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  • Treehouse Homes Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:04 PM ET
    Treehouses are no longer just for child’s play. While they still do serve as playhouses for lucky kids, they’ve taken on some new functions as private home offices or studios, as elevated guest quarters, and as hotel accommodation as well. Or they can be real houses that just happen to be located in trees. Modern treehouses are also typically quite eco friendly. They have traditionally been built using salvaged materials, and now designers and builders have taken it further with energy-efficient

    Treehouses are no longer just for child’s play. They’ve taken on some new functions as private home offices or studios. Click to see some of the best.

  • The Best Selling Video Games of 2011 Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    September typically marks the beginning of the holiday season for the videogame industry. From this point through late November, publishers will release at least one potential blockbuster per week. Holiday sales make up roughly 40 percent of the overall industry revenue--and the year's biggest hits are born then. But as publishers prepare for the fourth-quarter battle, what better time to see what has been driving sales so far this year? So far things aren't shaping up well. Software sales are d

    Here's a look at the top 10 videogames through the end of August, based on U.S. sales (though when the year's over, expect several to be displaced).

  • Boeing's Rarely Seen Aircraft Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:55 AM ET
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    From planes that never made it to market to spy planes that human eyes aren't supposed to spot, we take a look at some of the amazing Boeing designs you've likely never seen.

  • Colleges With CEO Alumni Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 5:12 PM ET
    “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Rogue Trading: A How-To Guide Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    The revelation that a rogue trader at UBS lost billions has shaken the European banking sector and sparked cries for tighter regulation.Can't banks do anything to prevent traders from creating huge unauthorized exposures to trading losses? According to UBS chief executive Oswald Gruebel the rogue trading loss couldn’t have been prevented. “If someone acts with criminal energy, then you can’t do anything. That will always be the case in our business,” the former trader said in the interview publi

    Can't banks do anything to prevent traders from creating huge unauthorized exposures to trading losses?

  • Fashion Week: The Nails for Spring 2012 Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Forget about the bag, the shoes, and the lip gloss. At the moment, the most fashion-forward accessory is your nails. The action going on inside the tents at Lincoln Center during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2012 shows proved that nail polish is making its mark on the fashion scene. Major highlights from the shows included the reemergence of nail color as more nail artists and designers opted for bright colors and metallic colors, rather than the nude nail looks that have domin

    The action going on inside the tents at Lincoln Center during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2012 shows proved that nail polish is making its mark on the fashion scene. Check out the photos!

  • Top 10 States for Technology & Innovation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    In our annual CNBC rankings of our   is among the most important measures of success. States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation, so we put those claims to the test. The category ranks states based on their support for innovation, with metrics including the number of patents issued to their residents, the dollar value of federal health and science research grants and deployment of broadband services rankings, per the FCC. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.

    States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation — so we put those claims to the test. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.

  • 15 Influential Innovations of the Past 50 Years Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Innovation has come at such a dizzying pace in recent decades that it has transformed our world in ways once only imagined in science fiction. As part of our "Future of Innovation" special report, we decided to take a look at some of the most influential innovations of the recent past. Compiling a definitive list turned out to be difficult, if not impossible — and almost certainly up for fierce debate. Nevertheless, we gave it a shot. Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions

    Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions over the past 50 years, created using a variety of studies as reference points, including ones from Knowledge@Wharton and Popular Mechanics.

  • Homes of Talk-Show Hosts Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Television talk-show hosts do more than read monologues and toss softball questions at celebrities. The top players in this field also collect enormous paychecks. CelebrityNetWorth.com puts the net worth of Conan O’Brien at $75 million and both Ellen DeGeneres and Glenn Beck at $85 million, for example. The net worth of Jay Leno and Larry King are both at $150 million, according to the same source. Clearly, these celebrated TV personalities can afford a fabulous home or two or three. The followi

    These celebrated TV personalities can afford a fabulous home...or two or three. The following homes have price tags ranging from a relatively modest $2.2 million up to $60 million.

  • China’s 10 Wealthiest Billionaires Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    It's been a bumper year for China's super rich, never mind the growing gloom and doom over the global economy. The Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute's 2011 rich list, which tallies up China's 1,000 richest men and women has, for the first time, a record 271 billionaires on it. The cut-off to make this annual list has doubled from two years ago to $310 million.On the whole, China's 1,000 richest people have an average wealth of $924 million. The country is now also home to about one million

    We've put together a list of the top 10 richest people in China based on the Hurun Rich List. Find out who are China’s top billionaires and which companies they run.

  • Celebrity Million-Dollar Extravagances Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:31 PM ET
    People love to read about celebrities who spend huge sums of money on luxury items--even in these hard times. After all, who wouldn’t be amused to learn that Paris Hilton owns a $325,000 doghouse that’s an exact replica of her own mansion?The limits of celebrity conspicuous consumption continue to be pushed. Some of the rich and famous have distinguished themselves through the sheer quantities of cash spent on quirky luxury items—up to $1 million or more. Often, the practicality of these purchas

    Who are some of the celebrities who have spent $1 million or more on decadent extravagances? Click to find out!

