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Is a massive rebound coming for the Nikkei? Wed, 7 May '14 | 10:45 PM ET

Japanese stocks seem to have lost their luster, but according to global research house Capital Economics the Nikkei is set for a dramatic turnaround.

Seriously, toast? The artisanal food backlash Wed, 7 May '14 | 10:06 AM ET
Artisanal toast is a new food trend. Or is it bruschetta?

From cupcakes to cronuts, foodies love food trends. The latest hipster food fad to emerge is artisanal toast. We kid you not.

Matt Damon may have become a critic of Obama, but many celebrities still support the embattled president, as seen with Obamacare.

How QE may be doing more harm than good Wed, 7 May '14 | 6:18 AM ET
Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney

We're headed towards what could a market meltdown unless we drastically change economic policy, writes MBMG's Paul Gambles.

Chris Pugh

China's plans to establish a shale industry to rival the U.S.'s could be a blow for some of the world's poorest gas exporters.

Would you buy Alibaba shares? Tue, 6 May '14 | 8:06 PM ET
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. apps.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has finally filed for a nominal $1 billion U.S. initial public offering (IPO).

From bad to worse in Nigeria     Wed, 7 May '14 | 3:25 PM ET

There are new reports of additional kidnappings of school girls in Nigeria, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Is it game over for Nintendo? Wed, 7 May '14 | 12:10 PM ET

The once dominant Nintendo has taken a backseat in the gaming world, but the company is hoping that new launches will help it get back in the game.

Why Matt Damon went on a toilet strike Wed, 7 May '14 | 4:57 AM ET

Matt Damon said that raising awareness about the issue of clean water was a marketing nightmare, so he had to make a viral video.

Meet America's millionaires Tue, 6 May '14 | 10:20 AM ET

For those with a fixed view of what it means to be a U.S. millionaire, the first-ever CNBC Millionaire Survey serves up some surprises.

'Game of Thrones' sets dubious piracy record Wed, 7 May '14 | 6:05 AM ET
"Game of Thrones"

Over 200,000 people pirating Season 4 Episode 5 at once using file-sharing protocol BitTorrent.

Will Yellen take the chill off markets? Tue, 6 May '14 | 2:27 PM ET

Traders across the financial markets will be hyper-focused on Congressional testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen Wednesday.

David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.

While these may not be the best of times for hedge funds, they're still pretty good for the best of the best.

With a number of casino expansion projects underway in Macau, investors are questioning whether the world's largest casino market is at risk of saturation.

September 13 is a key date, when, according to the old saying, investors should put their money back into the stock market after selling in May.

ION Orchard shopping centre on Orchard Road

BNP Paribas says some shopping hubs are weathering the e-commerce boom better than others.

Bedroom on Etihad plane

First class is going to get an upgrade with the addition of an 125-square-foot cabin for private bookings.

Professor Stephen Hawking attends the gala screening of 'Hawking' on the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival held at Emmanuel College on September 19, 2013 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Stephen Hawking is sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence as shown in new AI movie Transcendence could spell the end of mankind

An Amazon distribution center

Amazon.com is launching a new feature to allow shoppers to add products from Twitter to their shopping carts without leaving the site.

What is your position on the euro-dollar? Mon, 5 May '14 | 12:37 AM ET

Do you think the euro is too strong? Tell us what your position on the euro-dollar cross is.

French MPs to become interns for a week Mon, 5 May '14 | 9:14 AM ET

French members of Parliament are being encouraged to go on work placements in an effort to boost their understanding of the business world.

For 89-year-old Raj Kalaan, her caregiver's bi-weekly visits are cherished. A young lady companion spends three hours per week with her.

Matt Damon has told CNBC he would be "open" to reprising the role of Jason Bourne.

The CNBC First 25: Who mattered most Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 6:48 AM ET

CNBC's 'First 25': Our ranked list of people that have disrupted industries, sparked change and exercised an influence far beyond their own companies.

Cannabis for kids: Israel pioneers pediatric pot Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 12:54 PM ET

Israel's largest medical cannabis supplier, Tikun Olam, uses marijuana to treat kids with cancer.

Nickel matte in workers cupped hands

Five cents says you can't name April's best-performing commodity.

An Indian fruit vendor displays mangoes

An E.U. ban on Indian mango imports is unlikely to dent Asia's third-largest economy, but it could create trade friction between the two economies.

Tough Mudder's latest obstacle: Manure germs Thu, 1 May '14 | 5:26 PM ET
Tough Mudder endurance race in Henley-on-Thames, England, in April.

Racers who got sick after a Tough Mudder run in Nevada were felled by the very tiniest of obstacles, NBC News reports.

Who are the greatest drivers in F1 racing? CNBC takes a closer look at the trophy cabinets of the most memorable F1 racers since the 1950s.

Got $93,000 to spare? Robots get cheaper Thu, 1 May '14 | 9:04 AM ET
The RoboThespian interactive humanoid robot, developed by Engineered Arts Ltd

Lifelike "humanoid" robots are around 75 percent cheaper than they were five years ago, making the price of such machines similar to that of a luxury sports car.