Best of CNBC


  • For Many Households, Banking Is a Costly Luxury Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    Many of the unbanked are poor, homeless or undocumented, but since most have held checking accounts in the past, their reason for avoiding banks lies elsewhere. A new report from the FDIC blames high fees and low interest rates on deposits.

  • Want a Million-Dollar Home? Tips From a Mega-Broker Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties. Here she shares 5 tips to buying a million-dollar home.

  • Want to Avoid Federal Taxes? Call Yourself a REIT Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    A growing number of business are declaring that they are not ordinary corporations, but are something else—special trusts that are typically exempt from paying federal taxes.

  • Psst! United Quietly Raises Change Fees by $50 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    The company quietly raised the change fee on most non-refundable airfares last week. Will other airlines match the fee hike for changing flights?

  • Why Some Innovative Gadgets Don't Make the Cut Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    The Nokia N-Gage. Apple's Newton. The disruptor graveyard is filled with familiar names that promised to change our lives but never figured out the key to survival.

  • Italy's President Reads Riot Act to Politicians Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday he had agreed to his re-election as head of state because of an unprecedented political deadlock.

  • Put 'Em Out: NYC Raising Its Cigarette Age Limit Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Christine Quinn

    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is expected on Monday to announce new legislation that would raise the legal age limit for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 21.

  • Earth Day Turns 43: Is Activism Still Strong? Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    New environmental threats that laws cannot address are fostering a fresh grassroots call to action, says guest commentator Terry Tamminen.

  • Wealth Flees Switzerland for Shelter in Singapore Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    Singapore could overtake Switzerland as the world's capital for offshore wealth by 2020, a new report says.

  • Did China Just Go Through a 'Lost Decade'? Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    China's new President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) on March 14, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    After Japan's "lost decade" you might be surprised to hear that some Chinese entrepreneurs are suggesting that China has just come out of its own "lost decade".

  • Hot Cars From Shanghai Auto Show Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Here are the some of the show stoppers at the Auto Shanghai Summit, together with highly anticipated models scheduled to be released soon in this red-hot market.

  • Boston Suspect Responding to Questions Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
  • Electronic Pills May Be the Future of Medicine Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    Someday your prescription pills may actually be digital devices powered by a battery you eat.

  • Earnings Results Flashing Warning Sign for Stocks Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    A greater-than-usual number of companies have reported disappointing revenue results and tepid guidance this quarter, leading strategists to expect a more volatile time for stocks.

  • eBay Starts Massive Push Against Sales Tax Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.

  • Soros to Trump: most outrageous weddings Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    Something lavish, something diamond, something Hollywood and many things new. Such is the refrain of today's outrageous weddings, where glitz reigns supreme.

  • Drinking at Breakfast—Why Not? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:47 AM ET

    Everything you love on a breakfast menu—bacon, blueberry pancakes and glazed donuts—is now in a bottle, and packing a 70-percent proof punch.

  • The Tweets of a Terror Suspect Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 10:15 PM ET
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    What can we learn about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from his Twitter account?

  • Boeing Gets Green Light for New Dreamliner Battery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    A grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by United Airlines.

    The regulator's approval is crucial in returning the jet to service after it was grounded for over three months because of lithium-ion batteries that caught fire.

  • How Facial Recognition Could Help Catch Criminals Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    One of the growing tech tools law enforcement agencies are using to track down suspects during crime investigations is facial recognition technology.