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  • Scenes From Vancouver's Stanley Cup Riots Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    By Darren Rovell

    After the Canucks got shut out in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Boston Bruins, the city residents put on one of the most heinous riots we've ever seen surrounding a sporting event.

  • Comeback Cars Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Times change, tastes change, popular attributes and features in personal vehicles change. Once-indefatigable SUVs fall out of favor, as smaller more fuel economic cars come back with a vengeance. But no matter what the current trends dictate, it seems that there’s always room for a stylish sports car. So yes, once-popular cars do get retired, but sometimes come back.

    We consulted Marty Padgett, Editorial Director for TheCarConnection.com, for a list of comeback cars. Click to see some of the biggest revivals.

  • Scenes From The Greek Protests 2011 Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Greek police fired teargas at demonstrators in central Athens on Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures demanded by international lenders as the price for more financial aid. As Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first defaultEarlier in the month, Greece's parliament backed Prime Minister G

    Stone-throwing Greeks clashed with police and protesters marched on parliament to oppose government efforts to pass new austerity measures for the debt-stricken euro zone state.

  • Top Athletes and Their Endorsements Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box in 1977, companies have used endorsements by top athletes to boost their sales. As a result, major sports stars routinely receive multimillion-dollar paydays for lending their names to products, and the practice has become so competitive that a player’s endorsement income can sometimes dwarf his or her salary or winnings.Click ahead to see top athletes who supplement their income with lucrative endorsement deals.

    Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box, companies have used top athletes to boost sales. Check out our list of top athletes with lucrative endorsement deals.

  • World's Most Expensive Cities to Live 2011 Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:51 AM ET
    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates. The survey looked at 400 cities and regions across the world, and measured a basket of common items in U.S. dollars terms, purchased by foreign workers including food, clothing and electrical goods.But the ranking excludes housing and school fees, because ECA says, those two items aren’t usually covered by companies in their cost of living adjustments (COLA). Some of th

    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for U.S. expatriates. Check out the list!

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • 2011’s Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    With gasoline around $4 a gallon in most of the U.S., fuel efficiency is a major buzzword for the auto industry. Each year, manufacturers expand their fuel-efficient product lines, giving consumers more options to help save money at the pump without sacrificing vehicle preference. Recently NADAguides, a publisher for vehicle pricing, came out with its annual list of the Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2011. The data is based on combined miles per gallon (MPG) and the average rate of city and hig

    NADAguides, a publisher for vehicle pricing, came out with its annual list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2011. Click ahead for the 2011 model year’s most fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Misunderstood Jobs Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 1:50 PM ET
    Certain job ads attract candidates who are barking up the wrong tree, whether it’s due to wishful thinking, careless reading, or a simple lack of understanding what the job is all about."We once had job [listings] for Java Server Architects—a very technical job. We were getting a lot of resumes from candidates who were not a fit,” says Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss.com. “I called one of them to chat about why he applied. He said he had years of experience serving coffee at De

    Certain job ads attract candidates who are barking up the wrong tree, whether it’s due to wishful thinking, careless reading, or a simple lack of understanding what the job is all about.

  • Seven Video Games To Watch 2011 Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:04 PM ET
    E3, the video game industry's yearly convention, is the ultimate tease for gamers. They're shown well-polished bits of upcoming games that whet appetites and ramp up their enthusiasm, then told to wait – often for a couple of years. It is, in some ways, rather cruel. Not every game is quite so far from its shelf date, though. And while it's a fool's mission to name one title the best of the show, given the limited look people get and the sheer volume of titles on display, it's a little easier to

    E3, the video game industry's yearly convention, is the ultimate tease for gamers. We've compiled a list of the games you can expect to be on people's wish lists this holiday season.

  • Scenes From E3 Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Games themselves are only part of the story at E3 , the video game industry's yearly gala . To get a real sense of the carnival-like atmosphere at the show, you need to look beyond the carefully coordinated demos and presentations. The E3 convention is often called a circus – but there are a lot more than three rings. With everything from celebrity cameos to multimillion-dollar booths to scantily dressed models, E3 is a constantly moving, nearly organic being. Capturing all of the show's eccentr

    Games themselves are only part of the story at E3 , the video game industry's yearly gala . To get a real sense of the carnival-like atmosphere at the show, you need to look beyond the carefully coordinated demos and presentations.

  • Athletes' Second Careers Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    On June 1, 2011, the Boston Celtics’ Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from professional basketball. Both time and an Achilles injury had caught up with him, and now he would leave the court and fade into the sunset. Fortunately, he already has a record of off-court accomplishments under his belt, such as a movie career, a music career and even time served as a law enforcement official. For O’Neal, the question now is not what he will do for a second career, but which one he will pursue

    Click to see the second careers that athletes have pursued after they left the playing field once and for all.

  • 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.

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