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  • Scrabble now allows the most ‘ridic’ words Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Scrabble fans! A new edition of your favorite, most “grammatically correct” book has published, but it comes with a few new “ridic” words.

  • Oldest known tools weren't made by humans Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Sammy Lokorodi, a resident of Kenya's northwestern desert who works as a fossil and artifact hunter, led the way to a trove of 3.3 million-year-old tools.

    The discovery of a few stone tools in Kenya has just pushed back a piece of the archaeological record almost a million years.

  • What do Toyota and Madoff have in common? Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Private plane jet

    Civil asset forfeitures have gone up in recent years, and in this report we break down how many asset seizures were valued over $1 million.

  • The missing Picasso paintings   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    The missing Picasso paintings

    CNBC's Robert Frank discusses the details regarding two Picasso paintings that went missing.

  • 'Stolen' Picassos tied to Russian billionaire Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Catherine Hutin Blay, daughter of Pablo Picasso's wife Jacqueline Picasso.

    Picasso paintings stolen in Paris were purchased by a Russian billionaire from a powerful art advisor now accused of fraud, according to lawyers.

  • For Hollywood bottom line, sequels win Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A still image from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    As the summer season hits, sequels promise to be big business for Hollywood studios, according to box office data.

  • Kiwi with laser eyes: This nation's next flag? Friday, 15 May 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    "Fire the Lazar!" ('The laser beam projects a powerful image of New Zealand.')

    A country’s cultural identity is rooted by its national flag, but one country has opened up the design its next ensign to a public competition.

  • Christie's $1 billion week   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:35 PM ET
    Christie's $1 billion week

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on a record spring art auction season, saying the buyer for the Picasso was a Chinese buyer.

  • Christie's first ever $1 billion week   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    Christie's first ever $1 billion week

    Christie's sold more than $1 billion worth of art in one week. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Rangers fans pay record prices for Game 7 hockey Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers celebrates his game-winning goal in game 5 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals in Madison Square Garden.

    Tickets for the Rangers' Game 7 against the Washington Capitals are selling at record prices as the Blueshirts try to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

  • Record-breaking sales rock art world   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Record-breaking sales rock art world

    CNBC's Robert Frank, and Andrew Fabricant, partner at Richard Gray Gallery, discuss the art auction bonanza occurring in New York City this week and whether prices are getting a little frothy.

  • Roubini: Art indicative of high asset prices   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:25 PM ET
    Roubini: Art indicative of high asset prices

    After Picasso's masterpiece smashed world records, Nouriel Roubini, co-founder of Roubini Global Economics, discusses whether asset bubbles exist in the art market, and other markets.

  • ACLU calls for Hollywood gender bias investigation Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    The Hollywood sign in Hollywood, California

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday called on state and federal civil rights agencies to investigate gender discrimination in Hollywood.

  • Picasso sells for record-high $179 million   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Picasso sells for record-high $179 million

    Jussi Pylkkanen, Christie's lead auctioneer, discusses the robustness in the art market following the $179 million auction of a Picasso painting.

  • Picasso painting breaks records   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Picasso painting breaks records

    The hammer came down at Christie's last night, smashing two records for art sold at auction.

  • This tequila tasting flight costs $500K Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Tequila fans might be fond of an occasional tasting flight—but now one company is offering something a little different for high-flyers.

  • $2.5B of art to sell in next 48 hours: CEO   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    $2.5B of art to sell in next 48 hours: CEO

    This week will see the biggest sales for art, says Philip Hoffman, CEO at The Fine Art Fund Group, who explains why there's such a huge demand currently.

  • $179M Picasso breaks auction record Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    Pablo Picasso's “Les femmes d’Alger (Version O)”

    A bold and colorful painting by Pablo Picasso just became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

  • Picasso masterpiece should net record haul   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    Picasso masterpiece to sell for $140 million

    Picasso's Femmes d'Alger, or Women of Algiers could sell for more than $140 million at an auction tonight, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • The value of Tinder   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    The value of Tinder

    Angelo Martorell won the annual Sohn Investment Conference's "Investment Idea Contest," and discusses the value in Tinder.

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