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People get an early start on Black Friday shopping deals last year at a Walmart Superstore in Rosemead, Calif.

Wal-Mart announced that it will begin its in-store Black Friday sales at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year.

Tech giant Apple is developing a new iPhone design that incorporates a curved screen and enhanced sensors, according to a report.

Death & Dishonor: Crisis at the VA     Mon, 11 Nov '13 | 6:00 AM ET
A pedestrian walks past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Veterans health care system has come under fire as officials reap big bonuses while patients suffer. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky investigates.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.

The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center.

Many of a whistleblower's complaints about the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., have been substantiated by the federal Office of Special Counsel.

After a Navy career, Dave Collins—adept at handling a variety of technical machinery—found a natural fit working in America's manufacturing plants.

Just in time for Veterans Day, it turns out more vets find that their technical machinery skills are a neat fit at U.S. manufacturing plants.

Submerged cars sit in flood waters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

Filipino Americans and local organizations across the US were organizing relief efforts after a typhoon swept over the Philippines.

Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.

As 2014 nears, financial advisors stress clients should minimize tax bite and hedge against market downturns and cyberattacks.

Wealthy men say in a survey that they prefer a good body over a pretty face. Among other revelations, a nice smile is more important than great hair.

Marijuana is, well, growing. "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in the cannabis industry," says one new investor.

Apple slips on a ring of blue glass Fri, 8 Nov '13 | 6:22 PM ET
Apple iPhone 5s

Apple has signed a $578 million deal with U.S. manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies to become its producer of sapphire substrate, or sapphire glass.

Five things teens don't know about money Sat, 9 Nov '13 | 9:00 AM ET

Financial literacy among teens is low, despite persistent efforts to improve matters. But what teachers say teens don't know may surprise you.

POW! Superhero films knock 'em dead in China Sat, 9 Nov '13 | 3:00 PM ET

As "Thor 2" debuts this weekend, Chinese audiences have recently clocked the most ticket sales outside the U.S. for "Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel."

Albert II, the Belgian king who handed the crown to son Philippe in July, has complained that a cut in his annual allowance is "ungrateful" on the part of the Belgian government and financially "problematic" for the former monarch, according to local media reports.

When the cold front moves in, your car is put to the test. Which are best for the frozen tundra? Read CNBC.com's list of cars for bad weather.

Comedy at CNBC: Bob Pisani action figures? Fri, 8 Nov '13 | 8:57 AM ET
Raj Mahal hopes to be Wall Street's funniest comedian.

A trader-turned-comedian stops by CNBC's "Power Lunch" and no one is safe, from Bob Pisani to Ben Bernanke!

China's Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

A meeting of China’s top leaders gets underway in Beijing on Saturday and widely is expected to be the launch-pad for the major economic reforms.

Disney reported higher profit for the quarter, lifted by more visitors to U.S. theme parks and higher sales of toys and other consumer products.

India`s Viswanathan Anand (R) plays against Norway`s Magnus Carlsen during the Norway Chess 2013 Blitz tournament in Sandnes near Stavanger, on May 9, 2013.

Some of Wall Street's biggest names are focused on India, but it's not the country's finances that have their attention. It's a chess tournament.

Big Mac vs. Big King: Watch our taste test Wed, 6 Nov '13 | 4:23 PM ET
Burger King "Big King" hamburger

Burger King has released a burger called the Big King that looks almost identical to McDonald's Big Mac. How does it stack up? Find out.

CryptoLocker has been actively infecting business and person computers worldwide, encrypting files and demanding payment to unlock them.

Victoria's Secret Model Candice Swamepoel wearing the 2013 Fantasy Bra.

Who needs the hemline indicator, when you have Victoria's Secret's $10 million bra?

Bond fund manager: I hate bonds Tue, 5 Nov '13 | 4:54 PM ET

Stewart Cowley runs a bond fund — but he says bond investors could suffer "double-digit losses."

Patrick Stewart at the NYSE on Nov. 7, 2013.

Patrick Stewart says the social networking site has given his acting career a new boost since his days as "Star Trek" Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.

U.K. Equalities Minister Jo Swinson with Debenhams' plus-sized mannequins

One of Britain's largest department store chains has introduced plus-sized mannequins at its flag-ship store.

Burger King to bring back Big Mac knockoff Tue, 5 Nov '13 | 1:25 PM ET
Burger King Big King

What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich.

Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak at his Election Day victory party Tuesday night.

Chris Christie's ability to bring together deeply divided Republicans would be a key factor in a possible presidential run, the authors of "Double Down" told CNBC.

Steven A. Cohen

The decision to indict a company, and to spare, at least for now, its founder and billionaire manager has ignited criticism. The NYT reports.

Officers in the parking lot of the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., on Nov. 4 after reports of a shooter

A shooting at a New Jersey mall raises new questions about what stores are doing to keep people safe during their busiest months.