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  • Hunting Season Arrives for Antique Weapons Collectors Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET
    Gold and silver embellished flintlocks made by Napoleon’s gunsmith, Nicholas-Noël Boutet. Auctioneer James D. Julia of Fairfield, Maine sold the pricey pistols for $132,250 during his annual spring firearms auction in 2010. The auction grossed $8.5 million.

    Antique weapons, once indispensable tools for self-preservation, have become lucrative vehicles for wealth preservation. And one needn’t pay an emperor’s ransom to buy in.

  • The canvass of investment planning has been subject to a variety of hues absent from the traditional 24 color Crayola box. Industries evolve, rules of thumb lose their grip on what’s considered suitable and unannounced complexities require a different brand of expertise from those providing advice.

  • Investors Clinic: Michel Kappen on Whisky Investment Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Whiskey bottles

    The second in a series of special investors clinics for CNBC's alternative investment program, Michel Kappen answers your questions on the whisky investment market

  • Liquid Gold: Whisky Investments Can Hit the Spot Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    Glass of Whiskey

    Fine whisky has been part of Scotland’s heritage for more 500 years, but it is only recently that the investment opportunities for its most famous export have become clear.

  • San Franciso Tops $10 Minimum Wage Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:59 AM ET

    The city's hourly wage for its lowest-paid workers will hit $10.24, more than $2 above the California minimum wage and nearly $3 more than the working wage set by the federal government.

  • Retired? Here's How to Cut Your Tax Bill Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • Sitting On a Small Fortune Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Even as the tech crash has cooled many investment markets, the trade in modern furniture rolls on, helped by interest from celebrities and wealthy Silicon Valley professionals.

  • Americans Spending More     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on why Americans plan to spend more this holiday season and what the current concerns are about the economy.

  • Spending Plans & the Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals how consumers plan to spend this holiday season and views on the current economic outlook.

  • Cannabis Investment: An Industry Primed for Growth Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    100% Natural Hemp Draperies by Kevin Russo EcoManor is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified residence in the Southeast and the first to utilize both solar and geothermal energy to power its daily energy use. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)

    If you thought cannabis investment was only a teenage pastime, think again. Hemp and medicinal cannabis are both tried and tested money-making industries, and both are growing at a fast pace.

  • CNBC Poll: Raise Taxes to Pay Down the Deficit? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:48 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    Few, if any, politicians like to raise taxes, and those who do often pay dearly for it.  Raising taxes, however, is sometimes a necessity evil, because there is simly no other way to increase revenue or reduce a deficit. What do you think?

  • Harrisburg, PA

    Worries about municipal bond issue defaults have been overblown, obscuring the investment advantages of a once trusted debt instrument.

  • How To Make Last-Minute, Money-Saving Tax Moves Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Tax refund

    Taxpayers looking for ways to trim their 2011 tax bill, or simply to avoid unpleasant surprises when they file their returns, have a few weeks to make potentially helpful, money-saving moves.

  • CNBC Poll: What Will Happen to Income Taxes In 2012? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    There's nothing like taxes to start an argument. Though virtually everyone thinks they are too high in general, there's little agreement on what's fair for one group versus another.

  • Roth or Regular IRA? Only Time May Tell Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Personal income taxes are likely to rise as lawmakers grapple with the country’s deficit. That's why some investors are opting for Roth IRAs and betting on paying a lower tax rate now. Not so fast, experts say.

  • Should You Have Confidence in Trusts? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    You don’t have to be Warren Buffett to leave money to your family in trusts. There are tools to assist those with even modest wealth to reduce tax exposure, and protect and transfer assets.

  • Tackling Taxes Head On Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    If you're weary of focusing on holiday gifts and company parties, you may want to give some attention to another end-of-year ritual: tax-planning.

  • Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    The first in a series of interviews in CNBC's Investors Clinic was commodities bull Jim Rogers, who shared his views on metals - especially precious metals – and other investment opportunities.

  • Jim Rogers Says Gold Due for Correction; Owns Dollar Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 12:35 PM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    The price of gold is due for a correction and this could be used as an entry point by investors eager to get exposure to the precious metal, while the dollar is likely to strengthen as there has been too much pessimism about it, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Johnson: The True Cost of Holiday Shopping Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy's on 'Black Friday' on November 25, 2011 in New York City.

    With Europe in despair and the U.S. economy still sputtering, consumers rolled their eyes like dice, wagering family budgets on Black Friday. Sales increased by 6.6 percent the day after giving thanks for what we already have, an indication that Congress isn't the only house with a spending problem.