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Here's why the shelf life of Twinkies increased Mon, 15 Jul '13 | 11:49 AM ET

Although many consumers may be under the false impression that Twinkies last forever, they do in fact have a shelf life, and that's about to increase.

Blockbuster busts: Big summer flicks in peril Mon, 15 Jul '13 | 11:10 AM ET

Even though the world itself ended several times at the movies this summer, it's the summer blockbuster itself that is really in peril.

Panera Cares nonprofit cafés operate in five cities.

Panera Bread this week removed its pay-what-you-can turkey chili from the menus at the 48 St. Louis locations where it was testing a program to help end hunger.

Calling in sick? This country beats everyone Mon, 15 Jul '13 | 8:09 AM ET

U.K. employees are world leaders at claiming sick leave, taking more than four times as many days off work than their global colleagues, according to research by PwC.

LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

Attention shoppers: You are being tracked Mon, 15 Jul '13 | 5:33 AM ET

Using video surveillance and signals from shoppers’ cellphones, retailers are gathering varied information about customers, from the way they shop to their moods.

The latest jobs report showed that 8.2 million Americans are working part time for economic reasons. An additional 19 million are working part time for other reasons.

Breast-feeding biz looks to milk Obamacare boom Sun, 14 Jul '13 | 11:00 AM ET
Deborah Abbaszadeh, left, and her sister Joy Kosak

Two breast-feeding-related companies are teaming up to help insurers comply with the new Obamacare rule entitling moms to free breast pumps and breast-feeding services.

Coors Light kick-starts a new way to keep your beer cold, donating $10,000 to an entrepreneurs Kickstarter project to help get it off the ground.

The complicated calculus of financial survival for the working poor means any cuts to the food stamp program would be felt well beyond the grocery checkout line.

The world's largest yachts Sat, 13 Jul '13 | 7:00 AM ET

The world’s super yachts are some of the biggest and most expensive toys of the super rich. Which super yachts rank as the largest in 2013? Click ahead to find out!

A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names.

Allen & Co.'s annual conference attracts powerful executives, politicians and policymakers. Why do they flock to this small town in Idaho? To talk deals, of course.

The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba is a sign of something much bigger: a society less dependent on the state.

Endangered species? Why fewer teens are driving Fri, 12 Jul '13 | 11:57 AM ET

For parents of today's teens, getting a driver's license was a rite of passage. For today's teens themselves? Not as much.

Is your state flunking financial education? Fri, 12 Jul '13 | 11:27 AM ET

A new study ranks states' efforts to provide financial education in high school, and the results aren't pretty. Check your state's grade here.

All the horsepower in the world won't make a car worth seven figures if it is aesthetically challenged and built in large numbers. Rarity and beauty are what get the big car bucks.

Successful contrarians are extremely rare, and most people don't really understand what it means to be a contrarian.

Microsoft's corporate shake-up will bode well for investors, but only if the company can actually pull off the changes in a timely manner.

Smog chokes Beijing in this photo taken June 5, 2013.

China plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in eight more cities in hopes it can curtail its worsening smog problems as roads become choked with traffic.

Nanoparticles Could Power 'Electronic Skin' Thu, 11 Jul '13 | 1:02 PM ET
This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows a piece of electronics with physical properties, i.e. stiffness, bending rigidity, thickness and mass density, matched to the epidermis.

A development in nanotechnology may enable "electronic skin" for robots and prosthetic limbs, offering sensitivity to pressure, humidity, and temperature—and it's even flexible.

Fish oil may raise risks of prostate cancer Thu, 11 Jul '13 | 12:40 PM ET

In a recent study, fish oil proved dangerous for men who have high levels of the compounds because it raises the risk of prostate cancer.

Liberty Media's Malone wants cable consolidation Thu, 11 Jul '13 | 11:15 AM ET
John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media and Liberty Global, and CEO of Discovery Holding, arrives at the conference.

CNBC's Julia Boorstin caught up with Liberty Media's John Malone at the Allen & Co. conference, where he called for consolidation in the cable business. Will he strike a deal?

Cramer: This Stock Is Undervalued Right Now Thu, 11 Jul '13 | 10:27 AM ET

Microsoft's newly announced restructuring plan could create significant value for shareholders and may change Wall Street's opinions of the company, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

America’s cheapest states to live in 2013 Thu, 11 Jul '13 | 9:47 AM ET

The Cost of Living is one of the categories we measure as we rank America's Top States for Business. The lower the cost of living, the higher the score.

An X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator performs a "touch and go" May 17, 2013 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. An aircraft does not stop moving during a touch and go. Wednesday's landing will attempt a full stop.

The X-47B will take off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and, if all goes according to plan, will be captured on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia.

Surprise! This crocodile-print leather hobo has a specially designed compartment for carrying a firearm.

Leslie Deets founded handbag company Concealed Carrie and blasted her way into the growing and wildly diverse demographic of U.S. women who carry handguns.

Ray Allen

Fresh off winning the NBA title with the Miami Heat, hoops legend Ray Allen is driving the lanes of Congress, asking for multi-year funding of diabetes research.

Pumped up kicks? Sneaker sales soar Wed, 10 Jul '13 | 12:07 PM ET
Jaime Penaloza, a member of an Instagram group called "Sneakaholics," poses with his shoe collection.

Call them “sneakerheads” or “sneakaholics.” There's a growing number of designer athletic shoe junkies—who comb the Internet, camp out in the wee hours and pay hundreds of dollars for the most highly anticipated sneaker releases.

Medical pot for kids? Some parents are trying it Wed, 10 Jul '13 | 11:15 AM ET
Legal medical marijuana grown in a greenhouse.

Marijuana, though still considered controversial, continues to prove itself in as a successful prescription for neurological diseases that appear in children.