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The aircraft of tomorrow won't just take you from London to New York and Tokyo; it should allow you to stay connected all the way.

Warren Buffett’s latest value bet on energy Sun, 6 Apr '14 | 9:00 AM ET
A sign directing traffic to the Suncor Oil Sands, north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

The Oracle sees good value in Canadian oil-and-gas companies with long-life reserves. The sector is now trading at historic low multiples.

Nollywood helps Nigeria double its GDP Mon, 7 Apr '14 | 4:18 AM ET
Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigeria has outstripped South Africa as Africa's largest economy after it recalculated its GDP to add in sectors such as its Nollywood film industry.

Big-ticket $1 billion M&A deals to double Fri, 4 Apr '14 | 8:26 AM ET

The number of companies weighing up an M&A deal worth over $1 billion has more than doubled in the past six months, a new EY study finds.

Supporters of Rahul Gandhi, the leader of India's ruling Congress Party, gather at a rally on April 6, 2014 in New Delhi.

As India's election speculation plays out in realtime on Twitter, CNBC's Julia Wood takes a look at the latest "Tweet Signs".

Mickey Rooney at the 2004 Academy Awards.

Actor Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93.

Disaster investors upped bets in Q1 Sun, 6 Apr '14 | 9:59 AM ET

Investors pumped $1.2 billion into catastrophe bonds in the first quarter, betting on a mild hurricane season this summer.

Early jobs for some of Wall Street's finest Sun, 6 Apr '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Mike Mayo, then and now.

Where some of the financial industry’s most powerful worked to help pay for college

About 20 percent of China's economy is shrinking and 80 percent is growing moderately, according to independent economist Andy Xie.

Inside Kurt Cobain's $450M empire Sat, 5 Apr '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, 1993

Rock stars who die at the height of their fame never truly recede from either the public consciousness or corporate coffers

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

India’s opposition leader Narendra Modi, the front-runner to lead Asia’s third-biggest economy following a general election, is a divisive figure.

"Game of Thrones"

In the world of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” it’s not just the fire-breathing dragons which drive the plot, but gold dragon coins.

Europe’s greenest and cleanest cities Fri, 4 Apr '14 | 6:07 AM ET

The challenge to develop sustainable, livable cities is greater than ever before. We take a look at some of Europe's greenest and cleanest.

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.