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The World's Hottest Emerging Market Sectors Thu, 12 Aug '10 | 11:11 AM ET
The growth story is undeniable: emerging market GDP growth expected to triple that of developed economies in 2010, according to the IMF. Within these markets, stocks have followed suit: the major market indexes in the four ‘BRIC’ nations returned an average 525% over the last decade – versus a decline in the S&P 500. With this in mind, Investors are clamoring for new ways to access the markets that are the world’s next growth engines. But where are the best opportunities? From India’s outsourcin

Here, we take you on a world tour of the 10 emerging market sectors you need to know - as selected by EM hedge fund manager and host of “Trading the Globe” Tim Seymour.

High Profile CEO Exit Packages Tue, 10 Aug '10 | 4:51 PM ET
Hewlett-Packard’s former CEO Mark Hurd stepped down on Aug 6 after a public relations nightmare involving falsified expense reports and sexual harassment allegations. He didn’t, however, leave empty handed. Hurd is walking away with a severance package worth more than $30 million. Multi-million dollar parting gifts for CEOs are not uncommon, even when the chief executives leave the company under less-than-pleasant circumstances. CNBC asked executive compensation research firm Equilar to calculat

Multi-million dollar parting gifts for CEOs are not uncommon, even when the chief executives leave the company under less-than-pleasant circumstances.

America’s Most Stable Real Estate Markets Mon, 9 Aug '10 | 3:08 PM ET
After a year of modest stabilization, the housing market is looking shaky again, For homebuyers and investors alike, there's concern about a double dip. That's bad for the real estate sector and the economy as a whole. Nevertheless, in some markets around America, prices have been stable over the past year. Real estate website  sorted through the data to see which markets have been the most stable over the past 12 months. Comparing the  (ZHVI) - a median value for homes currently on the market -

For homebuyers and investors alike, there's concern about a double dip. Nevertheless, in some markets around America, prices have been stable over the past year.

Cramer: Who Is The Worst CEO in 2010? Wed, 4 Aug '10 | 6:06 PM ET
With Tony Hayward leaving the top spot at BP, Cramer's marquee list of who he thinks are the worst bosses in business needed an update.

Find some of their most debatable choices in this slide show—and Cramer's opinion on them, of course—which includes the CEOs of Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Massey Energy, Blackstone Group, WellPoint and more.

15 Leading Innovators For the Next Decade Wed, 4 Aug '10 | 2:11 PM ET
Innovation is occurring at a rapid pace around the globe, pushing the world economy forward while working hand-in-hand with technology. During the annual Techonomy conference from August 4-6 in Lake Tahoe, leading minds come together, focusing their energies on the problems in today’s world and how they can be solved through innovation. The conference’s organizers have highlighted 15 individuals who will carry the torch of innovation into the next decade, highlighting high-growth sectors with th

They all share a common characteristic: they are pushing the envelope. So, who are the 15 leading innovators for the next decade? Click ahead to find out!

15 Pro Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs Wed, 4 Aug '10 | 12:40 PM ET
In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous. Athletes are becoming known for their entrepreneurship and savvy business deals—earning more off the playing field than on. From personalized apparel to multimillion dollar investment companies, see why these athletes truly “score” in the business world.

In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous.

The 10 Favorite Cars for Thieves Tue, 3 Aug '10 | 12:13 PM ET
Are car thieves eyeing your vehicle? To get a sense of the cars that are most sought-after by criminals, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has compiled its list of the cars with the highest relative theft rates. The data only reflects cars manufactured after 2007. By dissecting the data on insurance claims for theft - both in the rate at which claims are filed and the average size of claim payments - it turns out that some cars have theft rates 3-5 times higher than the average for all vehi

To get a sense of the cars that are most sought-after by criminals, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has compiled its list of the cars with the highest relative theft rates.

Top 10 Women Advisors of 2010 Sun, 1 Aug '10 | 9:41 PM ET
Each year, Barron's ranks the , reflecting not only the volume of assets these women oversee, but also revenues generated and the quality of their practices.We admire the list so much we decided to replicate part of it — with Barron's permission, of course — highlighting the top 10 women to make the list this year. We're also discussing financial matters and the economy with five of these outstanding advisors. You can catch those interviews every day on  during the week of Aug. 2.Click ahead to

Each year, Barron's ranks the top female financial advisors, reflecting not only the volume of assets these women oversee, but also revenues generated and the quality of their practices. Learn more.

Over the past several weeks the traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

Traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed some of their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

Million Dollar Homes Across America 2010 Wed, 28 Jul '10 | 4:13 PM ET
How much can $1 million buy you in today’s real estate market? The answer, of course, varies greatly depending on where you’re looking to buy. Throughout the US housing crisis, home values have fallen sharply and short sales are becoming commonplace. However, many in local real estate markets - from New York and San Francisco to Anchorage and Omaha – are optimistic about a gradual recovery in home prices. One price range of particular interest is the $1 million range, where affordability and lux

CNBC.com surveyed 19 local markets across the country, gathering examples and individual perspectives on the health of local markets in America. Here's what we found.

