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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.

Hybrid Vehicles Go High-End Mon, 8 Mar '10 | 5:54 PM ET
Affordable vehicles from the likes of Toyota and Ford have been ruling the hybrid market. But at this year's Geneva International Auto Show, a number of luxury brands such as Ferrari and Porsche have unveiled concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.

This year's Geneva International Motor Show, a number of luxury brands debuted concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.

Dream Cars of the Boomer Generation Fri, 5 Mar '10 | 11:02 AM ET
Automobiles have played a major role in the lives of those born from 1946-1963, and with the majority of baby boomers making their way through young adulthood during the 60s and 70s, they were extremely impressionable during the golden age of performance cars. To get a taste of Boomer “Dream Cars,” CNBC.com asked Steve Davis, collectable car expert and President of the , to give his take on the most sought-after classic cars of the generation. According to him, “baby boomers are reliving their y

CNBC.com asked Steve Davis, collectable car expert and president of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, to give his take on the most sought-after classic cars of the generation.

Alice in Wonderland: A World of Merchandise Fri, 5 Mar '10 | 9:29 AM ET
When Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters, it will be accompanied by Disney's most wide-ranging array of consumer products ever, chasing an unprecedented broad audience.Disney has a whole new range of consumers in its cross-hairs, and for this potential blockbuster, they are breaking into the world of fashion with the “Alice” look.What are some of the newest Alice-inspired products coordinated with the film’s release? Click ahead to find out!

When Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters, it will be accompanied by Disney's most wide-ranging array of consumer products ever, chasing an unprecedented broad audience.

Cramer's Best Stocks in the Tech Sector Thu, 4 Mar '10 | 11:14 AM ET
These 14 stocks could be some of the Nasdaq’s best buys for 2010 and beyond.The smartphone revolution will drive tech’s growth for the foreseeable future, Cramer has said time and again. Consumers want what they want when they want it, and all-in-one handsets – complete with voice, video and data capabilities – are bringing their entire lives to the new “small screen.” The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play th

The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play the trend should consider the companies that help to make it happen.

2009's Most Active Global Real Estate Markets Tue, 2 Mar '10 | 7:27 PM ET
In a global economy plagued by a depressed real estate market, investors in commercial and investment-grade real estate saw volumes drop significantly in countries that traditionally experience large investment inflows.According to the "Global Investment Atlas 2010" report recently released by , global investment activity for investment-grade real estate fell 23% in 2009 to $365 billion, the lowest level since 2003. The numbers could have been much worse, however, as the year trended upwards in

In the depressed global real estate market, the amount of money invested in commercial and investment property fell sharply even in countries that received significant new foreign investment.

Growing Up Boomer: A Generation's Joy & Angst Mon, 1 Mar '10 | 4:49 PM ET
Boomers. They're part of the most significant demographic event in American history... a population explosion that rocked the nation between 1946 and 1964. They remember hula hoops, coonskin caps and have lived through a hurricane of social change. Today, this largest and richest generation in history controls the US Presidency and Congress. And three quarters of fortune 500 CEOs are baby boomers. They are at the top, just as financial bottom has fallen out of many of their dreams. Here we take

Here we take a look at some of the most significant events to shape the lives of boomers, and some of the individual stories behind those events.

Olympics 2010: Faces And Places Mon, 1 Mar '10 | 11:28 AM ET
The United States has more than 200 athletes among the over 2500 competing at the Vancouver Games. Here's a look at some of the most high-profile ones and the venues where they'll be competing.

Here's a look at some of the most high-profile athletes and the venues where they'll be competing. They are also among those with the richest endorsement deals.

Favorite Brands of the Boomer Generation Mon, 1 Mar '10 | 10:14 AM ET
For the nearly 80 million American baby boomers, the choices and brand preferences of the generation has, and continues to have a major economic impact. Their estimated $3 trillion in spending power has the ability to generate big revenues for the companies who own the boomer's favorite brands., Managing Editor of , brand expert and member of the Boomer generation, put together her top picks for the most significant brands and products that have defined the buying habits of a generation.So, what

For the nearly 80 million American baby boomers, the choices and brand preferences of the generation has a major economic impact. So, what are the favorite brands of the boomer generation? Click to find out!

The 25 Most Marketable Winter Olympians Fri, 26 Feb '10 | 12:22 PM ET
By As the 2010 Winter Olympics come to a close, CNBC’s Darren Rovell takes a look into the athletes who made the most of their Olympic opportunity. Who are the biggest names for business, which athletes are in prime position for corporate endorsements and how much money-making potential do they have? The top 25 names coming out of the Vancouver games stand to turn Olympic Gold into cold-hard-cash. Keep in mind that hockey players (such as Ryan Miller and Sidney Crosby) have been left off the lis

As the 2010 Winter Olympics come to a close, CNBC’s Darren Rovell takes a look at the athletes who made the most of their Olympic opportunity.

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