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Caution tape is wrapped around a vehicle that crashed into a tree during a storm in January in Snellville, Ga.

This year's severe winter weather in the U.S. could easily add up to one of the top five costliest since 1980, causing over $1.5 billion in insured losses so far.

A 'Jeopardy' villain? Stop it, haters Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 2:24 PM ET
Arthur Chu

"Jeopardy" whiz Arthur Chu found a way to win the game—and a hatefest erupted on Twitter. Hey, America, why do you hate people who figure out how to be successful?

Daytona speedway getting 21st century tuneup Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 7:16 AM ET
A car on its way to the Daytona inspection station Feb. 21, 2014.

NASCAR's $400 million renovation of its primary stadium won't make a dent in rain delays, but it aims to appeal to a more diverse, plugged-in crowd.

New tech gadgets to turbocharge your business Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 9:00 AM ET

To boost competitiveness, companies of every ilk are eyeing exciting new breakthroughs—from drones and eye-tracking devices to biometric ID checking.

Bad news: Gasoline prices aren't done going up Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 1:04 PM ET

Gasoline prices, already up about 12 cents in two weeks, are expected to rise before topping out in the spring.

How can you make money with bitcoin? Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 6:00 AM ET

Although risky and still unregulated, the digital currency has value. But how do you make money?

Samsung smartwatch: New name, new start? Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 4:09 AM ET
Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung kicked off the 2014 Mobile World Congress by unveiling two new smartwatch models to succeed its original Galaxy Gear.

Dutch speedskating coach: US football 'sucks' Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 11:18 AM ET
CNBC's Joe Kernen square's off with Netherlands speedskating coach Jillert Anema

Jillert Anema says America's weak speedskating performance comes from a lack of competition and support for skaters in the U.S.

Corona Light on draft: Tapping a new market Sun, 23 Feb '14 | 1:00 PM ET

Corona Beer is moving beyond the bottle. The brand will be boosting its presence on tap in bars and restaurants.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.

OMG! Is this the end for texting? Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 4:10 AM ET

With Facebook forking out $16 billion for WhatsApp, could 2014 be the year when most of us give up on texting?

A model shows off Augmate, a digital eyewear platform for Google glass at the Wearable Tech Fashion Show during Social Media Week.

From Google Glass to health-tracking wristbands, it's no secret wearable tech is on the rise. But just how far can tech enthusiasts and fashion designers see into the future?

What bankers and Olympic curlers have in common Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 10:08 AM ET
Canada's Ryan Fry throws the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin Session 7 at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014.

"You're not just thinking what are you going to do, but what is the other guy going to do," one banker says of curling.

Poop and eight other trends from the Toy Fair Sat, 22 Feb '14 | 11:00 AM ET

The widespread and wacky toy trends that could influence what kids want this year.

No pot of gold: Banks balk at marijuana money Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 8:05 AM ET

Bankers and those in the expanding legal marijuana business say new guidelines from the Obama administration aren't enough. They want Congress to act.

Amateur video, shot by a protester on a cellphone and provided to CNBC, shows hand-to-hand fighting between protesters and police in Kiev.

Four reasons why mobile messaging is huge Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 12:51 PM ET
WhatsApp and Facebook apps on phone

Mobile messaging has long been a hot space in technology, but here's why Facebook and others want to cash in.

Surprising things you can't sell in the US Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 7:32 AM ET

The free market is not absolutely free for all. A look at some surprising items that Americans can't sell.

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, a car drives by a pothole in Detroit.

Highways have been ravaged this winter, prompting tires to blow and cities and states to ponder costly repairs.

EU imposes sanctions as Kiev returns to flames Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 1:11 PM ET
Anti-government protesters take cover from reported sniper fire near the Hotel Ukraine, Kiev.

With at least 21 civilians killed, dozens of police dead or wounded and an overnight truce in shatters, events in Ukraine moved quickly on Thursday.

Grazing bison

"I think there's nothing but room for expansion," says Jeff Miller, who runs Diamond Mountain Ranch in California.

Scanning for profit: Drones invade the Arctic Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Companies are preparing to launch unmanned aircraft in the Arctic this summer to aid in energy exploration, climatology research and shipping.

Nestlé announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products following a wider meat recall.

Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services talks about how the U.S. financial markets see growing global unrest.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna has held on to its title as the city with the highest quality of life, according to a 2014 survey.

'House of Cards' 101: How to manage the media Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 10:33 AM ET
Kevin Spacey in House of Cards

It's rare that Hollywood can teach Corporate America something but in the case of "House of Cards," there are some great lessons for CEOs in managing the media.

Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 2:51 PM ET
Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

The economics of the real-life Downton Abbey Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 12:51 PM ET
Lady Carnarvon walks her dogs in the grounds of Highclere Castle on March 15, 2011 in Newbury, England. It has recently been made famous as the setting for the hugely popular ITV series Downton Abbey starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.

The countess of the English estate explains the business of keeping a 300-room castle in tip-top shape.

Typo calls BlackBerry's patent claims invalid Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 8:58 AM ET

BlackBerry's patent claims related to an attachable keyboard accessory for Apple's iPhones don't comply with legal requirements for patentability

There's 'great opportunity' in Puerto Rico: Pro Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 11:43 AM ET
A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The risk-reward calculation in bonds issued by the cash-strapped island leans favorable, said Paul Twitchell of Whitebox Advisors.