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  • $8.25 Million Glass House Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.  The most visible part of this largely invisible contemporary home consists of an 1,800-square-foot glass pavilion. Glass houses always raise questions of privacy. However, in this case such practical concerns are addressed so that the majority of the home's living space consists of hidden subterranean chambers.

    Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.

  • Salvaged Sanctuaries: Homes Made from Junk Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Location: Berkeley, Calif.This small and very green two-bedroom home designed by  incorporates more than 100 salvaged car roofs on its second-story walls. The roofs were harvested from gray cars that were left for scrap at junkyards. The awnings were formed from Dodge Caravan side windows. (The firm’s website points out that what was once America’s bestselling minivan is now one of junkyards’ most commonly found minivans.) The first floor exterior walls are lined with poplar bark, a waste produc

    As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials.

  • Campaigns Blitz 9 Swing States in a Battle of Ads Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.

  • Indiana's Lugar in Fight as Voters Decide 4 Primaries Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Senator Richard Lugar

    With Mitt Romney expected to coast to victory in three GOP presidential primaries, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar's re-election fight is the highest-profile contest in four states.

  • 'Hunger Games' Mill Town for Sale Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    Henry River Mills Hunger Games Movie North Carolina

    Until recently, Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, N.C., was deserted and mostly forgotten. That all changed when The Hunger Games cast and crew descended upon North Carolina last summer to shoot the movie.

  • Scarcity Solutions: Apple's Solar Solution     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Apple's plan to "green" its image by building a powerful data center that could potentially draw 10-15 percent of its power from solar energy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • 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.

  • 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.