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  • Drought puts screws on California's swimming pools Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Swimming pool

    Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.

  • Behind Samsonite's robust results for 2014   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:07 PM ET
    Behind Samsonite's robust results for 2014

    Tim Parker, chairman of Samsonite International, says the firm has seen five straight years of double-digit growth in sales and profit. He later outlines the growth areas that will help Samsonite double its sales by 2020.

  • Will athletes use Apple Watch? Ask Roger Federer Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Roger Federer during a press conference on March 9, 2015 in New York.

    Apple says its new watch is great for physical fitness. But 17-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer is not so easily sold.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- With thousands of free downloads at the ready with the swipe of a finger, parents of tweens face a daunting question: How much are they willing to spend to lure their children away from electronic devices? A real-life classic version of the board game costs around $21, compared to 99 cents for the app. At the annual Toy Fair in New York in mid-February,...

  • Mattel's CEO resigns; warns of disappointing quarter Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    A customer browses the Mattel Inc. Barbie dolls section, of a Toys 'R' Us Inc.

    Mattel said Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned, and warned preliminary fourth-quarter results will fall short of expectations.

  • Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.

  • Vail Resorts' epic pass to ski season   Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Vail Resorts' epic pass to ski season

    Rob Katz, Vail Resorts chairman & CEO, talks about this winter's upcoming ski trends and how his company is transforming the industry.

  • What a $380,000 RV Looks Like   Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    RV Sales & Rentals Up

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the red hot RV market. Dealers are seeing pent up demand driving sales.

  • Nintendo to Post Unexpected Loss as Wii Successor Falters Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch

    Nintendo, the world's leading gaming company by machines sold, said it will post an operating loss for a second straight year as the sales of its Wii U, successor to the 100-million selling Wii, faltered.

  • Piano Maker Steinway Takes Down 'For Sale' Sign Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:02 AM ET
    Steinway Horowitz Piano

    Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous manufacturer of pianos, saxophones and trumpets, said on Wednesday it had decided not to sell itself following a 17-month-long exploration of strategic alternatives.

  • World's Best Golf Courses: Teeing Up With Rees Jones   Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:36 AM ET
    World's Best Golf Courses: Teeing Up With Rees Jones

    Rees Jones, Rees Jones Inc. president, discusses designing environmentally friendly courses, and the booming business of golf, especially in China.

  • The Best Bets on Football Foods: Pros Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    As the National Football League kicks off its season, America’s love of all things football could have a halo effect on the stocks of certain grocers and beverage makers, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?