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'Moneyball' lessons pay off for the playoffs Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 10:02 AM ET
Brad Pitt in the film Moneyball.

For the most part, the size of a player's salary, or a team's payroll, didn't have a lot to do with a baseball team's entry into this postseason.

You stay classy: Ron Burgundy sells Chrysler Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 3:11 AM ET

When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the three big Detroit automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.

Shutdown creates a jumbo problem for housing Mon, 7 Oct '13 | 2:47 PM ET

Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.

Financial pros say now's a good time think about portfolio protection, risk, and the lessons we have and have not learned since the financial crisis.

When most panicked during the financial crisis, Warren Buffett invested $26 billion, reaping $10 billion and more, The Wall Street Journal reports.

General Motors on track for self-driving car Mon, 7 Oct '13 | 3:31 PM ET
Cadillac Super Cruise demonstration

GM has been working on autonomous drive technology for years. The company's next frontier is developing cars that completely drive themselves.

Jason Blatt of Knight Capital Americas, LP reacts to down market on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 8, 2011.

For those who have forgotten the pain the market felt just two years ago, following is a list of companies who were badly hurt during summer 2011.

Hottest ZIP codes for megahome sales Mon, 7 Oct '13 | 11:33 AM ET
Beverly Hills topped Manhattan in sales of mega-home this year. This home on the secluded Hanover Drive in Beverly Hills is listed at $15.9 million. The grounds of this five-bedroom home include a stone patio with fireplace, pool, cabana, guesthouse and lighted tennis court.

The megahome market continues to surge. Here's a look at the top markets.

Egg-sized diamond sells for record $30 million Mon, 7 Oct '13 | 12:06 PM ET
The oval white diamond that was auctioned Monday.

Diamond prices keep breaking records. The latest is a 118-carat, flawless D-diamond auctioned by Sotheby's for $30.6 million.

The ultimate Wedding Crashers.

Wedding crashers have less interest in your reception goodies than in your discounted hotel room block.

This is the most coveted snack in North Korea Sun, 6 Oct '13 | 5:00 PM ET

In North Korea, a popular snack from South Korea offers a unique window into North Korea's growing, private enterprise economy.

Megayacht sticker shock is only the beginning Sun, 6 Oct '13 | 3:00 PM ET
Feadship Yacht

The sticker shock is just the beginning—the cost to keep a mega-yacht afloat is pretty mega ,too, according to some experts and owners.

Poor Little Rich Girl's $1 million Ferrari Sat, 5 Oct '13 | 1:00 PM ET
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC once belonged to one of the richest women in the world.

Check out this supercar once owned by Barbara Hutton, and visit the island where the super rich spend more than $50 million on classic cars in a weekend.

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

Notre Dame ranks No. 1 off the field with fans, according to Harris Interactive. Its popularity is helping drive higher ticket, retail and advertising sales.

Help wanted: No jerks, please! Fri, 4 Oct '13 | 6:00 AM ET

In today’s job market, many companies seem to favor aggressive workers. Some companies are bucking that trend by recruiting workers that aren’t jerks.

Haunted houses are big business this season.

Americans plan to spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween this fall. And haunted houses have grown bigger and more elaborate.

99% of Obamacare applications hit a wall Fri, 4 Oct '13 | 5:08 PM ET

As few as 1 in 100 applications on the federal government's exchange contains enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan.

Ad on Craigslist

"Serious offers only, I really need the money," a furloughed government worker writes in a Craigslist post.

CNBC's Amanda Drury is the owner of four scooters to help her keep up with her young sons and navigate the streets of New York City.

Deadly giant hornets kill dozens in China Thu, 3 Oct '13 | 10:10 PM ET

A spate of hornet attacks in Northern China have now killed 42 people and injured at least 1,640.

Bigfoot is real, and we can prove it!: Report Fri, 4 Oct '13 | 12:57 PM ET
Caution!

A group of researchers have amassed evidence that the legendary Bigfoot is real, ABC News reported, with reams of data showing Sasquatch is more than just an urban myth.

Demonstrators outside FIFA's headquarters in Zurich after a newspaper report said Nepalese construction workers treated like "slaves" have died working on World Cup projects in Qatar.

Dogged by allegations of corruption from the start, Qatar's successful bid to host the event is again under fire.

Tesla Model S fire tests support of investors Fri, 4 Oct '13 | 4:19 PM ET

After a fire of a Model S Tesla, shares in the car company are seeing the biggest decline since July.

You've heard of ED. Now there's a drug for PE, made by a 4-year-old start-up. It's designed for men to make their mates happier.

Jim Rogers

But Rogers says he isn't selling yet. "If I was smart enough to tell you when it's going to happen, I would get rich," he tells CNBC.

King James rules the NBA's jersey-sale world Thu, 3 Oct '13 | 10:46 AM ET
Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls looks on as LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat.

For the first time, the $5.5 billion sports league tracked best-selling jersey sales on a global rather than regional basis.

Call operators answer phones on the first day of Obamacare at an eHealthInsurance Services Inc. call center in Sacramento, California.

Days after the launch of government-run health insurance marketplaces, high traffic continues to thwart enrollment on the Obamacare exchanges.

It's the stuff of movies, but just how far will augmented reality blur the lines between virtual and real?

What does the FBI do with $3 million bitcoins? Thu, 3 Oct '13 | 12:17 PM ET
A twenty-five bitcoin piece.

U.S. authorities are now a major bitcoin player—owning $3.6 million in the digital currency—following their closure of online marketplace Silk Road.

New dress code horrifies investment bankers Wed, 2 Oct '13 | 1:49 PM ET

Barclays just let employees know that it's OK to dress as if they work at a tech company. Think sneakers, jeans and T-shirts.