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  • 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.

  • Hopper painting sells for record $40.5 million Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken”

    Edward Hopper's famous portrait of economic hardship has just become the new symbol of unbridled wealth.

  • Truth about the income gap  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank says inequality today is lower than it was when the economy was much stronger.

  • Should the wealthy worry?  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports according to the Washington Post says the new study showing a third of U.S. bank tellers rely on public assistance, was released by a labor-backed group.

  • Income inequality reality check  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    A new study shows a third of U.S. bank tellers rely on public assistance. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the 540,000 bank tellers make an average of roughly $26,000. Robert Frank breaks down the wealth gap in the U.S.

  • The real facts about inequality Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    A homeless woman stands in the street in New York.

    There is no question that inequality is disturbingly high. But the discussion around it is flawed by a disregard for actual data.

  • Forget the selfie: Time for the 'unselfie' Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    The idea of giving to those in need seems to have become buried under a pile of boxes and wrapping paper. It's social media to the rescue.

  • Secret millionaire leaves $187M to charities  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    An unlikely man from Seattle donated millions to three institutions in his will, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Even Santa can't help—LaFerrari is sold out Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

    Even if you have $1.4 million to buy a LaFerrari, you probably can't get it. The supercar's sold out.

  • NJ-inspired painting could fetch $22M to $28M  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" will be auctioned at Christie's this week. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

 

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