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  • Meet the $1,250-an-hour tutor Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Nathaniel Hannan

    The world's millionaires and billionaires are seeking at-home teachers to help their children in the education race. For the tutors, it's a lucrative business.

  • Vail CEO: Olympic years are big for the sport     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    Robert Katz, Vail Resorts, Inc. chairman & CEO, discusses the strong forecast for this year's ski season and if the Winter Olympics have an effect on the industry's bottom.

  • $400,000 to teach: The rich turn to tutors     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports tutors for the wealthy are in high demand. Top tutors can earn as much as $400,000 a year. Nathaniel Hannan discusses the high expectations set for highly paid teachers.

  • The rich pay all the taxes     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 3:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reads the fine print of the Congressional Budget Office report and reveals the CBO broke the country into five tiers of wage earners. The top 20 percent pay nearly 93 percent of all income taxes, according to the report. At the same time, their incomes are growing far faster than everyone else.

  • Why investors are hot for this ski jacket maker Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Want to get rich? Invest in things that rich people buy—including $3,000 ski jackets. Moncler, the Milan-based maker of stylish puffy jackets is about to go public.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and Diana Olick showcase a country colonial home and a manor house. Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate weighs in on which listing is the better value.

  • Latest billionaires of 'Giving Pledge'     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports there are now 122 signers of the "Giving Pledge," which is a promise started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires to give away at least half of their wealth. Frank also provides insight into the mystery tipper.

  • The 'mystery tipper' has company—here's why Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Who is the mystery tipper?

    You could write off the mystery tipper as a novelty in the charity world, but the mega-tipper may, in fact, be part of a trend toward direct giving.

  • Lululemon founder steps down as chairman Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Yoga pants on sale at the Lululemon retail store in New York.

    Chip Wilson has resigned as chairman of upscale yoga pants maker Lululemon Athletica following an uproar over his comments about customers' bodies.

  • Collector cars up 35% YOY     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    The "Ferrari Index" is up 18 percent this year, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Collectible car sales topped $1 billion this year.

  • A car sold for $100 million? It's likely by 2018 Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million in August.

    U.S. auction sales of collectible cars are set to reach an all-time high in 2013. Plus, why a car sold for $100 million is within reach.

  • Consumers skimping on gifts, but not on tips Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    The economy seems to be recovering, but holiday spending so far appears weak. What does this mean for the customary holiday tip?

  • Are diamonds no longer a consumer’s best friend? Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Diamonds, the ultimate sign of luxury, are facing increased pressure from rival gemstones, according to one retailer.

  • Buy a mansion, get a Rolls Royce     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank tours a $1 million mansion in Boca Raton, Florida. To help you fill the 9 car garage, the seller will throw in a Rolls Royce Phantom.

  • Lamb skin and tanneries in demand     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Luxury brands are snatching up lamb skin, tanneries and crocodile skin suppliers. Chanel bought Bodin-Joyeaux Tannery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, comments on the jobs report , when he expects tapering and discusses his healthy economic outlook for 2014.

  • Branson: Mandela embraced free markets, too Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and U.K. billionaire Richard Branson listen to Peter Gabriel sing 'Biko,' in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Nelson Mandela embraced free markets, but thought that "with great wealth comes great responsibility," Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC.

  • Edward Hopper $40.5 million painting     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Edward Hopper's painting "East Wind Over Weehawken" just sold for $40.5 million. CNBC's Robert Frank reports this is a new record for the artist.

  • NBA rookie phenom plays tight D with his money Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Millionaire on the court: Philadelphia 76er phenom Michael Carter-Williams

    Young pro athletes often burn through big money contracts, but Philadelphia 76ers phenom Michael Carter-Williams is going to an extreme to protect himself.

  • Hopper painting beats estimates     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Franks reports that Edward Hoppers "East Wind over Weehawken" beat expectations and sold for $40.5 million at Christie's.

 

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