Best of CNBC


  • Ashton Kutcher: Media REALLY Messed Up Twitter Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    Ashton Kutcher speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    Twitter used to be cool, but the media has screwed it up, the actor and angel investor Ashton Kutcher says.

  • Your Mobile Device Is a Hack Waiting to Happen: Pros Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    When it comes to keeping the data on their smartphones and tablets secure, consumers are playing a game of cat-and-mouse with cybercriminals.

  • Wagging the Dog: Why the Fed Fears Wall Street Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    The stock market has long been the mistress in the marriage between the Fed and the economy. That relationship came further into the open at the most recent Fed meeting,

  • Growing Skills Gap for Health-Care Tech Workers Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
    Registered nurse JoAnn Brand (L) examines Sham Tavakoli at the Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center.

    The health-care industry is looking to harness big data, but finding the right workers isn't always easy. In some cases, companies are making acquisitions to bring talent in-house.

  • 'Growth Is Possible' in Tech Sector: HP's Whitman Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard's effort to reshape its business has begun to bear fruit, CEO Meg Whitman told CNBC.

  • Beer? Use These Ballpark Apps, Never Leave Your Seat Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Forget trekking to a stadium concession line. Three start-ups have created mobile apps that let you order food and beverages right from your seat. Is America not a great country?

  • Does Asia Slump Signal US Bump or Correction? Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures point to a sharply lower opening Thursday, following the 7.3 percent sell-off in Japan's Nikkei stock average. Market pros look at what's next.

  • Why Housing Won't Drive the Recovery Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Housing is good but not great and unlikely to be a leading force in a robust recovery, according to a group that is one of the industry's leading voices.

  • Even at JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon's Win Is Mysterious Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    Even inside JPMorgan Chase, it's a bit of a mystery. Was it the outreach? Or were investors just not that interested in taking power from Dimon?

  • Why Quantitative Easing Isn't Printing Money Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:31 AM ET

    This expert explains why quantitative easing (QE) is not about printing money and why bank reserves aren't money.

  • China’s Economic Outlook Just Keeps Getting Worse Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:47 AM ET

    The unexpected contraction in China's factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter, after the economy grew at its slowest pace in three years over January to March, said economists.

  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • NJ Says Bars Peddled Cheap Booze as Premium Liquor Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    N.J. officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold cheap liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.

  • 10 Stocks That Hedge Funds Love Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs revealed the stocks most popular with the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The so-called VIP list has outperformed the S&P 500 this year.

  • Congress' Option on IRS: Testify or Lose Your Job Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying on Capitol Hill.

    As long as Congress grants the IRS official immunity from prosecution based on testimony, there's no right to remain silent.

  • What Hamptons Rentals Tell Us About the Stock Market Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    A summer rental home in East Hampton, NY

    Find out why the Hamptons could be giving us a clue about the stock market's next move.

  • African-Americans Retire Earlier, With Less Money Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    The new retirement age is getting younger for many Americans who can least afford to retire. African-Americans retire earlier than the general population, despite leaner nest eggs.

  • Bernanke's 'Figure Eight' on QE Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    If it sounds like Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is dancing in his testimony, it's because he is doing rhetorical figure eights in trying to signal where the Fed is going.

  • Bill Targets Rental Companies' Defective Vehicles Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 would ban companies from renting a recalled vehicle until the safety hazard is fixed.

  • Disaster Devices: Charging Up When Trouble Hits Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    When disaster strikes, communication can be a lifeline. That's made phone chargers a new addition to the emergency preparedness kit.