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The Top 10 Companies on Twitter Mon, 12 Apr '10 | 11:30 AM ET
While big companies clamor to make the most of new technologies and digital resources, some have it all figured out, while others are still evolving. One of the most popular new technologies is the microblogging site Twitter. To get a sense of the companies most effectively using Twitter, CNBC.com asked Ben Elowitz, CEO of the social media firm and author of the , to give his take on who is making the most the site. From providing better customer service to building stronger consumer connections

From providing better customer service to building stronger consumer connections, the top "tweeting" companies have improved public relations and enhanced their operations.

Top 10 Investor Traps Wed, 7 Apr '10 | 12:48 PM ET
It’s easy to become a victim of an investor scam, as news headlines have shown for the past two years.  Criminals follow the latest market trends and find weaknesses to lure victims.  According to the , senior citizens are the No. 1 target for fraud, while baby boomers are second.  In 2008, the FBI estimated $40 billion was lost to securities and commodities fraud.So how can you protect yourself from being scammed? Click ahead to see which investment vehicles are ranked high for fraud and get ti

How can you protect yourself from being scammed? Click to see which investment vehicles are ranked high for fraud and get tips to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Cramer’s Top 12 Retail Stocks Tue, 6 Apr '10 | 2:11 PM ET
Short sellers who bet against retail this year seem to have made a big mistake. Over the past few months, almost all of these stocks have soared higher after an unexpectedly strong fourth quarter of 2009 and continuing sales strength in 2010. Things are so good, in fact, that Cramer’s seeing mini-bull markets in practically every niche, from apparel and footwear to consumer electronics and high-end handbags.This trend deserves your attention. And whether it’s through the return of the M&A market

This sector right now is on fire. And whether it’s the return of the M&A market, a newly confident consumer or a visionary CEO, there are plenty of ways to play it.

Hot New Cars at the 2010 New York Auto Show Thu, 1 Apr '10 | 1:09 PM ET
The following are some of automotive highlights from the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

The 2010 New York International Auto Show (2010 NYIAS) features some interesting debuts as manufactures look into the future of the automotive industry.

Recession's 10 Most Outrageous Jobs Stories Wed, 31 Mar '10 | 3:02 PM ET
The Great Recession resulted in the loss of more than 8 million jobs and left a trail of devastation in its wake, but for some, the downturn offered new opportunities.From the ashes rose creativity, powered by desperation and hope, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decades. These were the stories chronicled in the that shot through dark clouds and made us smile – and sometimes even laugh out loud.  There was the guy who created his own six-figure job – SIX FIGURES! – mid-recession. And the

The Great Recession resulted in the loss of more than 8 million jobs and left a trail of devastation in its wake, but for some, the downturn offered new opportunities.

The Middle East's Most Competitive Countries Wed, 31 Mar '10 | 8:09 AM ET
As one of the the most difficult economic climates in generations continues, Western countries still dominate the top 10 slots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, led by Switzerland and the United States. But in the Middle East, 13 countries continue their upward trend of recent years, with a number of countries measurably improving their competitiveness. In this respect, significant differences between countries persist. In many energy exporting countries, abundant oil

While America took a big hit during the financial crisis, many Middle Eastern economies grew. Click to see where these countries rank globally and regionally.

The Biggest Stock Buybacks of the Decade Tue, 30 Mar '10 | 4:07 PM ET
When cash-rich corporations authorize a share repurchase program, investors tend to see the move as a sign of confidence in the company's prospects. Common wisdom dictates that such transactions may carry an underlying message that a stock is "undervalued," leading management to put excess cash to work by investing in their own company's stock. However, buybacks can also be interpreted by investors as an attempt to stave off a drop in share price. Although stock prices will inevitably be impacte

How are common shares affected by a buyback? With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com looked at some of the largest buyback programs in the past 10 years.

Counterfeit Combat: Hardest Notes to Fake Tue, 30 Mar '10 | 10:31 AM ET
In the United States alone, there's an estimated $70 million in fake currency floating around. Fortunately, as the technology counterfeiters use improves, so does that of authentic bills. All across the globe, experts are devising high-tech methods to combat counterfeiters. Color-changing ink, special polymers and holographs are just some of the innovative technologies incorporated into today's banknotes. In 2007, the International Association of Currency Affairs began picking the best new count

In the U.S. alone, there's an estimated $70 million in fake currency floating around. Click to see some of the world's currencies that are most impervious to fraud.

Counterfeit Currency Mon, 29 Mar '10 | 7:14 AM ET
The portrait on a genuine US note appears lifelike and stands out distinctly from the background. The counterfeit portrait is usually lifeless and flat, and details merge into the background, which is often too dark or mottled.

Only the very best counterfeiters in the world can pull off a bill so good that only experts can spot it as a fake.

