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  • Building a Brazilian Oil Platform Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Since 2006, Brazil has been committed to energy self-sufficiency and with the discovery of vast oil fields over the last decade, the country has emerged as a major player in the world’s energy markets. Petrobras, the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere by market capitalization, is in prime position to explore Brazil’s vast reserves and is quickly building oil platforms to tap these resources. These new state-of-the-art platforms are multi-year, multi-billion-dollar projects that are speed

    What does it look like from inside these innovative Brazilian oil platforms? Click for a tour of the newest Petrobras platform under construction, P-56.

  • Highlights From the Shanghai Auto Show 2011 Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 7:42 PM ET
    China overtook the US in 2009 to become the world's largest car market and a record 16.4 million cars were sold in 2010. This week, the world’s largest automakers descended on Shanghai to launch their latest models in an attempt to increase their market share in this rapidly growing market.

    The 14th annual Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition features 2,000 carmakers and parts suppliers from 20 countries. Check out the highlights!

  • Rock Stars of Technology Saturday, 23 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    There’s a disconnect for many kids in America between the science and technology they study in school and the real world. Most kids know what an iPhone is but have no idea who Steve Jobs is.“I need scientists and engineers who would be what LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal are to their industry,” said Dean Kamen the inventor of the and founder of  an organization designed to help foster innovations by kids in science and technology. “You need to put world class pros in front of kids.”The tide o

    Here are more than a dozen of the most influential innovators of the last century, names you probably haven't heard of, even though their innovations changed our lives.

  • Where Have I Seen That Island? Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:32 PM ET
    Some movies are clearly shot on island locations, but where exactly are those beaches and palm fronds and mountains and volcanoes and huts? It’s important to know—purely to investigate the culture, ecology, and history of said island, and not because it would make a great place to vacation. Certain movie franchises, like James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean, are filmed on pretty much every beautiful tropical island. There are far too many to catalog them all here, but we will touch on some. (

    Some movies are clearly shot on island locations, but where exactly are those beaches and palm fronds and mountains and volcanoes and huts?

  • 2011 New York International Auto Show Highlights Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    With gas prices on the rise across the country and around the world, automotive manufacturers are retooling their vehicles to perform better. How far are some auto manufacturers willing to go to stretch a gallon of gas?The 2011 New York International Auto Show rolls into town this year with more fuel-efficient vehicles across the market, giving buyers an array of choices to choose from. Whether it is a turbo diesel SUV or an electric hybrid sedan, they are trying to offer something for everyone

    Whether it is a turbo diesel SUV or an electric hybrid sedan, the 2011 New York International Auto Show has something for everyone.

  • Asia's Most Expensive Art 2011 Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:14 AM ET

    Sotheby’s and Christie’s Spring auctions in Hong Kong are seen as a barometer of Asia’s art market. Click to view Asia’s most expensive paintings sold via the two auction houses over the past year.

  • The Richest Royal Wedding Guests Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    On April 29, 2011, millions of people across the world will watch Prince William wed his long term girlfriend and college sweetheart, Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. William and Catherine (as she will be known officially ) have urged that the ceremony reflects these recessionary times and avoids being overly "lavish , " but with a guest list boasting royalty, oligarchs and celebrities, their nuptials will be celebrated by some of the wealthiest people in the world - for whom being

    So, who is expected to be the richest in attendance at the royal wedding of Prince William to college sweetheart, Kate Middleton? Click to find out.

  • Most Walkable Cities Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 6:50 PM ET
    With the birth of the automobile came suburban sprawl, but today, there’s an increasing movement toward more walkable cities.“I think people would rather not be in their cars,” said Jim Chrisman, senior vice president of development at  a highly walkable neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. “There are plenty of cities that are very walkablebut they’re not always pedestrian-friendly. If you can make it pleasant, that’s a place people will want to go.”So what makes a city walkable?“Typically, there i

    With the birth of the automobile came suburban sprawl, but today, there’s an increasing movement toward more walkable cities.Here are the 10 most walkable cities in America.

  • Reality TV Show Houses: Where Are They Now? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    The celebrity mansion / gaudily decorated cast house has become an obligatory character in most reality series, just as reality series have become an obligatory part of TV programming. In fact, for a few years there, VH-1 seemed to be recycling the same company mansion throughout numerous series involving overlapping casts of musicians and ill-behaved young people vying to date them / win money / become presentable members of society. The modern era produces such a glut of reality television pro

    The modern era produces such a glut of reality television programming that the houses they are set in are bound to turn up on the market. Click to see updates on ten of these familiar reality TV houses.

  • America's Most Stressful Jobs Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    With the unemployment rate nationally still hovering around 9 percent, many people are grateful simply to get a paycheck - but gratitude doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind. To get a sense of the most stressful jobs in America, looked at 11 different factors that can cause stress on the job, and ranked 200 professions by how significantly these demands factor into the average workday. Factors that weighed into stress include work environment, job competitiveness, opportunity for advan

    With Americans facing high unemployment, many people with jobs are grateful to get their weekly paychecks, but that feeling alone doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind.

