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Indian Men Pose With Toilets to Woo Brides Wed, 22 May '13 | 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' Wed, 22 May '13 | 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' Wed, 22 May '13 | 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 Tue, 21 May '13 | 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 Tue, 21 May '13 | 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 Tue, 21 May '13 | 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 Tue, 21 May '13 | 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'     Tue, 21 May '13 | 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' Mon, 20 May '13 | 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 Mon, 20 May '13 | 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 Mon, 20 May '13 | 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% Mon, 20 May '13 | 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 Mon, 20 May '13 | 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.

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.

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.

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'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 Fri, 17 May '13 | 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 Fri, 17 May '13 | 11:45 AM ET
An armed pirate sits while the Greek cargo ship MV Filitsa, which is being held by pirates, is anchored just off northeastern Somalia.

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.

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

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 Fri, 17 May '13 | 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' Thu, 16 May '13 | 4:32 PM ET

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.

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.

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-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 Thu, 16 May '13 | 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 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 Thu, 16 May '13 | 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.

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