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A start-up has launched a Bluetooth low-energy connect card device that can store a number of swipeable cards, such as credit cards and gift cards.

With gold scarce, relatives and guests at Indian weddings are having their old heirlooms melted down to be reused as traditional presents.

Wines under $20 wines to impress holiday guests Wed, 27 Nov '13 | 11:41 AM ET

We spoke with some top sommeliers for their picks on good wines that don't break the bank.

The Russian government banned an exhibit by Louis Vuitton for being too over-the-top on Wednesday, the Financial Times Reports.

Is the lingerie market recession-busting? Thu, 28 Nov '13 | 6:39 AM ET
A model poses as Josephine De La Baume opens the new Agent Provocateur store on Grosvenor Street last year in London, England. The Lingerie chain plans to open more stores in the coming year.

The recession saw consumers tightening their belts and cutting back on spending. But kinky shoppers kept the lingerie market resilient.

Bottles of Sriracha hot sauce travel down a conveyor belt to be boxed for shipment at the Huy Fong Foods facility in Irwindale, Calif.

A judge threw cold water on a Sriracha plant, ordering the hot sauce factory to partially shut down due to odor complaints.

Pope calls unfettered capitalism 'a new tyranny' Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 12:15 PM ET
Pope Francis

In his first major written work, Pope Francis referred to capitalism as "a new tyranny," urging global leaders to fight poverty and inequality.

Pizza Hut fires manager for taking back holiday Wed, 27 Nov '13 | 12:31 PM ET

As many restaurants decide open on Thanksgiving to try to boost sales, one Pizza Hut manager decided he'd had enough.

Art Cashin

Art Cashin says investors ignore these risks at their own peril.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Gusts are just below the 23 mph limit that would ground Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Pope finds a new enemy—capitalism Wed, 27 Nov '13 | 7:07 AM ET
Pope Francis I

Pope Francis criticises crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power

Thanksgiving may not be celebrated abroad, but more and more global consumers are coming to know what the day after means: 50-percent off cashmere sweaters.

Play at your own risk: Dangerous toys of 2013 Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 2:25 PM ET

Risks of choking, deafening or lead poisoning earned these toys slots on a "most dangerous toys of the year" list. NBC News reports.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie did not buy a private island in upstate New York for Brad Pitt's 50th birthday, according to people close to the situation.

It's one of the largest wealth migrations of our time: hundreds of billions of dollars, and waves of millionaires flowing out of China to overseas destinations.

What's brewing for Black Friday? Beer Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 5:33 PM ET

Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.

Don't avoid "The Talk" at the Thanksgiving table if your family has unresolved financial issues.

Mercy Cabrera (L), an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, helps Amparo Gonzalez purchase an insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act at the store setup in the Westland Mall in Hialeah, Florida.

Even though the excise tax on generous employer health plans doesn't take effect until 2018, it is already causing health care benefits to be cut.

Gifts to make sports lovers cheer Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 1:50 PM ET

Getting a gift for the die-hard sports fan is not always easy. Here's a guide to some unique ideas.

Tips for surviving bad weather airport delays Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 7:52 AM ET
File photo: An American Airlines jet awaits departure as another is de-iced at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

If weather slows down your holiday travel, here are some tips for rebooking flights and getting last-minute hotel rooms.

Would you believe teriyaki Spam? Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 12:01 PM ET

Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.

FDA to 23andMe: Stop selling DNA test kits now Mon, 25 Nov '13 | 12:14 PM ET

In a warning letter to the genetics testing company, the agency said the products were being sold without "marketing clearance or approval."

Feeling blue? Try hiring a professional cuddler Mon, 25 Nov '13 | 12:55 PM ET
Samantha Hess pictured on her website

Need a hug? Call Samantha Hess, professional cuddler and founder of CuddleUpToMe.com. She also offers spooning and snuggling.

There's no one hot holiday toy this year, but parents have plenty of wow-worthy gifts to pick from.

1955 Chevrolet 2 door

From detailing it clean, to taking great photographs, Meggan Bailey, star of CNBC Prime's "The Car Chasers," tells you how to properly market your car.

Stalking complaint filed against John McAfee Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 10:18 AM ET
John McAfee

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been hit with a civil stalking complaint.

Apple is losing its luster: Pro Mon, 25 Nov '13 | 12:06 PM ET
A customer tries out the new Apple Inc. iPad Air at the 5th Avenue Apple store in New York.

Apple is losing its luster this holiday season because of a more diverse tablet marketplace, a senior tech analyst tells CNBC.

Running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans in a September game.

Fantex will launch the largest celebrity IPO in history on a stock exchange that lets fans and investors trade on the value of personal brands.

Both sides of the publication's compilation for 2013 feature retailers and airlines.

Romanée-Conti, vintage 1990

A case of 1978 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru set a record for the brand at $39,7000 a bottle, making it one of the most expensive cases ever sold at auction.