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Wearables may finally make it big at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Check out other trends.

Advanced economies are likely to require financial repression, debt restructuring, inflation and capital controls, economists Reinhart and Rogoff have warned.

Thousands of flights canceled due to snowstorm Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 10:41 AM ET
A Frontier airplane waits for passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Near-blizzard conditions and record cold snarled air travel up and down the East Coast, causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations.

Indian Prime Minister’s mixed legacy Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 6:33 AM ET

As Manmohan Singh announced his departure as Prime Minister of India, he argued: “History will be kinder to me than the contemporary media.”

The risky funds ringing alarm bells in 2014 Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 2:55 AM ET

Brokers prodding individual investors into putting their money into certain key kinds of riskier assets are facing a crackdown from U.S. authorities.

Advertising industry growth in 2014 will be boosted by an improved global economy and the soccer World Cup, the chief executive of Publicis told CNBC.

We got 'sucker punched in cyberspace' Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 8:30 AM ET

Online attacks nowadays like ones that recently hit Target, Snapchat and Skype are complex, Kevin Mandia, the new COO of FireEye, tells CNBC.

Manhattan apartment sales hit a high Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 12:59 AM ET

Sales of Manhattan apartments hit a fourth-quarter record, with wealthy buyers competing to get a foot in the door as prices soar. The FT reports.

This girl just got fired ... by BlackBerry Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 5:35 PM ET
Alicia Keys at an event in Sydney in December.

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January, just one year after the singer-songwriter was hired as a 'global creative director.'

Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics

Economist Nouriel Roubini, renowned for his foretelling of doom and gloom in financial markets, has turned bullish in his 2014 outlook.

Woman eats only Starbucks items for a year Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 1:35 PM ET

One Seattle-area woman just gave the phrase "Starbucks junkie" a whole new meaning.

As youth unemployment continues to be an issue in Britain, new research has warned of the health impacts of joblessness among young people.

In the midst of a territorial dispute between Asia's two great powers, a Chinese man crash-landed near contested islands held by Japan.

Gold had a tumultuous run in 2013 but don’t expect any respite in the new year, said UBS, which anticipates double-digit percentage losses in 2014.

The New Zealand dollar has enjoyed a strong 2013, and its fortunes this year are expected to be even brighter, analysts say.

Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 12:55 AM ET
A Wal-Mart store in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, China.

Wal-Mart Stores has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals.

Map of eastern hemisphere highlighting Asia

Global think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace outlines the ten trends to shape the landscape for investors in Asia this year.

A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

Like a hunky doctor killed pulling cute children from an orphanage fire, soap operas seemed to have died a grisly death. Until...

In late February, around 480 miles off the coast of Florida, the Cayman Islands will get ready to cater for a new kind of visitor.

When the leaders of Mexico and China met last summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade. Down on Mexico's Pacific coast, a drug gang was already making it a reality.

Can Europe compete with US tech startups? Wed, 1 Jan '14 | 5:33 AM ET
The Old Street roundabout, which has been dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout' due to the number of technology companies operating from the area in London.

The European Union plans to give the region's tech startups a helping hand in 2014 - but it could be a case of too little, too late.

Five tech trends to watch in 2014 Mon, 30 Dec '13 | 12:18 PM ET
A man wearing Google Glass at the headquarters of Google Belgium in Brussels.

While it's impossible to predict the future, there are some tech trends that are poised to take off in the coming year, experts say.

Caracas, Venezuela.

Japan's Nikkei index may have clocked its biggest annual gain in over 40 years, but it wasn't 2013's best performing stock index.

Chen Guangbiao, Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources.

An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times.

Attacks reignite debate on Russia investments Tue, 31 Dec '13 | 1:15 PM ET
Russian firefighters and security personnel inspect a destroyed trolleybus in Volgograd on Monday.

Russia faces challenges assuring investors about its stability relative to other countries. Terrorist attacks may make those challenges worse.

Arise, Sir... Do UK knighthoods matter? Tue, 31 Dec '13 | 5:57 AM ET

A knight or damehood might seem like a quaintly medieval way of rewarding a career in business - but the system has proved controversial.

From left: Ken Langone and Pope Francis

Pope Francis' comments about the wealthy and capitalism have at least one wealthy capitalist feeling hesitant about supporting a church project.

Motor racing's Schumacher 'stable' Wed, 1 Jan '14 | 6:23 AM ET
Michael Schumacher

Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a stable condition on Wednesday, his agent said.

Schumacher 'slightly better' after second op Tue, 31 Dec '13 | 6:14 AM ET
Michael Schumacher

The medical condition of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is slightly better on Tuesday.