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  • 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.

  • Carnival Posts Lower Cabin Revenue, Cuts 2013 Forecast Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.

  • Nintendo to Post Unexpected Loss as Wii Successor Falters Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Berenson Speaks About 'The Prince of Beers'  Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    The collapse of the family behind the mighty Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty has remained a mystery. Alex Berenson, Former New York Times reporter, offers insight, on his Kindle single, "The Prince of Beers," which goes behind closed doors with the final heir August Busch IV.

  • Quadski: Coolest Product Ever?  Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports the top new toy for wealthy sportsman could be the "Quadski"; a quad bike that converts to a jet ski without stopping.

  • 10 Unusual Vodka Flavors Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol and a splash of cocktail risk taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brand through creative new flavors. Flavored vodka accounts for approximately 27 percent of leading brand vodka volume and continues to grow in popularity as total vodka sales also increase, according to market research firm Technomic. In 2011, David Ozgo, senior vice president of econ

    With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon, and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.

  • All Aboard! Trains, Planes & Bombardier?  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO, discusses the company's $55 billion backlog, and his take on the transporation business, with Mad Money's Cramer.

  • Barbie: Where Fashion Week and Toy Fair Collide Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Barbie at Fashion Week 2012

    Mattel has often looked to be part of the buzz around New York Fashion Week and Toy Fair with its iconic fashion doll Barbie, and this year's no different. The toymaker is kicking off a new advertising campaign for Barbie that will try to play up the doll's fashion credentials, and at the heart of the campaign's kick-off is a larger-than-life Barbie Dream Closet on display at Lincoln Center.

  • Sur la Table Stokes the US Food Obsession: CEO Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

    America's obsession with food and restaurant-style meals they can make at home are cooking up some fine holiday sales at Sur la Table, CEO Jack Schwefel told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Activision Games Sell, Whatever the Platform: CEO Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Modern Warfare 2

    Sales of Activision Blizzard's games, particularly "Modern Warfare 3" and "Skylanders," performed "better than our expectation," CEO Bobby Kotick told CNBC Monday, without giving details.  That achievement looks even better considering the games sold at full price, not at huge Black Friday discounts.

  • 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?

  • 10 Toys That Failed Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Whenever parents put on amateur Santa Claus hats and try to choose toys for their children, they’re often in for a difficult task with several volatile factors. Will the toy make loud, irritating noises? Is it too expensive? Does it have small parts that are destined to be lost forever under the couch?While choosing toys for a child poses many challenges, designing them presents even more. Will it be sold in an eye-catching package? Is it a tie-in with a movie that nobody wanted to see? Will it

    Companies that have dominated the toy market have sometimes rolled out products that may have seemed like a joke to potential buyers. Here are a few examples.

  • The American Dream, One Sandwich at a Time Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    When he was 17, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from a family friend to start a sandwich shop, with the goal of paying for college. That was in 1965.  Today, his humble shop — Subway — is the largest sandwich franchise in the world, with 34,000 locations in 94 countries and sales of more than $13 billion in 2009 alone.  Much of that growth is thanks to franchising.

  • Mexican Beer CEO: Commodity Costs in Line ... For Now Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    Brewer Grupo Modelo has kept a lid on the price of hops and barley for the first half of the year but that could be changing just in time for barbeque season.

  • Rare Warhol on the Block  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:51 PM ET

    Christie's is auctioning off one of the rarest and most iconic Andy Warhol's in existence and it could bring upward of $30 million. Brett Gorvy, Christie's deputy chair, unveils the artist's self portrait.