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  • Scenes From The East Coast Earthquake Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuri

    A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C. Click for scenes from the moments following the earthquake.

  • 10 Major Architectural Failures Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    People make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes happen on the job. Usually, the incident is corrected and the whole thing is forgotten within minutes. However, the workplace mistake is harder to ignore when the person who makes it is an architect. After all, when the teenager working the drive-thru window gives you a Quarter Pounder instead of a Big Mac, it causes a lot less trauma than when a 3,000 foot long suspension bridge collapses into the Puget Sound.In , the legendary American archite

    These mistakes are big, costly and spectacular. What are some of the more notable architectural failures in modern history?

  • The World's Safest Banks 2011 Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?" These rankings are being published first on CNBC.com. For the past 20 years, has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and in the current environment of increased regulation and oversight, long-term safety of banks is of key interest. According to

    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?"

  • 11 Celebrity Foreclosures Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Ever since the housing crisis began, Americans have gotten used to hearing a word that only used to apply to the very desperate --- foreclosure. In the past, the word summoned to mind images of abandoned, dilapidated homes with boarded windows, a vacant porch swing and the occasional tumbleweed.Those days are over now, and the foreclosed home in move-in condition is an increasingly common sight today. It seems like something that can happen to anybody, including famous people. The idea that cele

    Fame is no longer protection from foreclosure, and neither is success. Who are some of the celebrities who have gone through a foreclosure? Find out!

  • Least Healthy Jobs Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    Just about every job entails some measure of stress, and most office jobs require being sedentary at a desk all day. Both of these common factors in the workplace can have negative impacts on health. Even just leaving the house to go to work and going about the workday brings with it risks to health and safety. But that’s nothing compared to the working conditions some endure. At some perilous and unhealthy jobs, workers take their lives into their hands every day. Unfortunately, even more commo

    hese seven jobs, arranged from the jobs where workers missed the least workdays to the one where they missed the most days, are likely to be hazardous to your health.

  • Richest Teams in European Football Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:17 PM ET
    As the European soccer season gets underway in August, the best teams in the world will not only be competing for the accolades that come with trophy success, but also for the financial rewards it brings.As champions of Europe, Barcelona are the undisputed kings of the pitch, but rivals Real Madrid topped Deloitte's annual 'Money League' for the sixth year running. Deloitte compares income from broadcasting, ticket sales and commercial deals and this latest list covers revenues for the 2009/2010

    As the European soccer season gets underway in August, the best teams in the world will not only be competing for the accolades that come with trophy success, but also for the financial rewards it brings.

  • Million-Dollar Cars Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
    When vintage car collectors go to auctions, they’re used to seeing price tags exceeding $1 million. They may not necessarily buy any of the immaculately preserved specimens on display, but they’re happy to have to opportunity to note the technical specifications and observe the details that make each car a piece of living history.Then there are cars with million dollar price tags, where that number represents what you have to pay just to drive them off the lot. These are the luxury cars at the h

    So what are some of the cars with prices exceeding $1 million? Click to find out.

  • Rooftop Retreats Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    Roof decks and terraces are located several stories up or more, but they're not for looking down on people, and they're not just for tanning anymore, either. Today's roof spaces and decks feature everything that was once found only in a yard or inside the house, only now it's up high with a better view. We're talking cooking and fixing cocktails, entertaining and relaxing, even catching a few winks on a four-poster outdoor bed.

    See some elevated eye candy, and homeowners considering buying an outdoor spread like the following ten examples will soon find they have lots of friends in high places.

  • The Most Expensive College Football Tickets 2011 Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    It's college football time and that means fans are willing to pay top dollar to this year's top matchups. So what are the most coveted games? a ticket market intelligence site, provided us with the highest list prices for the entire season. Not surprisingly, six of the top 10 are games that include an SEC team. So, what are the most expensive games to attend this year? Click ahead for the list.

    What are the most coveted games? TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, provided us with the highest list prices for the entire season.

  • World’s Most Popular Business Cities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past decade has led to the emergence of new business hubs across the world.Regions such as Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure, and in some cases, lighter regulation. Multinational organizations have rushed to capitalize on this, increasing the number of people they hire in these countries and setting up new offices in emerging markets. For example, bank

    Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.

