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    Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.

  • If you believe everything a pet owner could ever want or need has already been dreamed up, think again.Americans shell out more than to make their beloved pets happy. And if they can’t find just the right product to do the trick? Well, some entrepreneurial pet owners roll up their sleeves and create the product themselves.The result is a crop of small businesses that has sprung up around these products, and others that have expanded their offerings to meet pet-related interests.We asked the owne

    We asked the owners of innovative and quirky pet products about their inspiration, and the growing appeal of their products.

  • The Singapore airshow is held every two years and is Asia's largest aerospace and defense event. Held at the Changi Exhibition Center next to Singapore's Changi airport, it brings together some of the world's biggest military, commercial and business aircraft manufacturers, who are seeking to tap Asia's high-growth market.In 2010, deals worth about $10 billion were signed at the event. This year too, major manufacturers have been showcasing some of their most important products.Click ahead for h

    The Singapore airshow is held every two years and is Asia's largest aerospace and defense event. Check out some highlights from the show.

  • For the two weeks per year known as Fashion Week, it’s hard to avoid hearing fashion design organizations referred to fashion houses: the house of Armani, or the house of Fendi, and so on. But what types of homes are worthy of being the actual domiciles of these taste-making designers? Unlike actors’ mansions that always seem to be going on and off the real estate market, there doesn’t seem to be quite as high a turnover among homes of fashion designers. In fact, renowned wrap-dress designer Dia

    When famous fashion moguls’ handsomely appointed home spaces and estates go up for sale or rent and are listed online, it becomes a virtual catwalk.

  • Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. For long-term investors that means looking for economies that have strong growth prospects driven by competitive advantages such as demographics, natural resources or geography. We've come up with a list of the ten best countries for long-term growth based on a report from HSBC titled: The World in 2050.

    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?

  • “Play Happens” is the motto you see splattered on signs as you walk around the American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javitz Center in New York, and indeed it does. That might be why the mood remained upbeat at the 2012 Toy Fair, despite coming off another year of weak toy industry sales. U.S. retail sales of toys generated $21.18 billion in 2011, a 2 percent decline from the $21.68 billion in toy sales rung up in 2010, according to market researcher NPD Group. Of course the decline was

    Toymakers are looking to new products to excite shoppers and get them to buy, and that’s what Toy Fair is all about. Check out some of the coolest toys from Toy Fair 2012.

  • Today’s beer industry is dominated by a handful of large macro-brand corporations such as the ‘big four’ brewers: Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, London-listed SABMiller, Heineken, and Denmark's Carlsberg. Between them, they control half of the global beer market.Still mass-market beer sales are  . Only “craft beer” from independent breweries is growing, by 11 percent in the United States, with the number of new brewers globally up by 16 percent in 2011 over the previous year.This is backed

    The big four brewers dominate the beer industry, but sales are growing in the U.S. only for craft beers. What are the world's best craft beers?

  • UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • When you think of aircraft, you usually imagine passenger planes, private jets or military aircraft. But what about planes that aren’t designed to only carry passengers? Planes that are created for specific functions like saving lives, construction, espionage, as well as those that will transform the way we travel in the future.We’ve put together a list of eight innovative aircraft — from old models to state-of-the-art. Each of them was specifically designed to perform a function or solve a prob

    When you think of aircraft, you usually imagine passenger planes, private jets or military aircraft. But what about planes that don't just carry passengers?Here are some uncommon aircraft with important functions.

  • kicks off its fourth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in cutting-edge designs will hit the runway.Thousands of fashion industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 90 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming fall season. Fashion trend forecasters expect designs to emphasize simplicity and employ more feminine shapes and fabrics.Although the economy has shown signs of rebounding, industry

    CNBC takes you behind the scenes at the Lincoln Center runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show for Fall 2012.

