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  • 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.

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • 6% yields? May come sooner than you think Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will lose control of interest rates as the "great rotation" out of bonds into equities takes off in full force.

  • Housing market heats up but not at boiling point Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Never mind the recent uptick in mortgage rates. Home prices are on a powerful roll. The latest monthly data shows home prices in May jumped 12.1 percent in the past year.

  • Look out below! Work more, get less in Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Working more could mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.

  • Seed giants try to change image of GMO crops Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    A research biologist takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants inside a climate chamber housed in Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis.

    In an effort to clean up the image of genetically modified crops, major seed and crop science companies launched GMOAnswers.com to answer questions about so-called GMOs.

  • Why Wall St. is yawning over deficit: CNBC survey Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Concern with the deficit among Wall Street professionals has reached a seven-month low, says a CNBC survey.

  • Wall Street pros: Fall taper priced in...sort of Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    CNBC's new Fed survey shows Wall Street pros think market prices already reflect most of the cutback in Federal Reserve asset purchases they expect as soon as September.