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  • Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.

  • Hedge fund managers and investment gurus have to notify the SEC about their moves every quarter. Investors pore over this data in the belief the big fish have special insight.

  • While hardware companies were once considered too risky to invest in, advancements in technology have made the space much more appealing.

  • A global economic slowdown hasn't had much impact on this resilient market as people continue to turn to alcohol in good times and bad. We look at the top 10 countries with the highest alcohol consumption.

  • Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.

  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.

  • A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

    There's little doubt that the 20th century was full of breakthroughs that changed history. But the 21st century could go a step further, according to Citi.

  • News that breaks on Twitter is now news that moves the markets, sometimes even when it's not news. Here's a look at some tweets that affected trading.

  • Some treasures have become legendary for their bad luck. These are treasures rumored to be cursed or haunted, which reside in the limbo of legend and superstition. Nonetheless, many have track records that even the most hardened skeptic might find hard to ignore.

  • There are a variety of reasons a job can get slapped with the "worst job" title,be it danger, stress or just a poor outlook. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2013.

  • The economy is sputtering back to life and many an employee has an itch to see what else is out there. Before you blast out your resume, check out the 10 best jobs for 2013.

  • We look at bizarre "Made in Asia" innovations that have caught the consumer's imagination.

  • Here are the some of the show stoppers at the Auto Shanghai Summit, together with highly anticipated models scheduled to be released soon in this red-hot market.

  • It was a dramatic two days that left one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings dead and one alive in custody. Click ahead for images from the manhunt.

  • A young girl cries with her mother during the vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts

    Authorities scouring the scene—on the ground and on rooftops—were able to gather significant evidence into the Boston Marathon bombing. Here are images of some of what they found.

  • Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

    Scenes from the Boston Marathon bombing catastrophe, one of the nation's worst attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • The robots are coming and their presence will eventually bridge the digital-physical divide, dramatically impacting human life, experts say.

  • A muscle car is more than just a high-performance two-door car. It’s the basis for an entire high-speed subculture. Check out these 10 classics from Total Car Score's Karl Brauer.

  • There were more than 200 sales in the top 15 ZIP Codes for homes priced at $10 million or more in 2012, and the megahome market shows no signs of slowing.

  • Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

    A look at some of the greatest moments of Margaret Thatcher's time as UK prime minister.

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    This special report looks and whether investors are better served by active or passive investment strategies.

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    Top leaders from business, government and academia come together to address cyberthreats and secure America’s future.

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