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New York Auto Show 2009 Thu, 9 Apr '09 | 11:03 AM ET
The times they are a changing. Sounds more like a much-needed slogan for any one of the ailing Big 3 than a throwback anthem from an era when they were infallible giants. The New York Auto show opens its doors to the public this holiday weekend to an ever more economy conscious public.Click ahead to see what they have to offer.

The New York Auto show opens its doors to the public this holiday weekend to an ever more economy-conscious public. Click to see what they have to offer.

What Does $1 Trillion Look Like? Wed, 8 Apr '09 | 11:50 AM ET
Throughout the financial crisis, huge sums of money have been spent, handed out and lost. With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much money $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is. With official measurements of American currency from the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving and the US Mint, here’s some perspective on what these huge sums of money would actually look like and how they would compare to every day objects. What would the money a

With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is.

America’s New Sports Stadiums Fri, 3 Apr '09 | 5:34 PM ET
The New York Mets and Yankees are not the only teams getting new stadiums. There are currently eight new stadiums that will open in either 2009 or in the next couple of years. Take a look at some of the new stadiums around the country that are in development.

Take a look at some of the new stadiums around the country that are in development, ordered by the year they plan to open.

London G20 Protests Wed, 1 Apr '09 | 9:47 AM ET
Tens of thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district Wednesday, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital. Protesters accused bankers of "robbing" the economy and a few hundred people smashed the windows of the Royal Bank of Scotland, whose CEO retired last year with a big pension despite the fact that the bank was nationalized to be saved from collapse.Four different groups tried to organize one la

Thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital.

G20 - How They Want To Fight the Crisis Wed, 1 Apr '09 | 7:29 AM ET
The G20 meets in London on Thursday but judging by the statements of various leaders ahead of the meeting, the rifts among members appear too deep to be bridged by a one-day session in the UK capital.From accusations that the crisis was sparked by "white men with blue eyes" to reproaches for not spending more to fend off the crisis, it looks like the talks will be marred by discord.Developed countries differ in how they think their economies can be revived, while developing countries want an inc

Developed countries differ in how they think their economies can be kick started again, while developing countries ask for an increased role in the decision-making process.

Nine Wackiest Tax Deductions Wed, 25 Mar '09 | 2:55 PM ET
This year's best cocktail stories—culled from certified public accountants nationwide, some of whom requested to remain nameless—naturally comes with a disclaimer: Do not try this at home. Or in the home office, for that matter. As audacious as these stories might be, rest assured that the Internal Revenue Service is not amused when taxpayers fail to file, misfile, underreport income or otherwise attempt to avoid taxes. Ready for some laughs? Behold , 2009 edition.

This year's best cocktail stories naturally comes with a disclaimer: Do not try this at home. Behold Bankrate's wackiest tax write-offs, 2009 edition.

The World's Most Expensive Real Estate Markets Tue, 24 Mar '09 | 3:04 PM ET
In 2008, with falling prices, sluggish sales and currency fluctuations, the credit crunch and global financial crisis have devalued real estate in places that have traditionally been the most expensive residential markets in the world.On March 23,  released the Wealth Report 2009, a survey of high-end, prime real estate around the world. It reports some dramatic price fluctuations around the world in the 2008 calendar year, and even more dramatic swings from Q3 to Q4. The firm defines prime real

Stable or rising prices are a good measure of future development and the demand for investment. See the world’s most expensive high-end real estate markets!

Most Affordable Metro Areas Fri, 20 Mar '09 | 1:39 PM ET
Looking to move to a more affordable area? Take a look at these 10 metro areas, ranked based on the percentage of affordable homes for a family making the median income in that neighborhood.

Take a look at these 10 metro areas, ranked based on the percentage of affordable homes for a family making the median income in that neighborhood.

Least Affordable Metro Areas Fri, 20 Mar '09 | 12:48 PM ET
If you’re looking for inexpensive housing, stay clear of the East and West coasts: They are home to some of the least affordable metro areas in the country. Take a look at the top 10, ranked by the percentage of affordable homes for families making a median salary in that area.

If you’re looking for inexpensive housing, stay clear of the East and West coasts: They are home to some of the least affordable metro areas in the country.

Top NCAA Basketball Champions Thu, 19 Mar '09 | 11:57 AM ET
Teams that win the NCAA championship are known to produce their share of NBA stars, but many of the same schools have also been the launching pad of business leaders. Here's a look at the 13 schools that have won the most championships and some of their stars of the business and basketball worlds. Click on to check them out.

Here's a look at the 13 schools that have won the most championships and some of their stars of the business and basketball worlds.

