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  • During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. There are some 500 recorded memorials in the U.S. and more are underway or planned. Most of them are in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, home to the majority of the victims. Others are hundreds of miles away, such as one in North Dakota. The memorials vary widely in size, design and cost. Some are public, others private.

    During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Click to see the photos.

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    After ten years, memorials are still being built around the country on top of the 700 already in place. Each of them marks a unique healing path for the victim's family, the  community and the whole nation.

  • A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?

  • A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.

  • A New York City Police car drives through a flooded intersection on 43nd Street in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and Tri State area with rain and high winds.

    As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.

  • A fallen tree which also knocked over a power line is seen on Loughboro Road after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

    Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

  • So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.

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    JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.

  • The field of professional sports is as competitive as they come, and sadly, not everyone gets to play. For every athlete who makes the cut and plays at the professional level, there are countless others who will never be so lucky. Sometimes a promising career is hobbled by an injury. Sometimes a fire in the belly doesn’t burn as brightly as it needs to. And sometimes the player simply isn’t that good. Indeed, the reasons behind the dashed dreams of aspiring athletes are many.But cheer up! Just b

    Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.

  • Regional Banks Profit on Consolidation

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the growing power of regional banks, and a look at profitable Canadian banks, with John Taft, RBC U.S. Wealth Management CEO.

  • Pigeons cool by a fountain during the heatwave.

    Americans withered under yet another day of searing sun Friday as a heat wave spread in earnest into the urban core of the Northeast, while excessive heat warnings stretched from Kansas to Maine and the Carolinas.

  • Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters New York State Supreme Court for a hearing on July 1, 2011 in New York City.

    The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault remains on the payroll of New York's Sofitel Hotel, CNBC has learned from a source close to the investigation.

  • Over the next three years, the fees that consumers pay to browse the Internet with smartphones and tablets may be cut by as much as 78 percent, under a plan being proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday.

  • Work continues on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site on June 30, 2011 in New York City. The memorial features two reflecting pools on the footprints of the twin towers. The memorial  is scheduled to be dedicated on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

    As 1 World Trade Center starts to claim a place on the Lower Manhattan skyline, the area’s retail scene is beginning to revive, with landlords raising rents in anticipation of thousands of new office workers, tourists and residents, commercial real estate experts said. The New York Times reports.

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    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

  • LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.

    The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout. Negotiators for owners and players will meet Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal.

  • When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

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    Many distressed homeowners have spent years wondering when they’re going to get kicked out. But the backlog of foreclosures has provided a reprieve. In New York, for example, it would take 62 years to process them all.

  • Weiner Cops to Twitter Pick But Won't Resign

    Rep. Anthony Weiner, (D-NY) admits to sending lewd photos and messages via the Web and his Blackberry, but steadfastly refuses to resign.

  • Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.