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  • Million Dollar Homes Across America 2012 Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    How much can you get for $1 million in today’s real estate market? The answer, of course, varies depending on where you’re looking to buy. In the wake of the U.S. housing crisis, consumer confidence and home values fell sharply, while prices in some cities are less than half of what they were in 2007. In many local markets, however, such as in New York, San Francisco, Anchorage, Alaska, and Omaha, Neb., people on the front lines are optimistic about a recovery in sales volumes, prices and buyer

    CNBC.com surveyed real estate agents in 18 U.S. cities to gain individual perspectives on the health of America’s local real estate markets. Check out the list!

  • Homes of Writers Monday, 21 May 2012 | 5:59 PM ET
    Writers are known much more for our ways with words than for our abilities to put impressive roofs over our heads. Of course, there are many exceptions, and their names can be found on the bestseller lists.  One notable writer’s home came to the spotlight earlier this year when Truman Capote’s former townhouse, originally listed for $18 million,  for $12 million to Dan Houser, creator of "Grand Theft Auto". The 11-bedroom, seven-bath house is the most expensive single-family home ever sold in Br

    Writers are known much more for their way with words than for their ability to put impressive roofs over their heads. Of course, there are many exceptions. Check out who they are!

  • CalSTRS: Hard to 'Like' Facebook     Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Jack Ehnes, California State Teachers' Retirement Systems CEO, discusses his concerns about Facebook's small board's lack of diversity, and its dual-class stocks.

  • Should You Buy Facebook?     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 9:10 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses Facebook's hackathon last night ahead of its IPO, with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla live from its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

  • Facebook IPO: Nasdaq & Menlo Park, CA Live     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the action surrounding Facebook's upcoming IPO this morning and takes a bird's eye view of the excitement at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park.

  • Silicon Valley’s High Tech Mountain Retreat Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    A gated community situated between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Calif., counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Google. While North Lake Tahoe is a four-hour drive from the Silicon Valley, Martis Camp serves as a year-round second-home getaway. The homes have rustic touches and incorporate rugged materials, but the community members are not exactly roughing it. The luxury mountain homes in the community start in the $2 million range, and the community buildings such as

    This gated community counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, and Google. Will such upscale communities become standard for the titans of Silicon Valley?

  • A Tale of Two States     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Insight on California's $16 billion state budget deficit, with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, host of "The Gavin Newsom Show," and Art Laffer, Laffer investments.

  • Facebook's $12 Billion Gift to California? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
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    In the budget revision released this week by California Governor Jerry Brown, there was only one thing to “like”—Facebook.

  • Is California Dreamin' A Nightmare?     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on California's $15.7 billion shortfall and Gov. Brown's proposal to raise taxes and cut spending.

  • Deficits: Greece vs. California     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    The "Power Lunch" team discusses some of today's major headlines, including whether California's $16 billion deficit is a bigger worry for the U.S. economy than the euro zone crisis, with CNBC's John Carney, Simon Hobbs, Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herera.

  • Can Facebook Save California's Deficit?     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    California Governor Brown answers what impact Facebook's IPO might have on closing the state's $16 billion deficit, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • California Deficit Grows to $16 Billion     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    California's Governor Brown is pushing for a quarter percent sales tax hike and also an income tax hike for people making over $250,000. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • The "Squawk Box" news team reports California is in a $16 billion budget hole, but the state could be helped by revenues generated from Facebook's stock options held by people living in California.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Hits California     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the hype over the new Dunkin' Donuts in California. Alex Apodaca, Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, offers insight.

  • Jobs for Loners Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

  • Most Expensive Luxury Suites Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:19 PM ET
    There are two main ways to get a luxury suite, explains Scott Spencer, president of . The first is to lease one, which is a considerable commitment of time and money. “On the extreme side, the Dallas Cowboys require a 20-year lease agreement for those who want to become suiteholders.  The New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden don’t require as long a commitment, but they have some of the steepest prices in the industry - some suites at Yankee Stadium go for over $800,000 per year and the ver

    The following is a list the most expensive of the sporting events that had the most expensive luxury box suites, from baseball to basketball to football and more.

  • College Perks: Maid Service, Vegan Food, Debt Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    Colleges and universities are pouring millions into renovating residence halls and freshening up cafeteria food. Administrators believe it can give them an edge in recruiting top students, while also improving the overall education by improving quality of life.

  • College Students & Perks     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on which college perks students are basing their decision on. Quint Tatro,Tatro Capital president and Bradley Safalow, PAA Research analyst, also weigh in on whether to buy education stocks.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • Mad Cow Update     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details of the USDA finding mad cow in California, the first case in six years.