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  • Claim frequency: 23.7The Dodge Avenger is a midsize vehicle. Since it is larger than a small car, does this mean it’s also involved in fewer personal injury accidents? Not necessarily, as its high claim frequency implies.According to  the 2011 Avenger features a 283 horsepower V6 engine, the most powerful in its class. This may make the urge to put the pedal to the metal difficult to resist.“In addition to small vehicles, the list of high injury claim frequencies also includes models known for t

    Click to see the 10 unluckiest cars in the U.S., according to the IIHS Status Report. All vehicles are 2009-2011 models, and all claim frequencies cited are per 1,000 insured vehicle years.

  • Billionaire count: 140Total wealth: $430 billionThe United Kingdom has the largest number of billionaires in Europe, beating Germany by three, but it still lags Germany in terms of total wealth of the group by $120 billion.The U.K.'s billionaires account for 1.3 percent of the population that is worth $30 million and more. They also hold nearly 33 percent of the total fortune of this group of ultra-rich. On average, these billionaires are worth $3.1 billion each. The ultra-rich group's wealth gr

    Here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most billionaires for the period between August 2011 and July 31, 2012 compiled by Wealth-X. Click to find out where the mega-rich live.

  • Another James Bond film to feature Alfa Romeo models was the 2008 Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig. Bond, driving a gray Aston Martin in the area around Lake Garda, Italy, is chased by two black Alfa Romeo 159 Ti cars, both of which are ultimately destroyed. During the filming of the scene, Aris Comninos, a stunt man driving one of the 159’s was seriously injured when the car crashed into a truck. Fortunately, he was airlifted to an Italian trauma center and was on the path to recovery.

    The following are examples of films that have included Alfa Romeo cars, bolstering the allure of the century-old Italian car.

  • Manufacturer: Spin Master Suggested Price: $39.97 What’s better than a radio-controlled flying helicopter? A radio-controlled flying helicopter that shoots as it flies, that’s what. Add in the ability to drive the vehicle on the ground over bumps, too — and an affordable price tag — and you have Air Hogs’ Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter.

    What will the hot holiday toys be this year? Retailers such as Toys ‘R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Kohl’s have weighed in with their choices for this year's must-have toys.

  • At the Apple store in Covent Garden, London, Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, was first in line and is cheered by Apple employees as he is the first to purchase the iPhone 5. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been waiting in line for nearly a week.

    Apple fans wasted no time getting their hand on the new iPhone 5 Friday. Click for scenes from the craze surrounding the launch of Apple's newest iPhone.

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    CNBC’s Analytics team looked at the stocks that have average consensus estimates farthest above their current stock prices. Here's what they found.

  • Total Returns: 10,995,576Returns With Income Tax Liability: 6,760,829Returns With No Income Tax Liability: 4,234,747Nonpayers: 38.5%According to Kasprak, Texas doesn’t rank very high in terms of the factors that contribute to high populations of nonpayers. It is, however, second in the nation in terms of recipients receiving refundable child tax credits.“This indicates a higher-than-normal percentage of low-income people choosing to have children,” he said. “So that is likely a big part of the n

    Mitt Romney said "There are 47 percent of the people who pay no income tax." Who are these people, and why are they exempt? Click to see which states have the highest number of people who pay no federal income tax.

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    While the U.S. real estate market is still struggling to rebound, things are picking up fast in Mexico. Here's where the action is.

  • Chinese authorities had to use tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters during an anti-Japanese demonstration in the southern city of Shenzhen on Sunday. Protesters took to the streets in several Chinese cities including Shenzhen and Guangzhou, where crowds turned violent, clashing with the police.  Water cannons were also used to stop protesters from trying to break into government buildings, and at least a dozen people were arrested, according to the South China Morning Post.

    Anti-Japanese protests over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea escalated further Tuesday on the anniversary of Japan’s 1931 invasion of China. Click for scenes.

  • Thousands of anti-American protesters tear down the U.S. flag at the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012, during a demonstration.