Cramer’s Top 6 Comeback Stocks for 2010 Mon, 26 Jul '10 | 10:19 AM ET
Down big in the first half of the year, up big in the second – that is Cramer’s latest investing thesis.The Mad Money host found a number of stocks, culled from the S&P 500’s worst-performing sectors, that he thinks offers a tremendous amount of snapback potential. One of them, in fact, has lost almost half its value so far in 2010, but Cramer said it could end up being one of the best stocks to own over the next six months. The others, whose loses may not be as severe, still stand up as very at

Down big in the first half of the year, up big in the second – that is Cramer’s latest investing thesis. Read on for the Top 6 Comeback Stocks of 2010.

10 Ways to Reduce Wasteful Gov't Spending Mon, 26 Jul '10 | 7:30 AM ET
Every year, government agencies put forth ideas on how their particular department can save money. This year, the Obama administration is proposing 126 cost saving measures totaling $23 billion for the 2011 federal budget. Some of these measures are big-ticket items involving the reduction or deletion of specific programs that can save hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars on their own.Other measures are small, common cost-saving measures that often equate to turning out the lights wh

Take a look at 10 cost-saving measures the administration is considering that do not involve staffing reductions or elimination of programs — measures that could be implemented today.

The Most Valuable Comic Books of All Time Fri, 23 Jul '10 | 3:21 PM ET
Along with baseball cards, comic books represent an important component of the collectibles market, and can prove to be quite profitable for collectors holding highly sought-after and rare items. The “Golden Age” of comic books spanned from the late 1930’s into the early 1950’s and introduced most of the superhero and adventure characters that have become billion-dollar brands today. Among the most expensive comics are the ones that tell the story of a superhero’s first adventures, but in order

Along with baseball cards, comic books represent an important component of the collectibles market, and can prove to be quite profitable for collectors holding highly sought-after and rare items.

Slideshow: Scenes from the Farnborough Airshow Wed, 21 Jul '10 | 3:48 PM ET
The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July 19-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show. This year the show kicked off with a higher-than-expected amount of new plane and leasing orders in the private sector. But the warnings were clear from the world's military, that cuts in defense spending would make it harder for firms to win new contracts. Farnborough has a history of flight testing and aircraft building going back to the s

The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show.

15 Companies with Zero Debt - Q2 2010 Wed, 21 Jul '10 | 11:42 AM ET
Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does not al

Some companies have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Here are 15 companies with zero debt as of Q2 2010.

20 Countries Where Home Prices Are Rising Mon, 19 Jul '10 | 2:10 PM ET

While average home prices for rural parts of emerging markets are harder to come by, figures for prime real estate markets across the top 20 nations help draw comparisons.

In the 85 days following the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, oil spilled into the Gulf at a rate of potentially 50,000 barrels per day before the the well was finally capped. Now that the flow has stopped, better estimates can be made on the total amount of oil spilled during the worst spill in recent US history. According to the AP as well as calculations done by CNBC.com, an estimate of the total amount of oil spilled is likely between 182 and 184 million gallons. But how

CNBC.com took a look at how this massive volume of lost oil compares to some things more familiar to every day life in order to bring things a little more down to earth.

States With the Highest Cost of Living Tue, 13 Jul '10 | 4:31 PM ET
You won’t get more for your money in these ten states. With the launch of CNBC's fourth annual edition of "America's Top States For Business," we decided to take a look at the cost of a variety of items in the nation's ten most expensive states based on the rankings of the the study's cost-of-living category. In the CNBC study, states are ranked using a 25-point scale—the lower the score, the higher the cost of living, and vice versa. Interestingly enough, some of these states also had some of t

With the launch of CNBC's fourth annual edition of "America's Top States For Business," we decided to take a look at the cost of a variety of items in the nation's ten most expensive states.

Watching the World Cup in Soccer's Home Mon, 12 Jul '10 | 8:53 AM ET

As many flocked to South Africa for the excitement of the World Cup, the UK's multicultural capital was also a non-stop party for the world's biggest sporting event.

Sun Valley Media Moguls and Power Players Fri, 9 Jul '10 | 3:43 PM ET
The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the  of media moguls.From television and film to video games and the Internet, industry leaders mark their calendars for this event.  They meet and greet, eat and drink, and most importantly, discuss deals.Disney's acquisition of Cap Cities/ABC, the AOL-Time Warner merger, and Comcast's pending purchase of a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric (CNBC's parent company) all were hatched, encouraged, or negotiated during secret meetin

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the biggest annual gathering of media moguls. See some of this year's Sun Valley power players.

Top 10 Seized Counterfeit Goods Fri, 9 Jul '10 | 2:31 PM ET
Counterfeit goods generate hundreds of billions of dollars in sales each year, making up about 7 percent of all global trade.At US ports alone, counterfeit products seized in 2009 had an estimated street value of more than $260 million. Authorities are unsure just how many counterfeit goods enter the United States each year, but one thing is certain: Counterfeiting saps economies, puts lives in jeopardy and funds organized crime around the globe.So which counterfeit goods are seized most often?