Top Online Video Games to Watch in 2010 Fri, 26 Mar '10 | 4:27 PM ET
There’s big money in the world of online gaming – and not just in the obvious places. While Activision-Blizzard has had a lock on the large-scale multiplayer gaming crown for years, it’s now facing competitors it never counted on. And more are on the way. Here’s a look at some of the most popular online games around today – as well as a few that are expected to make a big splash in the coming years.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular online games around today – as well as a few that are expected to make a big splash in the coming years.

Cramer’s 5 Picks for Retirement Investing Fri, 26 Mar '10 | 4:20 PM ET
Anyone saving for retirement should take advantage of both 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts, Cramer says, because they enjoy tax-blessed status. Still, he thinks that IRAs are better.That's because your investment choices for 401(k)s are quite limited, while IRAs let you invest any way you'd like. And to best capitalize on an IRA’s tax-preferred status, Cramer recommended high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks that offer as much safety as possible. Think master limited partnerships (als

To best capitalize on an IRA’s tax-preferred status, Cramer recommended high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks. Read on for Cramer's 5 Picks for Retirement Investing.

The World's Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Fri, 26 Mar '10 | 2:45 PM ET
With so much of global growth focused on emerging markets, it pays to know the banks that are best positioned to provide funding and profit from growing wealth and development in these areas. Recently, released its rankings for the best emerging market banks, which is based on a survey of industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. The criteria for "best" bank includes growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing and innovat

Recently, Global Finance Magazine released its rankings for the best emerging market banks, which is based on a survey of industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. The criteria for "best" bank includes growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative products.

America’s Double-Dip Real Estate Markets Thu, 25 Mar '10 | 1:33 PM ET
While some analysts suggest that the worst may be over for the US housing market, new data suggests that a few local markets are not that lucky. Just as equity investors worry about a "double-dip" in US stocks, several housing markets are already beginning to resemble this troublesome pattern of peaks and troughs.Real estate website has run an analysis of month-by-month changes in home prices and has identified 12 metropolitan areas that show a pattern of decline following a sustained period of

Just as equity investors worry about a "double-dip" in US stocks, several housing markets are already beginning to resemble this troublesome pattern of peaks and troughs.

Workers Country By Country Wed, 24 Mar '10 | 11:42 AM ET
Depending on country of residence, dramatic differences exist in the working lives of citizens from different nations. CNBC.com took a look at several major factors that can significantly affect the quality of work life - average income, income taxes, retirement age, average work week and average vacation days - over 22 select countries around the world to compare how these factors vary. The characteristics of a working life within a country also have an effect on the macroeconomic situation, su

Depending on country of residence, dramatic differences exist in the working lives of citizens from different nations. CNBC.com took a look at several major factors that can significantly affect the quality of work life — average income, income taxes, retirement age, average work week and average vacation days — over 22 select countries around the world.

America's Highest-Spending Cities Wed, 24 Mar '10 | 2:33 AM ET

Bundle.com, which is backed by Citigroup, Microsoft and Morningstar, compiled the list using spending data from Citi and the U.S. government in 2009. See if your city ranks in the top 10.

Cool New Green Gear Tue, 23 Mar '10 | 1:42 PM ET

A variety of new products designed to let consumers make small changes in their behavior to help the environment were showcased at the 2010 Go Green Expo.

12 Biggest iPad Competitors Tue, 23 Mar '10 | 9:18 AM ET
Apple's iPad caused a major stir in the tech community after its unveiling in February, but this year has been an exciting one for companies entering into the market for tablet computers. The International CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas will highlight the most important pieces of the wideless tech world, not the least of which is the next wave of tablet computers. The iPad is a popular favorite due to its high-profile release and loyal Apple following, but what other companies are making

What other companies are making headway into the tablet computer market space with products of their own? Find out!

What's Your Dead Body Worth? Mon, 22 Mar '10 | 10:04 AM ET
Dead bodies have always been used in medicine. But demand for human tissue is outstripping supply, resulting in the gruesome new trade of body broking, in which unscrupulous traders have used the bodies of those who haven't given their permission, with devastating consequences.In this slideshow, however, we take a look at what companies legitimately trading in body parts — those who source from willing donors and sell to legitimate medical facilities — are making on specific body parts.Want to f

Take a look at what companies legitimately trading in body parts — those who source from willing donors and sell to legitimate medical facilities — are making on specific body parts.

Cramer’s 5 Obama-Proof Dividend Plays Fri, 19 Mar '10 | 1:06 PM ET
Health-care reform is now law, but it comes at some cost to investors. Because part of the bill that President Obama signed on March 23 includes increased taxes on capital gains and dividends.Now, Cramer always has recommended dividend stocks as great protection again economic and market volatility. But if investors are pocketing less money as a result of higher taxes, then this strategy has to change.The solution then, as he sees it, is to find even bigger dividend yields. That way investors st

Cramer pulled together a basket of some of his top dividend-paying companies. It’s a starter kit of sorts, a diversified mini-portfolio that should protect investors against the tax man.

