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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.

Riskiest Jobs Wed, 22 Oct '08 | 2:12 PM ET
Job seekers line up to interview with companies at the 4th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday May 6, 2005. Employers ramped up hiring in April, adding 274,000 jobs, enough to hold the nation's jobless rate at 5.2 percent. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The weak economy has meant layoffs for many industries. But just how safe is your job? Take a look at these industries and workers, who are more vulnerable to layoffs than others.

Wall Street Bailout Protest Fri, 17 Oct '08 | 12:03 PM ET
Hundreds of protesters, tourists and area employees gathered on the steps of Federal Hall in front of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday to hear consumer advocate Ralph Nader and community leaders speak out in protest over the $700 billion taxpayer-funded bailout of troubled financial giants.

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of Federal Hall near the NYSE to hear community leaders protest the $700-billion, taxpayer-funded bailout of troubled financial giants.

Global Market Selloff: How Low Did We Go Mon, 13 Oct '08 | 2:01 AM ET
Global Market Selloff : How Low Did We Go?

Stock markets around the globe suffered dramatically during the week ending October 10th but how bad was it really? Here are the numbers.

Blinging in The Holidays: 2008 Thu, 9 Oct '08 | 2:23 PM ET
Recession? What recession? Despite the credit crunch and soft economy, there's no signs of skimping on luxury in the latest edition of the Neiman Marcus annual Christmas Book. New fantasy gifts for the ultra-rich range from a $60,000 LEGO sculpture to a million-dollar custom-built golf course. Click on to check out some of the posh items on the list.

New fantasy gifts for the ultra-rich range from a $60,000 LEGO sculpture to a million-dollar custom-built golf course. Click to check out some of the posh items on the list.

Europe's Bank Guarantees Thu, 9 Oct '08 | 9:53 AM ET
Countries across Europe have moved to reassure banking customers by guaranteeing deposits. Fear of runs on banks prompted some account holders to take their money overseas to foreign banks, protected by government pledges, or simply opt for the relative safety of keeping funds out of institutions.» »

European finance ministers moved to reassure banking customers by agreeing to raise bank-deposit guarantees to 50,000 euros ($67,930), from the current level of 20,000 euros.

Hot Holiday Toys Tue, 7 Oct '08 | 4:15 PM ET
Parents get ready. The holiday toy season is on the way. With no mega-toy this year, manufacturers are hoping to win over kids with a variety of choices. Toys expected to be bestsellers this year range from cupcake makers to the latest LEGO sets to a large, moving dinosaur. Take a look at the 12 toys likely to be top sellers this year, according to Toy Wishes Magazine.»

Take a look at the 12 toys likely to be top sellers this year, according to Toy Wishes Magazine.

Top 10 Halloween Costumes 2008 Tue, 7 Oct '08 | 3:26 PM ET
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2008 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGresearch, total Halloween spending for 2008 is estimated to reach $5.77 billion. And it's not just for the tykes. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night. Click ahead to see the ten most popular customes for adults and children this season(The poll of 8,167 consumers was conducted from September 2-9, 2008. The consumer poll has a margi

Halloween is not just for the tykes anymore. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night.

Credit Crunch Cash Kings Fri, 3 Oct '08 | 7:08 AM ET
Though they were at the helm of companies that were bruised or broken by the credit crunch, these 12 CEOs were still offered fat severance packages when they were shown the door.Take a look at these subprime CEOs and their golden parachutes, including the one who apparently declined his multi-million dollar exit package. The packages include cash, benefits, stock options and other forms of compensation and based on company proxy statements.

These 11 CEOs were the helm of companies that were bruised or broken by the credit crunch. Take a look at the money they had coming to them.

How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent Mon, 29 Sep '08 | 9:57 AM ET
Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization, used data from the Office of Management and Budget to explain how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands. (Source: National Priorities Project: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go 2008 Report.)

Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project does. Learn how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands.

Battling The Credit Crunch Fri, 26 Sep '08 | 12:13 PM ET
For more than a year now, the credit crunch has whipsawed financial markets, reshaped the financial services industry and taken a big bite out of US economic growth. The US government has taken a number of dramatic steps--both conventional and extraordinary -- to try to remedy the problem. Take a look at what was done.

The US government has taken a number of dramatic steps—both conventional and extraordinary—to try to remedy the problem. Take a look at what's been done.

Who Has the Biggest F1 Paycheck? Mon, 22 Sep '08 | 10:28 PM ET

Does living life in the fast lane really pay? We uncover the 10 fattest paychecks in the sport. Figures do not include endorsement deals.

Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Mon, 22 Sep '08 | 3:37 PM ET
Even in times of global financial downturn, you can be sure of one thing people will continue to buy and consume: beer. It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

Credit Crunch Timeline Wed, 17 Sep '08 | 12:07 PM ET
Hasty takeovers, government bailouts, bankruptcy filings, CEO ousters and lots of interest rate cuts. Together, they've provided plenty of controversy and second-guessing during the year-long financial crisis. Click ahead for the big events of the big bust.

Hasty takeovers, government bailouts, bankruptcy filings, CEO ousters and lots of interest rate cuts. Click for the big events of the big bust.

Europe's Striking Summer Wed, 17 Sep '08 | 8:32 AM ET

Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

Top Ten Gas-Sipping Cars Thu, 11 Sep '08 | 2:10 PM ET

In May 2008, the Ford F-150 truck, which had been the best-selling vehicle in the country for two decades, lost its title to the fuel-sipping Honda Civic.

Evolution Of The iPod Mon, 8 Sep '08 | 3:57 PM ET
During the iPod's short life -- the first one was released less then seven years ago -- it has seen many technical updates and redesigns. Take a look at how the iPod has changed from the first version to the latest incarnation.

During the iPod's short life it has seen many technical updates and redesigns. Click to see how the iPod has changed from the first version to the latest incarnation.

New York's Fashion Week Kicks Off Mon, 8 Sep '08 | 10:29 AM ET
DKNY Spring 2009Protestors from PETA rushed the runway of the DKNY show during New York Fashion Week.

The billion dollar business that is Fashion Week kicks off with its presentation of Spring 2009 lines. Check out the highlights!

The Many Sides Of Sarah Palin Fri, 29 Aug '08 | 3:51 PM ET

Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Learn more.

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