Best of CNBC


  • Apple's Crumble: Why Wall Street Never Saw It Coming Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Not too long ago, Wall Street analysts were leapfrogging each other with lofty price forecasts for the stock. On Wednesday, those same analysts did an about face.

  • A driver backs his truck into a bay at a Waste Management trash processing facility in Cicero, Illinois.

    Waste Management CEO David Steiner chats with CNBC about how his clients are going green and whether his company will be able to profit from recycling.

  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.

  • Rising ATM User Fees Now Top Out at $5: GAO Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The average fee a bank charges non-customers to use its ATM increased by 20 percent over the last five years, a recent report found.

  • Next Boom? 'Spec' Homes Are Back Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Homes built without ready buyers were all the rage for builders during the housing boom, before demand disappeared. Now they're coming back.

  • ...And Six Things I Learned From Sir Richard Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder and chairman

    CNBC met with the chairman of the Virgin Group this week at the American Express Publishing Luxury Summit and he gave some interesting advice, here are six takeaway points.

  • New $100 Bills Coming to an ATM Near You in October Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday it intends to circulate new $100 bills beginning in October in an attempt to thwart foreign counterfeiters.

  • Europe’s TARP Moment Is Approaching: Coutts CIO Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    The European Central Bank needs to by-pass dysfunctional banks through a TARP-like program, said one European CIO.

  • How Big Are Underground Payrolls? Try $2 Trillion Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Day laborers wait near a Home Depot home improvement store in hope of finding work for the day in Los Angeles, California.

    Millions of people who can't find a full-time job are taking anything that pays them under the table, and in turn are helping to boost consumption, say analysts.

  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    Federal employees take part in a rally in front of Department of Labor protesting budget cuts.

    Flight delays from air traffic controller furloughs may seem like the start of the predicted doom of sequestration. But many have already felt the pain of mandated budget cuts.

  • Saudi Arabia Mulls Western-Style Weekend Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia could change its official weekend to Friday-Saturday, in a move designed to move it closer into lockstep with global financial markets, and boost its economy.

  • One of SEC's Best Weapons May Be in Jeopardy Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    A 20-month-old program at the Securities and Exchange Commission has had big successes, but it faces challenges.

  • Sterling: The Currency That's Most Like 'Rocky'? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:42 PM ET
    Actor Sylvester Stallone who plays the lead role as a boxer Rocky Balboa in the popular U.S. film series.

    It gets knocked down and then it gets back up again: recent trade in sterling is much like the performance of underdog boxer Rocky in the popular U.S. film series.

  • Who Ron Paul Blames for the Gold Crash Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    Why did gold crash? Ron Paul points his finger at two potential culprits: The Obama administration and Goldman Sachs.

  • Tuesday's mini-flash crash demonstrates what happens when high-speed data meets high speed trading.

  • Avenue CEO Lasry Out as Candidate for Ambassador Job Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 5:17 PM ET
    Marc Lasry

    Lasry said he was "grateful to be considered" for the post but would remain at the firm, which manages $11.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Boston Bombings Show Need for Terrorism Insurance Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:41 PM ET
    People stand at a barricade blocking a still closed section of Boylston Street near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.

    In the days since last Monday's bombings, sales have slowed to a trickle at some stores and businesses in the area around the bombings. And that's money some won't likely recoup.

  • Fake Terror Tweet Should Be 'Wake-Up' Call: Pros Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    The fake tweet that sent the stock market scurrying Tuesday should be a "wake-up call" to regulators that social media presents a major threat to investing, traders said.

  • Oops! Home of the Hamptons Accidentally Defaults Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:28 PM ET
    Beach houses on Shinnecock Bay, in the Hamptons, in Suffolk County, NY.

    A regulatory filing on behalf of Suffolk County shows it missed an interest payment on some of its debt, putting the county technically in default.

  • Cursed and haunted treasures Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    Some treasures have become legendary for their bad luck. These are treasures rumored to be cursed or haunted, which reside in the limbo of legend and superstition. Nonetheless, many have track records that even the most hardened skeptic might find hard to ignore.