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Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

Is shadow banking set to take off globally? Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 12:30 AM ET

Shadow banking gets tagged as a China risk, but it may be rising globally as low interest rates spur yield chasing and tougher rules constrain banks.

Italian village for sale… on eBay! Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 9:27 AM ET
Borgata Calsazio alpine village is for sale on eBay.

The listing of obscure items on eBay is nothing new, but one Italian seller has gone a step further - putting a whole Alpine village up for sale.

Tastes like chicken: Extreme cuisine Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 10:11 AM ET

Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of dishes from around the world that will put even the heartiest and most intrepid diner to the test.

Foreign investors are not spooked by a bank run in the Bulgaria, the nation's finance minister said.

Can China change its energy policies?   Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 8:23 PM ET
China coal

CNBC's Sri Jegarajah explores why the sheer size of China's market share will have a huge effect on the global energy industry.

Inside a trader's brain   Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 3:14 PM ET
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

A new study shows how brain activity differs between high and low earning traders on Wall Street. CNBC's Meg Tirrell has the details.

Why we all need banks Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Every single one of us, individual or corporate, who wishes to engage in any form of commerce, needs banks, writes Moorad Choudhry.

25 Years of CNBC: How things have changed Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 6:41 PM ET

Here's a quick look at how London, Hong Kong and Singapore have changed over the last 25 years.

Children of same-sex parents healthier: Study Mon, 7 Jul '14 | 3:44 AM ET

Children of same-sex parents have better health and well being, research has found, but it warned stigmas pose an ongoing challenge.

These bets on underperformance are paying off Fri, 4 Jul '14 | 8:17 AM ET

It might be a rough year for hedge funds, with markets seemingly wandering ever higher, but some eagle-eyed short sellers are still making money.

How trade is evolving in Asia   Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 8:21 PM ET

Asia's economic success is built on trade, but as the U.S. and Europe recover their trade prowess, Asia has adapted to become more than just an export machine. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

BoE Governor Mark Carney has announced his next big shake up: scrapping the central bank's annual cricket match.

China's economy may be slowing but the latest Transformers movie has broken Chinese box office records since opening last Friday.

Global growth will slow due to a combination of aging population, global warming and a slowdown in emerging markets, the OECD warns.

Will Singapore relax housing curbs soon? Wed, 2 Jul '14 | 7:23 PM ET

As the slowdown in Singapore's housing market deepens, investors are questioning when the government may relax its anti-speculation curbs.

CNBC's Eunice Yoon goes shopping with a Chinese car buyer and looks at how Beijing plans to steer its economy away from investment and into consumption.

Milk got your carry trade? Wed, 2 Jul '14 | 7:13 PM ET
Dairy cows at a farm operated by Synlait Milk in the town of Rakaia, around 60km from Christchurch, New Zealand

Milk prices may unravel the popular carry trade of using currencies such as the yen or U.S. dollar to buy higher-yielding New Zealand dollar assets.

What emerging Asia still needs to work on   Mon, 9 Jun '14 | 8:23 PM ET

As the populations of India and Indonesia grow, transport infrastructure in both economies are still struggling to keep up. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

This is the hottest commodity of the future Wed, 2 Jul '14 | 6:58 AM ET

In the next quarter century, demand for water will boom as the world population swells. This liquid gold could be traded like oil.

Asia to become finance center of the world? Tue, 1 Jul '14 | 7:00 AM ET
The SGX Centre (center), which houses the Singapore Stock Exchange

Overregulation in the US has spooked global banks. They are now looking beyond Wall St. as a major financial hub. What's next?

When it comes to bonds, should you go long? Tue, 1 Jul '14 | 6:57 PM ET

Traditional advice suggests rising interest rate expectations would spur shifts to short-duration bonds, but some think the long end is a better bet.

US soccer team loses but gains a hero Wed, 2 Jul '14 | 5:32 AM ET

The U.S. men's soccer team bowed out of the World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday evening but received generous praise from many in the game.

ECB European Central Bank

Few expect the ECB to act on Thursday – but that hasn’t stopped a number of analysts saying that more stimulus is needed.

Michael Kors: The Lauder family made New York Wed, 2 Jul '14 | 2:07 AM ET
Designer Michael Kors walks the runway at the Michael Kors fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014, New York

Known for their brand Estee Lauder, the Lauder family should also be recognized for their contribution to New York City, said Michael Kors.

How much was your biggest online splurge? Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 7:00 PM ET

As Asia's e-commerce market enjoys booming growth, tell us what's the most you've spent online.

'Internet of things' looms, but is it secure? Tue, 1 Jul '14 | 3:36 AM ET

How will smarter, connected homes change our lives?

Resilient Dow timeline: 2008 to now   Tue, 1 Jul '14 | 3:43 PM ET
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

CNBC's Dominic Chu looks the resilience of the Dow since its bottom in 2008.

The U.K. government looks to overturn an American import ban on traditional Scottish haggis, which has been in place since 1971.

Bye bye Bordeaux: The new bull market for wine Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 3:50 PM ET
Three bottles of 2005 Romanée-Conti from Burgundy sold on June 26 for $40,137.50.

Bordeaux wine prices have pulled fine wine indexes sharply lower. But a look at wines across other regions reveals a more bullish story.