Best of CNBC


  • Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • Cyprus Capital Controls: Iceland Offers Hard Lessons Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    For Iceland, there was a sense of deja vu when Cyprus's finance minister said capital controls would probably last "a matter of weeks". Five years after a banking meltdown, the north Atlantic island has just extended its own controls indefinitely.

  • Who Wins? 'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Walking Dead' Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    On Sunday, millions of real-time TV viewers will be faced with a difficult decision: watch the season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead" or the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones."

  • Belgian Chocolate Seeks Protection From Copycats Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    Belgian chocolate

    Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham.

  • Wal-Mart's New Thing: Deliver It to My Locker Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores announced on Tuesday it will begin testing a new in-store locker system that will allow a customer to select an item online, ship it for free to a locker at her local store, and pick it up at her convenience.

  • It's an American Gold Rush! Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Gold fever is gripping the nation. Americans once again chose gold as their top investment choice in the CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Exit Strategy: Is It Time to Quit Your Job? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    Employees who've been at the same company 10 years or more are as rare as a unicorn these days. Is it time for you to move on?

  • Where Are the Jobs? Don't Expect Much This Year Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    CFOs expect to see a modest improvement in the economy over the next six months but not much of a dent in employment. Read the full results of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

  • First Voice-Activated Flight Search App Unveiled Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:49 PM ET
    CheapAir's voice activated flight search app.

    CheapAir.com released the first-ever app allowing users to search for flights by simply speaking their request into an iPhone or iPad.

  • What Would You Do to Avoid Paying the Bills? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    It's getting close to the end of the month. Time to break out the checkbook (anyone still have one of those?) and pay the bills. It turns out some people really will do anything to avoid paying the bills.

  • 3 Signs That Municipal Bonds Could Be in Trouble Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    March has seen a fairly brisk exodus from municipal bonds in what could be the first signs that investors are beginning to worry about fixed income.

  • T-Mobile USA Finally Gets the iPhone Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    T-Mobile USA will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on April 12, making it the last of the national U.S. operators to sell the device.

  • Warren Buffett Shows His Love for Goldman Sachs Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will become one of the biggest shareholders of Goldman Sachs.

  • Caveat Emptor: Just Looking Could Cost Big Bucks Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Just browsing? That'll cost you at some retailers. These fees are the latest company tactic in the fights against counterfeiting and "showrooming."

  • World's Most Expensive Penthouse? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    One of the designs for a penthouse at the Tour Odeon in Monaco.

    Here's one sign of a global housing recovery: Every month seems to bring a new "world's most expensive" listing or sale. This month's offering is the penthouse of the Tour Odeon in Monaco.

  • The Robot Reality: Service Jobs Are Next to Go Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:39 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sample matza bread offered to them by small robots during a tour of a technology exposition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

    "When machines and robots start taking over service sector jobs, that's when we'll really start to notice," says one author. The Fiscal Times Reports.

  • Facebook is Watching You...And Not Just on Facebook Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, Facebook is tapping into outside sources of data to learn even more about Facebook users, the NYT reports.

  • How to spot a fake: Furniture Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Antique furniture is one of the most faked types of items. It could be a reproduction or you might have a partial original with newer additions. How can a collector tell? CNBC "Treasure Detectives" host Curtis Dowling goes over some tips.

  • Mike Walker, inventor of the Remington 700 trigger mechanism.

    Firearms engineer Merle "Mike" Walker, who patented a wildly successful but controversial trigger mechanism forbolt-action rifles and repeatedly proposed ways to make it safer, has died in a North Carolina hospice at age 101.

  • UPenn Entrepreneurs Remake Online Customer Service Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    From Airtime to Firefly, meet the three UPenn entrepreneurs behind two software startups that are changing how smaller companies do business online.