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Is bitcoin the fad of all fads? Fri, 6 Dec '13 | 10:58 AM ET

Sorkin shares his thoughts on bitcoin, the return of Occupy Wall Street and Miley Cyrus.

U.S. Postal Service trucks sit parked outside a station in Chelsea, New York.

The Postal Service, which shipped 3.5 billion packages last year, is cut off from the alcohol shipping business. But that could be changing.

Mistletoe lovers rejoice! There is a more plentiful crop this year.

Good news for Christmas lovebirds: Mistletoe is well-stocked this year. In fact, news of a shortage of it in years past may have been overblown.

High-tech robots and other cool tricks Fri, 20 Dec '13 | 8:05 AM ET
Sebastien Cagnon, behavior architect at Aldebaran Robotics, right, demonstrates the company's Nao humanoid robot at the International Robot Exhibition 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.

Cardboard rodeo, bike parkour and Tokyo's robot exhibition are a few of the videos making waves on the Web today.

The Santa rally isn't just a myth. Here's what's behind the phenomenon—and how investors can cash in this week

Andy Warhol's painting of "Farrah Fawcett," 1980.

The ownership of the artwork has been contested during a three-week trial in which Fawcett's final wishes and her relationship with O'Neal were dissected.

Lamborghini's new weapon in the supercar wars Fri, 20 Dec '13 | 11:28 AM ET
Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4

Lamborghini just unveiled the Huracan, a supercar that can reach a top speed of more than 202 mph.

Why stay-at-home moms need a 'postnup' Sat, 21 Dec '13 | 3:00 PM ET

Considering leaving your job to become a stay-at-home mom? Financial advisor Jeff Landers says it's important to get an agreement.

McDonald's Mighty Wings

The world's biggest hamburger chain is stuck with a lot of unsold chicken from its Mighty Wings promotion, a new report said.

Behind China's love affair with bitcoin Fri, 20 Dec '13 | 9:27 AM ET

Chinese investors are driving the price of the virtual currency worldwide, CNBC looks at the reasons behind China's love affair with bitcoin.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release after 10 years in jail reflects Putin's consolidation of power in Russia.

What happens when Bill Gates is Secret Santa? Thu, 19 Dec '13 | 12:36 PM ET
Bill Gates, aka Secret Santa?

A Reddit user named Rachel who knew her Secret Santa only as "Bill" got the surprise of a lifetime.

Jenny's gift shop owner Thuy Nguyen smiles at his shop Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

Although two winning lottery tickets can claim the $636 million Mega jackpot, only one store clerk who sold the ticket will get a $1 million bonus.

Ad for a "Slightly Haunted" home on Zillow

In the listing for his 1901 Victorian house, Greg Leeson is asking for $144,000, but he adds that the house is "slightly haunted," NBC reports.

How taking meds could make you rich Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 12:22 PM ET

With cities growing rapidly, great strain is being placed on healthcare. How is innovation helping to lower costs and make patients better?

Fed late with tapering: Paul Ryan Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 7:00 PM ET
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

The Fed needs to get back to "sound money," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday.

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Sheldon Adelson.

Warren Buffett gained more wealth than any other U.S. billionaire, adding $37 million a day, according to one study.

Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian offers four key takeaways from the Fed meeting that may shed light on what's ahead.

Mamma mia! Chipotle to expand into pizza Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 1:10 PM ET
Pizzeria Locale in Denver

The company detailed plans Wednesday for a separate pizza concept with a model emphasizing service and speed.

No matter what the FCC decides, there will be no in-flight phone conversations by passengers on Delta or JetBlue, the airlines say.

Chart of the Day: Bad signs in ocean freight Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 7:00 AM ET
CMA CMG shipping.

There's been a dip in imports and exports, according to the latest figures for ocean container freight in and out of the United States.

Dutch prostitutes are demanding the same retirement tax benefits as professional footballers because of the "hard physical work" they do.

A holiday gift guide for the cigar novice Fri, 13 Dec '13 | 10:55 AM ET

Cigars can help check people off your gift list at the holiday deadline. Here are great options for everyone from the novice to the aficionado.

Inside Jamie Dimon's offbeat holiday card Tue, 17 Dec '13 | 5:44 PM ET
An image purported to be Jamie Dimon's holiday card.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has sent out his holiday card, featuring his family and a lot of bouncing tennis balls, reported the news website Quartz.

Art Cashin of UBS talks about why traders are expecting a lot of wild swings around tomorrow's Fed announcement.

Jerry Seinfeld has teamed up with Acura on a series of Web-only commercials.

The 10 top-performing global stock markets in 2013 include advanced economies and surprise front-runners such as Greece, Egypt and Argentina.

Fed taper? No, beware the tapir!     Tue, 17 Dec '13 | 2:00 PM ET

The markets are focused on whether the Federal Reserve will taper -- but long ago, there was a large herbivore called tapir. "Street Signs" looks at what taper and tapir have in common.

What to do when you win the lottery Tue, 18 Mar '14 | 12:06 PM ET

Record lottery payouts are rewriting the conventional financial wisdom about how the winners can best handle their good fortune, from tax advice to their reconfigured lives.

Google, HP recall HP Chromebook 11 chargers Tue, 17 Dec '13 | 9:22 AM ET
HP Chromebook 11

Google's new Chromebook charger is being recalled because of fire hazards.