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Here's Jim Chanos' 'ultimate' bubble indicator Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 10:35 AM ET
Sotheby's employees re-hang LS Lowry's painting 'Piccadilly Circus, in London, on March 21, 2014.

Short-seller Jim Chanos tells CNBC that investors should watch the stock price of this company for proof of a speculative bubble.

McDonald's closed its restaurants in Crimea, after a prominent Moscow politician called for all the U.S. fast food chain's outlets in Russia to be shut.

How real is the euro zone recovery? Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 11:55 PM ET
The stars of European Union (EU) membership sit on a euro sign sculpture outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

A recovery in the euro zone economy is in full flow, but the region still has a long way to go, says Silvercrest Asset Management.

Samsung in hot water over use of Obama photo Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 7:05 PM ET
After presenting the president with an 'Obama 44' Red Sox jersey, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz and Obama posed for a 'selfie.'

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped a "selfie" with President Barack Obama when the World Series champions visited the White House this week.

Billionaire's plan to mine the moon Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 7:00 AM ET
America's first private lunar microlander and commercial robot, developed by Moon Express.

Naveen Jain is in a race to harvest precious helium-3, platinum and other metals on the moon with his robotic spacecraft. Can he beat the Chinese?

Schoolboy at Eton

For super-wealthy Russians, education at one of Britain’s top traditional boarding schools has become as desirable as a pad in Mayfair.

Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

After a limp start for equity markets, Goldman Sachs has revealed it's bullish for the second quarter, predicting global growth to pick up and shares to follow suit.

And Japan's richest person is.... Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 1:42 AM ET
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank.

Masayoshi Son, the man behind Japan's leading internet venture Softbank, is the country's wealthiest individual with a net worth of $19 billion, according to Forbes.

How bitcoin really changed the world Tue, 4 Mar '14 | 7:11 PM ET
A poster alerting customers that the digital currency Bitcoin is accepted as payment sits behind the counter inside the Old Shoreditch Station cafe in London, U.K..

While the conversation around bitcoin has varied from price volatility to its legitimacy, many overlooked bitcoin's key innovation: the "block chain."

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi

Xiaomi is making great strides in the global smartphone race with two of its models ranking in a list of the world's top 10 bestselling smartphones.

Investors have taken a bite out of online takeaway service Just Eat as the company shares popped on its London stock market debut.

Shoppers at the ION Orchard Mall, in the shopping district of Orchard Road, Singapore.

Shopping centers in Asia have become the latest essential item on retail investors' shopping list, according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

International students shun UK universities Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 8:43 AM ET

The number of international students opting for a U.K. university education has fallen for the first time in nearly three decades.

Power plant chimneys stand beside a freight wagon yard at United Co. Rusal's alumina

Russian aluminium group Rusal said on Thursday it was in "very good shape" and will be able to cope with its debt repayment schedule.

Gujarat State Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

This year, India's election is seen as fight between several contenders for the Prime Ministerial post. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah introduces them to you.

More than half of women have experienced harassment and bullying at work, according to the biggest study of women in the workplace, and the sectors where it is the worst might surprise you.

Japanese flocking to adultery site Sat, 5 Apr '14 | 1:41 PM ET

This is why Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, is scoring big in Japan.

Will Goldman be right on China this year? Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 3:39 AM ET

Despite China's consistently poor stock market track record, Goldman Sachs is upbeat on the outlook for stocks this year.

Amazon TV shares name with online porn site Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 12:40 PM ET

Amazon's splash into the video streaming and gaming set-top box world has an accidental tie to the porn industry.

Economists remain divided over when the ECB will act - if at all. Here's a look at the arguments for and against intervention by the central bank.

How do you know when you're rich? According to a survey, most people reckon it is when you are worth over £10 million ($17 million).

Can Russia come back from the cold? Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 3:59 AM ET

Russia’s economy was troubled before the recent controversial annexation of Crimea – and its way back to strong growth is not yet clear.

This town has the most expensive homes in US Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 6:00 AM ET
Woodside, Calif., is one of the hottest real estate markets. This home is currently for sale there for $12.5 million.

The Coldwell Banker Previews International survey ranked Woodside, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, as the nation's top luxury market.

Aussie dollar strength: Why it's here to stay Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 12:31 AM ET

Recent resilience in the Australian dollar may have confused some investors, but Morgan Stanley says the upward momentum should remain for a while.

Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

The driver of a Lamborghini Aventador faces a very hefty fine and repair bill after it was involved in a three-car crash.

Dubai has defended its title as the world's best performing stock market in the first quarter of this year, gaining another 34 percent after more than doubling in 2013.

3-D printing market to grow 500% in 5 years Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 5:44 AM ET
A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

They may have been branded the "most hideous" stocks recently, but 3-D printing will continue to produce stellar growth over the coming years, according to research.

Political party advert in a newspaper.

India's upcoming election will be the largest event in the history of its democracy. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah takes a look at the election's size and scope.

Are ‘Flash Boys’ controlling the markets? Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 8:12 PM ET

In his new book "Flash Boys," author Michael Lewis alleges that the stock market is "rigged".