Best of CNBC


  • Ferrari craze helps auto auction shatter records Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    The 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, took the “Best of Show Award” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

    Total sales for this weekend's auction at Concours D'Elegance Pebble Beach reached a record breaking $301 million, according to Hagerty.

  • Retail: It's (almost) all bad news Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago.

    With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.

  • Idaho wildfire threatens moguls' resort Sun Valley Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    A wildfire in Idaho has spread to 126,000 acres, threatening more than 10,000 homes in the Sun Valley area. More than 2,200 homes have been forced into evacuations due to the blaze.

  • How Google Earth surveillance will protect forests Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Logging in the Amazon is closely linked with road building.

    Nestlé and Unilever will soon be able to see what’s going on in any tropical forests in real-time, down to 1 meter. Is this the "good side" of the surveillance state?

  • Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    As the number of "low alcohol" wines continues to grow, industry experts are divided over the demand for these products – and whether their taste will satisfy the sommelier's palate.

  • JPMorgan hit by bribery probe over Chinese hiring Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win business, the New York Times reports.

  • The booming business of 3-D printing Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    A 3-D printer being used to engineer a new ear.

    3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.

  • CEOs and public firing: A double standard Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    The stoning scene from Monty Python's "Life of Brian."

    "You shouldn't fire someone in public" seemed to be on everyone's lips this week, thanks to an episode at AOL. Of course when a CEO gets fired, it's always very public.

  • Kudlow: So much for Obama's post-war prosperity Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 6:20 PM ET

    To suggest that Obama's policies would benefit the middle class or the rest of the economy is cynical and misleading.This so-called recovery remains the worst in modern history.

  • Avoiding temptation: How to outsmart retailers Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    Retailers use many tactics to induce shoppers to buy products they may not want or need. Here, some ways to avoid falling into the trap.

  • On further review ... Buffett's having a bad run Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., speaks to members of the media outside the Bridge Center in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

    Warren Buffett's stock buys have been lagging the S&P, even as Berkshire's stock price has been beating it.

  • These guys do more around the house Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    New research finds that men who work in traditionally female fields, such as preschool teachers, nurses, secretaries, do more housework than other men.

  • Tech execs behaving badly: You really said that? Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    This has been the week for tech executives behaving badly: a public firing, an anti-San Francisco rant, and a flame mail venue spat gone public.

  • Twitter is going crazy with Larry Summers Fed buzz Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    Twitter went abuzz Friday with chatter that the improbable campaign to get Larry Summers named the next Federal Reserve chairman may well be succeeding.

  • 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.