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Who's In Davos 2009 Mon, 26 Jan '09 | 11:43 AM ET

Less star power, more politcal power. That's the shape the guest list at this year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

John Thain's Decorating Spree, For Less Thu, 22 Jan '09 | 4:28 PM ET
When John Thain became Merrill Lynch’s CEO in early 2008, he hired Michael S. Smith Design to revamp his office suite, spending approximately $1.22 million according to documents. Smith also is Michelle Obama's interior designer at the White House. By comparison, the White House is paying him just $100,000.The following are prices of what Thain paid for the individual items, but we’ve also provided images of some penny-saving alternatives that more reasonable spenders may have chosen for their o

When John Thain became Merrill Lynch’s CEO in 2008, he hired Michael S. Smith Design to revamp his office suite, spending approximately $1.22 million according to documents. Learn more.

Barack-Tails Mon, 19 Jan '09 | 11:10 AM ET
In the days leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the buzz is building about the inaugural balls. And what’s a party without a few cocktails?  Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the celebrations, along with their recipes.

Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the inaugural celebrations, along with their recipes.

Most Popular Relocation Cities Fri, 16 Jan '09 | 12:36 PM ET
Whether they’re fleeing tight job markets, taking advantage of cheaper home prices or just looking for a change of pace, nearly 34 million people moved in 2007, according to the U.S. Census. But where are they going? , a Web site that helps consumers relocate, crunched numbers from 500,000 searches conducted on the site in 2008. These ten cities drew the most interest. Click on to find out the cities and what their housing and job markets look like. Sources: City rankings from Relocation.com. Ex

Relocation.com, a Web site that helps consumers relocate, crunched numbers from 500,000 searches conducted on the site in 2008. These 10 cities drew the most interest.

Detroit Auto Show 2009: What's New Tue, 13 Jan '09 | 9:55 AM ET
Despite a historically troubling year for the auto industry, the show must go on, and the major automakers are showcasing a new breed of environmentally friendly concepts that reflect the direction of the industry as a whole. Some companies, most notably Nissan Motor have decided to skip the Detroit show altogether after the rough year for the industry as a whole. Click ahead for this year's innovative concepts and new cars on display at this year's Detroit Auto Show.

There's something for everyone at the show--new-generation hybrids, fast and furious wheels, the lap of luxury and limited-edition, million-dollar marvels.

The Best-Selling Adult DVDs of All Time Fri, 9 Jan '09 | 5:30 PM ET
The Adult Entertainment industry, although taboo in nature, is serious business. Every year, the top trade publication for the adult industry, the Adult Video Network (AVN), holds the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, which is touted as the industry’s largest event worldwide. How big is the adult entertainment industry? The most recent numbers from AVN's 2006 report show industry-wide sales to exceed $12.92 billion, although more conservative estimates place this number significantly lower.

Adult DVD Empire is the largest online retailer of adult entertainment and it has compiled a list of its all-time best-selling adult DVDs. Click ahead to see the list...

25 Years of Tech Blunders Wed, 7 Jan '09 | 2:36 PM ET
Back in the ‘50s, the Edsel seemed like such a good idea. Alas, the car was a fairly expensive gas-guzzler released just as the country was entering a recession, and became one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. In the last 25 years, many technology companies have continued the tradition of ill-timed, useless and just plain bad “innovation.” In honor of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, we’ve compiled a list:

The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.

Consumer Electronics Show Milestones Wed, 7 Jan '09 | 11:25 AM ET
Since the first Consumer Electronics Show took place in New York City in 1967, CES has been the place to show off new technology and products, from the VCR to the DVD. Even though no one product has been of such revolutionary proportion in recent years, there's been a wider array of innovative technology. This year experts are expecting small netbooks, Internet-ready televisions and TV’s made with energy-efficient and thinner organic light-emitting diode screens to attract the most attention. He

Since 1967, CES has been the place to show off new technology and products. This year experts are expecting 3-D TVs, e-readers and netbooks to be hot topics.

The Ten Worst Jobs in America Wed, 7 Jan '09 | 10:33 AM ET
If you think your job is bad, think twice... unless you've got one of the "worst" jobs in America today. It isn't much of a surprise that many of these low-rated jobs overlap with the . What's more, none have an annual salary above $40,000.  has released a comprehensive ranking of the worst occupations, based upon several key criteria, including salary, stress and physical demand. What are the ten worst jobs in the country? Click ahead to find out!

JobsRated.com has released a ranking of the worst occupations, based upon several key criteria, including salary, stress and physical demand. Click ahead for the ten worst jobs.

