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  • Puerto Rico deadlines loom: What you need to know Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    A Puerto Rican flag flies from a building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico faces three major debt-related deadlines next week, all with potentially severe monetary consequences.

  • The nasty truth about stopping '100-year storms' Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    The reinforced levee stands in the Lower Ninth Ward, on July 22, 2015, in New Orleans.

    The New Orleans levees are better than they were when Katrina struck, but preparing for hurricanes is riddled with uncertainty.

  • In pictures: Hurricane Katrina then and now Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    Canal Street is flooded a day after Hurricane Katrina blew through August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, photographer Mario Tama revisited locations that he captured in 2005.

  • Champagne in one hand, a selfie in the other Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Rain doesn't stop selfies at Diner en Blanc.

    Diner en Blanc draws thousands of guests to a pop up picnic where they bring all of their own items, but perhaps most importantly, their phone.

  • Kanye for US President? Twitter goes wild Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    Kanye West onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

    Kanye West, no stranger to headline-grabbing antics at MTV's annual Video Music Awards, has upped the ante. And Twitter loves it.

  • Hitting the target Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Hitting the target

    Target date funds are a popular default option in many retirement plan investment schemes, but are they a good fit for younger, millennial investors? CNBC Senior Personal Finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses target date funds with certified financial planners Tim Maurer, of The BAM Alliance; Amanda Lott, of Regent Atlantic Capital; and Douglas Boneparth, CFP Board Ambassador New York.

  • Small business gets with the social program Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Facebook Live screens

    More small businesses are hopping on the social media bandwagon, which may help them compete with bigger rivals.

  • Late 'Simpsons' creator's art set for auction Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons."

    Sotheby's is planning to sell memorabilia and fine art owned by the late Sam Simon, one of the creative forces behind 'The Simpsons.'

  • Biden 2016? Say it ain't so, Joe Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Joe Biden

    With Hillary Clinton in trouble, Joe Biden is mulling a 2016 presidential run. Cenk Uygar says this is a bad idea — and here's why.

  • Market fears trigger a new Main Street reality Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Ruth Tzanetatos manages Noni’s Coffee Shop in the Bronx section of New York.

    Deepening fears about China and market turmoil are forcing some on Main Street to worry and start planning for possibly lower demand.

  • Sorry, you can't retire as planned Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Senior shocked

    Financial advisors sometimes have to tell clients their retirement plan simply doesn't add up. The good news is there are solutions.

  • New Orleans, ten years later Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 4:10 PM ET
    New Orleans, ten years later

    CNBC's Scott Cohn covered the Katrina catastrophe ten years ago, and a decade later he's back in New Orleans looking at the changes, good and bad. Here's a glimpse at the city that endured America's costliest storm.

  • 10 longest nonstop flights Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Dubai International Airport, UAE.

    Not wild about long flights? Avoid these.

  • Smart car pins hopes on new pint-size model Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Annette Winkler, head of Daimler AG's Smart brand, unveils the Smart Fortwo city vehicle during the 2015 New York International Auto Show last April.

    Smart car's new vehicle comes at a time when cheap gas has American motorists buying pickups and SUVs in record numbers.

  • China slowdown hits the Vegas Strip Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    The Las Vegas strip.

    We know that China's slowdown has hurt Wall Street. But it's also causing problems in that other famous center of American speculation.

  • Blame the beach for this trading pattern Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Florida beach with palm trees

    If you've seen trading on a volatile week concentrated in a few stocks, you can blame the beach! Here's why.

  • Why Instagram's going beyond the square selfie Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Instragram to offer "carousel" feature to scroll photos.

    Instagram users can now post images in portrait and landscape layouts, the photo-sharing app said in a blog post Thursday.

  • So, anybody wanna buy a viral potato website? Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    A potato message from

    Alex Craig is auctioning off Potato Parcel, a website that ships potatoes around the country.

  • Your ground beef contains…what?! Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Ground beef is portioned onto trays in the meat department of a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Consumer Reports is warning about the dangers of preparing ground beef.

  • Don't expect easy money from hurricanes Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hurricane prep

    You shouldn't expect to make any easy money by investing in home improvement companies before hurricanes.