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  • 20 Stocks With the Potential to Drop Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or 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. With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com took a look at

    The prices and analyst estimates presented here are as of the market close on June 8, 2011. So, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Click ahead to find out!

  • Favorite Cars of the Stars Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 6:32 PM ET
    Paparazzi photographers are not disappearing from our culture anytime soon. Because of their candid photos and the immediacy of the Internet gossip sites, there is more awareness than ever of the minute details of the lives celebrities live in public, including the cars they drive. Anyone with more than a passing interest in a given celebrity can probably name one of that star’s cars.

    You'll see in the following list of favorite types of cars owned by the rich and famous. You will also read of cars being given as gifts from one celebrity to another.

  • Ten Scapegoats for Japan's Crisis Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
    Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio of 225 percent is the worst in the developed world. Standard and Poor’s has already downgraded the country’s credit rating, Moody’s has said it might follow suit.The country, which has suffered nearly two lost decades, saw first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) decline by 3.7 percent on an annualized basis.Current Prime Minister Naoto Kan narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, but he has promised to quit as soon as the current crisis is over. If he does, the countr

    Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio of 225 percent is the worst in the developed world. There is plenty of blame to go around for Japan’s dismal state. Click ahead to find out who the scapegoats are.

  • 11 Notable US Sex Scandals Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:43 PM ET
    In 1999, Anthony Weiner became the Democratic representative of New York’s 9th congressional district. On May 27, 2011, he sent a photograph of his nether regions to one of his Twitter followers, with the area in question obscured only by a pair of gray boxer shorts. The scandal became known in the press as “Weinergate,” and when the congressman admitted his guiltin a June 6 press conference, he insisted that he would not resign his seat. Though Weiner may survive the scandal, other politicians

    Though Anthony Weiner may survive his recent sex scandal, other politicians have not been so lucky. Click to see the former icons who lost their status after sex scandals.

  • The 10 Most Controversial Games Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
    Every new entertainment medium is initially seen as something detrimental to the nation's youth. It happened with comic books. It happened with music. And it's still happening with video games. The majority of titles that are released each year are made for general audiences and enjoyed by families. But it only takes a few bad apples to damn an entire industry. And the gaming industry has had its share. Since the days of the Atari 2600, developers have pushed the artistic envelope, but sometimes

    Here are 10 titles that have galvanized critics of the industry – and sometimes even had hard core gamers wondering what the developers were thinking.

  • Retail’s Hottest Emerging Markets 2011 Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study 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 the country’s current retail saturation. The impact of global economic challenges as well as rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa shook up the top 10 quite a bit this year. This benefited many Sout

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Check out the list.

  • Celebrities Who Were Robbed Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
    The stolen goods industry is highly profitable, thanks in part to the trafficking of such high-end wares as jewelry, electronics and rare collectors’ items. Such goods are often found in the homes of celebrities, who sometimes vacate their residences for weeks on end to shoot a movie or do a publicity tour.Click ahead to see some of the celebrities who had their most valuable items stolen while they were in hotels, on the set, or even asleep in their own homes.

    Click to see some of the celebrities who had their most valuable items stolen while they were away.

  • Home Kitchens of Celebrity Chefs Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 5:35 PM ET
    Sure, chefs have shiny, swanky kitchens on TV, but where do they fix their family feasts and midnight snacks at home? Some celebrity chefs use their TV riches to create a super-kitchen, like the  Gordon Ramsay recently did on a kitchen that already cost about $820,000 and included a $110,000 stove. But as you’ll see in the following slides, Gordon is not necessarily the norm. We got up in the kitchens of chefs and famous food professionals to point out what was important to each of them and what

    Sure, chefs have shiny, swanky kitchens on TV, but where do they fix their family feasts and midnight snacks at home? Find out!

  • Top 10 Seized Counterfeit Goods Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:29 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?

    Counterfeit goods generate hundreds of billions of dollars in sales each year, making up about 7 percent of all global trade.

