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  • The Best Books for Summer 2011 Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or to far-away lands, summer is a great time to kick back and relax. And there’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of what we think are this summer’s best reads. From a rock and roll star’s tell all, to loving the rat race, to rage in the Middle East, it’s an eclectic group selected to inspire, teach and amuse. So, click ahead and get reading!

    There’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of what we think are this summer’s best reads. Check out the list!

  • Bradley Jack

    Bradley Jack, a former head of investment banking at Lehman Brothers, was arrested for trying to use a forged prescription to buy Oxycontin and Ritalin in Connecticut.

  • Dog Caught Hiding In Cat Costume Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    It's Friday. Here's your video treat of the day.

  • How My Mom Discovered Crack Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    With the economy seemingly sliding into another slump, it's good to remember just how much progress we've made over the past few decades. Crime, for instance, has fallen dramatically.

  • Drug Trade Flourishes in Spanish Port Town Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Andalusia has the highest unemployment rate among Spain’s 17 regions, 29.7 percent at the end of the first quarter, according to the National Institute of Statistics. That compares with a national jobless rate of 21 percent, double the European Union average.

  • Shares of Optimer Jump on FDA Drug Approval Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:37 PM ET

    Dificid is the first new FDA- drug approved for the infection in nearly 25 years, according to Optimer Pharmaceuticals.

  • Executives, Prostitutes and Big Lines of … Salt? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
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    A Munich Re unit has cancelled a trip to Monaco for top executives after details of a sex party in Budapest emerged and it became clear that the so-called incentive trips for sales execs have not been a single event.

  • Cramer: Important Earnings to Watch Next Week Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals what earnings he plans to monitor in the days to come.

  • Wednesday Lights Up as Weed—nesday Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
    Marijuana joint

    April 20—4/20—is a big day for the business of marijuana. Not the medical stuff, the illegal kind. Urban legend holds that "420" began decades ago as the time of day some high school kids in the Bay Area would meet after school to light up.

  • The 16 Top Medical Marijuana Strains Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    With 14(?) U.S. states already allowing medicinal marijuana users a legal alternative to managing their own pain, advocates fighting to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis claim their time is near. In November, California voters had the opportunity to end cannabis prohibition all together with Proposition 19 forcing the global spotlight on the issue of pot law reform for recreational use. Medicinal use of the plant, however, continue to forge on as a trojan horse of sorts. As more chronic pain s

    We consulted Danny Danko, High Times magazine's senior cultivation editor, to help us identify the most popular strains for medicinal use.

  • In Pictures: The Edible Marijuana Market Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    From candy to cookbooks, take a look at some of the entrants in the edible marijuana market!

  • Marijuana Seed Company Sees Budding Business Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    Marijuana & Money: A CNBC Special Report

    Now that Centennial Seed has established a presence in Colorado, selling cannabis seeds to producers of medical marijuana, Ben Holmes wants to tackle 14 other states, where the drug is legal.

  • Lab Firms Cater to Medical Marijuana Business Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    Labs like Full Spectrum and Steep Hill are springing up to serve the medical marijuana dispensaries and patients in states like Colorado and California to test the strength and purity of the drug.

  • Prices have been dropping nationwide over the past three to four years, with medical marijuana states like Oregon  and Montana home to the lowest prices.  

  • Edible Pot Hits the Spot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Aunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana Cookbook

    The legalization of medical marijuana in several states has paved the way for a budding edible medical marijuana industry. Small businesses in states such as Colorado and California are making treats such as candy, cookies or soda.

  • When the beneficiaries of the status quo—both prohibitionists and contrabandists—join together to actively oppose long sought alternatives to America’s expensive, unsuccessful, anti-free market and Constitution-warping Cannabis Prohibition, then it is clear that change is upon us.

  • Sweet On The Medical Marijuana Market Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    Mark Mallen, owner of Mile High Ice Cream, pictured with a 10-gallon ice cream maker at the commercial kitchen near downtown Denver where employees make cannabis-infused "edibles" for medical marijuana patients.

    Mark Mallen was already a highly successful, ice-cream entrepreneur In Denver when he started making the product for the state's fast-growing medical marijuana market.

  • Business Model Debate: Big Tobacco Vs. Big Pharma Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    A pharmaceutical pill bottle with marijuana cigarettes coming out of the top.

    Pill vs. cigarette. They both have pros and cons as consumer products. But if there is a battle to bring recreational cannabis to market, most believe tobacco companies would have the upper hand over drug companies.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Marijuana? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • California's Emerald Triangle: Small Towns, Big Money Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET

    From housewives to growers to Mexican drug cartels, everyone seems to have a hand in the Emerald Triangle’s marijuana till.  It's hard to get teens to take fast-food jobs when they can make better money working in the marijuana groves.