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  • You Get Paid To Do That? Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 12:11 PM ET
    Unless you’re a Powerball winner, or you’ve inherited a large sum of money, chances are you have to wake up every day, go to work and make a living. For most people, a job is just a job, little more than a way to pay the bills. But what if work were more like play? What if, instead of living for the weekend, you lived for Monday morning? There are people who feel that way; you just have to find them. We did. (At left: rock climber Steph Davis climbs up the north face of Castleton Tower in Castle

    For most people, a job is just a job, little more than a way to pay the bills. But what if, instead of living for the weekend, you lived for Monday morning? Here are some people who do just that!

  • Cramer: 10 Tech Stocks That Have Hit Bottom Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Now is the time to invest in technology stocks, Cramer said, because the sector is bottoming out.The “Mad Money” host said the sector won’t likely see a V-shaped bottom with an ultra-fast rebound. Tech is, however, primed for a U-shaped bottom despite a tough market environment and sluggish economy. In the last nine of 10 years, tech has bottomed and begun to inch higher between mid-September and end-October. Business is typically slow in the summer months, but picks up in the fall when 1) gadge

    Now is the time to invest in technology stocks, Jim Cramer said, because the sector is bottoming out. Here are 10 stocks that Cramer says have hit bottom.

  • Scenes From Thailand's 2011 Floods Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Surging waters have impacted 27 out of the country’s 77 provinces and claimed the lives of approximately 350 residents.The flooding, which made its way to the north of capital Bangkok early last week, shows no signs of abating. The governor of Bangkok on Monday warned residents of the city to brace for floodwaters from neighboring suburban areas.Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that it could take up to six weeks for the w

    Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Click to see pictures from Thailand's floods.

  • Horror Movies Scream For Sequels Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Horror films have been a part of our psyche and a Hollywood money-spinner for almost a century, starting with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” — both released in 1931.Whether it’s the thrill, the chill or the ample blood spill that draws audiences to the macabre movie experience, few can deny moviegoers’ morbid fascination with fear. Over the past four decades, we have witnessed the terrifying yet timeless roles of Jigsaw, Jason and Freddy, mixed with a rising trend in psychological thrillers. Whate

    Check out the top 10 highest grossing horror film franchises of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com and WorldwideBoxoffice.com.

  • 10 White Collar Criminals Wanted by the FBI Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Warren Jeffs, and more, totaling 494 since the list’s creation in 1950. With the success of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, the bureau in 1996 began putting wanted criminals on its website and notes that more than 50 fugitives have been arrested as a result of their images and information appearing on the site.Along with the “Most Wanted,” other criminals are being

    The FBI's “10 Most Wanted List” has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Warren Jeffs, totaling 494 since the list’s creation in 1950.

  • How to Avoid Getting 'Crammed' Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 2:52 PM ET
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    The next time you get your cell phone bill, check the total amount due. If it’s a little higher than usual, you may have fallen prey to "cramming."

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • 7 NBA Teams That Can't Afford a Season-Long Lockout Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    The NBA lockout which started back on July 1st has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games. A key point of dispute for both sides continues to be focused on the breakdown of basketball-related income (BRI), which was previously guaranteed at 57% for the players. The league has claimed that 22 of its teams lost money during the 2010 season. Some star players including Deron Williams and Tony Parker have already signed contracts to play overseas as the work stopp

    The National Basketball Association lockout, which started on July 1, has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games.

  • Narrow Escapes Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 5:33 PM ET
    Skinny homes are built for any number of reasons. It could be space constrictions, tax or code restrictions, the creative muse, or even for the vengeful-minded to grind an axe with a family member.What does it mean to say a house is skinny? You know you’re in one if you can stand in the center of the room and touch opposing walls. Alas, many New Yorkers can identify (and the following homes are all in cities where space is at a premium).  But the Dutch may be more familiar with the phenomenon. T

    Skinny homes are built for any number of reasons. Click to view some slim pickings from across the world.

  • The World's 10 Most Tweeted Moments Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Twitter, the micro-blogging site started in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, sees roughly 5 billion tweets every month, according to the company. It’s a social circle that has advertisers giddy with possibility, sparking talk of sky-high valuations in Wall Street and secondary market circles. What makes Twitter so popular is simple: people tweeting. So what makes a moment worth tweeting about? The most tweeted moment in recent memory occurred earlier this month, when Apple (AAPL) Chairman and cultural icon

    The following is a list of the 10 most recent world-breaking moments on Twitter, as measured in tweets per second.

