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  • Inside the California drought's effect on food prices Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    American consumers are up in arms about rising food prices and they will likely feel more of a financial pinch, courtesy of California's drought.

  • Most engineers expect to be millionaires: Study Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    According to a recent survey of 1,000 software developers, 56 percent of engineers believe they will become a millionaire.

  • Alibaba to bring acquisition spree to US? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:21 AM ET
    John Sculley, former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks at Bloomberg Government's 'Mind The Gap: Connecting Health Care Policy with Next Century Innovation' conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is the "hottest thing" in high tech right now, former Apple CEO John Sculley told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Amazon's 3-D phone is a 'gimmick,' won't compete: Pro Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Amazon is rumored to be working on a 3-D smartphone, seen in this photo obtained by BGR.

    Jonathan Geller of BGR says Amazon's new phone is a gimmick, and says it won't compete with Samsung or Apple.

  • Planning a dream vacation investment strategy Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    With the right investment strategy, you can go on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure to exotic places like the Galapagos Islands or Machu Picchu, Peru.

  • PS4 sales benefit from Xbox One price Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Xbox One (L) and PS4 (R) controllers.

    Sony PS4 sales hit the 7 million mark earlier this month. Microsoft has some work to do if it wants to stay competitive.

  • Google Glass helps doctor save a life Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    A man wearing Google Glass at the headquarters of Google Belgium in Brussels.

    Google Glass might have another purpose than just entertaining. Dr Horng from Boston said that it helped saved a patient's life last January.

  • About 3.1 million Americans had their phone stolen last year, according to survey. That's nearly double the estimate of phones stolen during 2012.

  • How the US made its Putin problem worse Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    Officials from the Bush and Obama administrations said American officials initially overestimated their potential areas of cooperation with Putin.

  • The abandoned 'Stazione Sanitaria di Poveglia' (Hospital of Poveglia) with the San Vitale belfry, August 27, 2011 in Venice, Italy.

    Italy has decided to sell one of its island located in the Venice lagoon in an online auction, searching for funds to cut its public debt.

  • IRS impersonators target tax filers after April 15 Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    If you’ve filed tax returns and think everything is OK, guess again. Phone and email scams try to nab your data by impersonating the IRS.

  • Mt. Gox CEO won't answer questions in US Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Mark Karpeles, chief executive officer of Tibanne Co., poses for a photograph with a bitcoin in the office operating the Mt.Gox K.K. bitcoin exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

    Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the US to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case

  • NCAA players should get paid: Calipari Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats during the championship game of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Connecticut Huskies in Arlington, Texas.

    Top level college athletes on scholarship should also be allowed to receive stipends to help make ends meet, Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari told CNBC.

  • Australian officials said the underwater search for the black box from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be completed soon.

  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    The Keystone XL pipeline government comment period has been extended, a move that likely postpones a final decision until after the mid-term elections.

  • Will Good Friday lead to a better Monday? Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:09 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500 is on track for its best weekly gain since July, but if history is any indication, those gains may evaporate on Monday.

  • Five things to know about Alibaba Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:11 AM ET
    A hand-painted wall showing the Alibaba's international business at the Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou.

    With the IPO - the largest in tech history - just around the corner, here are five things you need to know about Alibaba.

  • 5 ways to cut your tax bill next year Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Bruised by a harsh tax bite this year? Reduce pain next year by maximizing deductions, capturing credits and offsetting taxable income by Dec. 31.

  • Is Miami the next Monaco? Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    This six-bedroom, seven-bath Miami mansion is currently on the market for $11.5 million.

    If Miami real estate is a bubble, it's still inflating fast, with the average sales price for Miami real estate up 19 percent in the first quarter.

  • Five weeks?! Why India's elections take so long Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Voters showing their ID cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in Jammu, India.

    India polling will take more than five weeks to complete. That leaves many American observers wondering: Why so long?