Best of CNBC


  • The big surprise from the Ryan Braun suspension Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun is suspended until next season following a positive test for elevated testosterone.

    There's been no shortage of reaction to the suspension of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun for the 65 games left in the season. But the biggest surprise is what players are saying.

  • Bank on it? A $60,000 bet on stem-cell cures Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Using a technology that echoes science fiction, a company is offering people a place to store their stem cells in a bet that they may one day be used to grow replacement organs.

  • Wall Street wants Yellen, not Summers, to run Fed Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Wall Street overwhelmingly believes President Obama will and should pick Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, according to a CNBC survey.

  • Mickelson: Technology key to my British Open win Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 11:02 AM ET
    US golfer Phil Mickelson poses for pictures with the Claret Jug after winning the 2013 British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland on July 21, 2013.

    British open champ Phil Mickelson said that new technology in his golf clubs helped him hit key shots in the final round of the major championship.

  • Companies sitting on cash pile of over $1 trillion Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    Cash set a record in the first quarter of 2013 on an absolute basis: $1.093 trillion in the S&P 500. It has set a record for 18 of the last 20 quarters.

  • Detroit brings unwanted change for muni market Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy is sending shivers through the more than $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, as investors worry it will change the way certain bondholders are dealt with.

  • 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.