  • America's Highest-Paid Jobs 2011 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to peruse or even where to live. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , BLS, CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry, which can help job seekers understand the areas to look in order to find where

    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to persue or even where to live. So, what are the highest paying jobs in the country?

  • Highest-Paid Bachelor Degrees Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

  • Jobs For Millennials Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Everybody knows that it’s a tough job market out there. One group of people who are intimately acquainted with that reality are the young adults known as Millennials. Opinions vary on their demographics. Some people say that they’re people born between 1975 and 1990, and others put the birth date at 1990 and later. However, when the quibbling is over, the fact remains that Millennials are young adults who are having a hard time finding work these days.The job market has been changing for many ye

    It’s a tough job market out there, especially for the young adults known as Millennials. What are some good job prospects for Millennials? Find out!

  • Top Ad Icons of the 20th Century Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
    Top Ad Icons of the 20th Century

    See the top 10 ad icons of the 20th century as compiled by AdAge.com and recognizing "those images that have had the most powerful resonance in the marketplace."

  • Double-Duty: Strange but Functional Gadgets Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    With billions of products on the market, it’s hard for consumers to be shocked by the function or appearance of a gadget. But these products manage to do just that. Some are actually practical while others are just plain strange. Either way, these gadgets are sure to make you say, “What?!” They’ll wake you up, give you a massage, let you tweet in some of the strangest places and charge your gadgets. Here are 10 of the strangest gadgets you’ve ever seen.

    From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!

  • Top Jobs for Sports Fans Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    The field of professional sports is as competitive as they come, and sadly, not everyone gets to play. For every athlete who makes the cut and plays at the professional level, there are countless others who will never be so lucky. Sometimes a promising career is hobbled by an injury. Sometimes a fire in the belly doesn’t burn as brightly as it needs to. And sometimes the player simply isn’t that good. Indeed, the reasons behind the dashed dreams of aspiring athletes are many.But cheer up! Just b

    Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.

  • Top Execs Who Started at the Bottom Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 1:36 PM ET
    The American Dream. We all know it well—the ability to set out with few prospects and little experience and work our way up the corporate ladder, one rung at a time. It’s the prospect of starting from the ground up and pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps in the hopes of one day achieving tremendous success. Perhaps “60 Minutes” creator Don Hewitt comes to mind when you think of the great men and women of our time who have accomplished just that. There are plenty more, however, who started

    Click for a glimpse of some of America's top executives who started out sorting mail and making copies.

  • Island Enclaves for Sale Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    As Americans work longer hours and technology enables professionals to be ever more on-call, getaways and vacations are needed more than ever. Too bad vacation days have not increased along with employee availability. But now that so many professionals can work from home, who’s to say that home can’t look and feel more like a vacation spot? For those with the right situation and enough determination, one man can be an island—or at least he can live on one. The editors at TopTenRealEstateDeals.co

    The editors at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have released their 2011 list of The Top Ten Island Enclaves For Sale. See the ten amazing island outposts currently on the real estate market.

  • 10 Most Divorced States Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    In 2010, a study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau was released. It calculated the number of divorces by state, and it found that married couples in Massachusetts stayed together the most, with only 1.8 marriages dissolved for every 1,000 people.As for the states whose rates of divorce were the highest, some of the results might be surprising. Many are in areas of the country traditionally believed to be socially conservative. However, a closer look at the data s

    A study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau calculated the number of divorces by state. Click for the results.

  • US Cities With the Most Underwater Mortgages Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    For individual homeowners, being “underwater” on a mortgage – when a home is worth less than outstanding debt, also known as “negative equity” – is one of the worst positions to be in, short of foreclosure. However, if you're currently underwater on a mortgage, you're not alone. a firm that compiles US real estate and mortgage information, has put together a list of the 154 largest metro areas that includes statistics on median home values, market changes and the proportion of homes with negativ

    Being “underwater” on a mortgage – when a home is worth less than outstanding debt, or has “negative equity” – is one of the worst positions to be in, short of foreclosure.

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