Best of CNBC


  • Ditch your job and brew some beer. This guy did Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Christopher George never thought about leaving his job at Bank One. But after being laid off, he made a career out of his favorite hobby: making beer.

  • Steve Jobs wouldn't have talked to Icahn: Sculley Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Former Apple CEO John Sculley says Steve Jobs probably would have acted differently if Carl Icahn had called him to talk about the company, unlike Tim Cook.

  • These Ferraris could set a new record Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which runs through Sunday, is expected to set an all-time sales record. Here's a look at the cars that might snag the new record.

  • These kids today — It's all about 'ME ME ME!' Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Yes, it is all about "me me me" and kids today say, "You know what? That's not such a bad thing." Here's why.

  • Can Twitter data explain Sharknado TV appeal? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Nielsen and Twitter's social media ratings venture aims to attract the first Twitter-based TV ad dollars, but it's still unclear what matters more: tweet sentiment or tweet volume.

  • Xbox One: Behind Microsoft's multiple about-faces Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    In the months since Microsoft first introduced the video game system, the company has made four major policy reversals—and there's no telling if it's done yet.

  • Overdevelopment widens Florida sinkhole problem Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    A building sits partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World on August 12, 2013 in Clermont, Florida.

    The problem may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and real estate developers at odds.

  • CNBC's Herb Greenberg says goodbye ... for now Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    In case you missed it: Today is my last day as a full-timer at CNBC. Tomorrow my status shifts to CNBC contributor.

  • The 'gold rush' for 3-D printing patents Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    3-D printer creates a sculpture of a woman at the DMY International Design Festival at the former Tempelhof Airport Hangar on June 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    3-D printing could reshape patent and intellectual property laws. Get ready for a patent land grab of intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.

  • The really bad news behind the jobless claims drop Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims have been on an inexorable path lower this summer. So have paychecks.

  • Hi-tech robots and hair-raising tricks Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Atlas robot by DARPA.

    This weeks's Geeked Out looks at the hottest, the scariest and the most hair-raising videos on the Web today.

  • Perks for parking: Airports join loyalty game Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Travelers who aren't loyal to a certain airline may still earn rewards for flying—from their airport. More airports are offering frequent travelers perks such as exclusive lounges.

  • Is tea ready for its 'Starbucks moment'? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Tea may be the world's most consumed beverage in terms of volume, but as far as retail sales go, it still falls short of its peers like coffee and carbonates.

  • Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:48 AM ET

    Virtual currency bitcoin is to be investigated by both the FBI and the Senate Committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Shopping is a loop of loneliness, study finds Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a store window display in New York.

    It turns out there are three types of materialists—and for one of them, shopping is a "virtuous" cycle that actually decreases loneliness, a study finds.

  • Work ethic: Most would keep job after lottery win Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 4:01 PM ET
    Lottery winner William L. Seeley shouts as he holds up a sign made as a check Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Toms River, N.J.

    Most American workers say they would get up and go to work even if they won the lottery—although they might be driving a better car and going to a different job.

  • Steve Case: Four lessons for entrepreneurs Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Julia Boorstin sat down with Steve Case at the V2V conference. They discussed common traits among successful entrepreneurs and where he sees growth opportunities.

  • Mortgage rates same for loans big and small Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    In an unusual twist in the mortgage market, the difference between the cost of a conforming loan (generally $417,000 and under) and a jumbo loan has shrunk to nearly nothing.

  • Ouch! Why a public firing is so awful for everyone Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Firing an employee in public might be gratifying for a boss, but it's not likely to rally the troops and may result in a lawsuit.

  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.