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  • Changing the Way Kids Learn Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
    Education

    For the first time in roughly a century — since the transition from the one-room schoolhouse to the classroom- and age-based school — a dramatic change in the basic way we structure our educational system is afoot.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • So how many space trips have you booked?

  • Myths — And Realities — About Innovation Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Many would-be innovators have misconceptions about the process of innovation itself. Here, we review some common myths of innovation and separate fiction from fact.   

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • Innovative Cultures Bring Financial Success:Study Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 5:53 PM ET

    A Booz & Company study found that companies whose innovation strategies are clearly aligned with their business and culture goals delivered 17-percent higher profit growth over five-year periods than those lacking such tight alignment.

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • Solar After Solyndra Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    Green energy professionals gathered in Dallas for the Solar Power International conference to tackle the latest challenges in the solar power industry. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Old Products, New Innovation Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    A Zipcard is used to gain entrance to a Zipcar.

  • Small Innovations Are a Big Deal Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
    ChotuKool, the world's cheapest refrigerator, launched by Indian conglomerate Godrej and Boyce

    With so much need that must be met, businesses with that “bigger is always better” mentality are struggling with how to capture all of the opportunity.

  • Dental Stocks Decline     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    The US economy is now taking a bite out of dentist office sales, with Lawrence Marsh, Barclays Capital sr. research analyst.

  • Living With Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Scientists have discovered neural pathways that seem to correlate with the kinds of people who deal well with financial risk, but even the very definition of risk gets pulled apart by experts.

  • Innovation on Campus: Changing the DNA of Higher Education Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    The Innovative University

    Real innovation isn’t common in higher education, especially at the most prestigious schools.

  • Falling Space Junk — Where Should it Land? Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    Predicting where NASA's falling space junk will touch down has proven as difficult as figuring out HP's next move. Both involve unstructured data.

  • Test Your Innovation History Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    In the past half-century scientific advances and innovation have transformed our world, how much do you know about innovation?

  • Best And Brightest Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works — quickly and profoundly. Our special report, "The Future of Innovation," is about defining innovation in the 21st century, and seeking out where it is alive and well in America.

  • Good And Bad Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Necessity no longer seems to be the mother of invention. The disposable consumer society has facilitated rapid-paced innovation that has blurred the line between good and bad.

  • National Success Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Man with wings

    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

  • The Right Climate for Innovation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    What a terrible time to try to sell an innovation. Oh, for the boom years of a decade ago, when investment capital was as plentiful as the dew.

  • Future of Innovation - See Complete Coverage

    Depending on whom you ask, there's divergence about which entrepreneur, brand, and product is the most innovative — as technology strikes a different chord with each generation.