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IFA consumer electronics show: What to expect Wed, 3 Sep '14 | 1:13 AM ET

Smart devices, a Samsung product launch and the latest smartphones are expected to dominate the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Composite photo with Francois Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet.

The jilted lover of President François Hollande of France has written a tell-all book about her days as France's onetime unofficial first lady, the NYT reports.

Just what are the ECB's bond-buying options? Wed, 3 Sep '14 | 8:46 AM ET
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

There are two types of bond-buying programs available to the ECB this Thursday, but which is which - and which is the most likely?

George Clooney attends the British premiere of the film "The Monuments Men" in London.

Sony Pictures Entertainment said it will make a movie directed by George Clooney on News Corp's phone-hacking scandal. The New York Times reports.

The social media giant went dark for many users Wednesday afternoon, though it was back for most within about 20 minutes.

A survey of more than 50,000 bad decision-makers finds they share a lot of the same traits.

‘Robot overlords’: Coming our way soon? Tue, 2 Sep '14 | 8:23 AM ET

A new study finds that we are not only are we willing to allow robots to give commands, but that we prefer robot orders to that of humans.

Chinese love (building) US homes Wed, 3 Sep '14 | 10:34 AM ET
Rendering of the proposed Landsea Weehawken condo project

Landsea, a China-based developer, is spending $1 billion to build housing in the New York City area, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Life's most puzzling questions are now being answered in the form of GIFs by a new and viral Twitter account.

The penthouse features five reception and entertaining rooms. This one has a baby grand piano.

It's one of a kind. Take a peek inside this Knightsbridge penthouse that rents for $99,000 a week.

A photo of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as Samsung prepares to launch the Galaxy Note 4.

Here’s what Samsung’s and Microsoft's phones may feature that Apple’s iPhone may not.

BT Sport tackles Sky over soccer rights Tue, 2 Sep '14 | 6:34 AM ET
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal jumps to head the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on August 24, 2013 in London.

Sky will find it a "challenge" to retain the rights to all of the English Premier League soccer matches, its rival BT Sport told CNBC.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online.

Old Street roundabout, in the area known as London's Tech City

Britain's capital has firmly established itself on the global tech scene, but there remain some risks to its upward trajectory.

Private jet: The new way to get to college Mon, 1 Sep '14 | 7:57 AM ET

One company is putting the bling into university travel by offering a $41,500 deal to students wanting to arrive by private jet.

A television host points to a graph on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Pauline Chiou and Adam Bakhtiar discuss some of the biggest financial crises in the past century.

Does Samsung need crisis management? Sun, 31 Aug '14 | 6:32 PM ET

Samsung is in need of crisis management, analysts say, as ineffective product differentiation sparks margin erosion and a decline in market share.

A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

Euro zone inflation continued to fall in August, boosting expectations that the ECB will try bolster the region's economy by announcing more stimulus.

China real estate: A bubble bursting? Sun, 31 Aug '14 | 6:42 PM ET

A downturn in China's once red-hot property market poses one of the greatest threats to the world's second biggest economy.

A LG G Flex phone with a curved screen

Investors who missed out on Apple’s turnaround should eye Japan and Korea’s low-valued, “cash-hoarding” companies, say analysts at Citi.

UK soccer clubs splash record $1.2B on players Fri, 29 Aug '14 | 11:38 AM ET

Top-flight English soccer clubs spent a record level on new players this summer, a Deloitte study showed.

ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media Sat, 30 Aug '14 | 11:59 AM ET
A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.

With the Scottish referendum looming, the question of what happens to North Sea oil and gas reserves remains a key part of the debate.

Malaysia Airline passenger jet parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The majority investor in Malaysia Airlines said on Friday it planned to cut its workforce by 30 percent, or 6,000 workers, in an effort to make the group profitable by 2017.

Samsung has launched its Gear S smartwatch just days ahead of Apple's expected iWatch launch, as the wearable market continues to heat up.

Apple to hold event Sept. 9, iPhone 6 expected Thu, 28 Aug '14 | 1:44 PM ET
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Apple announced Thursday that it is hosting a special event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, 2014.

Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 6:27 PM ET
South Korean singer Psy

As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

Twitter's 'number two' head honcho told CNBC he was not concerned about the number of its users who were choosing not to 'tweet.'

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball in a match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during a Rogers Cup Toronto semi-final match in Toronto, Canada.

Babolat's Play, a smart racket that tracks a tennis player's performance, may take the tennis tech battle to a whole new level.

As renting becomes more common, a number of companies have cropped up with the aim of disrupting the market. Here are some of them.