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Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.
Everyone assumes that quantitative easing will end before rates start to rise. What if we're wrong about this?
A growing number of financial planners and online websites are making advice on investing more affordable for middle-class families.
Over-the-top providers like Netflix are changing the business, but major content producers will always generate a premium price, CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves tells CNBC.
A new TSA boarding pass identifier helps steer qualified Delta, United and US Airways fliers to PreCheck fast lane airport security at 40 nationwide airports.
Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.
The number of homeowners falling behind on their mortgages for the first time has finally fallen close to pre-housing-crisis levels. That's the good news.
Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett said limits on charitable deductions could hurt giving—but only among the lesser rich.
The Internal Revenue Service will play an important role in how health-care reform is managed, even deciding who will have to buy coverage.
Rather than being simply a one-off event that Wall Street could dismiss as an aberration, the Flash Crash now looks like it was just the first warning shot.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick stocks will be going a "lot higher" in her lifetime but warns investors to stay away from bonds.
Millennials are more cautious about investing in the market than their parents. But they are also more knowledgeable about what to do with their money.
Mother's Day is a big holiday for the $34 billion floral industry, and growers, wholesalers and florists are getting busy.
The future of Marvel Studios' flagship franchise is in the hands of a man with no other special powers than his ability to rebound from Hollywood pariah to hottest star on the planet.
A new analysis finds the current Supreme Court to be by far the most pro-business of any since World War II.
Facebook earnings had the Street talking social media and mobile in tech this week. But investors may not want to ignore Microsoft, say analysts.
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson apologized for "stupid" remarks he made about economist John Maynard Keynes, which evoked a firestorm.
A new survey suggests the root of many college students' financial struggles actually begin long before they ever set foot on campus, with a lack of financial literacy skills.
Decades after downing their first juice boxes, health-conscious Americans are showing renewed enthusiasm for cold-pressed juice, a trend that's prompting big investors to follow in search of profits.
With the unemployment rate at 7.5 percent and the competition for full-time work fierce, here are some of the most common, and costly, errors that young interviewers can make.