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Creating a business can involve irregular meals and offices in bad neighborhoods. CNBC.com spoke to entrepreneurs who started businesses from nothing.

While shooting "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," there are a few bedrooms where we'd like to spend the night. Check out the extravagant bedrooms of the super rich.

Can someone make a living off of their hobby? Meet some people who left the security of their jobs and found success in their labors of love.

The 15 most bizarre Super Bowl bets Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 8:42 AM ET
Reporters Erin Andrews and Pam Oliver.

When the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, gamblers will be risking money on a series of unique, novelty prop bets.

And the most attractive people drive a... Mon, 27 Jan '14 | 1:46 PM ET

If you’re single and planning a trip to the car dealership, the type of vehicle you decide on may determine your chances of finding love.

10 of the most expensive views in America Fri, 17 Jan '14 | 8:00 AM ET

In luxury real estate, location doesn't count for much if it doesn't include spectacular views. Feast your eyes on a few that do.

The best financial apps of 2014 Wed, 15 Jan '14 | 7:30 AM ET

About 19 percent of Americans spend more money then they make. These handy tools help people budget and get better control their spending habits.

Adult film actress Jesse Jane.

The porn world loves new superstars almost as much as it loves a comeback story. That is why the industry's top stars change so frequently.

Home sellers may be daunted by the idea of renovations, but there are other ways to improve a house's market prospects without breaking the bank.

What to do when you win the lottery Tue, 18 Mar '14 | 12:06 PM ET

Record lottery payouts are rewriting the conventional financial wisdom about how the winners can best handle their good fortune, from tax advice to their reconfigured lives.

Biggest companies run by women Tue, 10 Dec '13 | 11:45 AM ET
General Motors CEO Mary Barra

GM has named Mary Barra as CEO, but women are underrepresented in the corner offices. These are the biggest companies run by women.

Nelson Mandela: A man and a country Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 4:05 PM ET
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela not only overcame personal suffering, racism and oppression, he triumphed over them to become a titan of the 20th century. Click ahead to see images from his life.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Unless you have a spare million, these cars won't end up in your garage. But we can all dream, so here’s a list of ridiculously expensive supercars.

10 white-collar fugitives on the FBI's wish list Tue, 10 Dec '13 | 12:50 PM ET
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Warren Jeffs — totaling 497 since its creation in 1950. Of these fugitives, 466 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. Of these, 154 arrests have been assisted by the public through methods such as the information posted on the website and disseminated “wanted” posters. With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau began putting phot

From alleged mortgage swindlers to suspected Ponzi schemers, all of these fugitives have been wanted by the FBI for at least three years.

Gift experts give their picks for coveted gifts for the leading lady in your life—from extravagant perfume and jewelry to spa treatments.

Cheers! The top 14 spots to toast 2014 Fri, 6 Dec '13 | 8:00 AM ET

From beach parties to ball drops, fireworks to waterfalls, CNBC presents the top 14 hot spots worldwide to raise a toast on New Year's Eve 2014.

Holiday tipping guide: Don't skip these tips Wed, 4 Dec '13 | 2:12 PM ET

So the holidays have arrived. How do you tip the people who clean the house, walk the dog and work the knots out of your back? Here is your guide.

Investors are turning hobbies and interests into cash. From art and comics to racehorses and wine, here’s a look at some popular alternative assets.

10 hottest cars at the LA Auto Show Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 2:56 PM ET

Featuring vehicles taking their first international bow, the exhibition offers fun and functionality as well as excess and efficiency.

TSA agent at Pittsburgh International Airport.

From novelty bombs to skull fragments, the TSA has had a long, strange year.

Why the Amazon drone is just the beginning Wed, 30 May '12 | 11:47 AM ET
Amazon.com is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages.

Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.

Six wearable tech gift ideas Mon, 2 Dec '13 | 7:35 AM ET

While you may not be able to get Google Glass this holiday season, there are other wearable tech products on the market. Click ahead to see some of them.

8 tips to stick to your holiday budget Wed, 27 Nov '13 | 8:41 AM ET

Here are a few ways to help make sure you keep your holiday spending under control this season.

There's no one hot holiday toy this year, but parents have plenty of wow-worthy gifts to pick from.

Gifts to make sports lovers cheer Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 1:50 PM ET

Getting a gift for the die-hard sports fan is not always easy. Here's a guide to some unique ideas.

Victoria's Secret models during the finale of the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.

Wearing millions of dollars of diamonds, Swarovski crystals and lingerie, Victoria's Secret Angels hit the catwalk during the annual runway event.

The 10 greatest sports cars of all time Fri, 22 Nov '13 | 5:30 PM ET
Jaguar E-type Heritage Coupe

Some sports cars have stood the test of time and become truly iconic. Check out CNBC.com's definitive collection.

Gabriel Scheare uses the world's first bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013, at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scheare said he "just felt like being part of history."

While adoption among merchants is small, more businesses are accepting bitcoin as a way of avoiding credit card fees and attracting enthusiasts.

Before you go: Documents you need when you die Thu, 21 Nov '13 | 1:24 PM ET

If you want to ease the emotional or financial burden your loved ones will face when you die, organize these documents.

A twenty-five bitcoin piece.

CNBC highlights some the greatest hits in cryptocurrency, including defunct and dubious alternatives. These options are not for the fainthearted.

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