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  • Our Real Energy Problem, and How to Solve It Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:14 PM ET

    Yossie Hollander is a founder and chairman of Our Energy Policy Foundation takes on a hard task of eliminating confusion when talking about energy.

  • North Korea and China Get Cozier Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Kim Jung-Un

    A layer of complexity underlying the saber-rattling in North Korea is Pyongyang's growing trade relationship with China, said John Park of Harvard's Belfer Center.

  • Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

    Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Virgin America: More Elite Fliers Wanted Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Virgin America Airbus A319

    Hoping to attract coveted elite frequent fliers from other airlines, Virgin America has extended its status match program.

  • Unique Converted Hotels Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The following ten lodgings are repurposed structures in settings like an Asian hillside, a Swedish peninsula, and a Costa Rican nature preserve with histories involving famous authors, businessmen, and rock stars.

  • Enron's Skilling Could Get Early Release From Prison Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling (L), and his attorney, Daniel Petrocelli.

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant's epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed, CNBC has learned.

  • Bye, Pork Butt. Hello, Boston Roast: Meat Gets Revamp Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    The pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal.

  • Unintended QE Consequences a Concern: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC more solid economic data coupled with a "substantial improvement" in jobs are needed before the central bank would consider tightening policy.

  • War Against Superbugs Likely Unwinnable: Doctors Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:32 AM ET
    Virus

    In addition to superbugs' deadly human toll, associated health costs run into the billions. Some warn that we may never win our war against them as research tapers off.

  • GM CEO Sees Strong US Sales, Despite Payroll Tax Bite Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Auto sales are expected to be in the range of 15 million and 15.5 million units this year, General MotorsCEO Daniel Akerson told CNBC.

  • Beer Label Madness – Round One Results are Final! Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    We're out to find the most-loved beer label in a March Madness-inspired contest. Check the first day's results and cast your vote!

  • Identity Theft: Why Tax Fraud Could Get Worse Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Tax refund fraud is a growing $5 billion a year problem that could get worse before it gets better. Crooks are getting smarter and the IRS needs to work harder to catch thieves.

  • Overdosed? Fed Policy Is a Drug, Says Paul O’Neill Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve's bond-buying program and zero percent interest rates are dangerous, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CNBC.

  • Obama Plans to Return Portion of Salary to Treasury Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday.

  • Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

  • Phone Calls to Facetime: 40 Years of Cellphones Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    Martin Cooper places first call on mobile phone on April 3, 1973

    It has been 40 years since the first call was made on a cellphone. Here's a look at how mobile devices have evolved.

  • High-End Golf Extravagances Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 extravagances for the golfer who demands--and can pay for--the best. Read ahead to see what they are and what they cost.

  • Businesses to IRS: Change Forgotten Obamacare Tax Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    Businesses and wealthy owners of estates ask the IRS for changes to a 3.8 percent tax on investment income to fund Obamacare.

  • Despite Ruling, Add-On Fees Still Confuse Fliers Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.

  • Hackers Besiege Banks as Global Cyber War Ramps Up Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Major US bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, a clear sign that American companies are prime targets in global cyber conflict.