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Ebola epidemic: Which sectors to watch Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 9:09 AM ET
People wearing protective clothing for the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 28, 2014.

The Ebola epidemic could have “significant implications” for commodities, Deutsche Bank warned, as deaths top 3,300.

The U.K.'s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recommends doctors prescribe nalmefene to mild nightly drinkers.

How self-made are today’s billionaires? Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 1:35 PM ET
Oprah Winfrey

Forbes has come out with a “self-made score” for billionaires to determine on a scale of 1 to 10 how self-made today's billionaires really are.

Hong Kong protests to hit luxury sales Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 9:21 AM ET

Protests in Hong Kong could hit the sales of luxury goods makers as mainland Chinese tourists shun the region and buy their items elsewhere.

Hot new cars from the Paris Motor Show Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 7:55 AM ET

CNBC highlights some of the hottest new releases from Europe's biggest car makers at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

What rich Chinese are investing in next Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 9:22 AM ET

As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate? Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 8:33 AM ET
A 'Now Hiring' sign stands at one of the exhibitors tables at the Columbus Career Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate hit 5.8 percent in October, but does that rate tell the real story?

Lamborghini tests out hybrid supercar Fri, 3 Oct '14 | 7:31 AM ET
Lamborghini Asterion Concept

Lamborghini's Asterion LPI 910-4 concept was one of the most hotly anticipated unveilings of the Paris Motor Show, and it didn't disappoint.

Warren Buffett

Thursday's Good, Bad and Ugly is all Warren Buffett, talking about a bet he made, how he doesn't like bonds, and his big regret.

Political 'princess' could be first female PM Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 7:28 PM ET
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi.

Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country's first female prime minister.

What will social media look like in 2039? Experts say by then it will be integrated into wearables that will track our daily habits.

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Borneo, Southeast Asia, Asia

Believe it or not, the United States is not the top energy guzzler in the world.

Paris Motor Show highlights EM speed bumps Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 4:47 AM ET

The Paris Motor Show kicks off amid ongoing uncertainty for Europe's carmakers, as political storm clouds gather over traditionally high-growth emerging markets.

What 'Umbrella Revolutionaries' carry in bags Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 11:29 PM ET

There were no signs that pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong plan to back down as the protest ended its first week.

Why Monday is pivotal for Hong Kong activists Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 4:46 AM ET
A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in the Central District on September 29, 2014 in Hong Kong.

Monday will be the key test for Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations and will determine whether it will be a lasting movement, say analysts.

People look at messages of support displayed on a post-it wall outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong.

An umbrella, a towel, shorts and a smart phone. Throw in some Post-it notes and you're on Day 7 of Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations.

Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter says after 13 days of tough negotiations between Israel and Egypt in 1979, a peace deal had seemed set for failure.

Beauty: Luxury’s ugly battleground Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 8:06 AM ET

Luxury can get ugly. High-end designers are shaking up the beauty market with make-up products set to be the next big battleground.

Prior to the annual release of 10,000 pigeons, each bird received an "anal security check for suspicious objects," Chinese state media reported. 

Sun may be our main energy source by 2050: IEA Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 4:46 AM ET
Teams gather for the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition.

Solar power could trump alternatives like fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear to be the world's largest source of electricity by 2050, according to an energy watchdog.

The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 2:18 PM ET
Doha, Qatar skyline at night

A list of the countries that use the most energy on a per-person basis contained mostly small (and surprising) names.

‘Ambulance chasers’ eye troubled Tesco Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 6:48 AM ET

U.S. law firms are appealing for burnt investors in Tesco to get in touch, after the supermarket giant revealed it had massively overstated profits.

Richard Branson talks to the media at Perth Airport in May 2013 in Perth, Australia.

Sir Richard Branson has named 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter as one of the "top five most respected people in the world".

Ukrainians braced for winter without Russian gas Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 10:31 AM ET
A woman stands in front of an apartment building in Donetsk, Ukraine

Ukrainians are rushing to prepare for what could be their first winter without Russian gas.

Hong Kong protests: What are China's options? Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 4:00 AM ET
Protesters put on goggles and wrap themselves in clear wrap after hearing a rumour that police were coming with tear gas outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on September 29, 2014 in Hong Kong,

China remains mum amid Hong Kong's worst uprising in decades, but speculation over how mainland authorities will tackle the issue is mounting.

Nobody has conquered this 8K breakfast challenge Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 11:10 AM ET
Britain's Bear's Grill 8000 calorie "Hibernator" breakfast.

The Hibernator in Bear Grills Cafe features an 8,000 calorie breakfast challenge, inspired by Man vs. Food.

Does Hong Kong still matter to China? Tue, 30 Sep '14 | 12:33 AM ET
A protester sleeps on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex at sunrise on September 30, 2014 in Hong Kong.

According to the World Bank, Hong Kong represented 18 percent of China's gross domestic product in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, it is just 3 percent.

The European Commission has confirmed it believes Apple and Ireland breached guidelines on state aid over Apple's Irish tax arrangements.

Will Hong Kong spark an Asian spring? Mon, 29 Sep '14 | 2:58 AM ET
A woman holds a protest sign at a pro-democracy protest on Nathan Road, a major route through the heart of the Kowloon district of Hong Kong.

Thousands of protesters campaigned for full democracy in Hong Kong over the weekend, raising the question: Could unrest spread to mainland China.

Bill Gross

Estimates of how much investors are likely to pull from Pimco are swirling, with Deutsche Bank expecting around $266 billion in outflows.