Counterfeiting saps economies, puts lives in jeopardy and funds organized crime around the globe. So which counterfeit goods are seized most often? Find out now.

The World's Coolest Jobs...Ever Fri, 2 Jul '10 | 9:27 AM ET
You think of whiskey and golf as things you do in your leisure time to unwind. But there are some people who get paid to do these things for a living. Take Colum Egan, the master distiller for Bushmills whiskey in Ireland. Or Jerramy Hainlaine, whose title is actually “Director of Golf” for Hilton Worldwide. And, when you’re watching fireworks this weekend, know that there are hundreds of people across the country who get paid to set off fireworks for a living. We interviewed these guys and seve

You think of drinking whiskey and playing golf as things you do in your leisure time to unwind. But there are some people who get paid to do these things for a living.  Here are the world's coolest jobs, from master distiller to director of golf.

Highest Grossing Wall Street Movies Thu, 1 Jul '10 | 3:40 PM ET
Hollywood has captured Wall Street's essence in so many ways -- through the depiction of greed, scandal, sex, manipulation and sacrifice.  It's titillating, and it makes movies about Wall Street almost irresistible.                                With the help of IMBD and Box Office Mojo, we’ve ranked the highest grossing investment-related movies of all time, and sprinkled in a few interesting facts as well. Click ahead for the top 10 list.

With the help of IMBD and Box Office Mojo, we’ve ranked the highest grossing investment-related movies of all time. Here's the list!

The Biggest Cash Holdings in the S&P 500 Thu, 1 Jul '10 | 12:48 PM ET
Corporations hold large amounts of cash for a variety of reasons, including speculation on the price of assets, corporate acquisitions, future investments or even as a precaution against market uncertainty. If a company holds more cash or highly liquid assets as a large proportion of their total assets and relative to their peers, investors can draw insight into the size and scope of a company’s future investments. Keep in mind that some industries by their nature will have much more hard assets

Corporations hold large amounts of cash for a variety of reasons. So, which S&P 500 companies are the most cash-rich? Click to find out!

The Hottest Videogames of 2011 Thu, 1 Jul '10 | 9:28 AM ET

Action games are the largest sales category in gaming – making up 32 percent of all sales.

The World's Most Expensive Places To Live 2010 Tue, 29 Jun '10 | 12:02 PM ET
Each year,  assembles its ranking of the most expensive places to live. Mercer compiles information from 214 cities worldwide, comparing the cost of more than 200 items in each location including housing, transportation, food, entertainment and more. Mercer's study is designed to help multinational corporations determine compensation allowance for expatriate employees, using New York as the base city. This year’s rankings saw an influx of African cities, "reflecting the growing economic importan

In the Americas, the most expensive city is Sao Paulo (21) while New York (27) and Los Angeles (55) are the most expensive cities in the United States and Vancouver (75) too the top spot in Canada.

Meet The Newest NBA Millionaires Fri, 25 Jun '10 | 2:23 PM ET
Drafted by: Rookie Pay: A descendant from a line of Nigerian kings, Al-Farouq will take his royalty to Tinseltown. A standout at the draft for the rather large pair of glasses he wore to the event, Aminu is being  represented by sports agent Raymond Brothers. He will be sharing his rookie season with last year’s #1 overall pick Blake Griffin who is hoping to hit the floor for the first time following a season ending injury that ruined his Clippers debut.

After the NBA Finals each year, a new group of hardcourt hopefuls will interview, workout and market themselves in an effort to catch the eye of a prospective NBA team.

World's Most Secretive Businessmen Tue, 22 Jun '10 | 1:24 PM ET
Vito Genovese got his start in crime by stealing from pushcarts in Manhattan's Lower East Side, according to a 1959 New York Times article. While still a youth, he was running errands for the underworld lieutenants, making connections that would help his climb to power, the article said.It was not until 1959 that Genovese's luck in escaping prison terms ran out. A Federal jury found him guilty of violating narcotics laws and sentenced him to 15 years in jail.Genovese was famously involved in arr

Organized crime activities bring in a worldwide annual income of between $50 billion and $90 billion according to a 2002 FBI study. Here, we look at some of the most famous mobsters in US history.

Retail's Hottest Emerging Markets 2010 Mon, 21 Jun '10 | 1:30 PM ET
Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study (hyperlink to www.grdi.atkearney.com) looks at 30 emerging countries and grades them on a number of factors including an assessment of country risk, population size, and wealth as well as its current retail saturation. Several countries  as more isolated markets became attractive because they help shelter retailers from the swings in global economies brought on

Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Check out what they found!

America's Most Luxurious Gyms Mon, 21 Jun '10 | 12:36 PM ET
With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest. The country’s most luxurious and exclusive fitness clubs are more like health oases, where you might find Olympic-size pools, indoor tennis courts, private changing cabanas, steam rooms, celebrity trainers and even retinal identification scanners. The price of entry to most of these health sanctuaries is steep, with the combination of initiati

With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest.

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