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  • World's Best Internship—Interviewing Porn Stars Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Hey there. Feeling lonely in your dorm room? Looking to ditch your workplace virginity? Well, it’s your lucky day, son. A porn site is looking for an intern!

  • Hate Meetings? Why Most Are Complete Failures Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    This meeting? Total failure. My nap? Total success!

    Feel like most meetings are a complete waste of your time? Join the club! Here's why most meetings are failures.

  • From DNC to New Venture: Eva Longoria's Big Week Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 10:36 AM ET
    Eva Longoria, co-chair of the Obama Campaign

    Eva Longoria is busy. In addition to speaking at the Democratic National Convention, the actress is pursuing a new venture. Get the details.

  • Buy It or Rent It? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    Buy It or Rent It?

    According to Trulia.com, national rents rose 4.7 percent in August, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Geopolitics to Dominate Clinton's China Visit Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Geopolitics to Dominate Clinton's China Visit

    Nicholas Consonery, China Analyst, Eurasia Group discusses Hillary Clinton's visit to China in detail.

  • Obama versus Romney Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    Obama versus Romney

    Ross Feingold, Chair, Republicans Abroad, Asia and Dae Levine, Chair, Democrats Abroad, Australia debate about the issues facing Obama and Romney as they approach the upcoming November elections. Feingold affirmed popular response which claimed Romney's speech in the Republican National Convention last week a homerun. Levine, while acknowledging that response, argued otherwise. She further cites various misrepresentations in Romney and running partner Paul Ryan's speeches.

  • Why Your Doctor Is Such an Insensitive Jerk Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    The No. 1 reason doctors cite for become doctors is the “desire to help people” and yet jerk-ism runs rampant in the medical profession. Why is that?

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    Chain stores report their August sales Thursday, providing  a good look at how the discouraged U.S. consumer behaved during the important back-to-school shopping period.

  • Even GOP Convention Is Buzzing About the Fed Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 8:29 PM ET
    Bernanke at Jackson Hole in 2010 when he hinted about QE2

    The Republican Party is using the Federal Reserve as a piñata in Tampa this week, criticizing its policies, but Wall Street just wants another dose of easing.

  • Political Debate Over US Energy Policy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Political Debate Over US Energy Policy

    The Romney camp just released its energy plan, which gives individual states greater control over their energy wealth. Dan Weiss, Center for American Progress, and Sterling Burnett, National Center for Policy Analysis, discuss.

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    Employees behaving badly can take a huge toll on the organization.

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    Garbage is dirty and stinky and once it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But the truth is, garbage is a good indicator of the economy and right now, some say it's flashing a warning signal.

  • Could Paul Ryan's Small Business Ties Help the GOP? Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens as his running mate, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Challenges that small businesses face hiring more workers are among the top issues in this presidential election. Is Paul Ryan good for small business?

  • Odds of Global Recession Are 100%: Marc Faber Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:46 PM ET
    Investor Marc Faber

    There’s still a 100% chance the world heads into recession — and Germany is likely to slip into recession soon, Marc Faber said in an interview on CNBC.

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    Stephen O'Brien puts in long hours: he typically shows up by 7:30 a.m. at the convenience store he owns and manages in Dún Laogahire, Ireland, and it's rare that he finishes before 7 p.m. Layoffs have meant that he and others are picking up duties once distributed across a more robust staff. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • America Is Falling Behind: Friedman Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    The U.S. has abandoned its five-part formula for success over the past 20 years and our politics is holding the economy back, author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

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    Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC.

  • No Criminal Case Is Likely in Loss at MF Global Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    MF Global

    A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.

  • Sen. Johanns: The Resiliency to Feed the World Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    Crop Failure due to Drought

    Action in Washington, combined with the ongoing efforts by our agricultural experts to mitigate the effects of this drought will ensure that agriculture remains a strong pillar of the U.S. economy that provides good jobs and feeds the world.