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These companies will have to make significant changes if they're to become a Wall Street comeback story. The Fiscal Times reports.

Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuadorean Navy Sun, 5 Jan '14 | 10:05 AM ET
Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorean navy helicopter after a kidney stone attack.

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman said.

Want better returns? Hire a good-looking CEO Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 1:08 AM ET
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

Attractive CEOs receive better returns on their first days on the job and boost stock performance when they appear on TV, a study shows.

A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

Showtime's boxing game plan: More Mayweather Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 12:42 PM ET
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) hits Canelo Alvarez in their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Showtime's strategy in the high-stakes game of pay-per-view boxing worked once. Now it hopes the gameplan works again.

New York is running out of luxury condos Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 12:48 PM ET
144 Duane Street

New York City's real estate market set records in the fourth quarter, but it is a tale of two real estate markets.

Cryptocurrency gets hip with 'Coinye West' Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 9:23 PM ET

There are plenty of digital currencies out there, but what about the overlap between frenzied crypto-anarchists and hip hop fans? NBC reports.

Colorado's brand-new pot economy Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 2:05 PM ET

One retail dispensary almost doubled the price of an eighth of an ounce in the face of high demand, The Cannabist's editor told CNBC on Thursday.

From left: Ken Langone and Pope Francis

Pope Francis' comments about the wealthy and capitalism have at least one wealthy capitalist feeling hesitant about supporting a church project.

This girl just got fired ... by BlackBerry Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 5:35 PM ET
Alicia Keys at an event in Sydney in December.

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January, just one year after the singer-songwriter was hired as a 'global creative director.'

Is this the ultimate party gadget? Fri, 3 Jan '14 | 9:29 AM ET
JBL Pulse

JBL is looking to keep the party going anywhere and anytime with its new portable Bluetooth stereo speaker that comes with built-in LED lights.

Buffett beats S&P for second straight year Tue, 31 Dec '13 | 4:06 PM ET

For the second straight year, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have topped the S&P 500 stock index.

Woman eats only Starbucks items for a year Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 1:35 PM ET

One Seattle-area woman just gave the phrase "Starbucks junkie" a whole new meaning.

Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics

Economist Nouriel Roubini, renowned for his foretelling of doom and gloom in financial markets, has turned bullish in his 2014 outlook.

Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 12:55 AM ET
A Wal-Mart store in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, China.

Wal-Mart Stores has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals.

Financial planning: Do this, not that in 2014 Thu, 2 Jan '14 | 8:14 AM ET

With new year fast approaching, CNBC's personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson says you can begin 2014 with some profitable financial goals.

If you're in NYC to watch the ball drop, there's a way to stay warm. Chain restaurants are charging big bucks to eat at their Times Square locations.

2014 power play: Gas under $3 ahead? Mon, 9 Dec '13 | 9:00 AM ET

There's good news coming for consumers next year. Gasoline prices will fall to a four-year low, dipping below $3 a gallon for the national average.

Michael Schumacher

Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was fighting for his life on Monday after a serious skiing accident.

Feeling the economic pinch in the U.S., older Americans are retiring abroad, hoping to live out their golden years at a lower cost in foreign climes.

American-style start-ups take root in India Mon, 30 Dec '13 | 11:42 PM ET

Some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue India's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.

Art Cashin's poem bids an epic adieu to 2013 Mon, 30 Dec '13 | 10:14 AM ET

Art Cashin is out with a poem to ring in 2014, and virtually nobody who was in the news this year was spared.

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.