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A 52-year old Ferrari smashed records for the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $34.65M by Bonhams at this year’s Pebble Beach Classic Car Auctions.

No matter how you look at it, 2014 was a record-breaking year for luxury goods. A look back at the "mosts."

Happy 25th birthday The Simpsons!  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 9:00 AM ET

The Simpsons celebrate their 25th birthday this December and we take a look at the figures behind the world-famous franchise.

The 16-hour Sydney hostage crisis came to a tragic end in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Russian economy: When it all went wrong  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 6:14 AM ET

As the Russian Central Bank continues to fight off the effect of international sanctions and an increasingly weak ruble, CNBC goes over the timeline of how it all went wrong.

Top Google search for 2014 is...  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 7:00 PM ET

CNBC's Phil Han reports on what was the most searched thing on Google for 2014.

Bitcoin: What to expect in 2015 Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 6:04 PM ET

Bitcoin had a wild ride over the past two years, with prices driven by speculation, investment and government regulation, and investors should expect nothing less in 2015.

Cheap oil is widely expected to hurt Middle Eastern economies, but a new report highlights unexpected benefits the selloff may bring to the region.

The Uber app on a mobile phone

Uber has never been far from controversy in recent weeks. CNBC looks at Uber's five biggest pressure points.

Don’t sweat the Hindenburg Omen: Charts Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 5:58 PM ET

The Hindenburg Omen, which proponents claim foretells a major market collapse, is back, but fear not, history shows this indicator is full of hot air.

As 2015 approaches, tell us which currency you think is best poised to make a comeback in the New Year:

Forget the credit card, here's a new way to pay Sun, 14 Dec '14 | 11:06 AM ET

Innovation in a new way to pay, called tokenization, may help counter the damage from retail database breaches.

Japan's ruling coalition extended its super-majority in snap parliamentary elections Sunday. So, why are Tokyo stocks falling?

Can Malaysia Airlines recover?  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 7:15 AM ET

CNBC's Phil Han reports on Malaysia Airlines' restructuring plan that will hope to see the airline recover financially.

The Swift rise of Taylor, Inc. Sat, 13 Dec '14 | 5:04 PM ET
Taylor Swift performing

Taylor Swift may be known for her "long list of ex-lovers", but now she's made a name for herself as a multi-million dollar powerhouse.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Dec. 12, 2014.

Oil's decline could continue to take center stage as investors weigh whether the benefits of cheaper crude outweigh the pain for the producers.

Shinzo Abe won his snap election on Sunday and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner maintained a supermajority, according to media exit polls

Namdaenum Market, Seoul

South Korea's capital eclipsed Tokyo to become Asia's most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new survey.

Would global deflation really be that bad? Fri, 12 Dec '14 | 8:56 AM ET

The collapse in oil prices may only be a few months old, but economists are already debating its long-term effects.

Chinese mystery of vanishing foreign brides Fri, 12 Dec '14 | 11:52 PM ET

Police in central China have launched an investigation into the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who married local bachelors and had been living in villages around the city of Handan.

The tight financial conditions faced by Brits were highlighted again this week with reports on how young people are using payday loans.

Infections resistant to medicine will kill more people per year than cancer, and cost the world $100 trillion annually by 2050, according to a report.

Hong Kong police clear out main protest camp Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 9:41 PM ET

Hong Kong protesters began packing up their tents and belongings in the main camp site near government headquarters on Thursday,

Faced with a dwindling population and severe labor shortage, Japan aims to attract more foreign workers, but a rapidly depreciating yen and lack of rights stand in the way.

What North Korea's rich are worried about Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 11:47 AM ET
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Dec. 8, 2014.

While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

An Apple iPhone 6 phones are taken out of a shipping box.

Can you be dumped at the holidays for getting a bad Christmas gift? Data show relationship problems because of gift shortages or scrimping.

Is Ferrari about to leave Italy?  Thu, 11 Dec '14 | 7:30 AM ET
Ferrari FXX K

Ferrari, super cars, italy, london

The 10 toughest countries for business Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 8:45 AM ET

CNBC.com takes a look at the world's most difficult countries in which to do business, based on a report from the World Bank.

Putin set to scare away investment in 2015 Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 5:26 AM ET

Russia’s hostility towards other countries could wreak further havoc on its economy in 2015, as investors told its "high risk".

And Time's 2014 Person of the Year is... Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 7:44 AM ET
The various covers of Time's 2014 Person of the Year issue

ime magazine has selected the Ebola fighters, who have fought to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, as its 2014 Person of the Year.

An oil drilling rig in North Dakota

Hedge funds that invest in energy think the price of oil will continue to fall but some still see opportunity in related companies.