Best of CNBC


  • Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons."

    Almost everyone has a horror story about a boss like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Burns. Researchers are looking into what makes a real-life Mr. Burns. The results are scary.

  • Look what the ladies are driving: Porsche! Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    In the last two years the luxury car brand Porsche has doubled its sales to woman in the U.S., with the percentage of Porsche sales to females growing to 15 percent.

  • A tough new world for iconic Barbie Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 3:01 AM ET

    Barbie, the world's most recognizable doll, seems to be losing her appeal with a decline in sales last year when global sales of dolls and accessories jumped by $770 million.

  • Mosquitoes arriving in droves in the coming weeks Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Due to the standing water caused by heavy rains this summer, parts of the country are going to see an explosion of mosquitoes.

  • Making millions on nothing but a handshake Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:33 PM ET
    Marcus Lemonis on CNBC's "The Profit."

    From the medieval days when it originated as a way to show both parties came in peace, the handshake has been tied to a person's word—no more so than when used in business.

  • The love song of 'Fabulous Fab' Tourre Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:28 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre

    A song Fabrice Tourre wrote about the looming financial crisis featured in the trial of the former Goldman Sachs executive today.

  • When doctors sell practices, prices go up Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Patients whose doctors sell their practices to hospitals could see prices rise, at least in the short term, experts say.

  • Call on next Fed chair from Pimco  Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    Tony Crescenzi of Pimco talks about the Fed chair the market wants and the one it will get with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders.

  • Federal indictments can kill a company Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    In 2002, Big Five accounting firm Arthur Andersen was indicted on obstruction charges in the SEC's Enron investigation. Its conviction was overturned, but Andersen is long gone.

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Consumer Reports gives a Chevy its highest rating Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • Arctic 'economic time bomb' to cost $60 trillion Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:03 PM ET

    The rapidly melting Arctic is an "economic time bomb" likely cost the world at least $60 trillion. The Financial Times reports.

  • Why social app Snapchat is worth $800 million Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Snapchat's wild success has been a surprise to even its top investors. But is the company really worth $800 million?

  • Elemental: How some are playing the uranium glut Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:16 PM ET
    The Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park, Australia

    The uranium surplus in the market has dragged on prices, but that’s not stopping some people from making bets on the radioactive element longer term.

  • The high-tech race for economic data pays Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    The once-sleepy process of releasing economic data has quietly gotten a lot more complicated, and a lot more lucrative.

  • Michael Dell holds the line on Dell bid Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners responded Wednesday to a demand for a higher bid from Dell's special committee, saying the $13.75 per share offered is a "full and fair price."

  • What's more feared than death? Long-term care Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    More middle-age workers fear the financial consequences of a critical illness than fear dying from that illness, but few are preparing for that possibility, a survey finds.

  • Detroit aftershocks will be staggering: Whitney Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    A frown face drawn on the window of an abandoned office building in downtown Detroit is shown July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit's emergency manager Kevin Orr filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy making Detroit the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history.

    Detroit's leaders have set an important precedent in siding with residents rather than unions and bondholders in their decision to declare the city bankrupt last week, Meredith Whitney wrote in the Financial Times.

  • Carl Icahn readies a major Twitter surprise Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:18 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor whose stock ideas move markets, plans to tease investors by leaving clues on Twitter as to his next big investment soon.

  • Who pays for college education? Not Mom and Dad Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    Scholarships and grants have trumped parental contributions as the No. 1 source of paying for college for the first time in four years, according to a new report.