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The French Wine Industry Is Fuming Over Certain American Labels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a "chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American. But now tempers are flaring across the vineyards of France. The United States wants to...

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An Early Look Inside Macy's $400 Million Revamp Of Its Massive Flagship Store

Macy's flagship store in Herald Square is getting a $400 million facelift, scheduled for completion in 2015. The overhaul of the landmark department store, which was built in 1902, will add some...

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How To Behave On A Plane

JUDITH MARTIN, a.k.a. "Miss Manners", weighed in this week on a topic close to Gulliver's heart: bad manners in the airport and on the plane. It seems the only thing needed to pitch normally civilised...

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It's Not Easy Being A Billionaire Heiress Lingerie Model

With her £1 million bathtub and 100 (and counting) pairs of shoes, Tamara Ecclestone seems to want for nothing – well, nothing except the love of an honest man. Nigel Farndale meets an heiress in...

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The 10 Best Suburbs In America

The suburbs conjure up images of white picket fences, Little League games and a peaceful refuge from the bustling city. But with so many suburbs cropped up around big cities around the U.S., it can be...

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Why Chinese Hate Being On The 'Rich List'

EACH year around this time, the Hurun Report, a Shanghai-based luxury publishing and events group, releases its compiled list of China’s wealthiest people. The report not only satisfies the prurient...

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Meet The 11 Wealthiest People In China

It was a rough year for China's richest individuals, who collectively saw their wealth shrink in a year when the Shanghai Stock Exchange fell 23 percent. According to the brand new 2012 HuRun Rich...

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Pranking Bullies Voted This Teen To Homecoming Court But Now The Whole Town...

Whitney Kropp, a high school sophomore from Detroit, Michigan, was thrilled to learn she had been voted to the Homecoming Court.  But Kropp later learned that bullies had plotted to get her on the...

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HOUSE OF THE DAY: Mel Gibson Finally Unloads His Malibu Estate For $9 Million

After lingering on the market for two and a half years, Mel Gibson's Malibu compound has finally sold for $9.2 million, much less than the $14.5 million the actor initially hoped to get for it....

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take A Vacation To The Old South

One day, while standing on a street corner in Vienna in the late summer, designer Natalie Chanin realized suddenly that August should really mean sunshine and fresh tomatoes. The Alabama native was a...

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Larry Ellison Just Bought This Fabulous Malibu House From An Ex-Yahoo CEO (ORCL)

Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison already owns a big chunk of Malibu's unofficial "Billionaire's Beach" but he just spent $37 million to buy a bigger chunk of it. Former Yahoo CEO, Terry Semel, sold his home...

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The 9 Neighborhoods With The Most Million-Dollar Listings

In the U.S., three markets tend to dominate the luxury real estate market—Miami, Los Angeles, and New York. For the most part, the trend holds true, according to Coldwell Banker, which just released...

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This Couple Dropped Everything To Travel The World And Pursue Their Passions

Former CNBC field producer Molly Mazilu always thought she'd have the opportunity to travel for work. And she did, but found that there was little free time to explore with her busy schedule. So last...

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Late Socialite Brooke Astor's Personal Treasures Blow Away Estimates At Auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The first day of an auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in $8.7 million, Sotheby's said. Sotheby's is offering the contents of both homes, 901...

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The Secret To Booking Cheap Airfare Is Thinking Strategically

The Flight Deal wants you to know that the way you've been booking your flights is all wrong.  In the race to dodge airline fees, be it $30 to check a bag or $10 for in-flight meals, consumers have...

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20 Generous Billionaires Who Could Be The Next Bill Gates

Not every billionaire is a Scrooge—just think of Andrew Carnegie or Bill Gates. And while some of the 1% still aren't prepared to part with chunks of their massive wealth, there is a growing rank of...

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The Fabulous Lives Of Malia And Sasha Obama

During Barack Obama's first four years in office, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have grown grown from babies into young adults before our very eyes. This kind of publicity and attention can ruin...

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Defunct Military Planes Are Reborn As Amazing Works of Art

For defunct military planes, the common resting place is a "boneyard," where retired aircraft are stored or used for scrap metal. Looking at the old planes, gallery owner Eric Firestone envisioned a...

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Take A Hike Around Richard Branson's Private Island

Sir Richard Branson bought Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands for 180,000 pounds, or about $320,000 dollars, in 1979. Click here to start the tour >> The government required that the...

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SPOTTED: Someone Took This Italian Sports Car To A Cheap Motel

Any top notch Italian sports car deserves to be parked by a valet at a swanky hotel. So it's unclear why someone decided to leave their Iso Grifo in front of this Monterey, California motel. Also...

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