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  • Time to Sell Penthouse. The Russians Have Cash Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    New York City

    The real estate market in the United States may still be slumping, but its high end is enjoying a remarkable updraft, propelled by money flowing in from all corners of the globe, including from developing countries like Brazil, China and India. But no group is consistently writing bigger checks than the Russians.

  • President Obama on Ryan's Budget Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    President Obama on Ryan's Budget

    President Barack Obama remarks on the U.S. economy and says, "our discretionary spending is lower than it's been in decades."

  • Breaking News: Morgan Stanley & the Fed Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    Breaking News: Morgan Stanley & the Fed

    The Fed announces a consent order against Morgan Stanley for morgage misconduct at Saxon. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.

  • American Senior Citizens Hold Nearly 20% of Student Loan Debt

    According to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York consumer credit, of the $85 billion in past due student loans, nearly 20 percent of the debt were held by senior citizens, with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post.

  • Can Q2 Beat Q1's Gains? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 4:04 PM ET
    Can Q2 Beat Q1's Gains?

    Weighing in on where the markets are headed in the next quarter, with Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial chief market strategist, and Tim Leach, U.S. Bancorp Wealth Mgmt. chief investment officer.

  • Trade up Ring

    In the same way that brides consult 1,000 people along their path to bliss, from cake makers to DJs, divorcing couples have a ton of people to meet as they disembark from their marital joy ride. Enter "Start Over Smart," a divorce expo. It's like a bridal expo, only with less cake and more lawyers.

  • Fast Food Stock Plays Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:17 PM ET
    Fast Food Stock Plays

    Burger King is spending about $750 million over the next 12 months to introduce 10 new items across the country. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar restaurant analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst, weigh in on how to play the fast food space.

  • $706B Worth of Global Advice Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
    $706B Worth of Global Advice

    The risk of a double-dip recession in the U.S. has subsided, but investors should not grow complacent, says John Hailer, Natixis Global Asset Mgmt. president/CEO.

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    Concerns over Spain, high oil prices and the speed of an economic slowdown in China will lead to a shift in investor sentiment in the second quarter, prompting a pause in the rally that saw markets climb to multi-year highs in the first quarter of 2012, analysts said on Monday.

  • Three Tickets in 3 States Share Mega Millions Jackpot Saturday, 31 Mar 2012 | 8:23 AM ET
    Tammy Redlen (C) and Sierra Luchien (L) are jubilant as they walk in Bluebird liquor store after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions lottery ticket on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

    The Illinois winning ticket was sold in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis. The Maryland lottery winner is from Baltimore County. No details released on Kansas.

  • How Credit Card Companies Detect Fraud Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 5:14 PM ET
    Credit card and magnifying glass

    If the MasterCard and Visa security breach is real as many as 10 million cardholders may get phone calls about suspicious activity on their accounts.

  • Lotto Mania: Lump Sum vs. Annuity Payoff Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Lotto Mania: Lump Sum vs. Annuity Payoff

    NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports on tonight's drawing of the largest lottery in world history; and Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago professor and Ron Insana, CNBC contributor, weigh in on why they would prefer a lump sum.

  • Preparing for Global Headwinds Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
    Preparing for Global Headwinds

    Sharing investor advice amid growing concerns over a hard-landing in China and rising gasoline prices, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist, and Stephen Gallagher, Societe Generale corporate and investment banking.

  • Dividends vs. Buybacks Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:05 PM ET
    Dividends vs. Buybacks

    Sharing perspective on tonight's lottery drawing for $640M and whether investors should safeguard their money in dividend stocks or companies who are buying back shares, with Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds CIO and Barry James, James Advantage Funds president.

  • All Over the Place Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Florida Buildings

    The residential rebound is under way in fits and starts, but it is volatile, and it is local.

  • IPOs at Lowest Level Since 2009: Report Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 5:46 AM ET
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    Global IPO activity for the first quarter of 2012 fell to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.

  • Fed's Low Interest Rates 'Toxic' for Economy: Pro Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    While the U.S. Federal Reserve has reiterated it would keep interest rates near zero until late 2014, Sam Chandan, Chief Economist at Chandan Economics, says that low interest rates distort asset prices and are "toxic" for the economy.

  • States With the Best Credit Scores Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    In January 2010, the average credit score in the United States was 692, according to  Today, it’s between 700 and 710, according to John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at  a credit-monitoring website. In an interview with CNBC.com, he said that reduction of credit-card debt is the main factor behind increased credit scores. “There’s no doubt,” he said.If average credit scores are rising because consumers have begun to pay down their credit-card debts, then economic conditions must be

    Not all states are created equal. Read ahead to see which states have the best credit scores in the country.

  • Ugh! The Top 10 Tax-Procrastinating Cities Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man paying taxes

    You haven't done your taxes yet, have you? Yep, I figured. Me neither! Is your city on the top 10 most tax-procrastinatinest cities? Click ahead to find out!

  • Rubber Chickens & TV Sitcoms: Cost of Laughing Rises Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Don't worry. It's rubber.

    Like to laugh? Yeah, that's going to cost you. While you were worried about high gas prices, the price of rubber chickens hit a 25-year high.