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The next big hacker target? Your cellphone Mon, 30 Dec '13 | 2:31 PM ET

Malware will go more mobile next year as digital currencies fuel malicious ransomware attacks worldwide, according to McAfee Labs.

Why your next home may look more like an egg Sun, 29 Dec '13 | 7:00 AM ET
A dome home in Fairfield, Va.

With meteorologists predicting big storms in the future, some homeowners are finding a simple way to minimize vulnerability: building a dome home.

Swiped: 5 lessons from the Target card breach Sat, 28 Dec '13 | 9:00 AM ET

The theft of 40 million credit and debit card records from Target sure got our attention—and maybe that's good. Here are five lessons learned.

Are you taking any New Year's resolutions for 2014? Beware, a VitalSmarts research reveals that they could cost you up to $1,000.

That house is, like, crazy! Fri, 27 Dec '13 | 9:00 AM ET

Realtor.com has released its year-end list of craziest places to live, from a pirate-themed mansions to a missile silo.

Most in dark about light bulb phase-out: Survey Fri, 27 Dec '13 | 10:25 AM ET
Incandescent light bulbs are offered for sale at a Home Depot store on December 27, 2013 in Chicago.

The deadline to end production of 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs is fast approaching, but most Americans are unaware. NBC News reports.

Delta to honor superlow fares caused by glitch Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 3:37 PM ET

Thanks to a technical error some consumers were able to land round-trip tickets on Delta Air Lines for under $50, which the airline said it will honor.

Stand aside Jeeves, female butlers are moving in Fri, 27 Dec '13 | 11:24 AM ET

"Downton Abbey" might spread the iconic image of the English manservant around the world but the modern-day "Jeeves" is just as likely to be female.

One of the most common types of knee surgery performed in the US is no more effective than fake surgery, according to a new study.

The bullish case for bonds: Pimco pro Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 7:54 AM ET

Pimco's Tony Crescenzi tells CNBC why the Federal Reserve's policies should anchor shorter-term bonds well into the second half of 2015.

Gingerbread village lands hotel on holiday map Wed, 25 Dec '13 | 8:00 AM ET
A rendition of Coney Island's famous roller coaster from Rolling Pin Productions

From edible pirate ships to elaborate villages, hotels are cooking up ways to entice travelers indoors for the holidays.

Chart of the Day: One in 10 gifts returned? Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 7:00 AM ET

Americans received hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of gifts yesterday — and there's a good chance we don't want a lot of them.

"We are temporarily performing some maintenance," McD's says about its employee resources website following an unauthorized critique of fast food.

The smellier side of more online shopping Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 11:17 AM ET

The holiday season is synonymous with excess: a sharp uptick in gifts, eating and even trash, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Daiquiri doughnuts: Too good of a good thing? Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 9:04 AM ET
Raspberry Champaign Donut by The Drunkin Donut Co.

A New York bakery is selling liquor-flavored doughnuts. CNBC's Jane Wells wanted to see if they were worth the calories and possible hangovers.

As banks that comply with Islamic law are making inroads into the global banking scene, Western businesses are working to meet their expectations.

Cheers! The top 14 spots to toast 2014 Fri, 6 Dec '13 | 8:00 AM ET

From beach parties to ball drops, fireworks to waterfalls, CNBC presents the top 14 hot spots worldwide to raise a toast on New Year's Eve 2014.

Bought a gift online? Good luck returning it Tue, 24 Dec '13 | 8:00 AM ET

Web sales are up—along with returns. Here are some of the toughest and the most lenient return policies for gifts bought online.

The FBI initially saw the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life' as anti-bank Communist propaganda.

Why fewer champagne bottles are set to pop Tue, 24 Dec '13 | 11:11 AM ET

Economic woes in champagne's home market of France took the fizz out of global sales for the second year in a row in 2013 between 3 and 4 percent.

14 spectacularly wrong predictions Thu, 19 May '11 | 1:09 PM ET

Even the most intellectually gifted prognosticators did not foresee key forces that would cause paradigm shifts in society.

McDonald's employee site bashes fast food Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 5:59 PM ET

McD's employee resources site has even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the industry it helped make ubiquitous...fast food.

Get ready for sensors INSIDE your body Tue, 24 Dec '13 | 8:00 AM ET

It may sound a little bit futuristic and far-fetched, but the reality is that ingestible sensors and implantable chips are already in use.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul has grievances, and hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers to hear him out.

On jammed jets, sardines turn on one another Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 2:53 PM ET
Passengers aboard an Allegiant Airlines flight en route from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 19, 2013.

Airlines are shrinking the size of their seats, raising revenue but also tensions between frustrated passengers. The NYT reports.

A former Tiffany executive was sentenced to a year in prison on Monday after admitting to stealing more than $2.1 million of jewelry from the New York luxury store.

Super Bowl concert sponsors score a touchdown Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 11:17 AM ET
The Barclays Center will host the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of the Super Bowl concert series this year.

Super Bowl sponsorships have evolved and are a key source of revenue for the NFL as big brands try to dazzle customers with concerts. The NYT reports.

Which home will sell for $100 million in 2014? Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 11:38 AM ET
The De Guigne Estate, Hillsborough, Calif.

The $100 million sale seems to have become an annual rite of passage for the luxury real estate market following the financial crisis.

Get ahead early: Teaching children manners Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 2:40 PM ET
Tots learning to introduce themselves at a Socialsklz workshop.

A number of small businesses across the country instruct children in everything from using cutlery correctly to making friends.

Sometimes even Santa gets stumped. We bellied up to the bar with the man in red to share some gift ideas for all those beer lovers on your list.