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Nearly half of the mortgages modified in 2009 under the Obama administration's signature homeowner rescue effort are in default again, according to a new report.

UK porn ban: No sex please, we're British Wed, 24 Jul '13 | 6:57 AM ET

As U.K. Internet surfers prepare for major changes to the availability of online porn, U.S. porn companies are scrambling to determine the consequences for their bottom lines.

A Long Island contractor decided to buy the contents of a storage container for about $100 and inside he found a rare car that was in the James Bond movie, "The Spy Who Loved Me." The car is now up for auction.

Dollar coins have been unpopular, but acknowledging that swapping paper for metal would save billions in the next few decades, lawmakers are revisiting the idea.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William share a first look of their newborn son at St. Mary's Hospital in London, with the "Street Signs" crew. Prince William says he "will remind his son of his tardiness when he is older."

Scholarships and grants have trumped parental contributions as the No. 1 source of paying for college for the first time in four years, according to a new report.

Almost two thirds of Americans plan to work during vacation this year, up from 52 percent a year ago, according to a new survey. Here's why.

Four stocks Wall Street is keeping to itself Tue, 23 Jul '13 | 6:00 AM ET

These low-profile names aren't followed by many analysts. But big-name money managers in the know view these stocks as some of the best opportunities in the market.

Luanda, Angola.

Luanda, the capital of Angola in Southern Africa, has overtaken Tokyo as the world's most expensive city to live in for expatriates, according to Mercer's cost of living survey.

The company said that the items don't fit its strategy and have had an "insignificant" impact on sales.

White House calls on celebs to pitch Obamacare Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 6:10 PM ET
Alicia Keys, pictured here performing in Paris, attended a meeting on Obamacare at the White House.

White House officials met with a group of Hollywood stars on Monday to talk about how to use pop culture to persuade young Americans to sign up for new medical coverage this fall.

The world of pro video gaming scored a big win this week when Riot Games announced that it had successfully lobbied the U.S. to begin issuing players P-1 visas.

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 3:35 PM ET

As Britain cheered the birth of a son to Prince William and his wife Kate, analysts said the birth would also be "overwhelmingly positive" for the U.K. economy.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with Chief Scout Bear Grylls (2nd L) and Sea Scout Rob Butcher (2nd R) as she attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.

Say that Prince Will and Duchess Kate were not royal, what trendy, questionably spelled name would they name their baby?

Hot trends from Fashion Week Swim 2014 Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 1:27 PM ET
Models walk the runway at the Poko Pano show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Thousands of fashion industry buyers, editors and onlookers ventured to South Beach to view the latest styles in the $4.2 billion swimwear industry. Click ahead to see the hottest trends for 2014.

65 tons of silver recently discovered from a shipwreck is counted by crewman.

Shipwrecks and sunken treasure may seem like a story lifted from a pirate movie, but one company just came up with a haul of silver valued at over $36 million.

Obamacare: A new opportunity for fraud? Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 11:18 AM ET

In the rush to get the word out about Obamacare and set up state exchanges where insurance may be purchased, there inevitably are opportunities for fraud and abuse, analysts say.

Why Ben Bernanke's legacy relies on this Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 10:49 AM ET
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's legacy will actually be dictated by the unwinding of the central bank's quantitative easing program (QE) and how that affects emerging markets.

Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

Golf's winners are not always the top earners Mon, 22 Jul '13 | 7:20 AM ET

Phil Mickelson might have pocketed $1.44 million at golf's British Open Championship this weekend, but one expert said he has some way to go to catch up with golf's top earner.

The skyline of Detroit

Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.

"I feel like I'm building a rocket with the help of a million people," says Brooklyn's Nicholas Megalis. "Vine is an amazing launch pad for the rocket.

Hamburglar, Colonel retire as fast food grows up Sat, 20 Jul '13 | 11:00 AM ET

It's not just Colonel Sanders, the Hamburglar, Spuds Mackenzie and Burger King's mute royal, analysts say there is a broader trend of fast-food chains abandoning their mascots.

The hottest rides around: Nascar's top cars Sat, 20 Jul '13 | 7:00 AM ET

Marcus Lemonis of Camping World sponsors the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Other companies have sponsored NASCAR drivers too, but which drivers, and which companies?

Duff Goldman

The private aviation company SMART JETS is trying to differentiate its service by offering clients something more, something you won't find flying commercial.

Warren Buffett

In what it calls a "cautionary tale for wealthy investors," The Wall Street Journal reports on the destruction of a $135 million dollar hospital endowment created by a couple who were early investors with Warren Buffett.

Detail from Van Gogh self portrait

Detroit's bankruptcy cites more than $18 billion in debts, but the city has one asset that could help its balance sheet considerably: its art collection.

The maker of a film about the "Charging Bull" statue meets the artist behind the iconic sculpture.

Scorching heat wave saves worst for last Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 1:22 PM ET
New York's Times Square on Tuesday.

The brutal heat wave that has broiled the country this week has saved its worst for last, smothering millions in triple-digit conditions meteorologists called "dangerous."

Ten bets from top hedge fund managers Fri, 19 Jul '13 | 11:33 AM ET
New home construction in Avon, CT.

Investing pros offered up a diverse list of ideas for how to make money in the this market during the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.