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  • Overdevelopment widens Florida sinkhole problem Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    A building sits partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World on August 12, 2013 in Clermont, Florida.

    The problem may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and real estate developers at odds.

  • CNBC's Herb Greenberg says goodbye ... for now Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    In case you missed it: Today is my last day as a full-timer at CNBC. Tomorrow my status shifts to CNBC contributor.

  • The 'gold rush' for 3-D printing patents Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    3-D printer creates a sculpture of a woman at the DMY International Design Festival at the former Tempelhof Airport Hangar on June 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    3-D printing could reshape patent and intellectual property laws. Get ready for a patent land grab of intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.

  • The really bad news behind the jobless claims drop Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims have been on an inexorable path lower this summer. So have paychecks.

  • Hi-tech robots and hair-raising tricks Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Atlas robot by DARPA.

    This weeks's Geeked Out looks at the hottest, the scariest and the most hair-raising videos on the Web today.

  • Perks for parking: Airports join loyalty game Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Travelers who aren't loyal to a certain airline may still earn rewards for flying—from their airport. More airports are offering frequent travelers perks such as exclusive lounges.

  • Is tea ready for its 'Starbucks moment'? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Tea may be the world's most consumed beverage in terms of volume, but as far as retail sales go, it still falls short of its peers like coffee and carbonates.

  • Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:48 AM ET

    Virtual currency bitcoin is to be investigated by both the FBI and the Senate Committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Shopping is a loop of loneliness, study finds Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a store window display in New York.

    It turns out there are three types of materialists—and for one of them, shopping is a "virtuous" cycle that actually decreases loneliness, a study finds.

  • Work ethic: Most would keep job after lottery win Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 4:01 PM ET
    Lottery winner William L. Seeley shouts as he holds up a sign made as a check Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Toms River, N.J.

    Most American workers say they would get up and go to work even if they won the lottery—although they might be driving a better car and going to a different job.

  • Steve Case: Four lessons for entrepreneurs Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Julia Boorstin sat down with Steve Case at the V2V conference. They discussed common traits among successful entrepreneurs and where he sees growth opportunities.

  • Mortgage rates same for loans big and small Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    In an unusual twist in the mortgage market, the difference between the cost of a conforming loan (generally $417,000 and under) and a jumbo loan has shrunk to nearly nothing.

  • Ouch! Why a public firing is so awful for everyone Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Firing an employee in public might be gratifying for a boss, but it's not likely to rally the troops and may result in a lawsuit.

  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.

  • Two JPM workers charged in 'London whale' saga Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Wednesday criminally charged two former JPMorgan Chase employees with wire fraud and a conspiracy to falsify books.

  • Santelli: 'I don't believe' these govt numbers Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    When discussing the Fed's inflation targets, CNBC's Rick Santelli questioned whether the government's approach to inflation is a way to "fudge the numbers."

  • Activist investors could add buzz to summer market Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    With the stock market in a summer lull, Wall Street's activist investors are looking downright hyperactive.

  • UAE royals' megayacht knocks Abramovich off top Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 5:23 AM ET
    Azzam, thought to be the world’s largest yacht.

    They flaunt their cash around the world. Now the Emirati Royal Family rules the waves too after ranking first in a league table of owners of the world's biggest megayachts, knocking billionaire Roman Abramovich off the top spot.

  • The fall in the rupee has been grabbing market attention, but the focus could soon shift to the Indonesian rupiah, which could suffer the same fate as the embattled Indian currency.

  • Show me the money: Start-up investment dilemma Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    South by SouthWest's V2V conference aims to help entrepreneurs navigate the often-contentious relationship with investors.