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Bill Ackman

Activist investor Bill Ackman finds himself targeted by other hedge fund giants. But Wednesday, it got even worse for Ackman.

NSA Director General Keith Alexander called on the media to "get the facts out there" to counteract the emotions connected to the nation's anti-terrorism surveillance efforts.

Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

President Obama pushed back against criticism of his former economic adviser Lawrence Summers, who is seen as a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Bugatti Vitesse

CNBC's Robert Frank and John Hill, Bugatti sales director, take a look at the world's fastest and most expensive car; the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which comes with a price tag of $2.5 million and a top speed of 253 MPH.

Vegas is back, but the high rollers are not Thu, 1 Aug '13 | 4:31 AM ET

When the last recession battered the nation, the bottom fell out in Las Vegas. Now people are moving back, but they aren't gambling like they used to. The New York Times reports.

Spike Lee: 'You're not my accountant' Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 1:44 PM ET
Spike Lee interviewed on CNBC at the NYSE, July 31, 2013

Filmmaker Spike Lee speaks to CNBC's Squawk on the Street about his Kickstarter campaign.

They say you can never be too rich or too thin. But a poll finds that only 28 percent of Americans would be willing to gain 25 pounds to get out of debt.

Sex sells—but not always Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 12:22 PM ET

Contrary to popular belief, sex doesn't automatically sell well. Part of its success depends on the economy. For example, UK prostitutes are cutting prices as business slumps.

GDP revisions...and why Kardashians don't kount Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 11:51 AM ET
Kim Kardashian

The economy is a lot bigger than we think, but no thanks to Kim Kardashian and reality TV. Experts have gone back to 1929 to recalculate the size of gross domestic product,

Burned twice: Smacked by the IRS after a scam Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 11:07 AM ET
Fallout from financial scams can leave victims with heavy tax burdens.

Bernice Tingle lost her savings to a scam but that's not all. The IRS and California demanded she pay tax penalties accrued due to cashing out her IRA. Her situation isn't unique.

Pop star Rihanna has won a legal battle in London against fashion giant Topshop over the sale of a T-shirt bearing the R&B singer's image.

Top U.S. companies, including General Electric and Apple are keeping nearly $1.2 trillion in profits offshore, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

I welcome the long awaited opportunity for women to be in the most powerful jobs. But we shouldn't be making this choice for Fed chairman based on gender.

Recipe for disaster: The most dangerous dish? Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 4:49 AM ET
Roast Beef

The traditional Sunday roast beef – with all the trimmings – is the most dangerous dish to cook, according to research conducted in the U.K. by a global insurance group.

Are you middle class? Here's how it's measured Wed, 31 Jul '13 | 2:22 AM ET

The middle class: it's the world's biggest consumer group and its growing spending power should push global consumer spending up by nearly a third by 2020, says Euromonitor.

An unfortunate reality for these reality stars Tue, 30 Jul '13 | 12:44 PM ET
Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appear in court to face charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on July 30, 2013 in Newark, N.J.

Teresea and Joe Giudice, stars of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey," were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges. The couple has a history with lying about their finances.

Major League Baseball may try to suspend A-Rod under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, forcing him to begin serving his suspension earlier.

Propane plant explodes in Florida     Tue, 30 Jul '13 | 7:25 AM ET
Flames rise from an explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares City, Fla., late Monday, July 29, 2013.

A series of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in the Sunshine State yesterday, producing a blast that rocked homes as far away as 20 miles. Officials say all workers made it out alive, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

Marcus Lemonis on CNBC's The Profit " Car Cash" episode.

Turnaround artist Marcus Lemonis put $2 million of his money on the line in a new CNBC reality show "The Profit" to save businesses on "death's doorstep."

Target's Bullseye the bull terrier mascot.

Businesses change to meet consumer demand. Those that rise to the occasion find great success, but those that don't are met with Category 5 consumer revolts.

How much would you pay for candy from Buffett? Mon, 29 Jul '13 | 2:34 PM ET
Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit.

Fab Tourre's defense rests; no Paulson testimony Mon, 29 Jul '13 | 12:59 PM ET
Fabrice Tourre

The defense team for former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre has rested its case without calling any witnesses, and summations in SEC v. Tourre are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

French diamond heist loss raised to $136 million Mon, 29 Jul '13 | 12:26 PM ET
French policemen investigate outside the Carlton Hotel on July 28, 2013 in the French Riviera resort of Cannes.

Police are searching for a man who was wearing gloves, a cap and a scarf to mask his face while sneaking into the diamond show in a luxury Cannes hotel.

Abercrombie & Fitch, famous for its shirtless male models, should brace itself for more discrimination challenges in Europe related to its recruitment practices, lawyers told CNBC.

Three ways to succeed, as an employee or owner Mon, 29 Jul '13 | 7:30 AM ET

As children, we're taught that we won't fail as long as we do our best. But that notion can feel questionable once we enter the job market. Here's advice from the CEO of a $3 billion company.

A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewelry and watches worth millions of euros from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday.

What's the dealio? '90s fashions are back Sun, 28 Jul '13 | 3:00 PM ET

Break out your jelly sandals and overall shorts: 1990s fashion has staged a comeback, prompting U.S. retailers to respond with fresh inventory of the decade's hottest looks.

The big surprise from the Ryan Braun suspension Sun, 28 Jul '13 | 11:00 AM ET
Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun is suspended until next season following a positive test for elevated testosterone.

There's been no shortage of reaction to the suspension of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun for the 65 games left in the season. But the biggest surprise is what players are saying.

Americans are driving less, and here's why Sat, 27 Jul '13 | 11:00 AM ET

More people are leaving their keys at home and finding other ways to get around or skip driving all together, according to a new study.

Janet Yellen

Wall Street overwhelmingly believes President Obama will and should pick Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, according to a CNBC survey.