The Ten Best Jobs in America 2009 Wed, 7 Jan '09 | 10:33 AM ET
What makes a " good" job? Salary? Physical demands?  Stress  level?  As it turns out, numerous factors enter the good job/bad job equation.  has released  a  comprehensive ranking of the best and worst careers in the country. So, what are the 10 best jobs in the country? Click ahead to find out!  (Salary data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

JobsRated.com has released a comprehensive ranking of the best and worst careers in the country. What are the 10 best? Click ahead to find out. (Salary data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Top Money-Making Stars of 2008 Mon, 5 Jan '09 | 3:13 PM ET
Hollywood stars get paid tens of millions to appear in a feature film, so producers want a healthy return on their investment. But do these actors and actresses draw audiences themselves or is it a combination of factors in creating box office gold? Every year since 1932,  has surveyed theater owners and film buyers to get their take on which Hollywood names draw the most people to the theaters. Although no single star can be considered completely responsible for a film's box office success, the

Hollywood stars get paid tens of millions to appear in a feature film, so producers want a healthy return on their investment. Click ahead to see the top money-making stars of 2008!

Famous Last Words Tue, 30 Dec '08 | 12:48 PM ET
Everybody says dumb things. But this past year has seen more than its share of spectacularly bad calls from CEOs, government officials and market pros. Much of the blame goes to the financial crisis, which escalated so quickly that some statements were out of date almost as soon as they were made. Still, even the so-called experts made plenty of boneheaded comments. Here’s a look at some of them over the past year.

Everybody says dumb things. But this past year has seen more than its share of spectacularly bad calls from CEOs, government officials and market pros.

The Year in Slideshows Tue, 30 Dec '08 | 8:33 AM ET

Throughout 2008 we have been putting together slideshows for your information and pleasure. Now at year's end we thought we'd go over what were the ten most popular slideshows visited by our readers!

Cool Gifts for the Gadget Lover Thu, 18 Dec '08 | 5:41 PM ET
Looking for that perfect gift for the gadget lover who has everything? We dug past the piles of iPhones and Wii consoles to come up with 10 of the coolest gadgets this holiday season, from a solar-paneled laptop bag to a touch-screen universal remote. Click through the slideshow to check out these 10 gadget gift ideas for someone on your list -- or yourself!

We dug past the piles of iPhones and Wii consoles to come up with 10 of the coolest gadgets this holiday season, from a solar-paneled laptop bag to a touch-screen universal remote.

A Rogues Gallery of Financial Crime Wed, 17 Dec '08 | 4:30 PM ET
Accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi sceme, Bernie Madoff may have masterminded the biggest fraud in Wall Street history. But he’s not alone. Over the years, people from CEOS to traders have tried to take advantage of the system. Here are a few of them in past two decades.

Over the years, people from CEOS to traders have tried to take advantage of the system. Here are some of the notables from the past two decades.

Bank Failures in 2008 Mon, 15 Dec '08 | 4:44 PM ET
Since the beginning of the credit crunch in August, 2007, a total of 14 banks have closed their doors, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. This year alone, 12 banks have gone under. Take a look at the failures of 2008 (in chronological order), as measured by total assets and the cost to the FDIC’s deposit insurance fund, aka taxpayers. >>

Take a look at the failures of 2008 as measured by total assets and the cost to the FDIC’s deposit insurance fund.

Wealth in America Survey Fri, 12 Dec '08 | 1:25 PM ET
On the eve of the holiday season, the CNBC/Portfolio.com finds Americans painting a deeply grim picture of the current state of the economy with bleak implications for holiday spending. Here, we break down the data from that , looking at, among other things, whether men or women are more pessimistic about the economy, which parts of the country are cutting back most, and whether Democrats or Republicans are most optimistic about the coming year.

The CNBC/Portfolio.com Wealth in America Survey finds Americans painting a deeply grim picture of the current state of the economy. Click ahead to learn more.

Hot Jobs, Cold Economy Fri, 12 Dec '08 | 11:24 AM ET
Despite all the layoffs, there's work to be had in the world of business and finance. Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration lists ten jobs that are still in demand by employers, based on hiring trends and feedback from recruiters. Check out where you might be able to land a job.

Despite all the layoffs, there's work to be had in the world of business and finance. Check out where you might be able to land a job.

The New CNBC.com PORTFOLIO Tool Wed, 10 Dec '08 | 9:42 AM ET

The new CNBC.Com PORTFOLIO Tool is a simple and comprehensive way to manage all of your investments in one powerful place.

Top Destinations 2009 Mon, 8 Dec '08 | 2:30 PM ET
If the daily barrage of bleak economic outlooks cause you to entertain flights of fancy, consider these budget-friendly vacations here and abroad. Frommers recently released their top destinations for 2009 focusing on international destinations that are affordable to travel to and predict what are the next up and coming "hot spots."

