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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.

  • Baseball Player Homes Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    As baseball players are traded, bought or signed as free agents, they leave behind homes and need new ones. Consequently real-estate markets from Boston to San Diego become  awash each Spring with high-end homes for sale belonging to departing and arriving Yankees, Dodgers, and Braves. Not all players’ homes are mansions and penthouses—the following properties owned by  300-300 club members, Hall of Famers, and a 12-time All-Star and a 21-season veteran include at least one ranch house. But all

    As baseball players are traded, bought, or signed as free agents, they leave behind homes and need new ones. Click ahead to see some of these high-profile houses.

  • Where Have I Seen That House? TV Edition Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
    The settings for favorite TV shows can often become almost as familiar as the characters themselves. But although we’ve spent many hours with these apartments and houses in the background, their details usually remain a mystery. Of course many programs are shot on sets, but sometimes real home exteriors and interiors are used. With this collection, readers may wonder no more about some well-known homes from television dramas on AMC, HBO, and PBS as well as situation comedies on NBC and FOX. Ther

    The settings for favorite TV shows can often become as familiar as the characters themselves, but their details usually remain a mystery. Not anymore!

  • The Airports With the Best Restaurants Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Eatery: One Flew SouthServes: Sushi, New AmericanPopular menu item: Pulled duck sandwichOne Flew South, located in Terminal E at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is actually the #1 rated restaurant in Atlanta on TripAdvisor and is recommended by 100% of the reviewers. “Wow—airport food isn’t supposed to be this good,” reads the headline of one recent review, and  echo that sentiment. The wine selection also earns a lot of praise.

    TripAdvisor looked at the busiest U.S. airports and user-generated reviews to see which ones were rated the best by the general flying public.

  • Golf Homes Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 9:18 AM ET
    The team at Top Ten Real Estate Deals has just compiled the annual list of the most luxurious  on the market.  To do so, they dug up information on a few of the private estates of professional golfers. For the rest of this list, they sought out high-end properties located on award-winning golf courses across North America.  The resulting ten homes reflect styles from Antebellum to modern. They range from a reproduction of a 17 century British palace to a couple of homes situated on the 18 hole.

    The team at Top Ten Real Estate Deals has just compiled the annual list of the most luxurious golf homes on the market. Click ahead to see the list.

  • California Wins VC Money, by a Landslide Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    California gets slammed for any number of reasons—budget deficits, earthquakes—but it’s a big winner when it comes to venture capital (VC) spending. It drew more VC investment than any other state last year, by a landslide. More than half the $28 billion spent nation-wide last year went to California.

  • Investors Are Looking to Buy Homes by the Thousands Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    With home prices down more than a third from their peak and the market swamped with foreclosures, large investors are salivating at the opportunity to buy perhaps thousands of homes at deep discounts and fill them with tenants. The New York Times reports.

  • Survival of the Biggest Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    An improving jobs outlook in Northern California, continued low mortgage rates and the ongoing influx of new residents into the Golden State provide support to a healing housing market.

  • States Wait to Collect Taxes on Mega Millions Winnings Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    With the line stretching around the block, hundreds of people waited for over two hours to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets.

    State governments wait hopefully to collect the taxes on the Mega Millions jackpot, which would give a boost to struggling states.

  • 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.

  • Rock Star Homes Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Musicians often have humble beginnings to their careers, sometimes playing on a subway platform or performing on the street for spare change. For the lucky ones who attain musical super stardom, they can afford previously unheard-of luxuries. And some of them buy star-worthy homes.This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with American Idol, and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York City. Let’s begin this

    This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with 'American Idol,' and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York.

  • Costly Off-Field Athlete Injuries Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.

  • Homes Inspired by Nature Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside. Some homes are designed with prominent features that bring the outdoors in.  This is not simply a matter of throwing together a few house plants, or including lots of windows and sliding glass doors or planning for a stone accent wall or some exposed wooden beams. Some homeowners, designers and architects take their love of nature further by bringing in and building in parts o

    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside.

  • Homes of Teen Idols Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Did you hear? The celebrity real estate world recently buzzed with the rumor that Justin Bieber had bought himself a $10.8 million home for his 18 birthday—and it was the same  Ashton Kutcher has been renting, no less. It was almost too dreamy for a single item of gossip. As anyone who attended high school knows, gossip isn’t always true, and  soon reported that while Bieber had in fact toured that home, and two others, Kutcher may be the one who buys that house. Speaking of high-school days and

    Now we present a collection of teen idols and their homes. A lone elder statesman of this group is 33, but the rest were born after 1984, with four of them born in the 1990s.

  • Best-Kept Secret Neighborhoods Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:50 PM ET
    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report, which examines all property searches made by homebuyers and renters to see where they hope to buy and rent next.  Topping the list of the most popular places for online house hunters is the Palm Bay- Melbourne – Titusville metropolitan area of Florida. The Sunshine State makes six more appearances in the top 10 most popular metro areas for house hunters.  Despite the foreclosure backlog, more people want to mov

    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report. What follows are 10 desirable neighborhoods that tend to fly under the radar in their major American cities.

  • Extreme Kitchens Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 3:53 PM ET
    To hear them tell it in home renovation programs and publications, every kitchen should look like it’s starring in a cooking show or else be dismissed as sub-par—even when the existing older components are still perfectly functional. The critics are harsh. There is no room for an avocado laminate countertop.  This kitchen-shaming has proven most beneficial to contractors, to makers of granite and marble countertops, and to manufacturers of stainless steel appliances. And yet, as much as the tast

    With all the kitchen trends now, some homeowners and designers flout the conventions, go with personal taste and choose a look that no one else has. Here are 10 examples.