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    According to the Big Mac Index, the value of the dollar is getting stronger in much of the fast food eating world.

  • Chinese brides help diamond market Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Chinese brides and Indian festivals will drive diamond demand into new year, the CEO of De Beers told CNBC.

  • What Marvel's new era of diversity means Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    Over the past five months, Marvel Comics has reimagined mainstay characters in new religions, races and genders.

  • Royal boost for this Singapore retailer Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
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    Fashion label Raoul's plans to go global got a royal boost when Britain's Kate Middleton donned its pieces during her visit to Singapore in 2012.

  • Bubbles blooming in credit Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Auto loans appear to be driving a credit bubble similar to the one the country experienced in 2008. FT reports.

  • Chart: Crash deaths by the numbers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    The last 10 days have been some of the deadliest in aviation history, setting both recent and historical records in the process.

  • GM recalls far from calamity for dealers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Shop foreman John Chapman performs a service recall on a General Motors Co. (GM) 2005 Saturn Ion at Liberty Chevrolet in New Hudson, Michigan.

    The repairs, paid for by GM, are modestly profitable, dealers say, helping to pay expenses as well as bringing in customers who might have been lost.

  • Million dollar homes: Reclaimed Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    This condo occupies four floors of the church’s bell tower.  List Price: $975,000

    They didn't start out as homes, but these were converted from their original purposes. CNBC reporters look at six retrofits.

  • Rich Russians renting in London Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:39 AM ET

    Russians have been blamed for inflating London house prices, but they are now turning their attention to the rental market.

  • Meat changes for some Asia McDonald's Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and McWings are shown at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo.

    McDonald's suspended sales of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong and shifted chicken imports to Thai suppliers for its Japan business.

  • Is China property done dirt cheap? Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:59 PM ET

    China's slowing property market tops the list of major economic risks, but some say it's time to buy the sector's "dirt cheap" stocks.

  • 'Mediocre' US economy's missing link Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A job seeker leaves his contact information at a career fair held by Union Square Hospitality Group in New York.

    If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

  • How safe is it to fly these days? Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    More travelers have perished in plane crashes over the past week than did during all of 2013. Should that affect your travel plans?

  • Obamacare insured 10.3M new people Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Capitol Hill in Washington.

    The federal government says 10.3 million adults have become newly insured since the launch of Obamacare last fall.

  • Explaining the rise in beer prices Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    Prices have gone up because of surging demand for the two main ingredients in craft beer: barley and hops.

  • What Wal-Mart's new US head needs to do Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    CEO of Wal-Mart China, Greg Foran, attends a news conference in Beijing. He will take over the reins of Wal-Mart U.S. on Aug. 9.

    Analysts said there's much work to be done at Wal-Mart, which has posted negative domestic sales for the past five quarters.

  • 10 long-time loser stocks roaring back Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    The Alcoa logo is shown in the lobby of Alcoa's headquarters in Pittsburgh.

    Investors are starting to score from some S&P 500 stocks springing back from a long period of suffering. USA Today reports.

  • Fossil’s Michael Kors addiction Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Michael Kors has a lot of fans out there. One that would have a tough time getting by without it: watchmaker Fossil Group.

  • Retail's battle against consumer 'funk' Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Fendi is trying out a temporary "pop-up" store to attract a younger consumer in New York City. Bright colors inside the store feature neon signs to promote the #FendiSoho hashtag.

    Retailers have been trying to get a fresh read on the consumer and can't afford to sit back and wait for the tide to turn.

  • Car thieves targeting luxury vehicles Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Car thieves are acquiring richer tastes, targeting luxury cars like Mercedes-Benzes and Range Rovers that are shipped overseas.


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