America's Healthiest and Sickest States Fri, 19 Mar '10 | 10:48 AM ET
Health care is one of the hottest topics both in Washington and around the country, but there is no question that the level of health varies greatly from state to state.Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? To help answer this question,  compiles data on all 50 states - employing a methodology that encompasses everything from public policy and clinical care to resident behaviors, community and the environment - to develop a

Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? Find out now!

Crash & Burn: The Marcus Schrenker Story Thu, 18 Mar '10 | 8:07 AM ET
Marcus Schrenker makes millions. He's a Wall Street money manager and a stunt pilot. But clients say he's a con man who had the country wondering for days whether he was dead or alive. profiles a multi-million dollar story of deception!

Marcus Schrenker is a Wall Street money manager and a stunt pilot. But clients say he’s a con man who had the country wondering for days whether he was dead or alive. Learn more.

America's Biggest Beer-Drinking States Wed, 17 Mar '10 | 10:16 AM ET
Can you guess which US state holds the title of beer-drinking king? To be the biggest beer drinking state, each individual resident or legal age must drink more than their fair share., a Beer industry public policy group, compiles a report of annual statistics on beer consumption and production across the United States. The yearly report includes state-by-state per captia consumption figures, which calculates average consumption by comparing individuals of legal drinking age (aged 21 and over) t

Can you guess which U.S. state holds the title of beer-drinking king? Click for the list.

Biggest Beer-Buying Holidays Tue, 16 Mar '10 | 5:24 PM ET
The Super Bowl and beer seemingly go together, but that’s not always so.

St. Patrick's Day and beer are seemingly made for each other, but not as much as you might think. Check out which holidays moved the most beer.

The Most Profitable NCAA Tournament Teams Sun, 14 Mar '10 | 6:28 PM ET
By Posted 14 March 2010Which 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament team pulls in the most money? Each year, schools are required to file their profits with the US government as part of their Equity in Athletics requirement, presented here are the most recent information available, from the 2008-09 season. The numbers are based on the school’s own reporting and each school classifies its costs and profits differently. Duke, for example, reported a $2 million loss for its basketball program last y

Which 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament team pulls in the most money? Click to find out!

Cramer’s Top 10 Emerging-Market Stocks Fri, 12 Mar '10 | 9:43 AM ET
Cramer has always recommended owning stocks with overseas exposure as one of the best ways to diversify a portfolio. That’s especially true in 2010, he says, because the Democrats controlling Washington have proved themselves very unfriendly toward American business. At the same time, countries overseas are more pro-growth, they seem less skittish about using natural resources, they impose fewer taxes, and they aren’t as exposed to the massive budget deficits we carry here in the States. Put sim

So what stocks should you buy? Cramer compiled a list of his 10 favorites, picking the best names doing business in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Read on to find out who they are.

Municipal Bonds at Greatest Risk of Default Thu, 11 Mar '10 | 1:21 PM ET
Municipal bonds are issued by a city, local or state government and have long been identified as among the safest investment options in the country. However, for some local governments, the financial crisis has caused revenue to drop and bond payments less likely to occur than originally thought. CNBC.com has obtained from  the lowest rated American municipal bonds that the agency covers, which are the bonds that carry the highest probability of defaulting on debt payments. None of the debt cove

CNBC.com has obtained from Fitch Ratings the lowest-rated American municipal bonds that the agency covers, which are the bonds that carry the highest probability of defaulting on debt payments.

Mad Money's 10 Most Memorable Moments Wed, 10 Mar '10 | 3:49 PM ET
In honor of the show's fifth birthday, we pulled together some of Cramer's craziest on-air antics, as well as a few other notable memories. Watch the slide show and then vote for your favorite.

In honor of the show's fifth birthday, we pulled together some of Cramer's craziest on-air antics, and a few other notable memories. Watch the slide show then vote for your favorite.

It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are an

With data from ThomsonReuters, we took a look at which stocks have mean consensus estimates farthest below their stock prices (as of market close on 3/9/10).

North America's Priciest Sports Tickets Tue, 9 Mar '10 | 2:19 PM ET
Across the four major American professional sports leagues - NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - which teams charge highest average ticket prices?, a publisher of sports marketing and sponsorship information, compiles average ticket prices across major North American sports in their annual "Fan Cost Index." This index monitors how much it costs to be a fan at a game for individual teams, from ticket prices and parking fees to stadium concessions.As you may expect, NFL tickets are, on average, more expensive

Across the four major American professional sports leagues - NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - which teams charge highest average ticket prices? Find out!

The Mad Max of Wall Street Tue, 9 Mar '10 | 7:49 AM ET
Anthony Elgindy. He's young, self-assured... and loaded. He claims to be a crusader, fighting fraud on Wall Street. But, this so-called good guy is running an insider trading scam…and his partner is a crooked FBI agent. profiles "The Mad Max of Wall Street!"

Anthony Elgindy claims to be a crusader, fighting fraud on Wall Street.  But, this so-called good guy is running an insider trading scam…and his partner is a crooked FBI agent.

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