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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.

Apple verdict may not result in cheaper e-books Wed, 10 Jul '13 | 10:44 AM ET

A federal judge's ruling that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices may not mean cheaper e-books for consumers. Prices were already dropping.

America's most expensive states to live Wed, 10 Jul '13 | 10:33 AM ET

The average cost of one item related to home price, a half-gallon of milk, doctor visit, even a pound of ground beef give an idea of prices in the most expensive areas in 10 states.

The worst states for business Wed, 10 Jul '13 | 9:46 AM ET
Los Angeles freeway traffic.

If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.

Hobbled by student loan debt and a weak job market, many young adults wonder if they'll ever be comfortable enough financially to have kids.

Students scrambling to find an alternative to the student loans that recently got a lot pricier may want to save their energy. Even at the higher rate, a Stafford loan is still a good deal.

Overall Rankings 2013 Tue, 9 Jul '13 | 4:52 PM ET

Where did your state rank last year? How will it stack up in 2014? America's Top States for Business is coming this June.

The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tue, 9 Jul '13 | 4:45 PM ET
An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

Congressional action on the U.S. tax code could dramatically alter one of its sacred cows: the mortgage interest deduction. And the change could come in 2013.

Fargo, North Dakota

North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.