LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 4- Russia's Vimpelcom and Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa are close to a deal to merge their Italian mobile phone businesses, sources close to the deal said. "Negotiations have become serious," a second source said, adding that Hutchison Managing Director Canning Fok had met with Vimpelcom counterparts in London several times this month.» Read More
With 82 percent of all directly owned stocks in the United States in the hands of the wealthiest five percent of Americans, the gains from the recent stock market surge will go almost entirely to those who are already rich.
Virtually every state's tax system unfairly takes from those who make the least, says a new report. But which states take the most from their richest residents?
More than 1,000 private jets are expected to fly into New Orleans this weekend, just under last year's tally of around 1,100 planes in Indianapolis – one of the biggest ever.
Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has raised his stake in Fraser and Neave (F&N) to more than 50 percent, turning his offer to buy the rest of the Singapore property and drinks conglomerate unconditional.
In New York, gallery art sales or auctions are estimated at $8 billion. CNBC's Robert Frank reports on questions over a bidding for a chandelier.
Charities worried that higher tax rates would leave less money for donations. But, as Robert Frank reports, it's not turning out that way. (1:42)
There's a "50-50 chance" that Dell would be taken private — private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday, in reaction to reports that the computer maker is in talks with PE firms about a potential $20 billion-plus buyout.
15 Central Park West is one of the most exclusive buildings in Manhattan. It's been home to stars like Denzel Washington, A-Rod and Sting. In this new episode, Dolly takes a former NHL star to tour a $35,000,000 apartment in the iconic building.
Discussing the "fiscal cliff" deal, with Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers founder & CEO. "As a result of the tax increases, we are going to collect substantially less revenues than we thought," he says.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the hottest new toy for the very wealthy: your very own personal submarine.
A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the great paradox facing millionaire parents: how to avoid spoiling their wealthy children.
Dish Network has made an unsolicited offer to buy Clearwire for about $2.28 billion, trumping an offer by Clearwire shareholder Sprint Nextel and potentially interfering with Softbank plan to take a majority stake in Sprint.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports more than a dozen Americans have paid more than a million dollars for the much-hyped super car.
Subtract the Oracle of Omaha's charitable donations for this past year, and the total of the top 15 donors would be far less than last year’s $2.6 billion.
Philippines has ambitions to join Macau and Singapore among the ranks of Asia's top gaming destinations. Buoyed by stellar economic growth, the casino rush is starting.
Nutrition company Herbalife plans to host an analyst day shortly after the New Year, in response to a battery of charges leveled at the company by hedge fund guru Bill Ackman.
Hedge Fund guru Bill Ackman strongly defended his characterization of Herbalife,as a "pyramid scheme" on Thursday, telling CNBC that the nutrition company was luring "millions of low income people around the world" into a system he called fraudulent.
Hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman is short Herbalife and has told people he considers the business a “pyramid scheme.” Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson sharply denied the allegations.
Currently, couples can give away $10 million in lifetime gifts without paying transfer taxes, but President Obama has now proposed that couples be limited to $1 million in gifts, and any additional gifts be taxed at 55 percent. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.