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Is that a weed in my drink? Cocktails go wild Sat, 19 Jul '14 | 3:00 PM ET
Forager Brian Early walks Tales attendees through finds from a recent tour in New Orleans.

Farm-to-table sourcing is downright tame compared with what some distillers and bartenders are doing to source spirited ingredients.

Plans to allow greater foreign investment in Shanghai's A-share market could prove to be a game changer for investment in Chinese shares.

Happy 60th birthday Frau Merkel!     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 1:45 AM ET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 60 today, as CNBC looks at the successes of her leadership - and the challenges she faces.

Mixed martial arts is still relatively new to Asia but as demand for the sport booms, businesses are betting on a strong future.

Guess who bro hugged? Yep. Ackman, Icahn Wed, 16 Jul '14 | 5:16 PM ET

The billionaire activist investors shared the stage during a surprise joint appearance at the Delivering Alpha conference.

Elderly man collecting garbage for recycling in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Many trash pickers in China are elderly people, unable to support themselves on meager government pensions. Global Post reports.

German police are on the look out for beer thieves that stole 10-truck loads of beer from a depot, over the weekend.

Sunny side up: World's staggering solar plants Wed, 16 Jul '14 | 1:09 AM ET
he Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

Alternative sources of power are increasingly important. Here, we take a look at some of the world's most striking solar installations.

LATAM Airlines Group is set to make a loss during the World Cup period, the company’s chairman told CNBC.

Sausage at an agricultural fair in Berlin, Germany

Germany's Federal Cartel Authority has slapped a €380 million fine on sausage makers it accused of fixing prices. The Financial Times reports.

The RM 56-02 watch incorporates a cable-suspension system within transparent sapphire. Although it sells for $2.2 million, all 10 of the watches that are being made have sold.

Richard Mille has taken prices, and watchmaking, to a new extreme with his latest watch, which touts a $2.2 million price tag.

Indian dabbawallahs push their carts laden with food, on their way to make lunch time food deliveries, through the streets of Mumbai.

Dabbawalas are the bikers who take tiffins to hungry eaters in Mumbai, and their system is so efficient FedEx has studied it. GP reports.

Beach chairs at a beach, Baltic Sea Spa Binz, Ruegen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Expedia has released its annual "Flip Flop Report," surveying beach habits the world over, and Germans are most likely to go in the buff.

Holidays in orbit? Lift-off for space tourism Thu, 10 Jul '14 | 7:33 AM ET

Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong's moon landing, there are slew of companies wanting to make space travel as regular as airplane trips.

Now the World Cup is getting blamed for … Tue, 15 Jul '14 | 4:20 AM ET

June's headline 73 percent plunge in Singapore's new home sales may look worrying, but some analysts are pointing the blame at the World Cup.

The child character in Singapore's anti-gambling ad was mocked for worrying his father bet the piggybank on Germany. But the followup tips no payout.

Inflation fight brings Twitter to standstill Mon, 14 Jul '14 | 12:31 PM ET

It wasn't just a debate about inflation—it was must-watch television that captivated the world of Finance Twitter.

Andy Warhol's artwork titled 'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' is auctioned at Sotheby's for $20,325,000 on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

Convinced that consumers are finally ready to shop online for Picassos in addition to Pez dispensers, Sotheby's and eBay are teaming up again. The NYT reports.

Filmmaker James Gunn, actors Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana from Marvel Studios movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

When Disney bought Marvel in 2009, it did so without two popular franchises. Spider-Man is licensed to Sony, while 21st Century Fox owns X-Men.

What to expect from the Farnborough Airshow Mon, 14 Jul '14 | 4:08 AM ET

As the Farnborough International Airshow approaches we take a look at what to expect from the week-long exhibition.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Earlier this month the brand revealed what it is calling "the most powerful muscle car ever," coming in at a screeching 707 horsepower.

Get hitched at McDonald's...no, really! Fri, 11 Jul '14 | 10:27 AM ET

Nothing spells eternity like a McD's white balloon wedding gown or a crystal McDonald's house wedding gift for some couples in Hong Kong.

10 apps to boost your career Sat, 12 Jul '14 | 10:00 AM ET

Sometimes the best tools to help you move up the employment ladder are right in your pocket. Here are apps that will help you make the right moves.

Singapore is grappling with structural issues, like an over-reliance on foreign labor. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah takes a closer look at the issue.

As World Cup fever spread, the usually sober investment banks-turned-pundits offered their predictions. Here's how they did.

CNBC looks at how culture, the environment and health has changed since its first broadcast in 1989.

Joe Bastianich, Tim Love and Waylynn Lucas of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" unanimously cited their three warning signs of a category five culinary nightmare.

Apple's iPhone 5S

Chinese state media branded Apple's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.

The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

After India's budget fell short on measures to rein in the subsidy bill, Finance Minister Jaitley said he needs more time to overhaul the system.