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So you're an entrepreneur with a great product, and now you have to get financing. CNBC.com asked investors and inventors to define the perfect pitch.

Prosecutors say suspect Richard Cosentino, seen on a boat fishing, fraudulently received more than $207,000 in a broad disability scam.

More than 100 people, including former police officers and firefighters, were arrested Tuesday in a broad disability scam, the Manhattan DA's office says.

The most stressful jobs for 2014 Tue, 7 Jan '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Think your job is stressful? Take a number. Here are the 10 most stressful jobs of 2014.

Producer/director Michael Bay

When technology news conferences go bad, they go really bad.

A Spanish judge charged Princess Cristina - younger daughter of King Juan Carlos - with tax fraud and money laundering.

Jim Cramer thinks corporate mogul John Malone has just created a 'tremendous opportunity’ for investors.

Aubrey Lee Price

Aubrey Price, a banker wanted for allegedly bilking investors, was apprehended. Price was featured on CNBC's "American Greed Fugitives.

On Tuesday, Starbucks will launch portable, less expensive versions of two of its most popular beverages.

Old Spice pushes new boundaries with this ad.

Old Spice's new ad featuring moms singing sad songs about their sons growing up could have you laughing, or calling your therapist. NBC's TODAY reports.

A Utah-based gun manufacturer turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles.

These companies will have to make significant changes if they're to become a Wall Street comeback story. The Fiscal Times reports.

Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuadorean Navy Sun, 5 Jan '14 | 10:05 AM ET
Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorean navy helicopter after a kidney stone attack.

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman said.

Want better returns? Hire a good-looking CEO Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 1:08 AM ET
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

Attractive CEOs receive better returns on their first days on the job and boost stock performance when they appear on TV, a study shows.

A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

Showtime's boxing game plan: More Mayweather Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 12:42 PM ET
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) hits Canelo Alvarez in their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Showtime's strategy in the high-stakes game of pay-per-view boxing worked once. Now it hopes the gameplan works again.

New York is running out of luxury condos Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 12:48 PM ET
144 Duane Street

New York City's real estate market set records in the fourth quarter, but it is a tale of two real estate markets.

Cryptocurrency gets hip with 'Coinye West' Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 9:23 PM ET

There are plenty of digital currencies out there, but what about the overlap between frenzied crypto-anarchists and hip hop fans? NBC reports.

Colorado's brand-new pot economy Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 2:05 PM ET

One retail dispensary almost doubled the price of an eighth of an ounce in the face of high demand, The Cannabist's editor told CNBC on Thursday.

From left: Ken Langone and Pope Francis

Pope Francis' comments about the wealthy and capitalism have at least one wealthy capitalist feeling hesitant about supporting a church project.

This girl just got fired ... by BlackBerry Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 5:35 PM ET
Alicia Keys at an event in Sydney in December.

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January, just one year after the singer-songwriter was hired as a 'global creative director.'

Is this the ultimate party gadget? Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 9:29 AM ET
JBL Pulse

JBL is looking to keep the party going anywhere and anytime with its new portable Bluetooth stereo speaker that comes with built-in LED lights.

Buffett beats S&P for second straight year Tue, 31 Dec '13 | 4:06 PM ET

For the second straight year, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have topped the S&P 500 stock index.

Woman eats only Starbucks items for a year Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 1:35 PM ET

One Seattle-area woman just gave the phrase "Starbucks junkie" a whole new meaning.

Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics

Economist Nouriel Roubini, renowned for his foretelling of doom and gloom in financial markets, has turned bullish in his 2014 outlook.

Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 12:55 AM ET
A Wal-Mart store in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, China.

Wal-Mart Stores has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals.

Financial planning: Do this, not that in 2014 Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 8:14 AM ET

With new year fast approaching, CNBC's personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson says you can begin 2014 with some profitable financial goals.

If you're in NYC to watch the ball drop, there's a way to stay warm. Chain restaurants are charging big bucks to eat at their Times Square locations.

2014 power play: Gas under $3 ahead? Mon, 9 Dec '13 | 9:00 AM ET

There's good news coming for consumers next year. Gasoline prices will fall to a four-year low, dipping below $3 a gallon for the national average.

Michael Schumacher

Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was fighting for his life on Monday after a serious skiing accident.