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A general view of KidZania Tokyo.

Welcome to KidZania – a theme park-cum-real-world-role-play center equipped with its own banking system and town center built to scale.

Young woman putting on lipstick

Human urine, cyanide and rats' droppings are just a handful of poisonous ingredients found in fake beauty products hitting the U.K.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

As Greece enters a new week with no imminent signs of a a deal with creditors to unlock much-needed aid, talk that a debt default is inevitable grows.

Poll: Which EM currency would you buy? Sun, 17 May '15 | 11:29 PM ET
Indonesian rupiah currencies are collected in a donation box in Jakarta.

Most emerging market currencies have staged a comeback in recent weeks. So which of these currencies would you be willing to buy?

International Flavors and Fragrances IFF

The growth of flavors and fragrances (F&F) is testament to the sector's staying power, even as the largest firms fly mostly under the radar.

A UK toymaker is launching a range of dolls with hearing aids and facial birthmarks in response to a campaign aimed at increasing toy diversity.

Kiwi with laser eyes: This nation's next flag? Fri, 15 May '15 | 10:33 AM ET
"Fire the Lazar!" ('The laser beam projects a powerful image of New Zealand.')

A country’s cultural identity is rooted by its national flag, but one country has opened up the design its next ensign to a public competition.

Millennial craft beer

A much-loved craft beer company has left die-hard fans disappointed with the news that it’s being bought by the world's second largest brewer.

Jobs mystery: Krugman blames Apple (kind of) Fri, 15 May '15 | 3:47 AM ET

Unemployment might be low, but poor productivity proves the economy is far from full health, Nobel prize-winning economist Krugman argues.

File photo of United Airlines jets

United Airlines is offering up to a million air miles to hackers who can find security bugs in its network.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The sharp moves in currencies and turmoil in bonds over recent days may be followed by heightened volatility in stocks, one strategist says.

For Hollywood bottom line, sequels win Fri, 15 May '15 | 7:00 AM ET
A still image from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

As the summer season hits, sequels promise to be big business for Hollywood studios, according to box office data.

One woman crowdfunds her way to a Harvard degree Sat, 16 May '15 | 11:28 AM ET
Tonika Morgan, as she appears on her GoFundMe page.

Once homeless and a high school dropout, Tonika Morgan is now headed to Harvard, and she turned to crowdfunding to pay for it.

This country is trying to go cash-free Fri, 15 May '15 | 10:58 AM ET
A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo.

Danish clothing retailers, restaurants and gas stations could go cashless by January 2016.

Cannes Film Festival delights   Fri, 15 May '15 | 4:00 AM ET

CNBC takes a light hearted and notably French inspired look at the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Household goods are quickly stealing a march on popular brands like Coca-Cola, with Colgate being used in more than half the world’s houses - report.

Bill Nye Kickstarts solar-powered space travel Thu, 14 May '15 | 10:49 AM ET
A depiction of LightSail with its unfurled solar sails

U.S. scientist Bill Nye, popularly known as "the Science Guy", has launched a Kickstarter to fund an satellite propelled by solar energy.

Buyers continue to shun gold in first quarter Thu, 14 May '15 | 12:02 AM ET

Gold demand continued to fall amid weaker economic growth, higher bullion prices in local currency terms and rallying stock markets.

Has Asia's luxury home market peaked? Thu, 14 May '15 | 1:06 AM ET
The Alila Bangalore Hotel and Apartments

Cities in the Asia Pacific are currently experiencing the strongest growth in luxury residential prices globally, but experts say the results pale in comparison with recent years.

How fermentation can turn plants into plastic Thu, 14 May '15 | 5:18 AM ET

A French company is hoping to use fermentation to transform renewable sources such as biomass into plastic. How?

Sci-fi fans knows the danger of an malicious machine: think “I, Robot”’s VIKI. But now researchers could be developing their own real-life version.

Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons."

The long-running TV cartoon series could be saying goodbye to a key member of its voice cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Asian countries topped the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s ranking of school performance in 76 countries.

Meet the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies Tue, 12 May '15 | 7:00 AM ET
Disruptors: Square, Dollar Shave Club, Oscar, and Snapchat.

Want a snapshot of the private start-ups revolutionizing the business landscape? These 50 innovators may be tomorrow's Wall St. highfliers.

Has Europe’s populist tide peaked? Wed, 13 May '15 | 1:42 AM ET
Supporters of Greece's leftist Syriza party after it won elections in January

A populist surge in Europe that seemed unstoppable just a short while ago appears to be floundering.

Art Social Haus

The explosion of co-working spaces in Singapore is a game changer for entrepreneurs in the city-state.

Something newsy is coming to your Facebook app Wed, 13 May '15 | 3:16 AM ET

Facebook will host content from news publishers on its mobile app, allowing users to read articles without having to click to another website.

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady looks on prior to Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2015.

Fans are seizing the opportunity to get the New England Patriots back on its feet, after the team was served a $1 million fine.

Shopper looking at an Apple Watch

A top research analyst posed an interesting theory as to why Apple Watch sales may fall short of expectations this year.

An unidentified young man drinking from a bottle in the night club Hollywood in Tallinn, Estonia.

The OECD has raised concerns over alcohol consumption across its 34 member states, with drinking among women and children on the rise.