  • Disappearing Jobs 2011 Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    Last year, CNBC.com covered  using a list provided by the Department of Labor. This year, we decided to pose the same topic to the online job resource . It compiled the following list by taking the occupations that most consistently declined in the number of job listings over the last eight months (January to Aug 2011). SimplyHired.com excluded from the results jobs that it believed had decreased listings primarily due to the economy (e.g., jobs that have fewer openings due to high supply of qua

    SimplyHired.com compiled the following list of disappearing jobs by taking the occupations that most consistently declined in the number of job listings over the last eight months. Check it out!

  • U.S. Cities Where Homes Sell the Fastest 2011 Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 1:46 PM ET
    Although the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, many local markets are doing significantly better than the country as a whole, with some places While shifts in home values are important in any market, a key thing for sellers to determine is the length of time a property can expect to be on the market before being sold. The faster that homes sell, the faster an inventory backlog can be cleared, suggesting heightened demand and an upward trajectory. Additionally, when looking to sell, if a

    The faster that homes sell, the faster an inventory backlog can be cleared, suggesting heightened demand and an upward trajectory. So, where do homes sell the fastest? Find out!

  • 20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop (Q3 2011) Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:41 PM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or down?To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com took a look at

    With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com took a look at which stocks in the S&P 500 have average consensus estimates farthest above their stock prices.

  • Executives With the Most Options Compensation Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    Boardrooms and compensation committees continue to grapple with heightened scrutiny and controversy surrounding CEO pay packages. In the wake of the “golden parachute” outrage of the financial crisis, payouts in the form of stock options have become a favored form of compensation for public companies. Options typically don’t vest for three to four years, which helps prevent a CEO from taking home a windfall payout in the event he or she is prematurely ousted because of poor performance, scandal,

    In the wake of the “golden parachute” outrage of the financial crisis, payouts in the form of stock options have become a favored form of compensation for public companies.

  • The First Family Vacation Home for Sale Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 6:13 PM ET
    Blue Heron Farm, which has served as the Obama family vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard, has just been put  with Sotheby's International Realty, carrying a price tag of $23.7 million.Because President Barack Obama and family have rented the compound for one week for the past three years, bringing with them staffers and Secret Service, many call it the “Summer White House.” (Bill and Hillary Clinton were also guests back in 1998.)Blue Heron Farm is situated in Chilmark, which is known to show up

    Blue Heron Farm, which has served as the Obama family vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard, has just been put on the market with a price tag of $23.7 million.

  • 10 Highly Paid Rookies Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    For many people, a first job is an entry-level position whose greatest form of payment is experience. People taking these jobs have to slowly climb the ladder and prove themselves before they can earn better money. They have to pay their dues.For professional athletes, there is no entry-level job--they’re put on the field on day one and expected to deliver the goods. Rookie athletes are well-compensated for this, and for many sports fans, the players’ salaries and contracts are almost as fascina

    Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!

  • The Richest Members of the US Congress 2011 Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Recently, the Capitol Hill publication analyzed the financial assets of U.S. lawmakers, contained in mandatory annual disclosures, to determine the members of the US Congress that have the highest approximate net worth. Although these Congressional disclosures are not exact — they are displayed in a range of estimated value over broad categories — Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news and information provider, analyzed the assets and liabilities of every US representative and senator to come up with th

    Which members of the US Congress have the highest approximate net worth. Check out the list.

  • Child Star Successes Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 5:24 PM ET
    The Hollywood machine loves a fresh-faced, button-nosed, apple-cheeked, sassy child performer. Once that precocious kid dares to grow up, however, the system is not kind.The unfortunate trend is that for every well-adjusted former child star, there are two troubled Coreys. Behind them is a staggering rogues gallery of has-beens such as Lindsay Lohan, Dustin Diamond, and so on, with each of them doing one or more of the following: falling down drunk, overdosing on drugs, crashing a car, committin

    We assembled a list of child stars that have moved on from acting (for the most part) to achieve success in other fields—a handful still in the entertainment world. See where they are now.

  • Who's Delivering Alpha? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
    Many of the world’s most powerful hedge fund managers are gathering under one roof this fall for the much-anticipated  conference in Manhattan. The hot topic on the agenda – apart from emerging markets, credit yields, and commodities futures – will be to see who’s really delivering alpha. The metric used to measure a portfolio manager’s added value; “Alpha” is also a way for managers to size each other up. Alpha is all about outperforming your benchmark, be it the volatile stock market, or simpl

    Many of the conference attendees are considered industry icons for outperforming their peers. Click to see the Hedge Fund elite, and how much money they’re managing.

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