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A string of hacking attacks has put cybersecurity back in the spotlight, but the next online attack may be aimed at your living room.

CNN cancels 'Piers Morgan Live' Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 7:46 AM ET

Piers Morgan's three-year stint as host of a prime time CNN talk show is coming to an end, the cable news channel said.

WhatsApp to add voice to rival Skype Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 6:58 AM ET
WhatsApp on phone with facebook logo

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired this week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.

Residential apartments at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin, China

China property and bank shares tumbled amid local media reports some banks are cutting off property-sector financing, suggesting long-simmering risks may be headed toward a boil.

Concern of prolonged political unrest in Ukraine is raising fears of a sovereign default, fueling demand for safe-haven assets including bullion.

Where will the next tech acquisition take place? Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 12:18 AM ET
Facebook headquarters

Facebook's staggering $16 billion acquisition of mobile messaging start-up WhatsApp last Wednesday stunned some industry watchers.

Singapore to tax sin instead of the wealthy Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 6:24 AM ET
Elderly people gather to play a checkers game next to their housing area in Singapore

Singapore appears to have stage-managed an enviable feat in its latest budget: combining increased social spending while avoiding a tax hike for the wealthy.

A female trader works the floor of the Tehran Stock Exchange in Tehran, Iran.

The Iranian street is showing signs of breaking free from the economic stagnation that has crippled the country for years.

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday, after protesters set fire to a camp in a last-ditch effort to resist converging riot police.

In no particular order, here are the Ukrainian power players whom investors in Europe and beyond should know.

Attendees play video games on Nintendo Co. 3DS handheld game players in the GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, Sept. 19, 2013.

Mobile gaming companies are making money worldwide, but in one country in particular they're really cleaning up.

Scanning for profit: Drones invade the Arctic Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Companies are preparing to launch unmanned aircraft in the Arctic this summer to aid in energy exploration, climatology research and shipping.

A model shows off Augmate, a digital eyewear platform for Google glass at the Wearable Tech Fashion Show during Social Media Week.

From Google Glass to health-tracking wristbands, it's no secret wearable tech is on the rise. But just how far can tech enthusiasts and fashion designers see into the future?

Young woman lying on bed, circling classified ads in newspaper

An introduction from a friend, meeting up for a coffee, exchanges of text messages. What sounds a lot like dating in fact describes recruiting.

Will one of these be the next hot holiday toy? Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 7:22 AM ET
A life-size Uglydoll walks the floor of the annual Toy Fair.

Toymakers are already looking ahead to find the next hot holiday toy. Could one of these 16 be a contender?

Dutch speedskating coach: US football 'sucks' Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 11:18 AM ET
CNBC's Joe Kernen square's off with Netherlands speedskating coach Jillert Anema

Jillert Anema says America's weak speedskating performance comes from a lack of competition and support for skaters in the U.S.

OMG! Is this the end for texting? Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 4:10 AM ET

With Facebook forking out $16 billion for WhatsApp, could 2014 be the year when most of us give up on texting?

Fed at crossroads: Transcripts detail crisis Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 11:59 AM ET
September 15, 2008, the day the 150-year-old Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy.

The documents released Friday were expected to shed light on the central bank's actions during the financial crisis.

This pricey housing market is rich's top choice Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 10:54 PM ET
Sunset light on houses by Bondi Beach, Sydney

Australia – one of the most expensive property markets in the world - is still a top choice for affluent Asian investors, despite bubble fears.

Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 1:48 PM ET
A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.

Did investors miss the message on BlackBerry? Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 1:07 PM ET
BlackBerry Messenger

WhatsApp's massive purchase price suggests Blackberry's BBM has real value. But Blackberry may not have what it takes to harvest it.

Jobless youth in China: Crisis in the making? Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 7:39 PM ET

Youth unemployment has created "a generation at risk", with worldwide youth unemployment forecast to rise to 12.8 percent by 2018.

Apple looks an awful lot like Microsoft: Pro Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 1:35 PM ET
An Apple store in San Francisco

Ben Reitzes of Barclays has been bullish on Apple for the past 10 years, but that changed Thursday.

Under Armour founder: It's not the suit! Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 5:54 AM ET
Shani Davis of the United States, wearing an Under Armour uniform, competes during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

The much-maligned suit worn by the U.S. speedskating team should never have been victimized, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank told USA Today.

What bankers and Olympic curlers have in common Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 10:08 AM ET
Canada's Ryan Fry throws the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin Session 7 at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014.

"You're not just thinking what are you going to do, but what is the other guy going to do," one banker says of curling.

Can China protect its prized 7% growth level? Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 2:37 AM ET

With China's economy showing fresh signs of weakness, questions are rising over whether the country can protect its 7-plus percent growth rate.

What Facebook isn't saying about WhatsApp Thu, 20 Feb '14 | 3:27 PM ET
WhatsApp on phone with facebook logo

WhatsApp is going to have to make some changes if Facebook is going to profit from its $16 billion purchase, industry experts say.

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill celebrates after beating Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Much has been said of Sir Ben Ainslie's ambitions to raise $100 million at the America's Cup, but is a British team a realistic expectation?

Digital downloads hit $57 billion worldwide Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 10:29 AM ET

Our ever-growing love for all things digital shows no signs of abating, with spend on media downloads surpassing $57 billion.

Singapore and Hong Kong housing has risen relentlessly for years, but now both cities face a double-whammy of higher interest rates and a supply surge.