If the daily barrage of bleak economic outlooks causes you to entertain flights of fancy, consider these budget-friendly vacations here and abroad.

Holiday Tipping Guide: 2008 Tue, 25 Nov '08 | 4:15 PM ET
Figuring out who to tip—and how much—can be frustrating. So we asked several etiquette experts for their advice and whittled the list of gift recipients down to these 10 service providers. »

Figuring out who to tip—and how much—can be frustrating. So we asked several etiquette experts for their advice and whittled the list of gift recipients down to these 10 service providers.

World's Most Pirate-Infested Waters Fri, 21 Nov '08 | 3:06 PM ET
Maritime piracy is back in the headlines with the hijacking of the Saudi-flagged Sirius Star, along with its $100 million oil cargo and 25-man crew. Piracy remains a serious threat to life and commerce, with 199 attacks tracked by the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre through the first three quarters of this year. Many more attacks, most of which take place near shore, go unreported. What follows is a list of the 10 worst pirate-infested places on earth, along with a sampli

What follows is a list of the 8 worst pirate-infested places on earth, along with a sampling of the types of attacks that have taken place there this year.

Selections for the Whiskey Enthusiast Fri, 21 Nov '08 | 12:43 PM ET
Whiskey is as versatile as the components used to make it, ranging from the use of barley, rye, corn and other grains in the fermenting process to a range of wooden casks during the aging process. To get a sense of the best whiskey spirits, CNBC.com asked Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV to give us four of his favorites in each category. Here's what he told us.

To get a sense of the best whiskey spirits, CNBC.com asked Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV to give us four of his favorites in each category. Here's what he told us.

Famous Prostitution Scandals Mon, 17 Nov '08 | 12:32 PM ET
Busted for leading a high-end prostitution ring for numerous famous and wealthy clients in and around Hollywood. Fleiss was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion but served just 21.

Here are some of the more notorious prostitution scandals that have made their way into the public's view over the years.

Green Gift Guide Mon, 17 Nov '08 | 9:17 AM ET

We queried green experts and lovers alike, and came up with ten items that fit a variety of circumstances, from grab bag treats to under-the-tree stand outs.

Big Budget Events Fri, 14 Nov '08 | 12:35 PM ET

Think the financial crisis is bad? Look at how much Uncle Sam has spent on other major projects and historic events in the past, such as wars, bailouts and engineering marvels.

A Dozen Fine Cigars Tue, 11 Nov '08 | 9:01 AM ET
Love em or hate em, for centuries cigars have been the choice tobacco product for millions of smokers and like fine wine, has been universally recognized as a sophisticated vice of the well-heeled connoisseur. The US spends more than $1 billion a year on the often sneered at stogie and its impact on popular culture has grown with celebrities such as James Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano who was rarely seen without one protruding from his face.Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or t

Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or the darker maduro, see what Cigar Aficionado's editors select as their choice sticks for this season.

Wines to Bring to a Holiday Meal Tue, 4 Nov '08 | 1:20 PM ET
We've asked a reputable and distinguished group of wine authorities a simple, yet often frustrating question facing millions this time of year: Which wines would you bring to a holiday meal and why? Click ahead and read which wines experts like Wine Spectator's Executive Editor Thomas Matthews and world renowned chefs Lidia and Joseph Bastianich chose to pair with the traditional American turkey feast with all the fixin's.

A distinguished group of wine authorities answer an oft-thought question: Which wines would you bring to a holiday meal and why?

Hottest Digital Cameras for Your Budget Wed, 29 Oct '08 | 2:02 PM ET
There's no escaping the ubiquitous digital camera these days. It's big business now more than ever, with industry leaders Canon, Nikon and Sony duking it out for global supremacy. Whether you're looking for a quick-to-capture point-and-shoot or the top-of-the-crop pro DSLR, click ahead to see which models offer what you're looking for in a new camera. We grouped them into four categories: > > > >

Whether you're looking for a quick-to-capture point-and-shoot or the top-of-the-crop pro DSLR, click ahead to see which models offer what you're looking for in a new camera.

Market Mayhem Fri, 24 Oct '08 | 3:27 PM ET
There's been plenty of big selloffs in the stock market over the last month, but early on Friday Oct. 24. many market watchers thought it would bring the big one that would join other infamous days. For history's sake, however, the days since Lehman Brothers' chapter 11 have been momentous and notable enough. Here's a look at some very bad days and periods for stocks that got investors' attention over the past 80 years.

Here's a look at some very bad days and periods for stocks that got investors' attention over the past 80 years.

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