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Workers at doughnut shops are gearing up for giveaways Friday, while their parent companies are rolling out big expansion plans.

Reynold's Vuse E-Cigarette

Reynolds American is launching its Vuse electronic cigarettes in Colorado, with an eye toward quick national expansion. Company executives say the product will alter the landscape.

Mark Zuckerberg

At an event Thursday, the social-media giant explained to journalists and ad buyers its plan to win back Madison Avenue.

NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Unveils New Car on CNBC Thu, 6 Jun '13 | 4:23 PM ET
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon

The champion NASCAR driver, who will race Sunday in the Poconos with a brand-new look, revealed his car's updated paint scheme to CNBC.

Nutritional information is printed on the wrapper of a McDonald's Egg McMuffin in San Rafael, California

McDonald's wants its customers to eat more—day or night, home or abroad. If you're a night owl, you can now get pancakes or hash browns to go with your Big Mac.

It's a Beautiful Day: Bono Serenades Buffett Thu, 6 Jun '13 | 2:48 PM ET

U2's frontman Bono serenaded Warren Buffett at the Forbes Summit on Philanthropy, the annual gathering of 150 billionaires seeking solutions to poverty.

A Chinese vendor carries a slaughtered pig to his motorcycle at an abattoir, as he heads back to his stall at a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.

Mercedes-Benz introduces the Illuminated Star.

Mercedes is taking its iconic three point star and putting a new shine on it, by offering a Benz badge that illuminates.

The Beer Revolution Will Not Be Bottled Thu, 6 Jun '13 | 1:22 PM ET
BudLite introducing a new vented can.

Canned beer was once frowned upon, now it's here to stay as consumers and brewers alike become more comfortable with the idea of beer in a can.

Hear Bono Serenade Warren Buffett Thu, 6 Jun '13 | 1:12 PM ET
Bono Serenades Warren Buffett At Forbes 400 Summit.

At a Forbes event honoring Warren Buffett for his philanthropy, Bono sings about the Omaha, Neb., billionaire to the tune of "Home on the Range."

Bank lending for small businesses remains sluggish. From shoring up company finances to cultivating a banking relationship, see what start-ups can do to avoid loan rejections.

Globe-trotters with only carry-on bags arriving at Chicago O'Hare have access to expedited customs processing with the airport's new "1-Stop" program.

Most innovative small businesses of 2013 Thu, 6 Jun '13 | 11:50 AM ET

Small businesses can find success with innovative solutions to common problems. CNBC Prime's "The Prophet" presents 10 small businesses with groundbreaking products.

OnStar RemoteLink App

Beginning with GM's 2014 models, consumers will be able to unlock doors, activate their horns and lights and even remotely start vehicles through the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.

China will be the biggest market for movies in under five years, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg the CEO of DreamWorks, the largest maker of animation movies in the world.

Carl's Jr.'s Six Dollar Angus Burger.

Following McDonald's decision to get rid of its Angus Third Pounders, CKE Restaurants' chief executive has taken to YouTube to invite customers to visit his restaurants instead.

Spirit Airlines

The low-cost airline known for extra fees that include charging passengers $100 for a carry-on bag, is now taking wine service to a new level in the sky.

Howard Stern was right: Wet wipes may be the next big thing in male grooming. Dollar Shave Club introduces a toilet paper alternative.

BlackBerry Q10

The new Blackberry Q10, which boasts a Qwerty-keyboard, is rolling out in the U.S. market this week.

Tom Brady on Gronk and...Playing for NY? Wed, 5 Jun '13 | 11:45 AM ET

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the special guest at Under Armour's shareholder meeting and he spoke to CNBC alongside the company's CEO.

No Money Down Mortgages in Martha's Vineyard Wed, 5 Jun '13 | 10:24 AM ET
Victorian style homes in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the Island of Martha's Vineyard.

And the taxpayers are on the hook if the buyer defaults.

Til We Meet Again's baseball coffin.

Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.

Car Sharing Hits Some Bumps In the Road Wed, 5 Jun '13 | 8:11 AM ET
Carl Spanoghe

Peer-to-peer car sharing is only a few years old and as this new business model expands, it's running into a few roadblocks. Some states are asking questions about liability issues.

Baby Boomers Are Key to Automotive Recovery Wed, 5 Jun '13 | 7:00 AM ET
Customer Steve Mihalopoulos views a Ford Motor Co. Focus vehicle displayed for sale at Golf Mill Ford car dealership in Niles, Illinois, U.S.

Middle age motorists remain at least 15 times more likely to buy a new car, truck or crossover, reported the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, or UMTRI.

Rohan Marley

Rohan Marley, Marley Coffee co-founder, explains how shoppers can now get real cups of Marley java right in their supermarket.

Alex Rodriguez

The founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs, The Associated Press reported.

US Is the New Emerging Growth Market: Whitney Tue, 4 Jun '13 | 5:10 PM ET
Meredith Whitney

Investors looking for emerging market growth rates should look to the central United States, Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

Amazon Plans Major Move Into Grocery Business Tue, 4 Jun '13 | 4:42 PM ET

Amazon plans to roll out an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce.

A recent CEO reprimand for bad language actually points up all the positives that swearing can actually accomplish, argues CNBC.com's managing editor.