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File photo of a Cathay Pacific jet on the tarmac in Hong Kong.

A Cathay Pacific flight from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Hong Kong wound up being a 34-hour journey.

Facebook said it plans to remove messaging capability from its mobile app and only offer the function via the separate Facebook Messenger app.

The Ferrari Hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.

A 5-star hotel will be built in a Ferrari theme park along with rides including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe.

A massive prescription database is hoping it can introduce clarity and transparency to the prescription drugs market.

How this firm is making wheelchairs cool     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 12:21 AM ET

Satoshi Sugie, CEO at Whill, explains why he wanted to design a "cool" electric wheelchair.

Used by technical analysts to explain a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock or the market, which is then followed by a downtrend.

China starts drilling into 'Roof of the World' Wed, 9 Apr '14 | 10:24 AM ET
Tibetan Plateau, China.

China has begun drilling into the Tibetan Plateau to feed its appetite for raw materials, Oilprice.com reports.

A major internet security bug has been discovered, leaving users' financial details and emails vulnerable to theft.

Indiegogo founders with a global vision: Slava Rubin, Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell

The founders share their plans to relaunch their website and take their pay-it-forward financing scheme worldwide. Up next: equity financing.

How the UK could manage if it quit the EU Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 3:23 PM ET

A member of Britain's diplomatic service has won $140,000 for his proposal outlining a blueprint for Britain after an EU exit.

Two Indonesian labourers work next to a giant advertisement board of property in Jakarta.

Southeast Asian cities are seeing the fastest prime property price increase across Asia, according to property consultancy Knight Frank.

China’s prostitution crackdown hits cognac Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 9:03 AM ET

China's clampdown on prostitution in nightclubs and bars will hit cognac producers, analysts have warned.

Inflation is key issue for Indian voters this polling season. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Mumbai.

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and co-founder of Facebook.

A look at some tech billionaire's wealth offers a lesson in tech stock volatility.

Any predictions of an immediate bull market for the precious metal gold could be premature, according to market analysts.

Chinese college student studies in the library with friends.

It started as something they did in between classes at university. But by the time Sun Zebo and Hu Jiaqi graduated in 2012, it became an obsession.

A woman (C) lights a candle as Chinese relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 take part in a prayer service at the Metro Park Hotel in Beijing.

The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines jet MH370 could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most costly search in aviation history.

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with all the BJP candidates from Delhi during an election campaign rally at Shashtri Park on March 26, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

The world's largest election is set to transfix investors in coming weeks, but in the social media world, one candidate is already winning hands down.

Though there's no guarantee, in the past several years the cross has formed four times and three of those occasions saw substantial equity selloffs.

Super Chix

The owner of KFC is testing a new concept chicken restaurant with more premium items, AdAge reports.

File photo: Google Glass

The technology giant will give more assistance to Glass users at businesses, where the wearable device has already found some acceptance.

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' smashes record in $36 million sale at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.

A rare Ming Dynasty cup dubbed the "Chicken cup" was sold to a collector for $36 million. It sets a new world record for Chinese porcelain.

Queen Elizabeth II and Irish President Michael D. Higgins.

Why the visit to the UK by Irish President Michael D. Higgins this week is particularly momentous.

France tackles gender pay gap…with an app! Mon, 7 Apr '14 | 10:11 AM ET

While President Obama is expected to launch two new executive orders on Tuesday to fight gender pay inequality, France is banking on a new app.

Bill Gates

China's rich have acquired many of the tastes of the Western rich, but Bill Gates says they haven't embraced one of the most important: philanthropy.

How Google 'mapped' Angkor Wat     Mon, 7 Apr '14 | 12:00 PM ET

Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat has become the latest historical site for armchair tourists to visit online. Here's how Google digitally mapped the shrine.

Apple employees walk towards the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.

Indian poll officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in Nagaon, some 180 kms east of Guwahati on April 6, 2014.

Investors getting excited about a turnaround for India's economy following the world's largest election should take a breath, analysts told CNBC.

The aircraft of tomorrow won't just take you from London to New York and Tokyo; it should allow you to stay connected all the way.

Warren Buffett’s latest value bet on energy Sun, 6 Apr '14 | 9:00 AM ET
A sign directing traffic to the Suncor Oil Sands, north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

The Oracle sees good value in Canadian oil-and-gas companies with long-life reserves. The sector is now trading at historic low multiples.