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Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid have broken the world transfer record in soccer after signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for £85.3 million (100 million euros or $132 million).

Cast of Hollywood film 'The Wolverine'

Here in Hollywood, summer ticket sales are being summed up with a single word: blockbuster.

Marriage blues among market's most dangerous Sun, 1 Sep '13 | 1:00 PM ET
Sergey Brin  and Anne Wojcicki in Sun Valley, Idaho, last year.

In this week's recap of the market’s "most dangerous" businesses, companies descend from the business page to the gossip sheet.

Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

The push for a living wage raises the question of whether the economics of the fast-food industry allow room for a boost in pay for its workers.

Real ramen is much different than instant ramen, says chef Keizo Shimamoto. And if you shape it into a bun and serve it with a burger, expect a long line to form.

Your phone is blabbing your location to snoops Sat, 31 Aug '13 | 2:46 PM ET

Everywhere you go, your phone is sending out signals that can be assembled to form a picture of your movements.

Something fishy going on in lobster capital Sat, 31 Aug '13 | 1:00 PM ET

Lobster prices this summer remain stagnant amid high supply. With profits squeezed again, community leaders are working to make the Maine less dependent on a single species.

The Dedicated Short-Range Communications, or DSRC, system the Japanese maker demonstrated this week can track pedestrians and motorcycles even when they're out of the line of sight.

JCPenney and Best Buy: A tale of two retailers Sat, 31 Aug '13 | 6:00 AM ET

Both had major shareholders sell big stakes after turnaround battles, yet each episode left a decidedly different taste in the mouth of the market.

Atlanta strip-club DJs are music power players Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 5:54 PM ET

Coalition DJs in Atlanta choose which underground artists will ultimately make it into mainstream stardom and which will remain unknown, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Banks are increasingly rolling out new fees for what was once at the core of the banking experience: interacting with a teller.

Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers

It's good to be Don Mattingly these days. In June, the Los Angeles Dodgers were nearly 10 games out of first place in their division. Now they're 10 games ahead of any other team.

Ten gifts of Warren Buffett advice Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 2:29 PM ET

Warren Buffett has been regaling investors with helpful nuggets of advice for decades. Here are some of his best investment tips, from the Christian Science Monitor.

If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.

Despite concussion risk, youth football thrives Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 12:57 PM ET

Awareness of head injuries in football is increasing yet there's no major indication parental fear is resulting in fewer kids playing the game, according to current statistics.

As college costs rise, students are looking for more ways to cut the costs and pay the bills after graduation. Crowdfunding and massive open online courses are among the choices.

The cannabis legalization trend is creating jobs in states where laws have been relaxed, and big business is "looking into the industry in a big way," an expert says.

After the crisis, new grads face rough jobs road Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 10:18 AM ET

In a post crisis world, new college graduates are making compromises just to get their foot into the door.

Americans falling out of love...with driving Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 9:40 AM ET

Despite signs of economic recovery, the number of miles individuals are driving keeps on declining, according to two new studies.

5,000 badgers are expected to be culled in a six-week U.K. trial

Musician Meat Loaf, actress Judi Dench and Queen guitarist Brian May have joined forces in an unusual alliance in the U.K. to protest against a pilot scheme to cull badgers.

Tooth fairy’s generosity skyrockets to $50 Fri, 30 Aug '13 | 6:31 AM ET

The tooth fairy's generosity is skyrocketing, according to a new survey, which revealed that some American children are pocketing up to $50 per tooth.

With sales sagging, Heineken Light gets crafty Thu, 29 Aug '13 | 4:53 PM ET

In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops and a redesigning product packaging.

The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.

Laura Holcomb, who has been a homeowner for 17 years, and Patrick McCarty at Holcomb's house in Memphis.

Across the country, a growing number of single-family rentals provide an option for many who lost their homes. But the decline in homeownership is also changing neighborhoods.

Fast-food strike gets supersized over wages Thu, 29 Aug '13 | 12:56 PM ET
Protesters in New York

The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when thousands of workers at fast-food restaurants in 50 U.S. cities walked off the job to demand a "decent" wage.

Missiles, destroyers and subs: The US arsenal Thu, 29 Aug '13 | 12:50 PM ET

$1.6 million per missile. That's the cost of the Tomahawks the U.S. Navy may fire into Syria. But will that be a boon for Raytheon, which makes them?

NFL, ex-players in $765 million concussion deal Thu, 29 Aug '13 | 12:48 PM ET
Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys in action Dec. 19, 1981

A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million.

CNBC's Jim Cramer says Vodafone would be the clear winner—at least for now—if it succeeds in selling its 45 percent stake in the Verizon Wireless joint venture.

Apple is expected to announce a new trade-in program. But you can already get enough money for some older iPhones to cover the cost of a new one.

He broke the mold with forward guidance - now, new Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is setting trends with his clothing.