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  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

Chart of the day: Biggest Friday the 13th accidents

Posted By: Katie Little

Urban legend or not, Friday the 13th has been an unlucky day for many, judging from the multimillion-dollar accidents that have occurred on the day.

There's evidence too that Friday the 13th is indeed lucky, according to a review by the U.K.'s 1st Central Insurance of its data.

After reviewing claims occurrence on Fridays on the 6th, 13th and 20th, the company found the 13th to have the highest combined number of motor insurance claims overall.

To learn more about the biggest Friday the 13th accidents, CNBC contacted Advisen, which reviewed its Loss Insight data and found the largest damages since 1990.

The biggest accident also happens to be the most noteworthy of the bunch. Last January, the Costa Concordia liner partially sank near the Italian coast, resulting in an estimated $847 million in damage.

(Read more: Time-lapse: Raising the Costa Concordia)

In order of size, here are the next biggest Friday the 13th accidents, according to details and estimates provided by Advisen's Loss Insight data:

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  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

Chart of the Day: Where did all the jobs go?

Weekly unemployment claims surged last week, rising 68,000 and blowing past economists' expectations.

So where did all the jobs go?

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  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

Chart of the Day: TWTR blows past social peers

Twitter faced a heavy dose of skepticism about its prospects going into its IPO, but a month later all it has done is make investors money. Lots of it.

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  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

Chart of the Day: More expensive, snow or insomnia?

Millions of Americans might miss work Tuesday because of a snow storm expected to dump up to six inches of snow across the northeastern United States.

But as much of a hassle as snow removal is, what's more costly to employers?

(Read more: 'Inch an hour' snow)

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  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

Chart of the Day: The soaring income gap

The income gap is widening fastest for Americans between the ages of 35 and 44, according to new analysis from Bankrate.com. The divide between the increasingly rich and the ever-poorer grew by 21 percent for that age group between 1992 and 2012.

"These are key transition years," said Chris Kahn, a Bankrate analyst, in a statement. He blames high unemployment and stagnant wages for fueling the chasm and says those confluences make it "more challenging for people to stay in the middle class or move up."

The income gap rose 17.6 percent for people aged 45 to 54, well over the 10 percent average for all Americans, according to the analysis of U.S. Census data.

(Read more on the study from Bankrate.com)

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  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

Chart of the Day: Deck the halls, real or fake?

Posted By: Izzy Best, CNBC News Associate

Christmas is a few weeks away and 'tis the season for consumers to purchase and decorate Christmas trees - whether real or plastic pines - so Santa knows where to put the gifts.

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  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

Chart of the Day: CEO pay versus burger flippers

Posted By: Katie Little

The average CEO makes a lot more today than they did a decade ago—but has the cashier at your local fast-food joint fared any better?

It's a question a lot of people will be asking today amid planned nationwide fast-food strikes.

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  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

Chart of the Day: Rates fall and house sales soar

The cheaper it gets to borrow money, the faster people want to buy houses.

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  Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

Chart of the Day: Champagne sales, fizz or flat?

Posted By: Izzy Best, CNBC News Associate

With the holidays and New Year's quickly approaching, 'tis the season to toast with bubbles that don't burst.

The country with the highest growth for uncorking bottles of bubbly is Japan. Japan has increased champagne imports by 21 percent since 2010 from 7.5 million bottles to 9 million. According to IWSR research, the taste for sparkling wines and champagne in Japan is attributed to its female consumers.

(Read more: Will cheap rivals steal champagne's fizz?)

In contrast, Europeans are struggling to find good reasons to crack open the bubbly. The British market, the world's biggest importer of champagne, has dropped by nine percent since 2010.

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  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

Chart of the Day: Why Black Friday matters

Don't see the point of Black Friday? Can't understand why people would line up for hours in the cold for a TV?

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