    Click to see some of the fallout from this clash between the West’s cherished freedom of expression and the Muslim world’s insistence on respect for its traditions.

  • Price: $1,399 or higher for custom models*Cruzin Coolers are perhaps the only coolers to come with a warning: “Cruzin Coolers are motorized vehicles and as such are inherently dangerous. A driver or passenger may suffer serious injury or death while operating this vehicle.” It goes on from there, but you get the picture: It’s a cooler that you ride. Shown here is the 2,000-watt limited edition with twin 1,000 watt motors and a range of 15 miles (however,  is not for riding on public roads). *Ell

    CNBC talked to Joe Cahn, otherwise known as the Commissioner of Tailgating, about how it’s changed and some of the associated expenses.

  • For many people, retirement means that there's finally time to take advantage of newfound freedom. If that definition of retirement appeals to you, an ideal destination when you leave the workforce may be Thailand.Known as “Land of Smiles,” the country has undergone significant social and economic development in the past decade. In 2011, the  upgraded the nation's income categorization from a lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income."Thailand boasts a very favorable cost of living stru

    Thinking about retiring abroad? Click to find out more about making Thailand your own retirement haven.

  • This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from , an event ticket price aggregator that draws its data from those secondary sellers. What makes each of these games so expensive? Each game has its own blend of reasons, such as team rivalries, the team’s recent performance, game location, team

    What makes tickets to some college football games so expensive? Chris Matcovich, director of data communications at TiqIQ, provides his insight into what the magic combination of factors might be.

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    Here are the top 10 most widely held and heavily weighted stocks owned by equity mutual funds in all 401(k) retirement plans.

  • kicks off its fifth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in designs fresh from the drawing board will hit the runway. Thousands of fashion editors, buyers and industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 80 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming spring season. Fashion trend forecasters expect collections to include elements of simplicity and to place a greater emphasis on pants this season.

    CNBC takes you behind the scenes and on the Lincoln Center runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show for Spring 2013.

  • According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 –depending on the child’s age. The USDA has a “Cost of Raising a Child”  on their website, which shows that the category taking up the largest chunk out of parental pockets is housing. The second- largest expense category is childcare. Those

    According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.

  • In the 21st century of , we’re long past the , , cash triangle of asset allocation upon which many retail investors grew up.Investors have more options and choices, from asset classes to the financial instruments to play them. Low-cost online brokers and trading platforms have given investors direct access to a world once open only to professional traders and institutions.IRAs and 401(k)s offer a world of opportunity, whether its equities, fixed income, , real estate, or ."We think the retail in

    Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.

  • the premier snowboard and accessories company, sells a basic boards for about $300. Higher-end models will set you back more—check out the $1,200  and the $1,500  Those going all-out and buying the Mystery are also advised to buy Diode EST Snowboard Binding for $400 and SLX Snowboard Boots for $550.

    Some sports are more expensive than others. Some require expensive equipment, others require monthly fees, and others appear down-market at first but have hidden costs that can really add up. Click to see what some of these sports are.

  • A  from the Motion Picture Association of America said that the movie industry loses billions of dollars every year to Internet piracy. The phenomenon is widespread in part because of file-sharing technology such as BitTorrent, which allows computer users to copy large files --- like movies --- from each other.At the Australian International Movie Convention on Aug. 21, Kim Williams, CEO of the Australian media conglomerate News Limited, called file-sharing  He went on to say that illegally down

    The file-sharing news website TorrentFreak.com released a list of the 10 most-pirated movies of all time, compiled from BitTorrent tracking data since 2006.

  • The formula for Coca-Cola is one of the go-to examples of a trade secret. According to a representative from the company, the original formula is written on a piece of paper stored in a bank vault. Only “a small handful” of people know the formula at any time. In 2011, the radio program “This American Life” devoted an episode to unraveling the secret, focusing on (among other leads) a pharmacist’s formula for a cola beverage, although Coca-Cola  that the secret was revealed. The original formula

    Here is a rundown of some famous products made with secrets that competitors (or even just home cooks) would love to learn.

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