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  • Career change: From NYC attorney to...Lego artist Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Nathan Sawaya worked as an attorney for years, but the work just wasn't satisfying. So he ditched his job to pursue his art: creating sculptures from Legos. It's paying off.

  • Escape velocity hopes give way to law of gravity Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Bulls were eager for a strong nonfarm payroll report to argue that the economy had reached "escape velocity." That's not happening, so where does that leave the market?

  • 3-D printing brings new dimension to the catwalk Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    'Face it' - 3-D printed headgear by Melinda Looi

    Haute couture designers are increasingly turning to 3-D printing to bring unconventional, customized designs to the runway.

  • Altman: Summers my battle-hardened Fed choice Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:25 AM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC he's looking for "the most battle-hardened veteran" to be the next Fed chairman, and that's Larry Summers.

  • The 10 greatest scandals ever tweeted Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 6:25 AM ET

    It was once possible to keep public figures' outrageous behavior a secret, but those days are long gone. Read ahead to see the 10 greatest scandals ever tweeted.

  • Jaw-dropping things to make with 3-D printers Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    From food to replacement organs and limbs, sex toys to weaponry—the sky's the limit for what we'll be able to do with this technology.

  • Rep. Engel: Look for Iran sanctions to pass Senate Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 4:11 PM ET
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    A day after the House passed tough new sanctions on Iran, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he believes the Senate will also vote in favor of the bill.

  • If you want to earn more money, quit smoking Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    Got a cigarette habit? New research shows what's going up in smoke could be your earnings potential—unless you quit.

  • On Jerry Garcia's birthday, Dead's Weir reflects Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Jerry Garcia

    The first of August is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He would have been 71. The Dead's rhythm guitarist Bob Weir talks to CNBC about his longtime bandmate.

  • Inside North Korea's not so isolated economy Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    Kim Jong-Un and Dennis Rodman at a basketball game in North Korea in February 2013

    As Dennis Rodman was scheduled to return to North Korea, the NBA star's trip sheds light on the totalitarian state, where—surprise!—pockets of capitalism have emerged.

  • Busting the myth of the back-to-school tax holiday Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    Sales tax holidays will be offered in at least 17 states this year, but these events may not really benefit states or retailers.

  • Planning for long-term care can have a big payout Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Thinking ahead about long-term care can bring big benefits later as the experience of a retired New Jersey teacher shows.

  • $1 billion in counterfeit bags being sold where? Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    A vendor carries counterfeit handbags for sell.

    Vendors in New York City used to sell fake bags on the sidewalk, but a recent crackdown by law enforcement has forced them to adapt.

  • Automakers rebound for best July in years Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Jeep Grand Cherokees are displayed for sale at Buerge Chrysler Jeep dealership in Los Angeles, California.

    General Motors' says its July U.S. sales rose 16 percent on big gains in full-size pickup trucks, selling just over 234,000 vehicles, but short of the 19 percent gain forecast.

  • Take it from Weiner, it’s all about Twitter Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    Anthony Weiner

    Some politicians find polling to be a little old fashioned, so they're using big data to see what the public thinks about them.

  • Goldman to make changes in metals warehousing Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs said Wednesday that it will make some changes to its commodities warehousing business to assuage concerns that the warehouses are limiting aluminum supplies.

  • Sex sells—but not always Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    Contrary to popular belief, sex doesn't automatically sell well. Part of its success depends on the economy. For example, UK prostitutes are cutting prices as business slumps.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Spike Lee meets the NYSE (and a film critic) Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Spike Lee stopped by the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday to talk about the Kickstarter funding campaign for his latest film - and to fend off criticism about his methods.

  • Burned twice: Smacked by the IRS after a scam Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Fallout from financial scams can leave victims with heavy tax burdens.

    Bernice Tingle lost her savings to a scam but that's not all. The IRS and California demanded she pay tax penalties accrued due to cashing out her IRA. Her situation isn't unique.