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Investing in climate change: A 25-stock index Mon, 28 Jul '14 | 11:42 AM ET
Hurricane whips palm trees

Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.

Is the U.K. population feeling the benefits of a recovery? CNBC Squawk Box Europe anchors and Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, debate the issue.

How to hold your iPhone when you're pocketless Sat, 26 Jul '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Apple iPhone 5s

Here are some accessories to keep your smartphone conveniently handy, for summer, whether you're poolside or in your underwear.

Ukraine: What’s the next big disruption? Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 6:40 AM ET
An emergency services worker photographs debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Grabovka, Ukraine.

The uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical crisis centered on Ukraine is unlikely to go away any time soon.

The Times equated the ban on marijuana to 13 years of Prohibition in the U.S.

Russia and US battle...via McDonald's Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 12:49 PM ET
A logo on display outside a McDonald's food restaurant in Moscow, Russia.

Russia's consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, filed a lawsuit that would ban many McDonald's items. NBC News reports.

The costumed fandom of Comic-Con Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 5:50 PM ET
An attendee dressed as Spider-Man arrives for Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego.

Nerdom has become big business in the years since legions of costumed fans first descended on San Diego.

David Winton Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management

The S&P 500, considered to be the a leading indicator of U.S. equities, is flawed, according to one of the U.K.'s most successful hedge fund managers.

Foreign buyers have been blamed for rising London house prices, but estate agents say the rental market has seen a rise in Russian interest.

Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 1:33 AM ET

Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets members of the public in Singapore as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012.

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.

World gathers to give 'Brand Scotland' a boost Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 9:00 AM ET
Dancers dressed as Tunnock's teacakes perform during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games raised as many eyebrows as it did smiles with its unashamed use of Scottish clichés.

Some CEOs read. Some play golf. Some attend charitable functions. Richard Branson takes a nice, long bath (rubber duckie not included).

SodaStream headquarters in Tel Aviv

One trader turned $7,500 into $250,000 in just hours. So was it dumb luck—or something more sinister?

Golf is on the decline in the US because... Thu, 24 Jul '14 | 10:01 AM ET
Tiger Woods tees off July 20 during the final round of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

Golf in the U.S. is on the decline. And if there's one big reason, look to one player, says an expert.

A man holds a placard reading 'Bring Back Our Girls' to denounce the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants on May 13 , 2014 in Malaga.

Islamist terrorism in Nigeria is impeding food production and pushing inflation, a senior central banker in the country warned on Tuesday.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is shown during an open training session as part of the team’s pre-season tour to the U.S., at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Manchester United's new boss Louis van Gaal, has cut the length of the team's pre-season soccer tours, a potential source of sponsorship.

Islamic State forcing shops to veil mannequins Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 12:10 PM ET
In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, mannequins with their faces covered are displayed in a shop window in central Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group ordered clothes shop owners to cover the faces of the mannequins in Mosul, the shop owners said, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.

The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins with veils, GlobalPost reports.

Malaysia plane crash: Images from the ground Wed, 23 Jul '14 | 12:14 AM ET

A Malaysian Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed in battle-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

High London rents? Blame students Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 3:39 AM ET

Wealthy international students are forking out the cash even financial professionals aren't willing to pay to rent a crib in prime central London.

In South Korea, you snooze, you don't lose! Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 3:22 AM ET

In South Korea, where long hours and overtime are the norm, city officials are now being encouraged to take an afternoon 'siesta.'

Work, work, work. Millionaires never retire Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 10:26 AM ET

Millionaires are twice as likely to keep working in retirement than the broader population, according to a new survey from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave.

The World Cup city with charm and controversy Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 1:32 AM ET

As Manaus shows off its state-of-the-art developments, it has also become a focal point for the controversy surrounding the World Cup.

The top market risk this summer is... Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:08 PM ET

Volatility measures suggest investors feel complacent, but a wedge of looming swans may disrupt the calm this summer, Societe Generale said.

Take a look at 10 of the world's most spectacular and innovative stadiums, many of them used in global sporting events.

How to crowdfund without losing your shirt Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 8:50 AM ET

Crowdfunded projects don’t always have the backs of their backers. Here are some simple rules to crowdfund as the market grows.

Which social network is looking 'stretched'? Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 1:02 AM ET
Social Media TweetDeck

Tell us which social network you think is looking "stretched" by voting in the poll below.

Innovation is enabling Brazilian students to study and learn online. How will this help broaden access to the country's best universities?

Not all tourists are welcome in Peter's Place Café in Waterville, Ireland, according to a sign in the window spotted June 5.

The reputation of the ugly American tourist is getting a revival in one seaside Irish village.

Los Angeles, California.

Cities around the world that have embraced technology to tackle their problems – have your say on where in the world is the most innovative.