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Guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" participate in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' on August 12, 2014.

Many famous personalities have taken on the "Ice Bucket Challenge" - the latest craze on social media - to raise awareness for a degenerative disorder ALS. CNBC's Street Signs Asia team discuss.

For one month every year, Singapore takes a hiatus from its squeaky clean reputation to feed the hungry ghosts during the annual Chinese festival.

China's rising unrest: An economic threat? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 6:29 PM ET
Demonstrators display banners during a protest against plans for a factory which will produce paraxylene (PX), a toxic petrochemical used to make fabris, in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province on May 4, 2013.

China's government may be getting more concerned about the impact of unrest on social and economic stability.

Want a pay raise? Try learning how to do this Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 4:58 AM ET

Professionals who want a career change are lining up to learn coding, and a slew of companies have popped up to meet this booming demand.

Why your chair might be killing you Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 8:55 AM ET

New reaserch shows how the dangers of a sedementary lifestyle, and why it is that your chair could be killing you.

Bitcoin swoons, but does anyone care? Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 12:57 AM ET
This June 17, 2014 photo taken in Washington, DC shows bitcoin medals.

As bitcoin prices fall $120 over the past week, analysts say it's becoming less sensitive to 'good news.'

Brands infiltrate messaging apps with emojis Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 12:03 PM ET

Until now, marketers have struggled to find ways into the messaging stream that are both authentic and add value to the user experience.

Spending on tax free shopping fell for the first time in the second quarter, data from duty free shopping group Global Blue showed this week.

With several key releases on tap, investors will be desperately looking for some good news about the housing market.

Time to drop your bets on Macau? Sun, 17 Aug '14 | 6:23 PM ET
A croupier deals a card on a blackjack table at a Gaming Partners International (GPI) booth at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) inside the Venetian Macao resort and casino, operated by Sands China Ltd., a unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Investors wondering if it's time to cash out on their investments in Macau would be best advised to take their chips off the table.

Google execs: Where are they now? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Ten years after the search giant's IPO, CNBC looks at where some high-ranking Googlers have landed in the tech industry and beyond.

Armed robbers attacked a Saudi Arabian prince's convoy in Paris, taking around $335,000 in cash and some sensitive documents.

Coming soon: London's house price growth chill Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 1:21 AM ET
A general view of Egerton Crescent in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Political rhetoric is likely to rise after the summer lull and that is when growth in the London property market will likely cool further.

Most expensive car fetches $34.65M at auction Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 8:51 PM ET
Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta.

A 52-year-old Ferrari just smashed the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show the increasing in popularity of Games of Thrones names for babies.

China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.

10 economies hit hard by climate change Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 4:41 AM ET

CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.

Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Propelled by Facebook and Twitter, the ice bucket challenge has become a viral sensation. Now Biogen executives and CNBC are rising to the challenge.

Well-known work-related hazards could soon be a thing of the past, if one German company's idea catches on.

Chinese tourists have their pictures taken outside Buckingham Palace on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

Chinese travelers are the most likely to exaggerate their holiday experience upon returning home, a global survey by Hotels.com found.

A new report by MacRumors shows images of what appears to be Apple's iPhone 6.

Sentiment towards the Australian dollar has dampened recently, but one analyst told CNBC investors shouldn't give up faith.

Safe-haven assets such as U.S. Treasurys and bunds may be rising amid increased geopolitical risks, but some believe it isn't a flight-to-safety bid.

Apple and Samsung's market share is set to decline and not even the iPhone 6 or wearable tech can stop the slide, Fitch said.

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 Wed, 13 Aug '14 | 5:35 AM ET
1950: American screen star Lauren Bacall wearing a dark satin suit for her role as Amy North in 'Young Man with a Horn'.

Lauren Bacall, who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

Soaring prices underscore the inflation risk in India, which remains a headache for policymakers who will release data on consumer prices this week.

Microsoft has released a 19 euro ($25) ultra-low-cost phone in an aggressive push to capture more sales in the growing emerging markets.

Robin Williams—The $5B man at the box office Tue, 12 Aug '14 | 9:01 AM ET
Robin Williams in 2009

Robin Williams leaves behind a legacy of Hollywood success that spanned decades and generated billions of dollars—in fact, $5.2 billion worldwide.

Robots are the new butlers at Starwood Hotels Tue, 12 Aug '14 | 9:00 AM ET
Botlr robot at Starwood Hotel

Forget your toothpaste? Need more towels? If you're staying at Starwood Hotels, you may be served by a Botlr.

The sudden death of popular Hollywood actor Robin Williams has stunned the world and triggered an outpouring of grief and tributes on social media. Here are some tweets in his memory.