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  • What Olympic Athletes Can Teach Entrepreneurs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Athlete and Businessman

    From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?

  • Items Prohibited or Restricted at the Olympics Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
    Although the athletes on the playing surface may be sporting them, that doesn’t mean spectators should feel free to bring bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates or skateboards into venues. They’re too large to fit under a seat or on a lap, and would certainly be a nuisance to others. Biking is popular in London, so an announced ban on non-folding bicycles on trains during the Olympics was lifted

    So what are some of the prohibited and restricted items in 2012 Olympic venues? Click ahead for some of the most interesting examples.

  • Settling the 'Dream Team' Debate: Marketing Edition Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Michael Jordan (l) in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. LeBron James (r) of the US Men's Senior National Team.

    It’s the talk of the NBA off-season: if the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic team, aka the Dream Team, faced off against the 2012 U.S. men’s basketball squad which would come out on top? We may never know who would win on the court, but Nielsen, whose job it is to study these things, has looked at which team wins the marketing battle off the court.

  • Manchester United IPO

    And in less than a month, investors will be able to own shares of the iconic team, winners 19 English Premier League titles.

  • How Dynamic Pricing Is Changing Sports Ticketing Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Sports ticketing has always been under pricing and availability pressures—and  subject to the wrath of fans. But a fairly new way of doing business is being tested by sports leagues, hoping to boost revenues and fan access.

  • When the world watches American Olympian Nick Symmonds go for gold in the men’s 800 meter competition at the London Olympics, viewers may notice something different about his outfit.

  • Dodger Stadium

    Ticket sales are up 13 percent, averaging 41,000 a game. That puts the Dodgers in sixth place in MLB ticket sales.

  • Craft Brewer Hits Home Run With Sponsorship Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
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    As the beer giants consolidated, there was an opening for craft brewer Boulevard Brewing to take a chance on splurging on a sponsorship at Kansas City's Kauffman stadium. The risk not only paid off, it's a homerun.

  • Usmanov Launches Attack on Arsenal Board Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
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    Arsenal’s second-biggest shareholder has attacked the English Premier League football club’s management after its star player decided not to renew his contract when it runs out at the end of the 2012-13 season, the Financial Times reports.

  • New Careers: Where Tragedy Became Triumph Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    In March 1999, Aedene Arthur’s son Aaron was killed in an avalanche while hiking Turnagain Pass outside of Anchorage, Alaska. This led her to become versed in avalanche safety and, eventually, to found As the name implies, the business specializes in emergency survival equipment. It sells kits for use in the home, office or vehicle. Apart from providing Arthur with her livelihood, the business also helps her feel like she’s providing a needed service.“I like the sound of selling survival and eme

    CNBC.com presents a list of people who survived tragedies and responded by creating new careers and businesses. These new ventures helped them cope and inspired others.

  • My Farewell To CNBC Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 3:31 PM ET
    Darren Rovell

    Forrest Gump. That’s whose life I feel like I’ve lived over the past six years at CNBC.

  • "This is a hobby of passion, it’s not a business,” said Arison, the CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines who took control of the team in 1995. “Every year in the building we’ve lost money aside from last year, under the old Collective Bargaining Agreement, because of LeBron.”

  • A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    With the Olympic Games less than a month away, a major ticket dispute between a ticket broker, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and the official credit card of the games, Visa, is taking place.

  • Poll: A Ring Didn’t Make LeBron James More Marketable Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks to move against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2012.

    Winning a title finally got the monkey off LeBron James’ back, but that doesn’t mean he will be seen as more marketable in the eyes of Madison Avenue.

  • Niche Retirement Communities for Boomers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

  • Can Justin Gatlin Be Marketable Again? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Justin Gatlin

    Justin Gatlin was on top of the world after winning the 100 meters at the 2004 Olympic Games. But he lost the fastest man in the world title and all the marketing that goes with it to Usain Bolt four years later, as Gatlin was in the midst of sitting out a four-year ban from the sport as a result of testing positive for testosterone.

  • Anthony Davis Trademarks His Brow Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis, who will likely be taken as the No. 1 pick in this Thursday’s NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, is getting down to business -- literally. Davis, known for his connected eyebrows, trademarked the phrases “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” earlier this month.

  • Guy Adami

    Can a flabby Wall Street warrior become an Ironman triathlete? Guy Adami, once 235 pounds at 6-foot-3, has set his sights on the New Ironman Triathlon, the New York Times reports.

  • Fans: LeBron’s Image Won’t Be Repaired With A Title Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 1:49 PM ET
    LeBron James

    With the Heat up 3 games to 1, and LeBron on the cusp of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the first time in his nine-year NBA career, the question is, does finally winning the big one change how people think of the NBA’s “King.”

  • Coolest Athlete Homes Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 6:01 PM ET
    The value of the average home in the U.S. in April was $147,300, according to the real estate website  The home of the professional athlete, however, is likely to be anything but average.The professional athlete is often a distinct type of home buyer who’s different from the average American, in part because the contract and endorsement money makes possible the purchase of colossal, multimillion-dollar homes. However, these athletes can have serious problems selling off real estate.A multimillio

    The average U.S. home value is $147,300, but a professional athlete's home is anything but average. Read ahead to see 10 of the coolest athlete homes on the market.

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