  • Most Extravagant Funerals Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    The average funeral in the U.S. costs about . Educated consumers can comparison shop and find a coffin at Wal-Mart for less than , but typically those grieving for loved ones simply reply on local funeral homes and accept their price points.While the cost associated with the average funeral service is burdensome for most, there are those for whom no average funeral will do. Many actors, musicians and politicians have been sent off in grand fashion, with extravagant final services featuring dizzy

    Who has had some of the most extravagant funerals of all time? Check out our list.

  • Gross Halloween Candy Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    Halloween dates back to Celtic celebrations in the 5th century BC, but the tradition of handing out treats has a shorter history. Most likely the tradition originated with the “All Souls’ Day” parades in England, where poor citizens would beg for food and families would hand out pastries called “soul cakes” in return for prayers for their dead relatives. Today, kids are more likely to receive a bite-sized chocolate candy — that’s the most popular treat for Halloween, according to the trade group

    Here are some of the “grossest” (or “coolest,” depending on your point of view) Halloween candy this year.

  • World’s 10 Biggest Employers Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
    The world economy is once again in a precarious position as governments in developed countries cut spending, while the private sector braces for another slowdown. Unemployment rates in many developed countries are running in double digit percentages, creating a jobs crisis.In the midst of this, some of the world’s largest companies in Western and emerging markets aren’t cutting jobs, in fact they are adding to their payrolls.We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest employers among pub

    We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest publicly listed employers. Find out which companies have the world's biggest workforces.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • Famous Prisoners: Where Are They Now? Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
    Prison: Mid-State Correctional Faiclity, New YorkThe former Tyco CEO was convicted on June 17, 2005 for receiving $81 million in purportedly unauthorized bonuses, the purchase of more than $14 million in art and the payment by TYCO of a $20 million investment banking fee to Frank Walsh, a former Tyco director.Kozlowski was sentenced on Sept. 19, 2005, to serve up to 25 years in prison for his role in the scandal.In September, Tyco announced plans to split into three publicly traded companies, po

    Plenty of well-known people have wound up in the slammer. Here's a look at where some high-profile prisoners have spent their time behind bars.

  • Houses of Hard Rockers Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 5:20 PM ET
    When rock musicians aren’t living in tour buses, trashing hotel rooms, or riding proverbial steel horses from gig to gig, most live in proper homes — and some of those homes are quite impressive. In the following slides we feature the homes of hard rockers, young and old. Some of the residences were just completed this year, while another one was built using materials from the 18 century.We have houses from two rockers who go by single names and the homes of two members of one massively influent

    Check out 10 homes of hard rockers, starting with the rock legend who calls himself the Prince of Darkness.

  • Ten Risky Companies In North America Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    Risk is a key factor in any financial transaction, but investing in stocks may be among the riskiest. The success of a company is about more than financial performance, and shortcomings in other areas, can put the company — and its shareholders — at risk. GovernanceMetrics International, a leader in corporate governance research, has introduced a list highlighting ten companies and risk issues that "are critical for investors and other corporate stakeholders to monitor and respond to." The debut

    Click to see, in alphabetical order, the 10 North American companies on GovernanceMetrics International's risk list.

  • Cars That Are More Expensive Used Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
    The economy shows no sign of picking up any time soon. Still, life goes on. Bills need to be paid, groceries need to be purchased, and worn out, but necessary, possessions need to be replaced. Sometimes, the replacement has little impact on the wallet, but then there are purchases that can’t be put off -- whether you can afford them or not.For many, a car is such a necessity. Cars don’t take the economy into consideration when they break down, or when they’re so worn out there’s little choice bu

    A consumer buying a used car can sometimes pay more than he or she would for a new one. CNBC.com determined which cars are less expensive to buy new.

  • Cramer's Top Dividend Stocks 2011 Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    In chaotic and difficult market environments, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, dividend-paying stocks pay investors to wait until the market calms and the economy improves.

    We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.

  • The 10 Biggest Videogame Movie Flops Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    There's no dancing around the fact that the vast majority of movies based on videogames stink. Absurd plotlines are attached to games that barely had a story to begin with -- and those rare games that do have a strong narrative typically see that jettisoned by filmmakers for a different story line. Being a bad movie isn't necessarily the kiss of death at the box office — need we remind you of Paulie Shore's cinematic career? Sometimes, however, the audience is just too smart to be fooled and the

    There are some familiar franchises on this list of the biggest game-to-movie stinkers, proving that even if a studio options a game with an enormous fan base, it can't assume those players will show up at the box office.

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