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Apocalypse 2012

  • Apocalypse 2012 Explained — For Now Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    The 2012-ers have pulled together archaeology, New Age spirituality, UFO stories about extraterrestrial, and left-field understandings about science to produce a prophecy that something Really Big will happen on December 21, 2012. Read our FAQ — everything you need to know about Apocalypse 2012.

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  • End of the World in 2012? Here's How to Make a Profit
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Peter Bianchi

    Talk about the world coming to an end on 12/21/12 raises a question that some say could be the very reason for the globe's demise: Is there a way to make a profit from all this doomsday scenario?

  • If the Sky Is Falling, Gold Is Rising Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    "Gold has been a useful store of value for 6,500 years,” says one observer of the gold bug crowd. “Uncertainty causes people to see stable value, and gold provides that confidence.”

  • The Numerology and I Ching of Apocalypse 2012 Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    Some  believe Dec. 21, 2012 — 12/21/2012 — will see a cataclysmic set of events that mark either the end or rebirth of the world.

  • What's Financial Armageddon? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Is there such a thing as Financial Armageddon? And if so, what is it? We asked some of CNBC.com's bloggers and editors to answer the question: What's your definition of financial Armageddon?

  • Tips for the Apocalypse Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Whether or not the world ends in 2012, one thing is clear: Few of us are prepared for even the slightest apocalypt-y scenario. Luckily, the Internet is loaded with advice, covering everything from dogs to idiots and your Apocalypse Go Kit. Here are some of the best tips for the apocalypse.

  • Boom Times For Doomsday Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    Many residents in earthquake-prone Los Angeles already have some supplies set aside in case of disaster, but the Japanese quake and tsunami have spurred many to replenish those supplies and add new ones.

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  • 14 spectacularly wrong predictions Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Don’t make too many plans for Saturday, May 21, 2011. According to Family Radio president Harold Camping, the Rapture is happening that day, followed by the complete destruction of the universe six months later. Clearly, this is not the first doomsday scenario ever predicted. In fact, it’s not even the first doomsday scenario predicted by Camping, who last said that the Rapture was coming in 1994. Will his latest prediction be as spectacularly wrong as the last one? Only time will tell. Click ah

    Even the most intellectually gifted prognosticators did not foresee key forces that would cause paradigm shifts in society.

  • Notorious Doomsday Prophets Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    December 21, 2012 -- the end date in the ancient Mayan calendar. Will it bring the Apocalypse? See some of the most notorious prophets and doomsday groups in history.

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