Companies at Greatest Risk for Default Wed, 11 Mar '09 | 4:43 PM ET
In an economy plagued by tight credit markets, it is sometimes difficult to determine which companies can cover their debts, and which ones are in serious trouble. In Moody’s “U.S. Bottom Rung” report, the ratings agency lists the 283 speculative-grade, non-financial U.S. companies most at risk of default, up from 157 companies one year ago. Companies on the list have not defaulted, carry either a Probability of Default Rating of Caa1 or lower, a B3 with a negative rating outlook, or a B3 with a

In Moody’s “U.S. Bottom Rung” report, the ratings agency lists the 283 speculative-grade, non-financial U.S. companies most at risk of default. Check out the list.

The Collection of Michael Jackson Tue, 10 Mar '09 | 5:49 PM ET

In order to get back on stable financial ground, Jackson apparently planned to liquidate approximately 2,000 of his possessions in a public auction.

Help Wanted: Where To Find a Job Right Now Thu, 5 Mar '09 | 3:32 PM ET
With rising unemployment, corporate layoffs and an economy in recession, jobs are hard to come by. It may surprise you to see that some companies are still hiring, and in large numbers around the country. Click ahead to see the big companies that are hiring right now and where those new jobs will be!

With rising unemployment, corporate layoffs and an economy in recession, jobs are hard to come by. See the big companies that are hiring now and where those new jobs will be.

The World's Safest Banks Thu, 5 Mar '09 | 12:38 PM ET
In a world economy plagued by troubles in the global financial system, the words “safe” and “bank” are rarely put together. The shake up of banking systems around the world raise the question of which banks are the safest? For the past 17 years, Global Finance has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and for the first time ever deemed it necessary to publish a mid-year list. The rankings were created through the comparison of long-term credit ratings (from Moody’s Standard & Poor’s an

The shake up of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safe banks?" Click to find out!

Most Expensive Office Rents Wed, 4 Mar '09 | 10:47 AM ET
For the first time in nine years, London does not have the most expensive office rents and that's largely because of the financial crisis. In the past, rapidly expanding financial institutions and hedge funds drove commercial property rental rates ever higher. Now a sharp drop off in demand is taking a toll on prices. In some cities, like London, office rents are the cheapest in years. On a global basis rents managed to rise by just 3 percent in 2008, significantly lower than the 14 percent gain

Due to the global economic crisis, London was thrown off the the top of the list for the first time in years. See which city took the No. 1 spot.

Degrees in Most Demand Wed, 25 Feb '09 | 12:18 PM ET
College students graduating this year will feel the effects of the economic crisis in the job market. A survey conducted by the  found that employers plan to increase their college hiring by just 1.3 percent this year over 2008, the least in six years. Take a look at which degrees have the most drawing power in the job market, according to the NACE.

College students graduating this year will feel the effects of the economic crisis in the job market. Take a look at which degrees have the most drawing power in the job market.

posted 24 Feb 2009by , Senior ProducerThe latest data on rental vacancies (a component of the index of leading economic indicators) from the U.S. Census Bureau helps paint a grim statistical picture of the current economic climate. Nationally in the fourth quarter of 2008, rental vacancy rates remained quite elevated at 10.1%. We've filtered through the data on the 75 largest metropolitan areas, to find those that are being hit the hardest by rental vacancies. Is your metro area on the list?Rela

We've filtered through the data on the 75 largest metropolitan areas, to find those that are being hit the hardest by rental vacancies. Is your metro area on the list?

Homeowner Vacancy Rates Tue, 24 Feb '09 | 1:44 PM ET
posted 24 Feb 2009by , Senior ProducerAs the economy plunged into recession in 2008, the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau on housing vacancies helps paint a grim statistical picture for the housing market. Nationally in the fourth quarter of 2008, homeowner vacancy rates remained quite elevated at 2.9%.We've filtered through the data on the 75 largest metropolitan areas, to find those that are being hit the hardest by homeowner vacancies. Is your metro area on the list?Related:- - -

The number of empty homes across the country are up. Check out the metro areas with the highest homeowner vacancy rates.

The Deadliest Jobs in America Mon, 23 Feb '09 | 3:01 PM ET
Your job may seem boring, but, hey, at least it isn't dangerous. As a whole, work fatalities dropped to 5,488 in 2007 from 5,840 in the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Take a look at the ten deadliest jobs in America, ranked by fatality rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 workers).

Take a look at the ten deadliest jobs in America, ranked by fatality rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 workers).

Outbound Africa Slideshow: Faces of Ghana Fri, 20 Feb '09 | 3:24 PM ET

CNBC’s Louisa Bojesen is on the ground with Richard Harvey, a recent power player in London who stunned the business world and stepped down as CEO of global insurance giant Aviva.

