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Tony Stark, Meet the Real-Life 'Iron Man'

"Iron Man 3" flew into theaters this week, but there's been a real-world Tony Stark toiling among us all along: Elon Musk. Here are a few of the uncanny resemblances.

5 Things to Watch This Week

Nobody can predict all the news that will move the markets in a given week, but here are a few things we do know will help shape the week ahead on Wall Street.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

It's been an interesting week in the world of business, from BlackBerry losing another major client, to travel troubles on land and sea that will cost Tesla and Carnival some serious goodwill. Here's a rundown of this week's biggest wins and loses.

America's Wealthy Step Up to the Plate

This month, 12 more billionaire families committed to donate at least half of their wealth to charity by taking the Giving Pledge. Here are introductions to some of the new signatories and their pet philanthropic projects.

Red Star Rising: Is U.S. Losing the Space Race?

On Sept. 29, 2011, the first module of a new space station blasted into orbit, initiating an era of space exploration different in one key respect: We didn't launch this station; China did. And while China's ascendance to space superpower confirms changes in the global economy, you shouldn't count the U.S. out of space just yet.

Tesla Promises to Charge Up the IPO Market

IPOs have been pretty tame so far this year, but here comes a much-buzzed-about offering from Tesla, featuring supersexy electric vehicles, like the Model S, and Elon Musk -- a CEO who's so far making far more headlines than cars.

The Tesla Effect: What's Charging Up This Electric Car

Tesla Motors IPO announcement has attracted many skeptics. But take a look at how Tesla's sleek sports car has fired up the imagination of Silicon Valley's wealthy. This excitement bodes very well for the electric-car maker's success.

The Tesla-Toyota Electric Car Deal: Sweet Vindication

With this move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured, with Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, left) has a chance to silence the critics of his company and his stewardship, blunting contentions that Tesla would have died without Uncle Sam's recent largesse. The main complaint: Tesla wasn't a real car company. This deal changes that -- and a lot more.

Questions Hit Tesla Over Elon Musk's Private-Jet Use

When the millionaire CEO of electric-car startup Tesla flew to Washington, D.C., to secure a $465 million U.S. government loan, he flew on his own private jet. But he billed the money-losing startup for the trip. Legal, yes. Appropriate, no.