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  • Years of Despair Add to Uncertainty in Florida Race Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    Florida Buildings

    Shifting demographics and long-term despair add an unpredictable element to the GOP presidential fight for Florida,  The New York Times reports.

  • The Road Ahead for the GOP     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    Did a strong performance in Thursday night's GOP debate lock up the nomination for Romney? Robert Costa, National Review; Ed Rogers, BGR Group; and Phil Musser, fmr. Romney 2008 campaign advisor, discuss.

  • Final Weekend of GOP Campaigning     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on the final weekend of campaigning for the Republican presidential candidates before Tuesday's crucial primary in Florida.

  • Candidates Face Off in Florida     Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review, reports on the latest polls, which show Mitt Romney with a 7 to 8 point lead over Newt Gingrich, and discussing whether MItt will be able to hang onto his frontrunner status, with Ari Melber, The Nation; Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline; and Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

  • Castle Homes Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Wealthy families have long lived in grand monuments to their riches, such as the  in San Simeon, Calif. But castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Although it’s commonly thought of as an Old World practice, Americans live in castle-style homes in all corners of the New World. This collection features representatives from Washington state to Florida, each with varying degrees of castle features. Some carry legacies of famous tycoons, while others were bu

    Castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Check out 10 castle homes that are for sale or were recently on the market, provided by Zillow and Realtor.com.

  • State of the GOP Race     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 7:28 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review reports on whether MItt Romney or Newt Gringrich can claim the frontrunner position heading into Florida's primary, with Dick Armey, FreedomWorks.

  • Is Mitt Romney's Florida Support Collapsing? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney has struggled through a tough 10 days, while Newt Gingrich has had great debate performances and a win in South Carolina. Now, new polls show Mr. Gingrich leading in Florida, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Most Stressful Cities Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
    With common factors such as traffic, crowds, noise, grime, and crime, cities are generally not perceived as oases of calm.But what makes one city more stressful to live in than the next? In order to gauge the stress of residents in American cities, data cruncher Sperling’s Best Places considered the 50 largest metropolitan areas (which includes suburbs). The team considered the following factors: divorce rate, commute times, unemployment, violent crime, property crime, suicides, alcohol consumpt

    In order to gauge the stress of residents in American cities, data cruncher Sperling’s Best Places considered the 50 largest metropolitan areas. Here are the top 10.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

  • Extreme Bathrooms Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Washrooms of American homes have evolved drastically since Mamie Eisenhower first popularized  in the 1950s. Back then, the humble bathroom was just a private little room with a few essential components: a bath tub, a toilet, a sink, and a mirror.  Oh, how times have changed. Restrooms in luxury homes of today can come equipped with features ranging from the indulgent to the outlandish. Among these are bidets, wall-mounted televisions, his-and-hers sinks, and patios or balconies. Some WCs come w

    The following 10 extreme bathrooms were supplied by Realtor.com and Luxury Portfolio International.

  • Why the 2012 Election Could All Come Down to Florida Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
    Miami, Florida

    The nation's premier swing state, younger and more diverse than you think, will be vital in deciding who wins the White House. Along the way, Florida could determine the GOP primary, too. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Need a Job? Now Hiring: Alligator Hunters Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    If you’re unemployed and not afraid of a little life-or-death situation, here’s a job for you – alligator hunter.

  • Busiest Cities for the Holidays Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Despite continuing economic troubles,  this holiday season. According to a new report from AAA, an anticipated 42.5 million will be traveling 50 miles or more, which is 4 percent more than last year.  To find out where the greatest numbers of those Americans will be traveling, Bert Sperling of  looked at airline flight statistics from last year. The resulting top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays. However, the list was not determined just

    Despite continuing economic troubles, more Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. The following top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays.

  • Athletes With Foreclosed Homes Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    The list of athletes who lost huge sums of money after their playing days ended is long. Evander Holyfield may have been fearsome in the ring, but that didn’t stop him from nearly losing his house in 2008. Jose Canseco was a force to be reckoned with when he played baseball in the major league, but after his steroid use was made public the money dried up and he had to resort to reality TV gigs to keep the bills paid.For many athletes who lose their former earning power, it’s not just the paychec

    Many athletes who lost their earning power couldn’t keep up with their mortgage payments and were faced with foreclosure. Click to see the list of athletes with foreclosed homes.

  • 10 Highly Paid Rookies Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    For many people, a first job is an entry-level position whose greatest form of payment is experience. People taking these jobs have to slowly climb the ladder and prove themselves before they can earn better money. They have to pay their dues.For professional athletes, there is no entry-level job--they’re put on the field on day one and expected to deliver the goods. Rookie athletes are well-compensated for this, and for many sports fans, the players’ salaries and contracts are almost as fascina

    Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!

  • 11 Celebrity Foreclosures Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Ever since the housing crisis began, Americans have gotten used to hearing a word that only used to apply to the very desperate --- foreclosure. In the past, the word summoned to mind images of abandoned, dilapidated homes with boarded windows, a vacant porch swing and the occasional tumbleweed.Those days are over now, and the foreclosed home in move-in condition is an increasingly common sight today. It seems like something that can happen to anybody, including famous people. The idea that cele

    Fame is no longer protection from foreclosure, and neither is success. Who are some of the celebrities who have gone through a foreclosure? Find out!

  • 10 Most Divorced States Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    In 2010, a study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau was released. It calculated the number of divorces by state, and it found that married couples in Massachusetts stayed together the most, with only 1.8 marriages dissolved for every 1,000 people.As for the states whose rates of divorce were the highest, some of the results might be surprising. Many are in areas of the country traditionally believed to be socially conservative. However, a closer look at the data s

    A study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau calculated the number of divorces by state. Click for the results.

  • Seven States With Sky-High Insurance Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    With forecasters predicting 12 to 18 named storms in 2011, homeowners in the Southern United States may already be looking past the sunny days of summer and bracing for the hurricane season. Insurance providers have already bet on it. Homeowners in certain hurricane prone states are at the mercy of an entirely separate insurance market — the so-called “market of last resort” — created to pick up the slack from private insurers who don't provide coverage for hurricanes — or, for that matter, torn

    See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • Affluent Buyers Reviving Market for Miami Homes Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    South Florida is the default capital of the country. Here in Miami-Dade County, one out of five households with mortgages is in foreclosure. Nearby Broward and Palm Beach counties are not far behind. Nearly 200,000 South Florida families are stuck in the mire of default the New York Times reports.

  • Realty Check Update     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the FTC will not enforce disclosure rules, the cost of living in your home went up in June, and the FDIC sold a Florida condo for the highest price ever paid for a bank owned unit.