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Scorching heat wave saves worst for last Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 1:22 PM ET
New York's Times Square on Tuesday.

The brutal heat wave that has broiled the country this week has saved its worst for last, smothering millions in triple-digit conditions meteorologists called "dangerous."

Ten bets from top hedge fund managers Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 11:33 AM ET
New home construction in Avon, CT.

Investing pros offered up a diverse list of ideas for how to make money in the this market during the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.

Out of time: Detroit joins 'gone bust' list Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 10:31 AM ET
Detroit street scene

A major city has now joined the "gone broke" list. Click ahead for some of the most notable examples of bankruptcies that hit U.S. towns and counties.

The 10 best-selling NFL jerseys 2013 Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 6:00 AM ET

With preseason upon us, here are the top best-selling players this summer, along with their position, jersey numbers and NFL experience.

Cold War gadgets…inspired by Bond Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 5:46 AM ET

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) found inspiration for its gadgets from the fictional "James Bond" series, according to new research by a U.K. university.

Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 1:02 AM ET
A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thu, 18 Jul '13 | 1:57 PM ET

Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

Kevin Spacey

Prime-time TV just changed, with Netflix joining the ranks of cable heavyweights with multiple Primetime Emmy nominations. But can awards translate to more Netflix subscribers?

Amber alerts may startle awake cellphone users Thu, 18 Jul '13 | 11:51 AM ET

A digital Amber alert regarding a child abduction went off around 4 a.m. Wednesday, resulting in a mass wake-up call for thousands of stunned New Yorkers.

Fast-food chain KFC is not only tossing out the chicken bones. It's also dropping the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders at its new upmarket restaurant.

Syfy already shopping Sharknado 2 on Twitter Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 6:47 PM ET

Having found such a following for its sharks-in-a-tornado flick, the cable network took to social media to ask fans to create a tagline for the sequel.

Carl Icahn

Activist investor Carl Icahn teed off on the board of Dell, a day before computer maker's board is set to vote on an offer by its founder to take it private.

Versace's $125 million mansion up for auction Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 3:36 PM ET

The South Beach mansion once owned by Italian designer Gianni Versace, which previously listed for $125 million, is up for sale again.

Legendary hedge fund manager John Paulson remains undaunted by the huge plunge in gold, maintaining that the case for owning the yellow metal remains strong.

Bank of America earnings likely signal a turning point for the country's second-largest bank, and the company may be best in breed, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 12:51 PM ET

Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

Hear why Chanos is short this big-name Dow stock Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 12:49 PM ET
Investor Jim Chanos speaks at Delivering Alpha conference in New York, June 17, 2013

In an presentation at Delivering Alpha, a conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor, investor Jim Chanos reveals his “best idea” right now: betting against the stock price of a major American manufacturer.

Cooperman looks to go 10 for 10 again in 2013 Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 12:16 PM ET

Among Leon Cooperman's many contributions to investing knowledge was a perfect 10-for-10 slate in ideas at the 2012 Delivering Alpha conference. He's trying again this year.

No one is too big to jail, Wall Street cop says Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 10:33 AM ET

No company or individual is too big for prosecution and anyone who thinks they are is making a grave mistake, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.

Amid boom, craft beer brewers feel growing pains Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 10:14 AM ET

U.S. craft brewers are frustrated after many were shut out of a key beer festival, as sector growth exceeds infrastructure. Signs of a frothy market?

Lew: Dodd-Frank helped save the banking system Wed, 17 Jul '13 | 9:26 AM ET

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the Dodd-Frank banking reform, saying it resolved the too-big-to-fail problem and ensured the future stability of the American financial system.

Carl Icahn is 77. Big deal Tue, 16 Jul '13 | 2:48 PM ET
Carl Icahn

At 77 years old, activist investor Carl Icahn has traded in his axe for a Warren Buffett-like investment style.

Three fantasy toys for the super-rich Tue, 16 Jul '13 | 2:37 PM ET

Summertime seems to bring out a rash of "fantasy" products for the super-rich—crazy trophy toys that are either too crazy or cutting-edge even for today's super-rich. A look at three of the best we've seen.

The SEC is looking into the deal that financed the construction of Marlins Park in Florida.

Live attendance in pro U.S. sports, basketball, football, and even motor car racing and college football, has declined or leveled off.

Engineers juggle objects using levitation Tue, 16 Jul '13 | 12:27 PM ET
A photochemical liquid switch can be made by combining acoustically levitated drops.

"Harry Potter" magic? No, it's acoustic levitation. Researchers have created a device that uses sound waves to make small solid objects and liquid droplets float in the air.

From cicada-flavored pasta to Rocky Mountain Oyster-flavored beer, Chew and Brew is serving up the ultimate machismo meal.

More than half a million checks are in the mail to people who bought toning shoes from Skechers USA. The $40 million payout is part of a settlement reached with the FTC.

Bitcoin ETF plan hits the ‘Winkle wrinkle’ Tue, 16 Jul '13 | 7:24 AM ET

Proposals from the Winklevoss twins to launch an ETF tracking the volatile virtual currency known as Bitcoin has been met with skepticism from industry insiders, the FT reports.

Feds captured 255 suspected child predators — among them two men believed to be 'sextortionists.' who blackmail teens and kids into sending them lewd photos.

Cool products for hot women Tue, 16 Jul '13 | 6:00 AM ET

To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.