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Sales of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel "1984" have shot up on Amazon.com amid new disclosures about spying by the U.S.' National Security Agency.

A new study shows drivers who use hands free cell phones to talk or send messages while on the road are more distracted than those not using a cell phone behind the wheel.

The World's Fastest-Growing Airlines Wed, 12 Jun '13 | 4:37 AM ET
Passengers walk to board a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Sydney airport, Australia

The world's biggest airlines such as United and British Airways aren't the fastest growing. Instead, it's budget carriers that are rapidly expanding. Find out who they are.

Luck or Hard Work?     Wed, 12 Jun '13 | 1:26 AM ET

When it comes to making it rich, is it all about luck or sheer hard work? CNBC's Robert Frank explores the question.

Trapped Fliers Sing 'I Believe I Can Fly' Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 8:53 PM ET
Allegiant Air

Dripping with sweat, racked by nausea, Allegiant Air passengers stuck for hours on the tarmac in the 110-degree Vegas sun burst out into spontaneous song. NBC News reports.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO on Tuesday defended the disclosures the bank made last year about its unfolding London Whale derivatives loss.

Turkish Turmoil: Scenes From the Protests Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 6:10 PM ET
Protesters respond as riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during a demonstration near Taksim Square on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed

A series of protests in Turkey against the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has rocked that country, rattling investor confidence. Click here to see more.

Sorry Bro, I Can't Afford to Be Your Best Man Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 2:05 PM ET

Young men in the 18-to-34-year-old bracket are the ones most likely to decline a request to be in a wedding party based on the cost, according to a Harris Interactive survey.

Buffett Suggests Hillary Clinton Should Be #45 Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 1:22 PM ET
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett in San Francisco in December 2007

Warren Buffett welcomed Hillary Clinton to Twitter and appeared to signal his support for a 2016 White House run.

The "Patriot" house designed by Michael Graves.

When architect Michael Graves realized he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, he set out to improve medical design. This week Stryker unveils his wheelchair.

Marlboro Maker Altria Jumping Into E-Cigarettes Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 11:41 AM ET

Altria Group, formerly Phillip Morris USA, plans to release an e-cigarette, showing the company's dedication to maintaining market share in an age of declining tobacco sales.

A quarter of college students feel unprepared for the job market, a new study says. They see internships as an answer, but it's complicated.

Microsoft May Have Flubbed Xbox One Price Game Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 7:57 AM ET
Microsoft's Xbox One.

Microsoft spent more than 90 minutes showcasing the Xbox One—but only one moment made the entire crowd gasp. The announcement of its price.

Asleep on the Job: Banker’s Costly Nap Tue, 11 Jun '13 | 7:49 AM ET

A German bank employee accidentally transferred millions from a customer’s account when he fell asleep at his computer.

The Odd Couple: See Any Resemblance?     Mon, 10 Jun '13 | 9:42 PM ET
President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a walk at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 8, 2013.

This was the most popular photo on Chinese internet site Weibo. You'll never guess why.

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