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  • Here, a top 10 list of the least expensive cities in the U.S.

  • 10 Gifts Gadget Lovers Will Love 2012

    What do people want for gifts? Cool stuff! Here are the 10 hottest gadgets retailers are stocking.

  • Residential Rejections of the Rich and Famous

    See who has been turned away from some of the region's most upscale digs.

  • The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • Countries With Aging Populations

    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping two billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the number in 2000.

  • States With the Most 'One Percenters'

    CNBC.com presents a list of the 10 states with the most ultra-high net worth individuals on a per capita basis.

  • The 15 Richest Members of Congress 2012

    For the first time, the richest member of Congress in Roll Call's annual list had a net worth of more than $300 million. So who was the richest?

  • Home theaters and wine cellars have trickled down to the masses. What follows are truly exceptional features that you won’t see in just any mansion!

  • Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.

  • These residences includes places where famous bands were formed, beloved songs or entire albums were written.

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    The world of finance is loaded with technical concepts and complicated terminology, much of it vital shorthand for industry participants. It is likely your advisers will fall back on using jargon when soliciting your business and managing your financial accounts. Here is a guide to some financial terms.

  • As financial services companies trim payrolls, more industry veterans are opening their own investment firms.According to , which tracks the, there are now 28,574 resident investment adviser, RIA, firms, usually with offices of two to eight employees and an average of $25 million to $50 million in client assets under management, AUM. Others, such as spinoffs from the financial giants, can manage mutual funds and other big accounts, boosting the AUM.In the most recent full year of year of data, 2011, 1,108 RIA firms were formed with $561.38 billion worth of assets under management.We thought it would be interesting to see what cities had the most activity in creating new RIA firms in 2011 and how much money (measured in assets) was under management. (Note that there is a wide range of assets, depending on the individual starting the firm and the number and size of clients.)Here are the top ten cities based on a customized search of AdviceIQ/Meridian-IQ data bases.

    New financial advisory firms are popping up around the U.S., as veteran brokers leave big firms to build their own. These 10 are startup hotbeds.

  • The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • Total Cost: $57,580Tuition: $44,176Room & Board: $12,782Fees: $622Bard College is a liberal arts institution in Duchess County, New York.  it ranked no. 8 on Campus Grotto’s list, but this year Bard has fallen two spots to no. 10, despite increasing its asking price by almost $2,000.The  for 2012-2013 is $57,580 for a returning student. First-year students are subject to an additional $1,490 in fees, including meal charges, security deposit and ID card.

    According to Campus Grotto's just-released report on the 2012-2013 year, the top 10 colleges all have an average total cost of more than $55,000 per year.

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    The cost of keeping up with the Joneses wedding, naturally, is rising. Click to see the most exclusive spots to take the plunge.

  • Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

    So what are the average costs for a family of four to see an NFL game up close and in person? Click to find out.

  • To be a successful trader, it probably doesn't help to be a contrarian because as the old saying goes, "the trend is your friend." "If a market trend is higher or lower, don't try to step in and run counter to what is going on. Try to get in at key entry points and follow the trend," Grisanti said, adding that there are ups and downs in both up- or down-trading markets. "Rarely does something go straight up or down, so know where to get in and catch the trend." So if a market is rising, Grisanti

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTRADER.com, and Anthony Grisanti, founder and president at GRZ Energy, reveal 10 things you need to know to trade futures.

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    Click to see some of the hottest new releases from Europe’s biggest car makers at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

  • Location: Falmouth, Upper Cape Cod, Mass. Price: $2.995 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,934The original Grey Gardens [pictured at center], a shingle-style home in East Hampton, on Long Island, N.Y., was the home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis’s aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie.” The house first drew notoriety with the 1975 documentary of the same name, which revealed that the two ladies were living in squalor in the once-grand home. With new owner

    For a special few, a house is a blank canvas on which to paint their personality, a stage for their creativity including tributes to television shows, movies, superheroes and sports.

  • By E.L. James Publisher: Vintage (Random House) And now for the mother of all erotica: “50 Shades of Grey.” Often called “mommy porn” or “Twilight” for grown-ups, this trio of titillation has changed the sex lives for those stuck in suburbia – be in Montclair, N.J., Milan, Italy. An international best-seller, the heavy-breather is the story of Anastasia Steele an “innocent” (aren’t they always?!) college student who gets "whipped-up" in a dominant -submissive relationship with the very rich, tot

    Click to see Notable Naughty Reads that shocked the world, forced nations to change laws and forever changed what we read.

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