  • 10 Big Successes in Product Placement Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
    Product placement goes back to the earliest days of film. The first movie ever to win a Best Picture Oscar was a silent 1927 film called Wings, which featured Clara Bow, Gary Cooper and, in one scene, a prominently placed bar of . The practice lives on today, as companies place their products in movies in the hope that filmgoers will buy what they see onscreen. But which cases of product placement in the movies have really worked? Click ahead to see 10 of the most notable product placement succe

    Which cases of product placement in the movies have really worked? Click ahead to see 10 of the most notable product placement success stories.

  • Most Expensive Hotel Rooms Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:36 PM ET
    Just how high do hotel rates soar, and exactly what kind of luxuries can be had for four figures, or even quintuple-digit nightly rates? Get ready to find out by perusing this selection of steeply priced hotel rooms and suites, most of them suggested by the experts at .

    Just how high do hotel rates soar, and exactly what kind of luxuries can be had for four figures, or even quintuple-digit nightly rates? Get ready to find out by perusing this selection of steeply priced hotel rooms and suites.

  • America's Most Wired Cities Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.

  • Companies Climbing to the Cloud Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult. Some have very public faces. Others operate in the background. But they all play a key part in this emerging field, which is just as important to less-than-thrilling business necessities as it is to your home entertainment. And a fair number of players have a foot in both ponds.

    While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult.

  • Asia's Fastest Growing Companies Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET
    Economists are growing increasingly alarmed about a slowdown in Asia. India’s economy posted its slowest growth in 5 quarters between January and March and Goldman Sachs has cut its growth forecast for 2011 for Asia ex-Japan to 7.8% from 8.2% previously.But despite the lower growth, Asia is the world’s fastest growing region. Consumption in China is expected to drive that economy to grow 9 percent this year, compared to a 2.6 percent growth for the U.S. economy.That growth is helping companies a

    We’ve put together a list of Asia-Pacific’s 15 fastest growing companies based on average annual revenue growth. Check out what we found!

  • Father's Day Gift Ideas 2011 Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
    Dad is finally getting his due, according to a survey conducted by BIGResearch on behalf of the industry trade group the National Retail Federation. Although spending on Father’s Day is typically lower than that of Mother’s Day, the gap is projected to narrow this year, with Americans expected to shell out an average of $106.49 on their fathers, up from $94.32 last year. It’s worth noting that’s the highest projected level since the NRF began conducting the survey eight years ago. According to t

    You can always buy Dad a new golf shirt, tie, or grill apron, but for those who want to be a little more creative, we’ve pulled together some great gift ideas for things fathers will actually use—and enjoy.

  • First Jobs of CEOs Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    It is probably hard to imagine Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson babysitting, or James Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase cooking French fries. While neither one of those men ever held those particular jobs, many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Click ahead to see the first jobs held by some of today’s most powerful CEOs.

    Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.

  • Businesses You Can Start for Under $5K Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business. “If I get one more stinking, whining email about how impossible it is to start a business without any money, I am going to explode!” entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz wrote in his book, “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.” In fact, Michalowicz argues that having the money could actually be bad when you’re starting a business. “The lack of mone

    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business.

  • Fabulous Firehouse Homes Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 4:13 PM ET
    It was recently announced that the Tribeca firehouse famous for starring in  is about to get vacated (along with 19 others) due to budget cuts. With news like this in New York City, thoughts turn immediately to real estate: what can be done with this newly available space?

    It was recently announced that the Tribeca firehouse famous for starring in Ghostbusters is about to get vacated. What can be done with this newly available space? Here are ten ideas.

  • Race Car Drivers' Everyday Cars Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:28 PM ET
    No one likes to take their work home, but race car drivers might be an exception. From Talladega to Monaco, the world’s best-compensated drivers tend to fill their garages with collections of prized automobiles. In the slides ahead, you’ll discover which pro driver can’t drive 45 in a Mercedes SUV (and got ticketed and a trip to driving school), and which famed racer has a thing for vintage Camaros, including the 1967 model pictured here.But whether these famously fast drivers are affiliated wit

    Discover which pro driver can’t drive 45 in a Mercedes SUV, who has a thing for vintage Camaros, who made fantastical choices, who made practical ones, and who did a little of both.

  • 20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:37 PM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or 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. With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com took a look at

    From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Find out!

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