  • Top Destinations for Luxury Fashion Retailers Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:41 PM ET
    China's population of millionaires keeps growing. According to the latest Hurun Wealth Report, the country now has nearly a million millionaires.Little wonder, luxury fashion retailers are making a beeline for Hong Kong.According to a new report by CB Richard Ellis, 84 percent of fashion retailers have opened at least one store in the city.The company surveyed 323 global retailers to find the top destinations for luxury retailers across the world.Click on to find out which cities, other than Hon

    CB Richard Ellis surveyed 323 global retailers to find the top destinations for luxury retailers across the world. See which cities made the top 10.

  • Asia's Most Valuable Companies Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:41 PM ET
    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Many of Asia's top companies have continued to increase their value despite surging crude oil prices and natural disasters. Click to see the full list of Asia's most valuable companies.

  • Asia's Most Valuable Companies Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:03 AM ET
    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.

  • Top 10 Green Cars 2011 Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    With gasoline prices on the sky-high again, many drivers are turning to green cars with high mileage to solve their commuting woes. Unlike when oil reached its all-time highs during the recession of 2008, today’s green - car market has more options with better fuel efficiency. The editors of Kelley Blue Book’s the website of the country’s largest automotive valuation company, highlight the wide range of options available and the trend both towards hybrid, electric and “high-efficiency gasoline p

    To help consumers understand the best options in the current market for green cars, KBB.com recently unveiled its 2011 “Green Car List."

  • Profiled: Illegal Offshore Account Holders Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
    Nearly a half-million Americans have a painful decision to make by Aug. 31 — admit to the IRS that they’ve been hiding secret offshore bank accounts, or take their chances that the government won’t find out and possibly send them to jail. For many, it’s not an easy choice. To take advantage of the amnesty program – the second one it has offered, though the IRS says it will be the last -- the U . S . government is asking account holders to pay a steep penalty: 25 percent of the highest value of t

    So, who are the offshore account holders that have already been caught and how did they operate their tax haven accounts? Click for the details.

  • Off-Grid Getaways Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    The phrase “off the grid” is not yet universally understood. These days, when people say they’re traveling off-grid, they might mean they’re heading somewhere with spotty cell phone coverage. Others use the term even more inaccurately when they mean to say, “off the beaten path.” Off-grid actually means off the electricity grid: i.e., a location that is self-sustaining—it uses solar, wind, hydro or other means of power. But we thought “no Internet/other gadgets” and “secluded” were good qualific

    Off-grid doesn’t have to mean primitive. Although only one of the following destinations brags of having high thread-count sheets, most are still luxurious in scaled-down ways.

  • Highest Grossing Children’s Movies of All-Time Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
    April hasn't been a great month at the U.S. box office. Among the new movies were remake s of the 1981 comedy Arthur and Your Highness, a comedy starring Natalie Portman. Both films opened in wide release with lots of publicity, and they both disappointed at the box office. However, the animated feature Hop, which opened in first place the prior weekend, held the top spot again. It just goes to show, family films are solid business. So, what are the highest grossing children’s films of all time?

    So, what are the highest grossing children’s films of all time? Click to find out.

  • Hidden Costs of Vacation Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 5:42 PM ET
    Vacations always cost more than you think — even if YOU sign up for one of those “all-inclusive” deals.By now, most of us are accustomed to all the airline fees, from extra legroom and exit-row seating to in-flight entertainment, in-flight meals, extra checked luggage and now, apparently, luggage of any kind.But there are a ton of hidden costs that even the adult Girl Scouts among us, who plan for everything, didn’t see coming.“Every traveler wants to stretch their vacation dollars as far as pos

    Vacations always cost more than you think — even if sign up for one of those “all-inclusive” deals. Here are 10 hidden costs of vacation.

  • The Highest Paid CEOs of 2010 Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
    About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010. The final figure shows total calculated compensation, which includes salary, bonuses, estimated stock and stock option awards as well as other incentives. Note that the salary breakdown in this report only displays major sources of compensation, whereas other incentives, such as increases in retirement or pension funds are not

    About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.

  • The Best Selling NBA Jerseys 2010-2011 Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    It's the ultimate NBA popularity contest: the annual list of the league's best selling jerseys. Fans put down their hard - earned cash to support the players they love the most. While some players remain consistently popular there are always surprises who crack the top 10. The NBA’s top-selling jerseys list is based on sales on NBAStore.com since the start of the 2010-11 NBA season and is the official list released by the league. So, which players wear the best-selling NBA jerseys? Click ahead t

    It's the ultimate NBA popularity contest: the annual list of the league's best selling jerseys. Which players are on the list? Click to find out!

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