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Sky-high interest rates of days gone by Fri, 14 Mar '14 | 8:30 AM ET

With interest rates apparently set to rise, CNBC takes a look at sample record-high benchmark rates from around the world over the past century.

Companies selected this year by IHS CERA as "energy pioneers" have big ideas about how to avert energy nightmares and solve sustainability issues.

Top destinations for health tourism Fri, 14 Mar '14 | 6:11 AM ET

Medical tourism is booming, with many countries jostling to offer high-quality health care at a good price. Click ahead to learn about popular destinations for health care tourism.

Famous American faces slapped by the taxman Thu, 13 Mar '14 | 8:00 AM ET
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies during a hearing July 25, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Thinking about keeping some dough in the low? Think again! Messing with the taxman has caused some famous faces a lot of trouble. Find out who they are.

You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your office neighbor. Here are some types of cubicle dwellers you hope you won't sit next to.

10 products that raise your home's IQ Tue, 11 Mar '14 | 8:30 AM ET

Home automation is growing up. Cloud-enabled products with artificial intelligence are being rolled out that help consumers save time and money.

Japan tsunami disaster, three years on Tue, 11 Mar '14 | 2:35 AM ET
A fishing vessel swept ashore by the tsunami following the March 2011 earthquake sits abandoned on a breakwater in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, March 10, 2014.

It's been three years since the deadly tsunami that ravaged Japan's northeast coast, sparking the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Latest on missing Malaysian jet in pictures Mon, 10 Mar '14 | 11:25 AM ET

The international investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight has so far yielded more questions than answers.

CNBC goes behind the scenes of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show to bring you some of the highlights.

An auction site is offering historic, one-of-a-kind, baseball memorabilia from some of the game's greatest of all time.

National security: America's new robotic army Mon, 3 Mar '14 | 12:14 PM ET
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

The U.S. military's human footprint is shrinking, but its robotic fighting force is on the rise, transforming the battlefield in air, land and sea.

From gaming to fitness, facial recognition to currency conversion, CNBC highlights some of the weird and wonderful apps for Google Glass.

This winter's brutal weather may have you bouncing off the walls, but in these places, you may never want to go outside again.

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When it comes to recreational marijuana, forget the joint! People in Colorado are enjoying cannabis in brand new ways, including edibles, drinks, dabs and more.

New tech gadgets to turbocharge your business Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 9:00 AM ET

To boost competitiveness, companies of every ilk are eyeing exciting new breakthroughs—from drones and eye-tracking devices to biometric ID checking.

Insure.com has ranked car insurance premiums in every state. Here are the five best and five worst places to find affordable auto insurance.

Poop and eight other trends from the Toy Fair Sat, 22 Feb '14 | 11:00 AM ET

The widespread and wacky toy trends that could influence what kids want this year.

Surprising things you can't sell in the US Fri, 21 Feb '14 | 7:32 AM ET

The free market is not absolutely free for all. A look at some surprising items that Americans can't sell.

Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 2:51 PM ET
Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

Will one of these be the next hot holiday toy? Wed, 19 Feb '14 | 7:22 AM ET
A life-size Uglydoll walks the floor of the annual Toy Fair.

Toymakers are already looking ahead to find the next hot holiday toy. Could one of these 16 be a contender?

Colleges launch plans to cut tuition costs Sun, 16 Feb '14 | 7:00 AM ET

Students looking for affordable college educations are benefiting from sliding-scale tuition payment plans at many private and public universities.

10 high-tech gadgets to pamper your pet Sat, 15 Feb '14 | 7:00 AM ET

A headset for translating woofs to English to a doggy fitness monitor: Innovation is transforming the way owners care and interact with their pets.

Highlights from London Fashion Week Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 2:20 PM ET

Click ahead for some highlights from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 and catch some of the trends we'll be seeing later on this year.

7 ways designers are battling cheap knockoffs Fri, 14 Feb '14 | 11:37 AM ET
A model relaxes backstage before the Milly By Michelle Smith fashion show at MBFW Fall 2014 in New York.

The trends at New York Fashion Week will be difficult to duplicate at fast fashion retailers such as H&M and Zara.

Will you learn something? Will you make connections? Will they PAY you? See Glassdoor's advice on the best place to secure an internship.

How to train like an Olympian Thu, 13 Feb '14 | 8:00 AM ET

You may not win a medal in Sochi for Alpine skiing or bobsledding, but you will get healthier using this wearable tech.

Bringing your pet to work is still a rare perk, but their are a growing number of companies including Google and Etsy that offer this fringe benefit.

Highlights from the Singapore Airshow Wed, 12 Feb '14 | 7:55 AM ET

The Singapore Airshow was billed as one of the most important aerospace exhibitions in the world. Here are some of the highlights.

Made in where? Inside Sochi Olympic uniforms Tue, 11 Feb '14 | 9:46 AM ET
The US delegation parades during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.

CNBC went inside the uniforms in Sochi to learn more about their production and design.

A 529 college savings plan, available in all 50 states, makes paying higher-education expenses easier. Here are the top 10 state 529 plans nationwide.

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