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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.

Gamblers lost a record $440B last year: Report Thu, 6 Feb '14 | 12:11 PM ET

Gamblers around the world lost $440 billion last year, and the industry is growing. The US is the biggest market, but China is rising.

Pope's Harley smashes expectations at auction Thu, 6 Feb '14 | 2:28 PM ET
Harley Davidson donated this 2013 Dyna Super Glide Custom to Pope Francis last year.

A Harley-Davidson sold at auction on Thursday for almost 20 times its estimated value—because its previous owner was the pope.

The Doerrs? It's the #VCCoverBands game Fri, 7 Feb '14 | 10:58 AM ET
Light My Fire! The Doors meet VC?

Kill some time playing the latest enterprenerd time-suck on Twitter, the #VCCoverBands hashtag.

High fashion meets high-tech on the runway Fri, 7 Feb '14 | 8:00 AM ET
CSR Bluetooth Smart Jewelry.

High-tech is joining haute couture more and more. Here are some fashion-forward accessories to watch for on runways this year.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' stock surge likely has a big victim: David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital.

A look behind the scenes at The Launch of the Brian Lichtenberg Luxury Collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Studios in September 2013 in New York.

There's still work to be done to make New York Fashion Week business-friendly, especially when it comes to reeling in the complicated schedule.

More winter woes: Salt shortage spells danger Thu, 6 Feb '14 | 7:24 AM ET

The latest bit of winter savagery—and danger—is an extreme shortage of the salt used to clear snow and ice off roadways. NBC News reports.

Burgers spark French revolution in food Thu, 6 Feb '14 | 3:38 AM ET

France munched through a staggering 970m hamburgers last year, almost half of all sandwiches sold, according to a study published on Wednesday. The FT reports.

Entrance to Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Calif.

Snapchat's security woes may be another app company's chance to cash in.

Aston Martin is recalling most of its cars built since 2007 after discovering a Chinese supplier was using counterfeit plastic in a part.

Colorado's newly legal pot economy is barely more than a month old, and the nascent industry is already making marijuana brownies look stale.

2820 Scott St., one of the most expensive houses listed in San Francisco

Here's what makes the City by the Bay's super rich so special.

Imagine getting paid to buy this car Tue, 4 Feb '14 | 12:00 AM ET

Lots of careers can be built around providing services to the wealthy. Here are 10 of them.

The best cities to live for marijuana lovers Wed, 5 Feb '14 | 10:24 AM ET
Kristin Brinckerhoff ponders the selection of marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO January 02, 2014.

Where are the best places to live if you are into pot? Click ahead to find out.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

The appointment of Satya Nadella marked the ascension of another Indian-born executive to the top of a global powerhouse.

David Beckham is sighted arriving to the James L. Knight Center, February 4, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

David Beckham announced Wednesday that he is exercising his option to become the owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

As some hotel chains are going smoke free, smokers can search 250,000 smoking-allowed rooms on a new booking website.

Can you be addicted to wealth? Wed, 5 Feb '14 | 9:43 AM ET

Some traders say they are addicted to wealth – but is this a genuine issue or just an excuse for Wall Street’s greed?

Marc Faber

Though he hopes the market falls even further, Faber predicts a 20 percent to 30 percent correction soon.

Thomas Lee, JPMorgan's U.S. equity strategist

Longtime stock market bull Tom Lee of JPMorgan has kept his optimistic outlook intact after Monday's brutal selloff.

Too many sorry excuses for apology Tue, 4 Feb '14 | 2:57 PM ET
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

The age of the apology is clearly upon us — and it is not just about being polite. It has become de rigueur. NYT reports.

Warren Buffett, chairman of the board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett said he would pay $1 billion to anyone who could pick a perfect NCAA bracket, but it appears Yahoo may have had the idea first, a report said.

Topshop sets out its store on 5th Avenue Wed, 5 Feb '14 | 3:47 AM ET
Topshop store in Soho, New York

U.K. fashion retailer Topshop is looking to gain a greater share stateside, Philip Green, the owner of parent company Arcadia Group, told CNBC.

Check out this new wearable home theater Tue, 4 Feb '14 | 9:54 AM ET
Avegant Glyph

The CEO of Avegant says its integrated audio and video headgear connects via a single cord to your smartphone or video game device.

Cramer: 10 things to know about this selloff Mon, 3 Feb '14 | 6:02 PM ET

If you’re trying to get through this one as unscathed as possible, Jim Cramer thinks there are 10 things you should know about it.