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The dream used to be a house you paid for with a steady paycheck. But fewer hours worked at lower-wage jobs is severely altering that, especially for young people.

Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc., speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 15, 2013.

Lululemon said its CEO will step down. The news came a few months after the company had to recall one of its yoga pants for being too sheer. The company also beat on earnings.

Warren Buffett

The winner of this year's Warren Buffett charity lunch auction is still a secret. He or she (or they) paid a bargain price of $1,000,100. Last year's winner paid $3,456,789.

With Pandora and fears of rivalry from Apple's streaming radio service, it was a case of sell the rumor and buy the news.

Chevy Volt joins electric car price war Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 5:25 PM ET
Chevy Volt

With Chevy Volt sales lagging and inventory backing up, General Motors is offering up to $5,000 cashback in hopes of spurring greater sales.

Summer Fair Food: Sloppy Joe on a Doughnut Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 4:58 PM ET

As fair season kicks into high gear, doughnut burgers and sandwiches are hot. The latest is the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, which made its debut at the San Diego County Fair.

Key to Getting Rich: Work, Risk or Luck? Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 4:51 PM ET

Some of the wealthy say luck played a role in their success, but many say other factors played a bigger role.

While 83 percent of millennials surveyed worldwide said technology makes it easier to get a job, 62 percent said tech has also widened the gap between rich and poor.

Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2012 Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 12:00 PM ET
A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.

As hotel owners are becoming increasingly optimistic - and profitable - a brighter future is driving new investments.

Greenberg: Competition (Or Lack Of) Among Spies Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 10:07 AM ET

Before the NSA/Snowden/Booz Allen Hamilton story became a story there was little public chatter about the "third party" nature of intelligence subcontractors.

Some companies allow their workers to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in managing their time off.

Serious, but Stable     Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 2:42 AM ET
Nelson Mandela

NBC's Keir Simmons reports from South Africa on the condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for a lung infection.

Europe's Vanishing Tax Havens Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 2:16 AM ET

Some of the most famous tax havens in the world are in the heart of Europe, where a history of banking secrecy has created opportunities for large savings. But these havens are under increasing pressure to unlock their secrets.

How Much LeBron Makes If the Heat Win a Title Sat, 8 Jun '13 | 3:46 PM ET
LeBron James

How much cash could LeBron James likely get from winning the NBA title? Not as much as you might think

10 cool 'made in the USA' products Sat, 8 Jun '13 | 9:27 AM ET

More consumers are asking questions about overseas-made products including apparel. See a list of 10 neat products, curated by USA Love List, a site devoted to American-made goods.

Beer-Loving Simpson's Fans: Woo-Hoo! Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 6:00 PM ET
Anheuser-Busch Budweiser

In this weeks' beer news roundup: Budweiser gets bigger, Simpson's fans can now enjoy a Duff brew and a report shows the craft beer scene may be growing too fast.

The Cronut.

New York's Cronut mania has prompted several bakeries around the country to seize on the hype and launch their own spins on the treat, despite its trademark protection.

2013's Best Selling Games—So Far Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 2:42 PM ET

While video game sales have been unpredictable, the best seller rankings continue to be dominated by mega-hit franchises. See which titles are topping the charts.

Housing Investors Cool on Buy-to-Rent Model Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 1:45 PM ET

For the past three years investors have been buying distressed properties in bulk and pushing prices higher. Now some investors say they have priced themselves out of the market.

The Michael Graves teapot that accidentally looks like Hitler in JC Penney advertisements has turned into a strong seller for the retailer. "Bring on the controversy," Graves said.

Hot 2013 Video Games, Bucking the Down Trend Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 1:32 PM ET
A gamer hugs her boyfriend as they wait for midnight to buy 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II,' Activision's news release in the 'Call of Duty' series, at a Game Stop store in Universal City, California

Although video game sales are down, select titles have managed to stand out, capturing players' imagination and cash. Plus, the one, big gaming catalyst on the horizon.

School-Free Summer Means More Kids Face Hunger Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 12:59 PM ET
A free school breakfast program in Denver. The teacher believes that about half of the students in the second grade do not get breakfast at home.

Across the country, schools are getting out for the summer. And while students will be happy for the break, some parents will be fretting about how to feed their children without meals provided at school.

Toyota's Unveils New Splashy Corolla Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 12:34 PM ET
The 2014 Toyota Corolla

The Japanese automaker delivers a bolder design, more room, and better mileage with its 11th generation Corolla.

Best Credit Cards for Small Business in 2013 Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 12:33 PM ET
Alain Filiz

The credit-card comparison website CardHub.com is releasing its analysis of more than 1,000 business and personal credit cards for small-business owners.

A woman works her abs while playing the 'Core Luge' game from Wii Fit U from the new Wii U console on the third day of the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles on June7, 2012 in California.

As publishers and console makers in the video game industry gather in Los Angeles for E3, sector players are hoping for a lift ahead of the usual holiday push.

F-35 Lightning II

The Pentagon needs to follow the private sector's lead on acquisitions, particularly when it comes to critical information technology, says one lawmaker.

The highest Powerball Lottery's jackpot reaches $600 million.

Before regret and misunderstanding puts another dent in civility everywhere, know this: It's OK to let a senior citizen step in front of you when buying a ticket.

Pop Star Stuff That Sold for Big Bucks Fri, 7 Jun '13 | 8:28 AM ET
A lock of Mick Jagger's hair sold for just under $6000 at auction.

From James Brown to Ozzy Osbourne, CNBC uncovers items that brought mind-boggling figures at auction. A savvy investment, an outrageous indulgence or a frenzied fad? You decide!

"How do you fit a giraffe in a fridge?" or "Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck- sized horses?" are a couple of the bizarre questions you may be asked in a U.K. job interview, according to a survey.