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  • 10 Perfect Suburbs Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 6:06 PM ET
    What makes a perfect suburb? We’re not talking about suspicious, “Stepford Wives” perfect. No, for this list, we consulted the data and analysis company Location, Inc., makers of the consumer reference site . The analysts used their bank of databases to find the suburbs that had the best mix of affordable housing, good schools, educated neighbors, low crime, employment and reasonable commutes. Dr. Andrew Schiller of NeighborhoodScout explains why these good suburbs are so hard to find: “American

    We consulted Location, Inc. to find suburbs that had the best mix of affordable housing, good schools, educated neighbors, low crime, employment and reasonable commutes.

  • September 11 Memorials Across America Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. There are some 500 recorded memorials in the U.S. and more are underway or planned. Most of them are in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, home to the majority of the victims. Others are hundreds of miles away, such as one in North Dakota. The memorials vary widely in size, design and cost. Some are public, others private.

    During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Click to see the photos.

  • Top 10 Tailgating Cars for 2011 Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
    For a huge population of sports enthusiasts, tailgating season (known to the rest of the world as “autumn”) is the most wonderful time of the year. There are numerous givens when we speak of tailgate celebrations. Frosty adult beverages will be plentiful and will possibly be consumed in new and creative ways. Whether the food is catered or homemade from treasured family recipes, it’s going to be the opposite of healthy. It, too, will be plentiful. All men, women, children, dogs, and accessory pe

    A list of the Top 10 Tailgating Cars with an eye toward the best attributes for a parking lot party, including passenger space, cargo space, sound systems and other special features.

  • Scrap Metal Thieves' Strangest Pursuits Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    The turmoil in financial markets over the past three years has seen volatility rising and commodity prices hitting new highs. Across the world, investors have sought to get exposure to all sorts of commodities, fleeing paper money for fear of inflation as central banks loosened monetary policy in desperate attempts to kick-start weak economies.

    Stealing of steel, copper or lead objects for the purpose of selling them as scrap metal increased during the financial crisis. Click to find out more.

  • Scenes From Hurricane Irene Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.

  • Celebrity Escape Homes Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 3:42 PM ET
    In this paparazzi age, celebrities aren’t even close to safe when they leave Hollywood for vacations. Anyone with an Internet connection or anyone who has waited on a supermarket checkout line is bombarded with images of stars romping in the waves on tropical shores, with captions judging their levels of fitness or lack thereof. Once in a while there is an actual noteworthy event to mention, other than “so and so tried to enjoy a beach vacation with his loved ones while photographers took grainy

    In this paparazzi age, celebrities aren’t even close to safe when they leave Hollywood for vacations. So where do celebrities go to really get away from it all? Find out.

  • 10 Significant Apple Business Partners Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    News that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO led to a drop not only in Apple's stock, but also in the shares of many of Apple's suppliers and partners.After all, Apple dominates in the tablet space, is the second biggest player in smartphones and sells one out of five new personal computers in the U.S., according to the latest research from NPD group. In fact, Apple's revenue has beaten Wall Street expectations for nine straight quarters, according to Reuters.But behind Apple's successful busin

    Behind Apple's successful business lies a web of suppliers and distributors.  We've drawn up a list of some of the biggest players in Apple's value chain.

  • Steve Jobs: His Life in Pictures Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Steve Jobs, the irrepressible and iconic leader of the personal computer revolution, has been the undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades. From the Macintosh and the iPod, to iTunes and the iPhone, Jobs has secured his legacy as one of the few who dared to “Think Different.” Here, we take a look at his life: From adoptee to college dropout to business maverick and cancer patient, these are some of the personal and professional highlights of Steve Jobs' life.

    On Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. From the Macintosh and the iPod, to iTunes and the iPhone, Jobs has secured his legacy as one of the few who dared to “Think Different.”

  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Biggest Gas Guzzlers Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
    Typically the bigger the autos are and the higher their performance, the more gas they’re going to need. That’s not considered a good thing in these enlightened times, on a planet with a finite supply of fossil fuels. Hence, numerous organizations keep track of which vehicles require the most juice, and they publish lists of the best performers and worst offenders. Two such organizations supplied lists and information for this collection of the latest and not-so-greatest gas guzzlers: Edmunds.co

    Typically the bigger the autos and the higher their performance, the more gas they’re going to need. See which specific makes and models are guilty as guzzlers.

  • 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.

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