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Is 'chaos' ahead? Some truths about Fed policy Tue, 20 Aug '13 | 2:01 PM ET

Investors focusing on tapering are missing the bigger picture about Fed policy and how it will shape financial markets. "This taper thing is a ruse," said one pro.

FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

Watch Art Cashin: S&P at 'very critical area' Tue, 20 Aug '13 | 1:19 PM ET

In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about what it will take to make him think the stock market is really ready to rally.

Many are pointing out that Wall Street hires a lot of well-connected young men and women, the children of the wealthy and influential. Here's why that's a serious problem.

Gene Simmons is bringing an Arena football team to L.A. True to form, he told CNBC: "It's in-your-face football … It will have more fire power than most Third World countries."

Woman scores win after $6.30 nearly costs home Tue, 20 Aug '13 | 12:13 PM ET
Eileen Battisti's house in Aliquippa, Pa.

A Pennsylvania widow whose residence was auctioned off because of $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court ruling Monday.

Why Ryan Lochte just took a dip in the Hudson Tue, 20 Aug '13 | 11:49 AM ET
Ryan Lochte

Was that really 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swimming in the Hudson?

Never mind this Mars and Venus stuff: If you want to see how men and women think differently, ask them who shells out for dates.

Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Arizona in this May, 2012 photo.

The “breastaurant” industry has grown to over $2 billion in annual sales, mostly from men drawn to the female staff. Read our list of some of the most famous.

First India, then Indonesia... who is next? Tue, 20 Aug '13 | 1:40 AM ET

India and Indonesia were left the most severely battered in the selloff among emerging markets. Now analysts are concerned of a domino effect that could spread to the rest of the region.

Sorry, no Google Glass this holiday season Mon, 19 Aug '13 | 4:53 PM ET

It doesn't look like Google Glass will be hitting the shelves in time for this holiday season.

New carbonated drinks being served at a Starbucks location in Austin, TX.

First there was coffee, then juices, energy drinks, tea and booze...and now Starbucks is testing "handcrafted" sodas at stores in Austin and Atlanta, according to Brand Eating.

A McDonald's Big Mac

Fast-food workers went on strike recently in hopes of forcing an increase in the minimum wage. How does the U.S. minimum wage rank stack up internationally?

Current site of proposed Bridgewater HQ project

Ray Dalio's hedge fund Bridgewater Associates wants to build a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn. But first it has to defeat a group of boat owners calling themselves the SOBs.

Can't figure out your 401(k)? You're not alone Mon, 19 Aug '13 | 12:30 PM ET

A majority of Americans are bewildered when it comes to managing their 401(k) retirement plans, according to a new survey from investment firm Charles Schwab.

Ferrari craze helps auto auction shatter records Mon, 19 Aug '13 | 12:19 PM ET
The 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, took the “Best of Show Award” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

Total sales for this weekend's auction at Concours D'Elegance Pebble Beach reached a record breaking $301 million, according to Hagerty.

Blinged out: New Apple iPhone may be gold Mon, 19 Aug '13 | 11:19 AM ET

Apple may sell a gold version of its next generation iPhone, according to a report.

An officer shows a video camera worn by some officers in Oakland, Calif.

Police officers wearing video cameras has raised privacy concerns and practicality gripes. NBC News reports.

File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Bloodshed on the streets of Egypt is delaying completion of a lucrative deal to sell Lockheed Martin F-16s to the troubled U.S. ally.

India's rupee has plunged to a record lows against the dollar.

The battered rupee hit another fresh record low on Monday, and although most analysts see further weakness in the coming months, they say the currency's woes are set to ease.

The young and rich snapping up Tesla's Model S Mon, 19 Aug '13 | 12:58 AM ET
Tesla Motors Model S

Compared to other luxury sedans, Tesla sells the Model S to a much higher percentage of men and those buyers are, on average, younger and wealthier.

Secrets to pitching big investors Sun, 18 Aug '13 | 4:47 PM ET
Steve Szaronos (L) and Rishi Prabhu (R) are the founders of Bespoke.

How two young entrepreneurs raised $800,000 from angel investors for their business, Bespoke Post. Plus, how to pitch rich people for money.

The next US alcohol craze may come from China Sun, 18 Aug '13 | 11:00 AM ET
Workers  package baijiu liquor in China.

Baijiu, the most popular alcoholic drink you've probably never heard of, could make its way to a liquor store near you soon.

Wine clubs try drinking games to draw members Sat, 17 Aug '13 | 11:00 AM ET

New clubs are trying to make wine user-friendly, awith personalized profiles, samples and sport-tournament-like brackets. But they may still be a bad deal.

GM's iconic Corvette at a crossroads Fri, 16 Aug '13 | 5:55 PM ET
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is displayed after being unveiled ahead of the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan.

As GM rolls out the new Corvette there will be a slew of auto journalists praising it as a fantastic ride, but a few of those journalists will raise these questions.

Avoiding temptation: How to outsmart retailers Fri, 16 Aug '13 | 4:12 PM ET

Retailers use many tactics to induce shoppers to buy products they may not want or need. Here, some ways to avoid falling into the trap.

Marissa Mayer strikes a pose for Vogue Fri, 16 Aug '13 | 2:17 PM ET

The September issue of Vogue features an unexpected image of a glammed-up Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer stretched out on a lounge, tablet-dangling carefree at hand.

293,000 Chevy Cruzes recalled for brake issues Fri, 16 Aug '13 | 1:17 PM ET

General Motors will recall 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars in the United States due to a defect that can cause loss of the brake assist function.

The car used for the classic '80s movie should go for more than $250,000, but some think it could fetch up to $1 million.

Egyptian army defiant as protests begin Fri, 16 Aug '13 | 9:05 AM ET
Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Egypt on Friday, including Tanta, Alexandria and Nasr City in eastern Cairo.