami’s ongoing rebound from the real estate collapse.