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  • 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?

  • Why Amazon should acquire Sears: Retail expert Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Retail expert Robin Lewis offered what he called a "win-win" solution for two retailers: Amazon should acquire Sears.

  • Tommy Hilfiger buys Miami Beach boutique hotel Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    The Raleigh Hotel swimming pool, Miami Beach

    The art deco-designed Raleigh Hotel in South Beach has a fashionable new owner.

  • This country buys the most drugs online Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    British people are the biggest consumers of drugs on the internet, according to the 2014 Global Drugs Survey.

  • Inside one man's bitcoin mining operation Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Bitcoin dispensing machine.

    For Steve Vittatoe, bitcoin is a fun way to make some extra money. The programmer runs a mini bitcoin-mining operation from the basement of his home.

  • Carmakers set to battle for Chinese consumers Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 PM ET

    Global carmarkers will pull out all the stops at the Beijing auto show as they battle to win over Chinese buyers in the fiercely competitive market.

  • China new home prices rise 7.7% on year in March Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 PM ET

    New home prices in China rose 7.7 percent on year in March, slower than February's 8.7 percent rise.

  • Putin: We could cut off the gas in a month Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    An employee wipes a TV screen in a shop in Moscow, on April 17, 2014, during the broadcast of President Vladimir Putin's televised question and answer session with the nation.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of possible disruption to Europe's gas supply on Thursday, as the U.S. confirmed it would send additional military support to Ukraine.