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Colleen Kane

Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

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  • Surprising Cities That Are Hiring Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    The cities that will be hiring the most workers in 2011 aren’t necessarily among those with the most people, according to just-released data from the online career community and jobs resource  “Outranking the city of Houston, Baltimore owes its growth to their heavy concentration of jobs in the health, science and technology industries,” says Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss. “When looking for a new career opportunity in 2011, is vital to keep in mind not only the job and indust

    The cities that will be hiring the most workers in 2011 aren’t necessarily among those with the most people, according to just-released data from the online career community and jobs resource CareerBliss.

  • Unique Converted Homes Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 11:32 AM ET
    Warehouses, factories, barns, and churches are commonly repurposed into residences, but for the adventurous buyer with a budget for renovation, no structure is off limits as a potential home.Underground missile silos that have been upcycled into residences  but those smack of refuges from zombie apocalypse. An almost endless supply of innovative converted homes exist that are more inspirational (not to mention blessed with natural daylight and views). Click ahead to see these older structures re

    Warehouses, factories, barns, and churches are commonly repurposed into residences, but for the adventurous buyer with a budget for renovation, no structure is off limits as a potential home.

  • In Search of the Perfect Credit Score Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
    Credit Score

    In the enigmatic realm of credit scores, 850 is the magic number—the almost mythical perfect score. But how possible is it really to achieve an 850, and is it worth the effort?