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  • Aircraft designers rethink that tight middle seat Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Someone stole David Hasselhoff ... 550 times? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    Roadside ad showing David Hasselhoff for Cumberland Farms Iced Coffee

    A Cumberlands Farms store clerk was critically injured while desperately trying to thwart the theft of two ad signs featuring "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff.

  • Want to succeed? Get out of the way Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's 'The Profit'.

    Multimillionaire Marcus Lemonis has some tough love for businesses he's trying to help turn around. Tell someone they need to get out of their own way, and it's easier said than done!

  • Actually, hiring the well-connected: A big problem Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Many are pointing out that Wall Street hires a lot of well-connected young men and women, the children of the wealthy and influential. Here's why that's a serious problem.

  • Gene Simmons: How I'm gonna rock football in L.A. Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Gene Simmons is bringing an Arena football team to L.A. True to form, he told CNBC: "It's in-your-face football … It will have more fire power than most Third World countries."

  • Why Ryan Lochte just took a dip in the Hudson Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    Ryan Lochte

    Was that really 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swimming in the Hudson?

  • NetNet TV: Austerity is great, and you know it Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    To its critics, austerity was supposed to equal armageddon, but it hasn't quite lived up to its billing. Thus sets the stage for the latest debate among the NetNet TV crew.

  • For Indians abroad, rupee's plunge is great news Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    Men wait at a currency exchange counter in Old Delhi. Indians working abroad are capitalizing on the weak rupee to send more money back home.

    While the free-fall in the rupee threatens to worsen India's economic fundamentals, the country's citizens living overseas aren't sweating it.

  • Men get double the bonuses of women—study Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Male managers earn bonuses twice as big as their female counterparts, on top of an existing gender gap in fixed salaries, a new survey reveals.

  • Silicon Valley start-ups take perks to new level Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    OpenDNS employees take Yoga lessons on their company rooftop.

    Silicon Valley start-ups are offering novel perks—massages, body analytics, subsidized rents, trips to Tahoe and even helicopter rides—in hopes they will land top talent.

  • Is the government trying to break up JPMorgan? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    A JPMorgan sign is seen outside the Los Angeles office tower housing the financial services firm's offices.

    Any doubt that the rules have changed for the way megabanks do business around the world should be removed.

  • Boat people of Stamford take on a giant hedge fund Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Current site of proposed Bridgewater HQ project

    Ray Dalio's hedge fund Bridgewater Associates wants to build a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn. But first it has to defeat a group of boat owners calling themselves the SOBs.

  • Can't figure out your 401(k)? You're not alone Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    A majority of Americans are bewildered when it comes to managing their 401(k) retirement plans, according to a new survey from investment firm Charles Schwab.

  • Ferrari craze helps auto auction shatter records Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    The 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, took the “Best of Show Award” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

    Total sales for this weekend's auction at Concours D'Elegance Pebble Beach reached a record breaking $301 million, according to Hagerty.

  • Retail: It's (almost) all bad news Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.

  • Idaho wildfire threatens moguls' resort Sun Valley Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    A wildfire in Idaho has spread to 126,000 acres, threatening more than 10,000 homes in the Sun Valley area. More than 2,200 homes have been forced into evacuations due to the blaze.

  • How Google Earth surveillance will protect forests Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Logging in the Amazon is closely linked with road building.

    Nestlé and Unilever will soon be able to see what’s going on in any tropical forests in real-time, down to 1 meter. Is this the "good side" of the surveillance state?

  • Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    As the number of "low alcohol" wines continues to grow, industry experts are divided over the demand for these products – and whether their taste will satisfy the sommelier's palate.

  • JPMorgan hit by bribery probe over Chinese hiring Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win business, the New York Times reports.

  • The booming business of 3-D printing Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    A 3-D printer being used to engineer a new ear.

    3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.