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  • Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

    Scenes from the Boston Marathon bombing catastrophe, one of the nation's worst attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • The robots are coming and their presence will eventually bridge the digital-physical divide, dramatically impacting human life, experts say.

  • A muscle car is more than just a high-performance two-door car. It’s the basis for an entire high-speed subculture. Check out these 10 classics from Total Car Score's Karl Brauer.

  • There were more than 200 sales in the top 15 ZIP Codes for homes priced at $10 million or more in 2012, and the megahome market shows no signs of slowing.

  • Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

    A look at some of the greatest moments of Margaret Thatcher's time as UK prime minister.

  • The following ten lodgings are repurposed structures in settings like an Asian hillside, a Swedish peninsula, and a Costa Rican nature preserve with histories involving famous authors, businessmen, and rock stars.

  • Martin Cooper places first call on mobile phone on April 3, 1973

    It has been 40 years since the first call was made on a cellphone. Here's a look at how mobile devices have evolved.

  • Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 extravagances for the golfer who demands--and can pay for--the best. Read ahead to see what they are and what they cost.

  • From the Bentley Flying Spur to the Porsche 911 GT3, here are some of the most exciting cars showcased at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

  • Are you savvy enough to discover tag sale treasure? These found fortunes were windfalls for those lucky enough to buy them at tag sales, garage sales, and thrift stores.

  • For a fraction of the cost of buying a supercar, laymen drivers can drive a Ferrari on a closed course for a few laps. This experience is sold by businesses and manufacturers, and even though it’s over quickly, it’s exhilarating and unforgettable.

  • Ideally, hot rods aren't just powerful, but also more appealing to the eye -- the more outrageous the better. CNBC.com presents ten of the most souped-up hot rods of the last 70 years.

  • From "Saturday Night Fever" to "Star Wars," here is some movie memorabilia that cleaned up at auction.

  • No marketplace can filter out every fraudulent product from sellers who are unscrupulous or simply unaware. Here’s a roundup of commonly faked items in popular categories of collecting.

  • There's a fine line between “innovation” and “eyesore” when it comes to cars. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 models whose designers should have been shamed back to the drafting table.

  • The NCAA tourney is infamous for the productivity loss it supposedly engenders, but it's hardly the costliest workplace distraction.

  • Cooltra scooter as seen in the GSMA Connected City

    A phone that can make you coffee? Hitch you a ride? Here are 10 of the coolest things your smartphone will soon do.

  • We're tired of hearing about the sequester and its brutal budget cuts. But this is standard operating procedure in American politics, historians say.

  • There’s a lot of risk involved in passing off a forgery, but people do it anyway, for ego gratification or pure profit. An expert can stop a buyer from getting fleeced, but even experts get fooled. Read ahead to see CNBC.com’s list of fakes and forgeries that fooled the experts.

  • At an auction of classic Ferraris, collectors will be anxious to see if the skyrocketing prices still have room to run.

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  • People walk amongst aircraft exhibited on the tarmac during the opening of the International Paris Airshow at Le Bourget on June 15, 2015.

    The International Paris Air Show is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year with the big movers and shakers in the aerospace and defense industry all attending the event.

  • International business and political leaders gather in Dalian, China for the 2017 instalment of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

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