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  • Home Alone House For Sale Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:42 PM ET
    The titular home used in the 1990 family comedy Home Alone (and Home Alone 2) is for the first time since the shoot, at a list price of $2.4 million. As with many location sites associated with the movie’s writer, John Hughes, this red-brick Colonial Georgian is located in the Chicago area, in historic Winnetka on the North Shore. Sellers John and Cynthia Abendshien retain very fond memories about the film's shooting, which took place over five and a half months. In fact this wasn’t the first ti

    The titular home used in the 1990 family comedy Home Alone (and Home Alone 2) is up for sale for the first time since the shoot, at a list price of $2.4 million!

  • The Most Expensive U.S. Military Vehicles Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    According to its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, the F-22 Raptor is the best combat aircraft on earth. While this might seem tantamount to saying your son is brilliant, one look at the aircraft’s capabilities actually bears out the manufacturer’s statement. It can break the sound barrier, it can avoid detection by radar and it can shoot down cruise missiles. Unfortunately, an Air Force budget document estimated that one unit costs $150 million, with an overall program cost of $65 billion. The hig

    No other country on earth has a larger defense budget than the United States. What are the most expensive U.S. military vehicles? Find out.

  • Houses for Sale Under $55K Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
    Low-priced houses can be found almost everywhere, but they’re not for everyone. For the adventurous buyers, many of these houses will need TLC, an owner with DIY skills (not to mention HGTV) and in some cases, judicious use of a sledgehammer, backhoe and rental Dumpster. When searching the clearance rack of houses, keep in mind that you will encounter some fake wood paneling, many cheap veneer countertops, and unfortunate paint color choices. But you’ll also see original windows and doors, scree

    See a collection of houses, counting down from most “expensive” to the rock-bottom cheapest deal, provided by Trulia.com and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Real Estate site.

  • The 10 Best Cities for Bachelors Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    What’s important to single men? According to  menu bar, it’s "gaming, girls, humor, movies, music, sports, stuff, TV and video."Time and money are precious, so when it comes to where  guys  live, their priorities are that it fit their budget, be close to work and close to nightlife (i.e., girls), according to a recent survey by .Not surprisingly, having a spacious kitchen was NOT important to 96 percent of the bachelors surveyed, backing up the theory that single guys live on takeout. They also

    What makes a city great for single guys? Cool neighborhoods and nightlife -- and a healthy ratio of women to men. Here are the 10 best cities for bachelors, according to Rent.com.

  • Hotels Owned by Celebrities Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:07 PM ET

    In these hotels, resorts, and one personal beach house, the owners range from musicians to fashion personalities to stars from Hollywood and television.

  • The World's Hardest Working Nations Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    Which countries are among the world's busiest and hard est -working nations?  latest Society at a Glance survey investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (whether at working at home or in voluntary work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities. It also looked at a number of emerging market countries including India, South Africa and China. While you may assume you know which countries have the ‘work ethic , ’ t

    While you may have an idea of the countries that have the strongest ‘work ethic,’ the results may surprise you.

  • Osama Dead: The World Reacts Monday, 2 May 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early Monday, waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death. Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment. Following are images from the celebrations and

    Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death.

  • World's Most Expensive Casino Properties Sunday, 1 May 2011 | 7:20 PM ET
    The world's gaming industry depends on delivering that larger than life experience so that it can keep drawing in millions of gamblers each month. The worldwide casino industry is expected to deliver revenues of $144 billion this year alone.Little wonder, gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most oste

    Gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. Click to read about some of the most expensive casino properties ever built.

  • World's Most Expensive Casino Properties Sunday, 1 May 2011 | 6:58 PM ET
    The world's gaming industry depends on delivering that larger than life experience so that it can keep drawing in millions of gamblers each month. The worldwide casino industry is expected to deliver revenues of $144 billion this year alone.Little wonder, gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most oste

    From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most ostentatious and expensive private constructions.

  • Life on the Lam: Financial Fugitives Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
    Scam artists come and go, but those that do their dirty deeds and leave the authorities holding the bag are few and far between. Some aren't so clever, and end up being caught quickly. But others live for years hiding in remote parts of the world, or living in plain view, protected by a lack of extradition agreements. They're cunning, clever and sometimes considered very, very dangerous.Here, we take a look at some of the most notorious financial fugitives of the last 25 years. Some are living l

    Here, we take a look at some of the most notorious financial fugitives of the last 25 years. Some are living life on the lam, others are doing time in the can.

