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  • Celebrities Who Were Robbed Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
    The stolen goods industry is highly profitable, thanks in part to the trafficking of such high-end wares as jewelry, electronics and rare collectors’ items. Such goods are often found in the homes of celebrities, who sometimes vacate their residences for weeks on end to shoot a movie or do a publicity tour.Click ahead to see some of the celebrities who had their most valuable items stolen while they were in hotels, on the set, or even asleep in their own homes.

    Click to see some of the celebrities who had their most valuable items stolen while they were away.

  • Five Things to Watch: Steve Jobs and More Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | 8:54 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Juxtapositions galore. Apple gets ready to debut its iCloud, while everyone else's cloud gets hacked. Portuguese elections set the stage for austerity, while austerity rocks Greece. Here's what we're watching...

  • Top 10 Seized Counterfeit Goods Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Counterfeit goods generate hundreds of billions of dollars in sales each year, making up about 7 percent of all global trade.At US ports alone, counterfeit products seized in 2009 had an estimated street value of more than $260 million. Authorities are unsure just how many counterfeit goods enter the United States each year, but one thing is certain: Counterfeiting saps economies, puts lives in jeopardy and funds organized crime around the globe.So which counterfeit goods are seized most often?

    Counterfeit goods generate hundreds of billions of dollars in sales each year, making up about 7 percent of all global trade.

  • A Trader, an F.B.I. Witness, and Then a Suicide Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    the New York Times reports.

  • E-Mail Fraud Hides Behind Friendly Face Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    Most people know to ignore the e-mail overture from a Nigerian prince offering riches in exchange for a bank account number, the New York Times reports. But what if the e-mail appears to come from a colleague down the hall?

  • World's Biggest Aluminum Maker Sees Price at $2,700 Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:56 AM ET

    Aluminum will average $2,700 per ton for the year, the deputy chief executive of Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum company, told CNBC in an interview Friday.

  • Ex-Madoff Employee to Plead Guilty, Cooperate Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 5:33 PM ET

    Eric S. Lipkin, a former employee of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard L. Madoff, is expected to plead guilty on Monday to criminal charges that he was involved in the massive scam, according to U.S. prosecutors.

  • Reducing Security Risks in Cloud Computing Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

  • Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Investments: 5 of the Best Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will focus on his executive experience in the Massachusetts statehouse, but the former Bay State governor and GOP presidential hopeful's calls as co-founder of Bain Capital have had a much bigger impact on the American consumer so far. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Greece: Tax Cuts or Crackdown on Tax Cheats? Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Greece

    As the race for a new bailout for Greece continues, one of the main bones of contention between opposition politicians and the Greek government is tax.

  • SEC Employee Misled Fellow Ponzi Investors: Report Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 5:59 PM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    An SEC employee may have compromised the investigation of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme last year by claiming to investors — of which he was one — that the company was legitimate,  according to a report by the agency's Inspector General.

  • Putin Hints at Conspiracy Over Strauss-Kahn: Report Monday, 30 May 2011 | 5:18 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has hinted that there is more to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest on charges of sexual assault than meets the eye, according to various media reports.

  • Commentary: The Nature of Investors Has Changed Friday, 27 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    If in doubt, blame speculators. That has been the popular political mantra in recent years whenever commodity and energy prices have soared. And events have now poured more fuel on the fire., according to the FT.

  • BP-Rosneft Shows Russia Is 'Not Investable': Browder Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:24 AM ET

    The collapse of a BP share-swap deal with Russian state oil company Rosneft is just one of a string of failures which show that Russia is "uninvestable", according to William Browder, once the country’s largest portfolio investor.

  • Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 10:18 AM ET

    The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation that crime would increase during a recession. The New York Times reports.

  • Former IMF Chief's Wife Stands by Her Man Saturday, 21 May 2011 | 1:13 PM ET
    Anne Sinclair (C), wife of IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and her daughter Camille Strauss-Kahn (R) depart Manhattan Criminal Court.

    On April 30, Anne Sinclair wrote about the wedding of Prince William: “We were like children who, before going to sleep, want a tale, a story with a princess and a dream, because real life catches up with you soon enough...”  The New York Times reports.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    The IMF said Friday it had put out incorrect information a day earlier about the pension benefits it will pay former managing director Dominique Strauss Kahn.

  • IMF Clarifies Amount of Strauss-Kahn's Pension Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    No matter how his legal case turns out, CNBC has learned that Dominique Strauss-Kahn will collect at least a quarter million dollars a year from the IMF in pension payouts for the rest of his life.

  • Donald Trump

    The New York State attorney general’s office is investigating whether a for-profit school founded by Donald J. Trump, which charges students up to $35,000 a course, has engaged in illegal business practices, according to people briefed on the inquiry. The New York Times reports.

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    When you think of jobs that pay six figures, you think doctor, lawyer -- and anything with the word “chief,” “director,” “engineer” or “petroleum” in it.But there are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. People you may encounter on a daily basis, or some who you may not, but never suspect they make that much.Take, for example the recent story about the lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., who  and some of them, over $200,000!“Generally, high-paid jobs require one or more of

    There are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. Here are 15 surprising examples of jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

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  • "$UDDEN DEATH"/ "HIP HOP HUSTLE" - NCAA basketball coaches are among the victims who get financially slam dunked in a $39 million scam out of Houston. And a wannabe rap star claims he's working with a famous Hollywood star to collect money to produce a movie about his 'gangsta' life. But there is no movie only hip-hop star livin'.

  • With investigators eager to confirm that Joel Salinas is running a $39 million investment fraud, he runs out of options and sets off on a final escape.

  • The $1.5 million raised to produce a movie was a scam. Instead Eric Jagclicic spent investor money on fancy cars, exotic pets, and more.

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