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  • Financial aid fine print for the uninitiated Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    'Tis the season for college acceptances and financial aid awards and the numbers can be confusing. Here's how to compare them.

  • Rick Perry wants your business, maybe your vote Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif.

    The Texas governor is on a high-profile barnstorming tour across the country, trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State. What it means for 2016.

  • Rent a home or buy? Depends where you live Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    As the housing market stages an uneven recovery, the decision to buy a home is no longer a slam dunk. Look at the factors.

  • Is it time to close the book on Barnes & Noble? Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Nook signage in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York.

    Liberty Media has unloaded most of its stake in struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble. Investors shouldn't necessarily follow its lead.

  • Instant insurance claims—apps for your car crash Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    New apps reduce the typical auto insurance claim period from days to hours. What to download before your next fender bender.

  • Proof that Americans are a bunch of workaholics Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new survey of employees finds that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took all of their vacation days last year.

  • There's no paternity in baseball! Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets criticized for taking a few days of paternity leave.

    The hubbub surrounding the paternity leave of the N.Y. Mets' Daniel Murphy is a sign of a new battle brewing over gender stereotypes—among dads.

  • Bitcoin to $1 million? Why it could happen Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    At a time when bitcoin prices are falling sharply, at least one cryptocurrency advocate thinks the long-term direction is up—way up.

  • New York apartment prices soar to new record Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Apartment buildings on the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York, Feb. 25, 2014.

    The average sales price for apartments in New York City jumped 15 percent in the first quarter to $1,773,523, putting the average price per square foot at $1,363.

  • No one and nowhere immune to climate change: UN Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    Climate change is coming and will touch every part of the world, and few are prepared for the impact of extreme weather, the United Nations warned.

  • Flood insurance fix may end up being no fix at all Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    A home surrounded by flood water on a farm in Weld County Colorado, September 14, 2103.

    A plan to roll back higher flood insurance premiums is making homeowners happy, but one analyst says it only makes the situation worse.

  • Oil group: Want jobs? Let us export more crude Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    The U.S. could generate thousands of jobs and save consumers billions in energy costs by ending its oil export ban, an industry group says.

  • Father's Disney connection with autistic son  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Ron Suskind, "Life, Animated" author, shares his personal story about his family's struggles with his son's autism, and reveals some startling facts from a Centers for Disease Control study that shows autism is on the rise. One in 42 boys are diagnosed with autism, reveals Suskind.

  • Here's how to short this bubble Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A man looking at the painting 'View of Avignon from the right bank of the Rhone' by 18th century French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet at Sotheby's auction house in London.

    Hedge funder Jim Chanos sees a speculative bubble forming in the art market. And he said the best way to hedge is to short the stock of Sotheby's.

  • Betting on boats? You don’t need to buy a yacht Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Sea Ray 350 SLX

    Boats and yachts have been among the slowest purchases to bounce back since the crisis. But there are signs the turn is near.

  • The Obamacare exchange tally: $36K per enrollee? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 3:10 PM ET
    Covered California webpage

    Hawaii's sinking, while California is soaring when it comes to maximizing federal funds for enrolling people in Obamacare plans.

  • This real-estate category is making a red-hot comeback Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    So far this year, apartment REITS have returned 12.75 percent, making it the most profitable sector in commercial real estate.

  • Californians are in the quake zone—and uninsured Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Employee Paula Anania cleans up hair care products that were knocked off the shelf in a beauty supply store in the Encino area of Los Angeles after a 4.4 earthquake jolted the area March 17, 2014.

    As residents pick up the pieces from Friday's 5.1 quake in Southern California, most will have to pay for the damage themselves.

  • Why we're not satisfied with social media sites Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Most of us have a positive experience when we use the Web. Credit unions, shipping companies, banks and hotels scored highest.

  • Why gold bears are watching US payrolls Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    Gold's slide is set to deepen this week to below $1,270 an ounce if Friday's closely watched U.S. jobs report signals improving labor market growth, CNBC's latest survey of traders and strategists has found.