  • It takes a lot to shift the course of an industry. For every truly disruptive company, there are dozens that try and fail – and plenty of copycats that follow, but fall short of the new model. Being disruptive doesn't always mean being first to the market with an idea. It's about executing it better than any competitor – and staying ahead of the curve from there. So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

    So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

  • Biggest Waterfront Homes Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    When the “location location location” is “waterfront, waterfront, waterfront,” high-end real estate enters a whole new plane—often one with multihued sunset views. We sought out the largest examples of waterfront mansions—from “smallest” (a mere 10,000 or so square feet) to some of the largest ones on the market. Here are ten such amazing residences, provided by  and . Click ahead and let the shimmery real estate fantasies commence.

    We sought out the largest examples of waterfront mansions—from “smallest” (a mere 10,000 or so square feet) to some of the largest ones on the market. Here are ten such amazing residences.

  • The Homes of Donald Trump Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Donald Trump has been making a lot of headlines lately. However, that’s nothing new. His career began in the 1960s, when he took a foreclosed Cincinnati apartment complex and turned it around for a tidy profit. Then he turned his attention to revitalizing pieces of Manhattan real estate that had been forsaken during its 1970s financial crisis. After restoring Central Park’s Wollman Rink in the 1980s, he gained the high profile that he enjoys today, and it shows no signs of abating. Trump is most

    Click to see the real estate properties that Donald Trump has called home in the last few years, and a few that represent his company’s future.

  • Scenes From The 2011 Tornadoes Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    2011 has been a tough year for US residents in areas affected by tornadoes. Most recently, Joplin, Missouri was hit by a massive tornado that is thought to be the deadliest in 60 years. Earlier in the year, dozens of massive tornadoes tore a town-flattening streak across the Southeastern U.S., killing at least 250 people in six states and forcing rescuers to carry some survivors out on makeshift stretchers of splintered debris. Although the economic losses are not yet clear, the devastation caus

    2011 has been a difficult year for those in the South and Midwest United States. Following are a collection of images that show the destruction created from the tornadoes this year.

  • Coolest Small Cars Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Not so long ago, boat-sized cars cruised the motorways of this wide-open country. If you wanted to see a tiny car, you’d have to go to Europe or watch a Mentos ad (which looked suspiciously like they were shot in Europe). But with the continuing interest in fuel efficiency and smaller carbon footprints, microcars have grown more common, with new compact concept cars springing up at every auto show. While of fuel economy and environmental concerns provide much of the motivation for buying a small

    With the continuing interest in fuel efficiency and smaller carbon footprints, microcars have grown more common, with new compact concept cars springing up at every auto show. Here are some outstanding favorites.

  • Royal Wedding Memorabilia Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    As the wedding bells ring for Prince William and his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton, retailers across Britain will hear the cash registers chime. With over 600,000 tourists expected to visit London for the occasion and another estimated 2.5 billion viewers worldwide, they are keen to cash in on the royal wedding and shelves are stacked with souvenirs ranking from weird to wonderful. From the “lie back and think of England” Crown Jewels condoms to the “throne-up” sick bags, CNBC has listed t

    Here, we bring you the most unusual and tacky royal wedding goodies. Celebrate the big day in style with these highly sought-after, if a little bizarre, collectibles.

  • America's Most Stolen Cars Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Roughly 800,000 to one million cars are stolen in America every single year. Many of the same models are on the list every year but it’s not just because they’re the most popular vehicles.It’s primarily because they have parts that don’t change much from year to year – and most cars are stolen for the parts, not to drive around, explained Geoff Keah, a special investigator for  So, thieves who steal a 1994 model, for example, could sell the parts to use in models for 1995, 1996, etc.That’s why y

    Roughly 800,000 to one million cars are stolen in America every single year. Here are the top 10 most stolen cars in America — and why buyers as well as thieves love them.

  • How Rich Are The British Royals? Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    The British Royalty will take the world spotlight with the upcoming wedding between Prince William and Princess-to-be Kate Middleton, but the family will walk a fine line between royal extravagance and social consciousness during a period of British austerity. It is no secret that the royal family is one of the wealthiest in the country, but the question remains - just how wealthy are they and what do they actually own? CNBC has investigated the holdings of the royal family, including what they

    CNBC has investigated the holdings of the royal family, including what they do – and what they do not – own. So, how rich are the royals? Find out!

  • Countries Most Vulnerable To Food Shock Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

  • Asia's Most High-Profile Weddings Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 8:34 AM ET
    All eyes turn to London this week, as the world awaits what’s being hailed as “the royal wedding of the century.”Prince William and Kate Middleton are tying the knot on April 29. The Royal wedding will be celebrated as a public holiday that will reportedly cost the British economy over $8 billion. In anticipation of the pending nuptials, we’ve put together a list of Asia's most high-profile weddings.We chose the celebrations with big budgets and big celebrity names that drew headlines across the

    From exotic locations to lavish extravagance and some very famous guests, click to view the weddings of Asia’s rich and famous!

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