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Detail from "Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue."

For creators, fans' superhero strength—and purchasing power—makes some projects possible.

NYC marathon: The latest shutdown victim? Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 2:04 PM ET
The finish line of the canceled 2012 New York City Marathon.

A year after Hurricane Sandy canceled the NYC marathon, the nation's biggest race again finds itself in the path of another storm, this one political.

Car low on gas? Add some french fries! Thu, 10 Oct '13 | 5:16 PM ET

The capability exists to turn everyday resources into fuel components. Many may be sitting in your garbage can, recycling bin or city landfill.

Yuan moves one step closer to global currency Thu, 10 Oct '13 | 8:33 AM ET

China launched a currency swap deal with the euro zone on Thursday, in the country's latest push to transform the yuan into a major world currency.

Berlusconi’s girlfriend spills the beans… Thu, 10 Oct '13 | 6:28 AM ET
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with his girlfriend Francesca Pascale.

The latest girlfriend of Silvio Berlusconi has discussed the chaotic nature of life at home with the former Italian prime minister, who is 49 years her senior.

Opening day Thursday at New York Comic Con 2013

What happens when Batman and The Joker meet up at New York Comic Con? Attendees tell us what they're excited about this year.

Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a $207,116 bill between them in a head-to-head contest at a London nightclub, to see who could amass the biggest bar tab.

A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.

One of the biggest differences between Apple's iPhone and Android devices is that the latter offers more options when it comes to customizing the software.

People in a protest and prayer vigil held to call for an end to the federal government shutdown on October 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

As the government shutdown enters its second week, a widening circle of consumers are feeling its effects.

E.J. "Skullcrusher" Snyder

Survivalists are in high gear amid the shutdown and in case the U.S. defaults on its debt.

Crumbs! Starbucks in a jam over the duffin Wed, 9 Oct '13 | 9:12 AM ET
Starbucks Duffin

Starbucks' launch of a doughnut-muffin combo "the duffin" last week appears to have plunged the global coffee chain back into controversy, with customers accusing it of copying a small bakery chain.

Can the wealthy save holiday spending? Wed, 9 Oct '13 | 5:00 PM ET

Drool over the Neiman Marcus catalog if you want, but the real question is whether the wealthy will spend this holiday season.

Cramer: Brace for a fiscal meteor strike? Wed, 9 Oct '13 | 6:01 PM ET

Some say a meteor strike is more likely than a default; that is, chances are very low. Who wants to tell the dinosaurs?

You may be better off working through lunch than going out with co-workers—especially if getting away from the office wasn't your idea.

Alaskan King Crab

Millions of dollars are potentially at risk if we can't get the product to market in time for the holiday season in Japan, an industry expert said.

Post-Bloomberg NYC? Socialites express fears Wed, 9 Oct '13 | 12:54 PM ET
Mayor Michael Bloomberg

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long reign draws to a close, some of New York's ealthiest expressed alarm at a future without the billionaire at the city's helm.

Scammers target utility customers Wed, 9 Oct '13 | 6:00 AM ET
Duke Power recently emailed this fraud alert to residential and business electric customers to warn them of the ongoing scam.

In the latest "despicable scam," fraudsters threaten to shut off your power unless you fork over cash.

The Minnesota Vikings run on to the field before their game in September against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

More games overseas by the major U.S. sports are part of a growing effort to reach wider audiences.

A yacht in New York City.

Inequality is all relative. It now takes at least $100 million to matter in New York, leaving many wealthy feeling disadvantaged.

Investors have grown increasingly nervous about a U.S. debt default, with one analyst describing a potential default as a 'neon swan' event.

Douglas Kass

Doug Kass' summer Twitter vacation is over. Kass has come back, posting a series of otherwise routine tweets on his market observations.

Janet Yellen to be named Fed chair Wednesday Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 7:11 PM ET

After months of speculation, it's official: Janet Yellen will succeed Bernanke as the next Fed chair, the White House said late Tuesday.

How Carl Icahn could be better at Twitter Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 12:58 PM ET
Carl Icahn's Twitter effect.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is good at Twitter, but here is how he can be great at Twitter.

A physician's notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays.

Furloughed federal workers protest outside the Capitol on Oct. 4

A Public Policy Polling survey finds that 85% of Americans like Congress less than hemorrhoids, witches and the DMV, but still more than Miley Cyrus.

People try Activision Blizzard Inc.'s 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' on Microsoft Corp. XBox 360 video game consoles.

The gaming world has its own haves and have-nots. Rich countries get the latest consoles, while other countries get past models. That’s changing.

Art Cashin

In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about Wall Street's optimism the U.S. won't be forced to default on its debt.

Jon Stewart roasts Obamacare boss Sebelius Tue, 8 Oct '13 | 12:50 PM ET
Kathleen Sebelius and Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart has issues about Obamacare and he let Kathleen Sebelius know about them on "The Daily Show."

The Denver Broncos are the most-favored team in any NFL game in history, with a 28-point spread over the Jacksonville Jaguars among Vegas bookies.

'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.