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  • Athlete Getaway Homes Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    Athletes don’t work in offices, restaurants or big box stores like most of us, but that doesn’t mean that their lives are stress-free. They need a place to retreat to in the off-season, a sanctuary where they can escape from the anxiety that would plague anyone who’s paid millions of dollars to surf for a living.What follows are homes where some of the leading athletes flee after the arena goes dark and the crowd roar becomes a distant echo. Some of these houses are on the market, awaiting buyer

    These are homes to which some athletes retreat after the arena goes dark. Some are on the market and others were just purchased.

  • Hollywood Hunts Foreign Investors     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has details on why foreign investors from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, India, Russia and China are pouring money into Hollywood. The payoff: distribution rights in their own country.

  • Father and Son Pro Athletes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Professional sports are full of sons who have taken up the mantle of their fathers and gone into the family business. There’s Bobby and Barry Bonds. There’s Archie Manning, who spawned a professional football dynasty in his sons Eli and Peyton. And then there’s the Ken Griffeys and the Cal Ripkens, junior and senior.Unlike some who follow their fathers into the family business, none of these pro athlete sons can be accused of gaining their careers through nepotism. They may have famous pedigrees

    Who are some professional athlete fathers whose sons followed in their footsteps? Find out!

  • Economy Alters How Americans Are Moving Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:38 AM ET
    Los Angeles

    The continuing economic downturn has drastically altered the internal migration habits of Americans, turning the flood of migrants into the Sun Belt and out of states like New York, Massachusetts and California into a relative trickle, an analysis of recent federal data confirms, the New York Times reports.

  • Most Extravagant Funerals Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    The average funeral in the U.S. costs about . Educated consumers can comparison shop and find a coffin at Wal-Mart for less than , but typically those grieving for loved ones simply reply on local funeral homes and accept their price points.While the cost associated with the average funeral service is burdensome for most, there are those for whom no average funeral will do. Many actors, musicians and politicians have been sent off in grand fashion, with extravagant final services featuring dizzy

    Who has had some of the most extravagant funerals of all time? Check out our list.

  • Houses of Hard Rockers Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 5:20 PM ET
    When rock musicians aren’t living in tour buses, trashing hotel rooms, or riding proverbial steel horses from gig to gig, most live in proper homes — and some of those homes are quite impressive. In the following slides we feature the homes of hard rockers, young and old. Some of the residences were just completed this year, while another one was built using materials from the 18 century.We have houses from two rockers who go by single names and the homes of two members of one massively influent

    Check out 10 homes of hard rockers, starting with the rock legend who calls himself the Prince of Darkness.

  • 13 Scary Homes for Sale Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    While not everyone believes in ghosts, there are still houses that are generally considered to be haunted—and that’s already been covered here on CNBC in . Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures  starred in scary movies.

    Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures have starred in scary movies.

  • Million-Dollar Sports Injuries Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    On July 30, 2011, the Indianapolis Colts decided not to mess with success. They renewed the contract of star quarterback Peyton Manning who, in a fit of generosity, agreed to five more years of service for a mere . He didn’t need to be the highest paid player in the NFL, he said, and he would make do with the same $18 million a year that Tom Brady squeaked by on.It turned out to be a better deal than anyone realized. On Sept. 7, 2011, after problems recovering from neck surgery that he had under

    What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.

  • Dodgers Want Hearing Delayed     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the latest details on the the Los Angeles Dodger's motion to delay hearing to conduct more discovery.

  • Gundlach Verdict: Jury Awards No Damages     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Brad Goode has the details on the split decision in the Jeffrey Gundlach suit.

  • US Backlash Over S&P Rating Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    Three US municipalities have dropped Standard & Poor’s ratings of their local government investment funds in retaliation for the rating agency’s downgrade of US government debt to double A plus. The FT reports.

  • Carmageddon 2     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that JetBlue is offering $4 plane tickets to avoid Carmageddon, but Stephanie Howard found out too late.

  • California's Red Light Camera Pain     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports law enforcement officials in Los Angeles want to pull down traffic cameras because they are not cost effective.

  • The Top 10 Most Diverse Cities in America Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Photographers love cities that are culturally diverse because they’re visually interesting, and young people love them because of the energy and creativity that often exists in cities with a wide mix of people.“Diversity certainly makes for a more interesting city,” said Bert Sperling of  It means a ton of restaurants and shops beyond the usual big-box chains as well as festivals and other cultural events that can make you feel as if you’re traveling — right in your own backyard. Plus, it offers

    Here are the top 10 most diverse cities in America.

  • 3 Cities (Not Anaheim) Where Kings Should Relocate Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:36 AM ET
    Brothers George, Gavin and Joe Maloof

    As the Maloof brothers contemplate moving the Kings franchise out of Sacramento and into Anaheim, would they be better off considering other cities as possible NBA destinations?

  • Port of LA Exports Hit Third-Highest Level Ever Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    The Port of Los Angeles reported Thursday an increase in export volume of 19.2 percent for March 2011.

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