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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.

Would you buy a bond that outlives you? Thu, 1 May '14 | 5:48 AM ET

Ultra-long-dated assets fell out of favor during the financial crisis, but now the "century bond" may be making a comeback.

Is this the most boring ad ever made? Thu, 1 May '14 | 7:02 AM ET

Forget the Guinness horses or Budweiser's frogs; Leica offers us - in their own words - "the most boring ad ever made."

Artist's rending of Terrafugia's TF-X flying car.

Several projects are underway and one, started by a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni, is rapidly working its way toward reality.

South Korea's won outperformed major global currencies in April, and according to HSBC, investors can expect it to continue rising this year.

Rare Jewish scripture sells for record $3.8M Wed, 30 Apr '14 | 1:16 PM ET

The 500-year-old Jewish holy book sold at Christie's in Paris for double its expected price.

How long will the US tolerate a weaker yuan? Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 10:31 PM ET

The more China allows its currency to weaken, the greater unease in Washington is likely to grow.

A Beijing man is seeking to divorce his wife after she took their son to a tropical island to escape the smog, according to reports.

Rogue trader Toshihide Iguchi hid $1.1 billion worth of losses while working for Daiwa in the 1980s, but he said he did not see himself as a criminal.

US puts $5 million bounty on businessman Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 10:30 PM ET
Preet Bharara, United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The US has offered a $5 million bounty and filed new charges against a Chinese businessman.

Preparations for Rio Olympics ‘the worst' Wed, 30 Apr '14 | 2:41 AM ET
A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A top International Olympic Committee official called Rio de Janeiro's preparations to host the 2016 Summer Olympics "the worst I have experienced."

Kate Moss struts her stuff at Topshop Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 10:52 PM ET
Kate Moss attends a photocall to launch the Kate Moss For TopShop collection held at TopShop, Oxford Street on April 29, 2014 in London, England.

Kate Moss launched her new collection at Topshop's flagship store in London late Tuesday.

Buffett: This is huge for mom & pop investors Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 9:39 AM ET
Warren Buffett

The biggest change over the past 25 for investing is that it's less expensive for individuals, billionaire investor Warren Buffett tells CNBC.