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  • Homes of the GOP Candidates Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    When every part of a presidential candidate’s life and history goes under the microscope, it’s not surprising that some of their homes have led to controversy. In fact, for one candidate, two properties have become the center of a heated debate.

    Click ahead to learn about these abodes, located in nine states, and find out who owns, has owned, or rents each house.

  • Massive Mansion Markdowns Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 5:11 PM ET
    The following nine enormous homes started out with price tags that were even more enormous than they are now. All told, these properties have been reduced in price by more than $85 million.Why do these upscale properties linger on the market? When the lowest asking price out of these mansions is about $10 million, you’re already talking about a limited pool of potential buyers. Perhaps some of the properties are too specialized, as a few residences in this collection cater to pretty specific int

    The following nine enormous homes started out with price tags that were even more enormous than they are now. Click to see the following list of drastically discounted mansions.

  • DeLorean Goes Electric Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:39 PM ET
    Electric DeLorean

    "Back to the Future," the movie to most prominently feature John DeLorean’s gull-winged icon of 1980s cool, ends with the future version of the DeLorean time machine running on household garbage. Well, folks, the future is now, and the new DeLorean doesn’t need gas or rubbish. The DMCEV, which will go into production by 2013, will run entirely on electricity.

  • Remakes That Made Less Than the Originals Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 5:05 PM ET
    Hollywood has remake fever. While nobody ever accused the American film industry of having too many new ideas, the number of remakes being trotted out by the major studios lately is alarming -- as is their choice of movies to remake. For example, on Oct. 14, 2011, remakes of both 1984’s “Footloose” and 1981’s “The Thing” will come to theaters, and although no one can say how much money they’ll make, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll make less money than their 30-year-old predecessors. Or will th

    Hollywood has remake fever. What are notable movie remakes that made less money than the originals?Find out!

  • Million Dollar Home Conversions Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    To homebuyers who have a strong vision and the means to see it through, an abandoned utilitarian structure can become a stunning antidote to the common McMansion.Changes in technology, industry, and occupations have resulted in a decrease of barns, stables, and carriage houses being used for their intended purposes. Church attendance is not what it used to be and consequently many beautiful houses of worship have fallen vacant. Happily, many obsolete structures can be reclaimed, as with  seen in

    Because of home conversions, what could be the sad gradual loss of a well-built historic structure is really a boon to an enterprising homebuyer. Click to see inspiring examples of repurposed structures.

  • Texas Cattle Ranchers Lose $Billions     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    The Lone Star state is recording the driest 11 months on record. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details on an estimated $2 billion dollars in livestock losses for the year.

  • Cramer's Issues for the Street     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks and Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, weigh in on President Obama's jobs speech tonight.

  • Rick Perry Calls Out Bernanke     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Rick Perry, governor of Texas and GOP Presidential candidate, says if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke "prints more money," between now and the election, folks in Texas would "treat him pretty ugly," and that it would be "treasonous."

  • In Texas Jobs Boom, Crediting a Leader, or Luck Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:55 AM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Texas is home to at least one-third of the jobs created nationwide since the recession ended. The state’s economy is growing about twice as fast as the national rate. Home prices have remained stable even as much of the country has seen sharp declines, the New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • The Old Dominion State returns as America’s Top State for Business in 2011, and we’re starting to detect a pattern here.

  • Top States for Business: Texas     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 2:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the No. 2 top state for business.

  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • Amazon Fights Taxes with Jobs     Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 5:28 PM ET

    Amazon.com wants to make a deal with Texas- the proposed offer would let customers in Texas off the hook of paying sales tax for the next 4.5 years and in exchange the company would bring 5,000 jobs, with David Strasser, Janney Montgomery Scott.

  • The Fed's Richard Fisher and Affordable Family Formation Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher honored the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth by recalling a good joke that Reagan used to tell:

  • Super Bust: Woes Were Endless for Texas Hosts Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:45 AM ET
    Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    Roads froze and airports closed. Falling ice sent six people to the hospital. Finally, seats to the big game vanished hours before kickoff. Super Bowl week in Texas was not always so super.