Eleven Surprising Stock Market Indicators Wed, 18 Feb '09 | 11:18 AM ET
Since the dawn of trading stocks, investors have been attempting to predict the direction of the markets, making calls based on everything from solid research to gut instincts. In this vein, market indicators have been developed, acting as tools to help investors predict future market movements. Although countless indicators of varied usefulness exist, there is a special breed of indicators which find themselves off the beaten path, for obvious reasons. Some are more humorous, others are scienti

Market indicators have been developed to help investors predict future market movements. Here are 11 that you may find surprising.

America's New Multimillionaires Tue, 17 Feb '09 | 3:46 PM ET
There is a growing class of Black celebrity entrepreneurs who came from working class to the wealthy class at a young age.  Now, many of these African-Americans are building wealth for future generations.Here’s a look at LeBron James, Torii Hunter, Terrell Owens, Cash Money, Kirk Franklin and Bob Johnson’s achievements and their contributions to society.Related content...

It's an American success story. Self-made black multimillionaires, many of whom grew up poor, have made vast fortunes in the sports, entertainment and media industries.

The Biggest Money Makers in Music Tue, 17 Feb '09 | 1:02 PM ET
Any way you look at it, the music business is big business. It’s also a very diverse industry; ranging from live performances, digital downloads and album sales to merchandising and licensing. The money can be huge, and for artists who are responsible for the industry’s core product - the music itself – a good year could mean huge profits.  has compiled a list of the past year’s highest earning musicians, ranking them by how much income they’ve taken home from the music itself – touring, album s

Billboard has compiled a list of 2008’s highest earning musicians, ranking them by how much income they’ve taken home from touring, album sales, digital tracks and ring tones.

Barbie Turns 50 Fashion Show Tue, 17 Feb '09 | 11:56 AM ET
17 Feb 2009Barbie turns 50 this March but the classic doll was still turning heads recently at New York's Fashion Week, where models styled as Mattel's fashion icon took to the catwalk in designer outfits.Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers, such as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Tommy Hilfilger and Calvin Klein came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks.

Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks. Check out the photos!

Toy Makers Get Nostalgic Tue, 17 Feb '09 | 11:35 AM ET
At this year's Toy Fair in New York City, companies unveiled plans to revive classic brands for a new generation. Many of them, like Barbie, G.I. Joe and Transformers are reaching a milestone anniversary this year. Take a look at some comeback kids.

At this year's Toy Fair in New York City, companies unveiled plans to revive classic brands for a new generation. Take a look at some comeback kids.

Million Dollar Homes Across America Thu, 12 Feb '09 | 10:55 AM ET
How much can $1 million buy you in today’s real estate market? The answer, of course, varies greatly depending on where you’re looking to buy.  The past two years have been a tumultuous time for the real estate market, but some places have been hurt more significantly than others.We took a look at prices of homes on the market in the past two months in 18 local markets and have compiled a list of examples from these markets that can give you an idea of how far $1 million can really get you. Clic

We took a look at prices of homes on the market in the past two months in 18 local markets and compiled examples that can give you an idea of how far $1 million can really get you.

America's Most Ticketed Cars Wed, 11 Feb '09 | 2:11 PM ET
In a study released recently, , a firm that compiles risk data for use in calculating automobile insurance, put together a list of the cars that are most likely to be pulled over and ticketed on American roads. As it turns out, QPC’s findings indicate that the personality of the driver has more to do with the frequency of being ticketed than the car itself. QPC suggests that people driving cars to express their individuality will be ticketed more than drivers who have selected a vehicle simply t

The personality of the driver has more to do with the frequency of being ticketed than the car itself. So, what are the most ticketed cars in the country? The answers may surprise you!

Wildly Expensive Valentine's Day Gifts Mon, 9 Feb '09 | 12:14 PM ET
We’re in a recession, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t dream about luxury. Financial advisor Jim Trippon of  puts together a list of some of the most expensive Valentine’s Day gifts every year. Check out the top ten of this year's fantasy gifts, or , if you’re lucky enough, buy some of them. »

We’re in a recession, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t dream about luxury. Check out the top five of this year's fantasy gifts, or, if you’re lucky enough, buy some of them.

Highest Grossing Concert Tours of 2008 Tue, 3 Feb '09 | 3:27 PM ET
Each year,  assembles rankings of where the money is going in the music industry. Although industry revenues have declined in recent years, live performances still continue to reliably pad the pockets of popular entertainers. With concert tours stretching around the world, live shows offer a unique experience that cannot be downloaded. It’s also an experience for which fans were willing to shell out almost $4 billion worldwide last year, up 13% over 2007, according to . In North America, the ave

The average per-show box office gross was up 18 percent, with average per-show attendance up 6.3 percent. So, who made the most at the box office in the last year?

Scenes at Davos 2009 Fri, 30 Jan '09 | 9:43 AM ET

Passions ran high occasionally, but there was also constructive exchange of ideas and plans to steer the global economy during one of its darkest periods.

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