  • When lead-footed drivers get snagged and ticketed, their downfall might have been passing a speed trap where a cop was using radar or a laser, or maybe the driver passed a speed camera. However, as technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Now joining the radar detector is crowd-sourced reporting of speed traps, a virtual warning system using the Internet and a mobile app. This list of the 10 most -active cities for speed traps was compiled by Tr

    As technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Check out the list of the 10 most-active cities for speed traps, as compiled by Trapster.com.

  • For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at theThis year, 185 breeds and varieties will be competing for the title Best in Show. Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others.Here we look at the breeds that have won the most Best in Show awards and how much it would cost to purchase a puppy in that group. Since several factors affect the price of a potentially award-winning pup, each breed has a price range. Those factors include pedigree, l

    For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others. Which ones are they?

  • Just a few years ago, when foreclosures were coming fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their fair share of the pain. It stood to reason that the harder hit a city was, the less likely it was to make a hasty recovery. However, according to  the official site of the National Association of Realtors, some of the cities whose housing markets bore the brunt of the foreclosures are now leading the way toward recovery.Using data from Realtor.com, CNBC.com ranks the cities with the most

    When foreclosures were fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their share of the pain. Check out which American cities made this year’s list of the top 10 turnaround towns.

  • Twice a year, fashion designers and industry experts from around the world converge for runway shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan to show off and take in the newest looks for the upcoming spring and fall. This year’s ready-to-wear fall collections will debut when New York Fashion Week officially kicks off Feb. 9. But how do you trade the sector? Over the past couple of months, the “Fast Money” traders weighed in on companies that stood out — some of them among the top S&P 500 performers

    This year’s ready-to-wear fall fashion collections are being unveiled at  New York Fashion Week. "Fast Money" traders look at how to work the sector.

  • It often seems that celebrities operate on a faster timeline than the rest of us. A lot can change in a year with them, especially regarding real estate — just look at the lineup of duos from the original , published in January 2011. Beyonce and Jay-Z had a baby around the same time Heidi Klum and Seal announced their impending divorce.  Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem finally  their house at a price reduction ($2.88 million, down from $3.695 million), and Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s mid

    Some of the following homes of celebrity couples are recently sold, some are for sale, one is being rented and one is offered for rent.

  • This being the era of Facebook and Twitter, it only makes sense that online dating has become one of the main sources for meeting new people.Online dating sites, from top contenders such as to more niche sites such as drew nearly 626 million visits in January, according to But where are the best cities locations for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, according to and the up-and-coming where people meet their match based on the types o

    Where are the best places for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, where people meet their match based on the types of dates they propose.

  • Romance, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. What makes a home romantic to one might not appeal to someone else. With this in mind,  scoured luxury listings to make a list of homes with attributes that could appeal to varying tastes.Three of these extraordinary properties were the homes of celebrities who have had legendary love affairs. Others have histories of love that sometimes traveled to other continents, and/or were made with materials sourced from the old country. Others ju

    What makes a home romantic to one might not appeal to someone else. With this in mind, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com compiled a list of homes with romantic attributes that could appeal to varying tastes.

  • In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Luxury home aficionados and voyeurs know that walk-in closets are a given in any modern or updated high-end property. Many mansions and penthouses have closets larger than the footprint of entire apartments rented by the non-rich and non-famous (ahem).  However, two of the most coveted closets are improbably located in apartments in New York, where even decent-sized closets are rare. One belongs to Mariah Carey, who showed it off on “MTV Cribs” and it is really more of an ostentatious wardrobe r

    The following collection of extreme closets have a marvelous urban example, as well as several remarkable closets from other continents.

  • Just a month before the company’s highly anticipated S-1 filing, Facebook was moving its employees from its old offices in Palo Alto, Calif., to a new 57-acre campus in Menlo Park, Calif., a building formerly owned by Sun Microsystems. The new campus also boasts a vanity address — 1 Hacker Way — which pays homage to Facebook’s culture. As founder Mark Zuckerberg describes in the recent S-1 filing, “We have cultivated a unique culture and management approach that we call ‘The Hacker Way’... ‘The

    For the approximately 2,000 employees who will report to work at Facebook each day, it’s sure to be a unique work experience. Have a look at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.

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