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  • Reviving Hedge Funds Still Have S&P 500 Envy Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange

    Hedge funds are likely to double their returns this year, but that amounts to only one-third the stock market's performance.

  • The World's Biggest Boozers Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:33 AM ET

    A global economic slowdown hasn't had much impact on this resilient market as people continue to turn to alcohol in good times and bad. We look at the top 10 countries with the highest alcohol consumption.

  • Syria Disappears From the Internet Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:04 PM ET
    Last November, an Internet and telephone services outage in several provinces. State news agency SANA saying on December 1, that the outage was due to maintenance work but activists claimed was a deliberate move to deprive the opposition of communications.

    Syria's Web appears to be almost completely down, according to the cybersecurity firm Umbrella.

  • Where the Millionaires Are Might Surprise You Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    If you were looking for millionaires, you'd probably head to London or New York or Monaco. But you might be better off trying Tokyo.

  • Taxman Sends Message With Lauryn Hill Verdict Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    Lauryn Hill leaves court in Newark, N.J. Hill pleaded guilty in June 2012 for failing to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007.

    Tax attorneys say celebrities like Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill are often sentenced and prosecuted more vigorously so that officials can send a message to the public.

  • Banks (Finally) Start Lending Again Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Lending conditions, particularly for businesses, are beginning to thaw after five years of financial lockdown, according to a Fed survey.

  • The Muse Helps Job Seekers 'Look Inside Companies' Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The Muse helps potential employees learn more about companies hiring and gets them thinking if they are on the right career path or not.

  • Why Sky-High Airfares Aren't as Pricey as They Seem Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Average U.S. airfares dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012—by a whopping $1—but are still a relative bargain compared to average consumer prices.

  • Snapshot Into the World of Corporate Jet Travel Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Want to know where business is flying higher or taking a dive? Check out the type of companies logging more or fewer hours flying corporate jets.

  • Ralph Lauren’s New $700,000 Supercar Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    The RUF CTR-3 pictured here is not Ralph Lauren’s actual vehicle, but he is driving a similar one in silver. RUF has sold 25 CTR-3’s since the product was launched in 2007, and only three of those were sold in the U.S.

    Ralph Lauren, the fashion mogul and vintage-car collector, recently took delivery of a new RUF CTR-3, according to people familiar with the deal.

  • Here's What Is Really Behind Home Price Gains Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Home prices are defying gravity and expectations, which has some asking exactly how real they are and what is driving them. The answers lie, again, in the numbers.

  • Start-Up? Not Here: Worst States for Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    West Virginia Capital Building.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce research revealed the least-friendly states for start-ups. The report examined strategies, vital for job growth. Where does your state fall?

  • Health Spending Slows, but Patients Are Paying More Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    One of the economic mysteries of the last few years has been the bigger-than-expected slowdown in health spending.

  • What You Need to Know About the Online Sales Tax Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    It's far from a done deal, but the days of mostly tax-free shopping on the Internet is a big step closer to ending. Click ahead to find out how you might be affected.

  • Market Value of Mothers' Work Falls Below $60,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Take-home pay for everything from cooking to handling family finances on the open market, would total $59,862, says Insure.com, down from $60,182 in 2012.

  • Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    An influx of people from crisis-hit European countries has led to the biggest surge in German immigration in nearly 20 years.

  • Gates and Buffett: Online Purchases Should Be Taxed Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:05 PM ET
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak on CNBC's Squawk Box in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said it's only fair that online retailers collect state sales taxes, just as brick-and-mortar stores do.

  • Whoa! Top Retirement Worry Is Not Savings Monday, 6 May 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    More than 70 percent of those responding to a recent survey by Merrill Lynch said that outliving their good health was more of a concern than outliving their money.

  • Newer Art Works Expected to Lead Auction Boom Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary sales preview.

    What are art lovers interested in this spring? A peek at the billion dollars worth of art on offer at Christie's and Sotheby's.

  • Small businesses you can’t believe exist Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.