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  • TOKYO, Aug 4- If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecoms target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia.

  • Living the dream in Malibu—for less! Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Jane Wells lives it up in Malibu.

    CNBC's Jane Wells spends a day in the life of a Malibuian as she walks rescue dogs, eats local and does Taichi on a Pacific cliff.

  • UPDATE 2-Mattel sales fall as Barbie stumbles again Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly revenue as sales for the iconic Barbie doll declined the most since mid-2009. Analysts estimate the doll contributes more than $1 billion to the company's annual sales, or about 15 percent of total sales in 2013. Mattel does not break out Barbie sales separately.

  • July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly sales as the decline in demand for Barbie dolls and Fisher Price preschool toys accelerated.

  • A once-sunk industry floats again Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The recession took the boating industry from 400,000 new yearly registrations to less than 200,000. Now it is floating again.

  • Philips wins patent case against Nintendo in UK Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    Philips Electronics said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom.

  • AMSTERDAM, June 20- Philips Electronics NV said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom, the first of four lawsuits filed against the Japanese gaming company. Philips spokesman Bjorn Teuwsen said the patent related to motion and gesture tracking systems used in the Wii game console.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. Supreme Court threw out two patent decisions on Monday, one related to heart rate monitors and the other on management of web images, rulings that could make it harder for patent trolls to win infringement cases.

  • *Nintendo planning lower-priced console for new markets. TOKYO, May 8- Nintendo Co Ltd plans to introduce a new gaming system for emerging markets such as China as early as next year, as the company hunts for fresh opportunities after the flop of its Wii U console.

  • FEATURE-YouTube sees money in gaming-video eyeballs Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 1- To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience.

  • Discussing the altruism among American small breweries, and whether there is a correlation between calories and alcohol content, with Dogfish Head founder & president Sam Calagione.

  • Dogfish Head saw 17% growth in 2013     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Discussing IPA, or India Pale Ale growth in America, and why consumers are becoming more excited about beer, with Dogfish Head founder & president Sam Calagione.

  • Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado in 2014 Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

    Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

  • What keeps customers coming back to SoulCycle, and just how much is the fitness empire growing? SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, discuss how they choose where to expand.

  • Dogs take a break     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    DogVacay connects dog owners to 10,000 prescreened and trained sitters. The company takes a 15 percent fee, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Next Big Thing: NeverWet     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    NeverWet is a liquid repelling treatment currently only sold at Home Depot. CNBC's Amanda Drury speaks with Ed Voorhees, Rust-Oleum North America, and Ronald Rice, RPM International president and CEO, about how it works, and the demand for the product. The product will be available everywhere after August 15.

  • Boat Sales Post Double Digit Gains in 2012     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    A rising tide lifts all boats and an expanding economy is lifting watercraft sales, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Hyundai: We're Sorry About That Car Suicide Ad Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
    GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 05: Hyundai cars are on display in the showroom of the Hyundai dealership on January 5, 2011 in Glendale, California. Hyundai Motor Co. market share in the United States climbed just short of 5% in 2010. United States auto sales rose 11% in December. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Car maker Hyundai apologized Thursday for a U.K. advertisement that depicts a man trying to commit suicide in his garage but failing because of his zero-emission car.

  • Asia Is the New Big Market for E-Reader: CEO     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Mike Serbinis, CEO of Kobo, talks to CNBC about Kobo's new e-reader model, which is the first high-definition e-reader on the marke.