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China's 2015 outlook in three words Mon, 8 Dec '14 | 9:50 PM ET

It's been a bumpy ride for China's economy this year, with multiple growth scares followed by bouts of stimulus. What does next year hold in store?

Ukraine's $15 billion black hole   Wed, 10 Dec '14 | 6:30 AM ET

CNBC's Phil Han explains the potential $15 billion black hole in the country's finances.

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

Goldman Sachs already appears to be having second thoughts on its tepid forecast for 2015.

Is Prada going out of style? Mon, 8 Dec '14 | 6:49 PM ET

Shares of Italian fashion house Prada have lost over a third of their value this year, raising questions over whether the brand is going out of style.

Apple vs Android: Who's winning?   Tue, 9 Dec '14 | 5:00 AM ET
Apple vs Android: Who's winning?

CNBC's Phil Han on who is winning the smartphone battle when it comes to sales.

Will this country be the next oil domino? Mon, 8 Dec '14 | 5:44 PM ET

Nigeria started 2014 as a frontier-market darling, but now the African economy could take a body blow from the oil price decline.

We've all fought the urge to play a quick round of Angry Birds during a boring meeting, but should you do it at the tax-payer's expense?

Debt bondage behind Hong Kong sex trade Sun, 7 Dec '14 | 5:52 PM ET
A female entertainer accosts a pedestrian outside a bar in Hong Kong's Wan Chai bar and club district

The HK murders of two Indonesian women made sensational headlines, but less noticed are the debts chaining migrant workers to sometimes risky jobs.

Is this the world's best tea tester?   Tue, 9 Dec '14 | 4:15 AM ET
Why is this tongue worth $1.5 million?

CNBC's Phil Han meets the master blender and taste tester at Tetley and finds out why his tongue has been insured for $1.5 million.

Owner of 'Grumpy Cat' made millions in 2 years Mon, 8 Dec '14 | 11:41 AM ET
Grumpy Cat.

Her brother posted an image of her afflicted cat on Reddit, and within days she was able to quit her waitressing job.

Why the dollar is still king Sun, 7 Dec '14 | 6:02 AM ET
Wealth wealthy

A question that has frustrated many is how the dollar has remained the most prominent reserve currency despite the global share of U.S. output eroding away.

Illustration of human brain

Short-term bias in thinking inhibits our ability to deal with long-term issues—challenges like preparing for a secure retirement.

Look but can't touch: 007's new Aston Martin Sat, 6 Dec '14 | 3:19 PM ET
An Aston Martin DB10 is shown at Pinewood Studios, Dec. 4, 2014, in Iver Heath, England.

Director Sam Mendes worked with engineers and designers from Aston Martin to create a vehicle specifically for the new film.

Tuna

A significant portion of the Pacific bluefin tuna supply comes from oceanic feedlots off the coast of Mexico, an activity that can only be supported by the high price of the fish.

Real men don't cry—but they are exfoliating Sat, 6 Dec '14 | 1:00 PM ET
Men's skin-care sales are on the rise.

A threat to macho men is taking place across the land: the rise of 'mampering'—eye creams, exfoliation and facial moisturizers for guys.

Monster truffle sells for more than $61,000 Sun, 7 Dec '14 | 12:47 AM ET

A record-setting 4.16-pound white truffle was sold for $61,250 at a New York City auction Saturday to a food and wine lover from Taiwan.

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during Alibaba IPO, September 19, 2014.

Technology stocks will go "nuts" in 2015 thanks to growth in the U.S. and the "normalization" of interest rates, HSBC told CNBC.

Will oil’s drop hurt renewable energy? Thu, 4 Dec '14 | 10:43 PM ET
School students near the Solar Energy compound at Moushuni in West Bengal, India

Suddenly cheap oil may spur economic re-calculations across the board, but analysts are sticking with a still-sunny outlook for renewable energy.

Wage growth stuck below precrisis levels: ILO Fri, 5 Dec '14 | 4:54 AM ET
Members of the Boston Public Works Department fill potholes.

Stagnant wage growth in developed countries is in danger of dragging economic performance down, the ILO warns.

CNBC's Phil Han tracks the historic launch of the new NASA Orion spacecraft.

Grand Theft Auto V banned in Australian stores Thu, 4 Dec '14 | 12:18 PM ET

Grand Theft Auto's latest game has been banned by two major retailers, just as the Christmas sales begin, due to sexual violence.

This is oil's ‘Minsky moment’: Strategist Thu, 4 Dec '14 | 3:54 PM ET
Oil

The same thing that happened to the housing market is now happening to the energy market, says Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman.

McLaren's flagship sports car, the P1, goes from zero to sixty in 2.7 seconds.

McLaren's CEO said the company's top secret McLaren P13 car will debut at the New York Auto Show in April.

I want to help Djokovic win: Boris Becker Thu, 4 Dec '14 | 8:16 AM ET

Tennis legend Boris Becker has pledged to help current number one Novak Djokovic win more championships after the "perfect year" in 2014.

A shortage of nurseries continues to undermine 'Womenomics', Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to boost female labor force participation and offset a rapidly ageing population.

David Beckham wants the world to know that his new deal with Global Brands isn't just about him.

US shale to OPEC: We don't care! Wed, 3 Dec '14 | 6:31 PM ET
An oil pumpjack is shown near Tioga, North Dakota.

Some may think that "the taps are going to shut, and everything's going to be horrible," says one insider. "But that's not going to be the case."

Blockbuster growth in China's smartphone sector has come to an end as mobile carriers scale back on subsidies and the market approaches saturation, says IDC.

There were unusually long queues outside money changers in Singapore on Wednesday as residents rushed to snap up the beaten-down Malaysian ringgit.

Despite a well-publicized drive to combat graft, China has been labeled more corrupt this year than it was in 2013.