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'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.

Marc Faber

The long-running bull market in U.S. stocks runs the risk of ending badly, and that's why perennial contrarian Marc Faber warned investors Tuesday to stay away.

Bonkers for Banksy: A bundle for street art Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 11:28 AM ET
People stand near a piece of art titled 'Kissing Coppers' by the artist Banksy before it went to auction at the Fine Art Auctions Miami Street Art Auction at LMNT on February 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

"Kissing Coppers," a mural removed from a building in Brighton, England, was purchased by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami says.

Finding hidden values on a luxury cruise Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 9:52 AM ET
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Explorer of the Sea'.

Cruise lines are now offering some of their best deals of the year. How to score a luxury cruise for less.

Home builders burned by the deep freeze Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 10:00 AM ET
Contractors work on the roof of a new residential apartment building in Sandy, Utah.

The National Association of Home Builders' monthly sentiment index had its sharpest drop in history in February.

Congrats on the Olympic medal—now back to work Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 11:53 AM ET
Ross Powers in the 2010 LG Snowboarding World Cup in Stonham

What happens after an athlete wins at the games? Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi and two others weigh in with their very different experiences.

Banksy street art hits the auction block Tue, 18 Feb '14 | 1:09 PM ET
A piece of street art depicting a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages, allegedly done by the street artist Banksy.

A New York City art dealer is offering three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy at a Miami auction.

Kevin Spacey

Netflix saw a bumper number of U.S. subscribers tune in to Web-only TV show "House of Cards" as the second series of the drama came out on Friday.

Financial advisors can help engaged couples make financial planning, from savings strategies to insurance policies, a priority before the wedding day.

Insects as a food source? Social entrepreneurs say eating bugs is good for the planet and great for personal nutrition.

The best perk ever? Unlimited paid vacation Mon, 17 Feb '14 | 1:00 PM ET

It sounds too good to be true, but companies are starting to let employees take as much time off as they want ... and it's all paid.

Highlights from London Fashion Week Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 2:20 PM ET

Click ahead for some highlights from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 and catch some of the trends we'll be seeing later on this year.

What's that medal worth? Hint: Forget the gold Sat, 15 Feb '14 | 6:05 PM ET
Gold medal for the Sochi Olympics

For the few world experts able to set an Olympic medal's market value, the metal in the medal is an afterthought.

New Balance 3-D-printed customized running shoes.

The shoemakers of the future may be 3-D printers.

Runners cross the finish line at the 2013 New York City Marathon.

Marathons represent big business opportunities for hotels. What properties are doing to draw in runners as guests.

Shani Davis of the United States, wearing an Under Armour uniform, competes during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Under Armour shares closed 2.4 percent lower after the U.S. Speedskating sought to switch to different Under Armour suits, the WSJ reported.

Starting in March, passengers on some Alaska flights will get free Old 55 Pale Ale made by Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling.

The Obama administration made it easier on Friday for banks to do business with licensed marijuana companies with less fear of prosecution, further encouraging U.S. states that are experimenting with legalization of the drug.

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014, near Bakersfield, Calif. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possibly the worst in the past 500 years.

The economic outlook in California, where farmers have been dealing with an epic drought, may not be as barren as the land.

10 high-tech gadgets to pamper your pet Sat, 15 Feb '14 | 7:00 AM ET

A headset for translating woofs to English to a doggy fitness monitor: Innovation is transforming the way owners care and interact with their pets.

Top 12 weirdest tax rules around the world Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 2:45 PM ET

When most people think taxes, usually the first word that comes to mind isn't 'logical.' It appears that is true outside of the United States as well.

With food prices fairly stable, this year's special dinner won't set you back much more than last year's. But next year? Watch out.

Wall Street guys never used to have to work this hard to get the girl.

Saying you worked on Wall Street used to have status. Now, the ladies think you're just a jerk who ruined the economy. Here's how to win her over.

Air New Zealand gets flak for 'sexist' video Thu, 13 Feb '14 | 11:57 AM ET

Air New Zealand has faced some criticism for its latest in-flight safety video, which features five swimsuit models.

Your next slice: 3-year-old pizza from a bag Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 11:13 AM ET
A slice of prototype pizza, in development to be used in MRE's — meals ready to eat, sits in a packet next to a smaller packet known as an oxygen scavenger at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass.

They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat.

Wanted: America's next winter sports superstar Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 11:28 AM ET
Skier Lindsey Vonn raises her crutches as she presents a dress by Cynthia Rowley during The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection show sponsored by the American Heart Association Go Red For Women campaign February 6, 2014 in New York.

The absence of skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new sporting superstar to fill.