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  • Hidden Costs of Vacation Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 5:42 PM ET
    Vacations always cost more than you think — even if YOU sign up for one of those “all-inclusive” deals.By now, most of us are accustomed to all the airline fees, from extra legroom and exit-row seating to in-flight entertainment, in-flight meals, extra checked luggage and now, apparently, luggage of any kind.But there are a ton of hidden costs that even the adult Girl Scouts among us, who plan for everything, didn’t see coming.“Every traveler wants to stretch their vacation dollars as far as pos

    Vacations always cost more than you think — even if sign up for one of those “all-inclusive” deals. Here are 10 hidden costs of vacation.

  • Snowman Predicts a Long Hot Summer Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    The century-old tradition of burning a straw effigy bearing a strong resemblance to a snowman to drive out evil winter spirits in the center of Zurich marks the official end to snowy winters in Zurich.

  • Why Big Bear David Tice Is Bullish Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Anyone who reads the newspaper or watches CNBC knows David Tice. He is the founder of the Prudent Bear Fund.

  • Even in Fiction, the Rich Just Get Richer Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:43 AM ET
    Gordon Gekko from Wall Street

    You can't beat a Forbes Rich List for insight into the world's winners and, err, not so big winners.

  • R. James Woolsey, 16th Director of Central Intelligence

    James Woolsey, the former director of the CIA under Bill Clinton, is returning to his old role – this time in a musical comedy.

  • After Sheen’s disastrous Detroit show, tickets to the 'Torpedo of Truth' tour have resold for as low as $9. That compares with $90 prior to his appearance in the Motor City.

  • Top 10 Destinations for Family Entertainment Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
    Among people who plan to travel in 2011, 83 percent will be traveling with family, and 90 percent of those traveling with family will keep their trips domestic, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. What follows is the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation. This ranking was released as inaugural Traveler’s Choice Family list, compiled based on user reviews from TripAdvisor.com. The 10 destinations were determined ba

    Here are the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation.

  • Nintendo's Big Bet: High Hopes for 3D Gaming Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 6:51 PM ET
    Nintendo 3DS

    With increasing competition from Apple, and a customer base that's more price-conscious than ever, Nintendo has a lot riding on its new handheld device.

  • Best Selling Video Games of This Generation Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 3:00 PM ET
    While the Halo series might be one of the biggest names in the gaming universe, the Master Chief falls a bit short when it comes to his peers. Microsoft's biggest franchise is nowhere to be found in the ranking of the industry's best selling games, as ranked by life-to-date sales. The list, calculated by the NPD Group, uses data that reaches back to 1995 is not inflation adjusted. (It looks at gross sales.) But it still shines some light on the biggest individual titles the industry. CNBC.com lo

    Wondering which video games will define this generation? CNBC.com looks at the 10 best-selling video games. Check out the list!

  • Voice of Aflac Duck Gets His Goose Cooked Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Gilbert Gottfried

    Gilbert Gottfried, now the former voice of the Aflac duck, was fired by his employer for jokes he made about the Japanese tsunami on twitter.

  • Are Apps Killing the Video Game Industry? Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET
    Nintendo 3DS

    The explosion in cheap and free apps and social network games has devalued game development and could put the industry at risk.

  • Gaddafi Money Casts Shadow in Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
    Hollywood sign

    Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.

  • 11 Stars Who Rebounded After Rehab Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:30 PM ET
    In the days of Errol Flynn and Judy Garland, a celebrity’s addiction was a nuisance to be contained. A celebrity in treatment, however, was a publicity disaster that studios and record labels worked overtime to keep a secret. Today, that’s no longer the case. A stay in rehab is no longer regarded as a career death knell—rather, it’s viewed as a good sign. Many celebrities who've sought treatment have not only kicked their habits, but have also gotten their careers back in a form that sometimes s

    Many celebrities who've sought treatment have not only kicked their habits, but have also gotten their careers back in a form that sometimes surpasses anything they accomplished in the past.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Austerity Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 7:04 AM ET

    A new series of “magical realms” stamps on sale from Tuesday features Harry Potter's main villain, Lord Voldemort, as well as the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. But are these just ways to squeeze a last drop of blood from the Philisopher's Stone?

  • Lightning Round OT: IMAX, Genuine Parts and More Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 7:11 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Electronic Arts Goes ‘On the Offensive’ Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 5:52 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly been a darling of Wall Street in recent years, but the president of the EA Games label says the company has made the necessary changes to get back on top.

  • Ed Burns

    Ed Burns will play an unemployed former Bear Stearns employee in a new series produced by the creator of Entourage.

  • Greenberg: ‘Time to Get Short’ OpenTable? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    There's no argument about the company's performance and execution, but Brad Safalow of PAA Research believes it’s time for investors to distinguish between the stock and the company’s true potential as a business.

  • Kathleen Parker

    CNN is reformatting “Parker Spitzer” as an ensemble program with Eliot Spitzer — and without Kathleen Parker, who has been his co-host for the last four months. The New York Times reports.

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