Best of CNBC


  • Fake Terror Tweet Should Be 'Wake-Up' Call: Pros Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    The fake tweet that sent the stock market scurrying Tuesday should be a "wake-up call" to regulators that social media presents a major threat to investing, traders said.

  • Oops! Home of the Hamptons Accidentally Defaults Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:28 PM ET
    Beach houses on Shinnecock Bay, in the Hamptons, in Suffolk County, NY.

    A regulatory filing on behalf of Suffolk County shows it missed an interest payment on some of its debt, putting the county technically in default.

  • Cursed and haunted treasures Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    Some treasures have become legendary for their bad luck. These are treasures rumored to be cursed or haunted, which reside in the limbo of legend and superstition. Nonetheless, many have track records that even the most hardened skeptic might find hard to ignore.

  • PGA Pro James Driscoll Launches 'Birdies for Boston' Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    In the aftermath of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, PGA pro James Driscoll sought a way to help his hometown.

  • Sen. Max Baucus Decides to Retire: Aide Says Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Sen. Max Baucus

    Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.

  • Surprise! Apple's Plunge Has Been Good for Stocks Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Tim Cook

    In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.

  • Want to Boost the Economy? Teach People to Code: CEO Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Teaching people how to code could be a catalyst for the economy, said Zac Sims, co-founder and CEO of Codeacademy.

  • MF Global Trustee Slaps Ex-CEO Corzine With Lawsuit Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:12 AM ET
    Jon Corzine

    Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of MF Global Holdings, was sued by the trustee for the futures and commodities brokerage, who accused him of contributing to the company's October 2011 bankruptcy.

  • Leave Knives, Clubs at Home: TSA Delays Policy Shift Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    TSA workers at JFK airport

    A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners will be delayed.

  • Thai Tycoon in Biggest Asian M&A Deal of Year Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Dhanin Chearavanont, billionaire and chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Co.

    Thailand's richest man bid $6.6 billion to buy cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro from Dutch firm SHV Holdings, the biggest Asia-Pacific M&A deal this year.

  • For Empty Nesters, a Temptation to Downsize Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    A condominium neighborhood.

    Although the downsizing trend has yet to materialize in national data for baby boomers, the predicted benefits may be too good to ignore.

  • Ask the Car Chasers: Save money on brakes Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Checking a vehicle's brake pads and rotors might sound difficult, but according to Flat 12 Gallery's technician, Eric Ables, one of the stars of CNBC Prime's "The Car Chasers," it's pretty simple.

  • A New Tax Could Send Shoppers Back to the Mall Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    In a new bill expected on Monday to clear a procedural Senate vote, all online sales would be subject to state sales taxes.

  • Beer Choice Matters for Seattle Mariners' Fans Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Fans attending a Mariners game can choose from more than 50 different varieties of beer, reflecting the taste of the region's consumers.

  • 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.