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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.

Boom times? $100 million home listings return Mon, 15 Jul '13 | 5:11 PM ET
The 314-acre Homer’s Pond property on Martha’s Vineyard is on the market for $118 million.

Brokers and real-estate analysts say there are now more than a dozen homes in the U.S. listed or quietly on the market for $100 million or more, that's more than during the peak of the housing boom in 2007.

A more subdued color scheme is a feature of the revamped look.

As Dunkin' Donuts expands in the fast-casual restaurant segment, it is adding menu items, redesigning its look and adopting some decidedly Starbucks-like elements.

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.