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  • In Silicon Valley, The Ripe Scent of New Money Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:37 AM ET
    Map of Silicon Valley

    The start-up boom means there are more freshly minted millionaires looking to manage their wealth. And Wall Street firms are happy to help, for a fee. The New York times reports.

  • Kit Homes Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:12 PM ET
    Despite seemingly endless interest in decorating, landscaping, buying, staging, and selling houses (see: HGTV), actually  a house is a mysterious  process that is mostly left to professionals. But for a number of homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling a prefabricated home holds appeal. Buying a home as a kit can streamline the process of custom-building a home.  While the prices aren’t bargain-basement, kit homes can cost less. Keep in mind that these homes cost more to build than just

    Building a house is a mysterious process that is mostly left to professionals. But for some homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling, a prefabricated home holds appeal.

  • Allen Stanford Back in Court     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    Allen Stanford is expected in court today for a hearing where a judge will determine if he is competent to stand trial, with CNBC's Scott Cohn in Houston.

  • 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.

  • Most Expensive College Towns Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    College days have long been associated with ramen diets and budget-minded lifestyles. However, the sketchy, overcrowded housing often found around colleges doesn’t fully represent the communities surrounding many universities. Nonstudents and students alike value college towns and cities for their vibrant arts communities and other cultural amenities, including indie film houses, live theater, concerts, and prominent guest lecturers, or even to live as super-fans of the local winning sports team

    Check out the 10 most expensive college towns, ranked from the least to the most expensive, including two towns from the same state university system.

  • Insurance Shares Rally as Irene Estimates Fall Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    Flooding in Vermont

    Loss estimates from Hurricane Irene continued to fall and ratings agencies said insurers would have no problem with claims, helping boost insurance industry shares Wednesday.

  • A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    Hurricane Irene had long since passed, but a lot of people who were hoping to get on airplanes as airports in the Northeast reopened Monday were not going anywhere anytime soon, reports the New York Times.

  • A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?

  • Hurricane Irene Will 'Impact' Quarter: CEO JetBlue Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:22 PM ET
    A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.

  • Henes: Economic Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irene Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    A New York City Police car drives through a flooded intersection on 43nd Street in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and Tri State area with rain and high winds.

    As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.

  • A fallen tree which also knocked over a power line is seen on Loughboro Road after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

    Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

  • Irene to Have Little Bite on Struggling US Economy Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 10:30 PM ET
    A taxi passes by a warning sign on the side of the Port Authority in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and the Tri State area with rain and high winds. Irene weakened to tropical storm status Sunday as it hit New York City.

    Hurricane Irene will take a very small bite out of a U.S. economy already struggling with debt and unemployment after businesses across the East Coast closed their doors ahead of the deadly storm.

  • A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.

    Beaches along the Atlantic coast took a beating over the weekend from Hurricane Irene, which caused heavy damage to some popular seaside tourist towns while sparing others the worst of its powerful wind and waves.

  • Ports After a Storm     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at the impact of Irene on the Port of Balitimore, one of the largest on the East Coast. NJ Transit announces it will not operate Monday. Also, CNBC's Darren Rovell looks at the impact on the economy of Montauk, a haven for the rich and famous on Long Island. Ron Pohl, sr. vp, Best Western International, talks about how Irene has affected his company's revenue and possibly, earnings. And Scott Durchslag, Expedia Worldwide, talks about the impact on the overall travel industry.

  • Too Much Hype or the Right Call     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:26 PM ET

    Michael Brown, Cold Creek Solutions and former FEMA director, discusses whether officials went overboard in warning residents on the East Coast.

  • Irene & Insurance     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:12 PM ET

    Irene is the country's tenth multi-billion-dollar disaster this year. CNBC's Brian Shactman looks at the impact the blizzards, tornadoes, and now hurricanes, have had on the insurance industry in the U.S. Chuck Watson, Kinetic Analysis Corporation, discusses the dollar damages face by insurance companies, and how they've worked to mitigate losses. The storm, it turns out, was not nearly as bad as was expected.

  • Irene's Overall Impact     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Phil LeBeau discuss opening Wall Street and the airlines, respectively. And former American Airlines Chairman & CEO Robert Crandall discusses the logistics of getting airlines and airports back up and running. And millions of homes on the East Coast are currently without power.

  • Damage From Irene Appears to Be Less Than Feared Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

  • After Irene: Little Damage Seen in Many Places Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.

  • Irene 'Wounding' Weekend Box Office Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 10:22 PM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Hurricane Irene and the closure of at least 1,000 theater locations along the East Coast is expected to put a dent in this weekend's domestic box office.