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Indian Men Pose With Toilets to Woo Brides Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

Single men are posting pictures of themselves alongside toilets to show prospective brides that they can safely use the bathroom.

Kids Turn to Twitter, Shun Facebook 'Drama' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report into social media networks shows, while Facebook is losing market share to its quick-messaging rival.

Shale Gas Could Be UK's 'New North Sea' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
Drill pipe at a shale gas exploration site in Singleton, U.K.

Shale gas development in the U.K. could create 74,000 jobs and halve the country's future dependency on gas imports, according to a new report by the Institute of Directors.

Economists Put Cash on the Line With Twitter Bet Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.

When to Tell the Kids They're Rich Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
Bernie Ecclestone is seen at his motorhome with his daughters Tamara Ecclestone (L) and Petra Ecclestone (R).

A new study from U.S. Trust suggests that millionaire parents often don't tell their children how rich they are until well into adulthood. In fact, most believed their kids should little about the family's wealth before the age of 25.

Why Credit Crazy Brazil Is Heading for Trouble Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

Brazil faced a minor bank run over the weekend, but one analyst told CNBC the real issue facing the country's banking system is a runaway credit boom.

Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008.

Prague's 'Love Train' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:47 AM ET

The Czech Republic's capital, Prague, has found an unusual way to get people to use public transport: its metro system has launched "love carriages."

A Sluggish Europe Is 'Searching for Scapegoats' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

As Western economies come to terms with low growth and an inability to afford their social commitments, nationalist and isolationist movements will come to the forefront, HSBC's Stephen King told CNBC.

Wharton's Peace Corps for MBAs Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
Roberta Giassetti of Axé Italia Onlus with “street children” in Brazil.

The Wharton International Volunteer Program (WIVP) is leveraging the skills of its members to provide consulting services to resource-strapped NGOs in developing countries.

There are no signs of a turnaround for the euro zone after six straight quarters of recession, and even once mighty Germany is struggling, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland's latest World Economy Barometer.

UK Retail Vacancies at Highest Since July 2011 Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:59 AM ET
Empty shops on Kilburn High Road, London

The latest retail report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns that the rise in empty shops in towns across the U.K. is a "major concern."

Thousands of French Households Taxed Over 100% Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:25 AM ET

More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income in 2012, a French newspaper reported.

High Inflation a 'Permanent Fixture' in the UK Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:16 AM ET
Pound coin

Inflation in Britain will peak over the summer and remain well above 2 percent – the target set by the U.K's Chancellor – for the foreseeable future, Ernst & Young warned on Monday.

Tesco Clothing Brand Plans International Expansion Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

The clothing brand sold by Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Sunday it planned to open more than 50 new franchise stores worldwide over the next five years.

Dreamliner Flying Again in US After Lengthy Grounding Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 11:27 PM ET
Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States.

Brands Roll the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
Jeremy Irvine, pictured here in the movie "War Horse," was one of the actors spotted at the Cannes Film Festival.

Brands from Belvedere to Magnum ice cream have ubiquitous presences during the Cannes Film Festival, hoping to boost their exposure.

Denmark Wins Eurovision Song Contest on ABBA's Turf Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 12:43 AM ET

Denmark's Emmelie de Forest won Eurovision on Saturday before an international TV audience of around 125 million, clinching the coveted crown of euro-pop with a folksy ballad.

Budget Brides Save by Buying Canceled Weddings Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

BridalBrokerage.com is helping brides on a budget and those who call off their big days by selling canceled wedding packages to couples looking to save a little time and money.

The World's Most Dangerous Waters Friday, 17 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.

Europe's Labor Market Is 'Becoming Less Efficient' Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

The process of matching jobless workers to vacancies is deteriorating in the euro zone, according to Goldman Sachs.

Facebook Shares One Year On—Time to Reconsider? Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

One year after its dramatic fall from grace and a catastrophic IPO, fund managers and analysts CNBC spoke to, say it's time for investors to take another look at Facebook's stock.

Grading Central Bankers: Draghi Bottom of Class Friday, 17 May 2013 | 12:49 AM ET
Haruhiko Kuroda, Japan's BOJ Governor

As the school year draws to a close, report cards are in for some of the world's most influential central bankers as well. Here's who passed with flying colors and who didn't make the grade.

Facebook's 'IPO-versary' Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
Facebook's 'IPO-versary'

On the way to its IPO, Facebook hit some major bumps in the road. Mark Zuckerberg probably doesn’t want to relive them but we do.

Big Brother May Not Be Watching, but Your Boss Is Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

The idea of a total government monitoring is probably still the stuff of fiction, but that doesn't mean your boss doesn't have a pretty good idea of your workday habits.

Trend or Stunt? Maserati Smashed in China...Again Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
A wealthy Chinese businessman hired a crew to smash his Maserati Quattroporte at the Qingdao Auto Show. Here, the crew takes sledgehammers to the windshield of the supercar.

A wealthy Chinese businessman hired a crew to smash his Maserati with sledgehammers to protest poor customer service, but the story is similar to another incident. Is this a trend or a stunt?

Mercedes S-Class: Now With Night Vision & Massage! Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

Mercedes-Benz is digging in and putting more features into its redesigned flagship S-Class sedan. This is not just another ultra-luxury sedan.

Beckham to Retire from Soccer at End of Season Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
David Beckham

David Beckham is retiring from soccer after the season, ending a career in which he become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.

Dubai Police Adds $1.4 Million Supercar to Its Fleet Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

Dubai Police appear to have secured a rare Bugatti Veyron to add to its supercar fleet, making headlines over the last few weeks. Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim tweeted a picture of the 1001 horsepower car on his verified account.

Cherie Blair: the press hounded my children Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair (2L) stands with his family (L-R) Euan, Kathryn, Leo, Cherie and Nicholas.

Cherie Blair describes her battles with the British press over publishing details about her children's private lives.