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  • 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!

  • 15 Dream Machines for Auto Lovers Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
    Fantasy Cars

    For most mortals, super cars, high-performance specialty cars, and ultra-luxury vehicles are the stuff of fantasy. But for a lucky few they are an expensive reality.

  • States with the Healthiest Housing Markets Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
    No doubt, some housing markets were hit harder than others during the recession. As a result, the markets less banged up are poised to be the first to bounce back when the housing recovery takes off.“You have some markets where so many things have gone wrong; it’s very difficult for those markets to make a recovery,” said Cameron Findlay, the chief economist at . “Then, there are other markets, where only a couple things have gone wrong. For those markets, there’s still hope of a recovery.”Lendi

    Which US states currently have the healthiest housing markets? Check out our list of the top 10!

  • A Boat for Every Budget Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    When the downturn struck, the tide turned for the recreational boat industry, with boat sales plunging 55 percent from pre-recession levels a record low in 2010. Buyers grew more price conscious and turned to the pre-owned boat market in search of deals. Sales have been strong in the value end of the market, although recovery has been spotty throughout, industry players say. With the boat industry cautiously steering towards recovery, the distress sales and pre-owned boats that flooded the marke

    With the boating industry forced to trim costs and woo a more value conscious consumer, there’s a boat for every budget.

  • World's Highest Tax Rates Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has been compiling data on government taxes among OECD countries since 1965. The group's annual report looks at internationally comparative data based on public revenue from *tax contributions as a percentage of gross domestic product for each country, then ranks them based on the highest and lowest overall tax rates.Here, we take a look at the OECD's 2010 report details. Click ahead to see the world's highest tax rates as a percentage of

    Take a look at the The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2010 report details and see the world's highest tax rates as a percentage of GDP.

  • Royal Newlyweds' 10 Favorite Brands Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
    On April 29, 2011, Prince William of Wales will marry his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. Although the excitement doesn’t quite match the all-out frenzy that accompanied the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana 30 years ago, there’s a palpable buzz among fans of the royals as the big day draws near. Both bride and groom are popular subjects for the paparazzi, which means that the cars they drive, the wine they drink and especially the clothes they wear are often in the spotlight. Cl

    Click to see some of the brands that the royal couple has been associated with since they met.

  • Biggest Government Contractors Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Contracted in 2010: $35.9 billion* Total 2010 revenue: $45.8 billion Contracted in 2011, so far: $15.74 billion  Headquartered Lockheed’s dependence on contracts from the U.S. Government is no secret. The company researches, designs, develops and manufactures satellites, space vehicles, combat aircraft, missile defense systems, aeronautics and intelligence systems, which are essentially out of the scope of non-government consumers. Lockheed’s biggest contracts in 2010 included a $2.51 billion co

    As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.

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