Best of CNBC


  • Amid Rising Profits, Airlines Net $4 a Passenger Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    A trade association predicts airlines worldwide will generate $12.7 billion in profit this year, up from $7.6 billion in 2012. Sounds good, but it comes out to just $4 per passenger.

  • Why the Hulu Auction Will Only Get More Complicated Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    The ongoing auction for Hulu is one of the most anticipated sales of the year. But as Hulu's parent companies are evaluating options, each day creates more uncertainty.

  • Unraveling Monday's Early Data Release to Traders Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Monday's market-moving ISM manufacturing data were inadvertently sent early to a group of high-frequency traders, many of whom immediately traded on the info, CNBC has learned.

  • SEC Unveils Plan to Safeguard Money Market Funds Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    A slice of the money market fund industry would be required to change how they price their shares in an effort to reduce the risk of runs, under a proposal unveiled Wednesday.

  • China's Strength Could Become Its Weakness Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    Amid growing domestic tensions and internal imbalances, China's new leaders are working to wean its economy off decades of state investment.

  • FHA's Worst-Case Losses May Actually Be Worse Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Representative Darrell Issa

    The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.

  • Funeral Directors Thinking Outside Box for Boomers Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Til We Meet Again's baseball coffin.

    Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.

  • Car Sharing Hits Some Bumps In the Road Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Carl Spanoghe

    Peer-to-peer car sharing is only a few years old and as this new business model expands, it's running into a few roadblocks. Some states are asking questions about liability issues.

  • Baby Boomers Are Key to Automotive Recovery Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Customer Steve Mihalopoulos views a Ford Motor Co. Focus vehicle displayed for sale at Golf Mill Ford car dealership in Niles, Illinois, U.S.

    Middle age motorists remain at least 15 times more likely to buy a new car, truck or crossover, reported the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, or UMTRI.

  • Yet Another Toyota Recall...This Time Its Hybrids Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    The Toyota Prius C.

    Toyota Motor is recalling about 242,000 gas-electric hybrid vehicles worldwide, including the bestselling Prius model, due to a brake design flaw, the automaker said.

  • Fed's Fisher: Markets Hooked on 'Monetary Cocaine' Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:33 AM ET
    Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    The Fed can't fear that the market will be unhappy if it doesn't get more "monetary cocaine," the Dallas Fed president said.

  • Forget Abenomics, This Has Japan Cheering  Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Japan's soccer team became the first to qualify for the Brazil World Cup next year. Japan tied 1-all against Australia, thanks to a penalty kick by Keisuke Honda just minutes before the final whistle.

  • Swoon in June? Don't Count on It Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 6:48 PM ET

    Bulls cheered as stocks defied the "sell in May and go away" pattern, and traders say investors may not have to worry about a "June swoon" either.

  • US Is the New Emerging Growth Market: Whitney Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Investors looking for emerging market growth rates should look to the central United States, Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Amazon Plans Major Move Into Grocery Business Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    Amazon plans to roll out an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce.

  • Deutsche Bank Current Worry? 'Balkanization' Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:28 PM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank's co-CEO Anshu Jain told CNBC he's cautiously optimistic about the health of the global economy but worries about regulatory 'balkanization.'

  • Tea Party Describes 'Willful Intimidation' by IRS Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testifies during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee June 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

    Conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rein in government overreach.

  • Saudi Prince Spends $19.5 Million at Disneyland Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:09 PM ET
    Mickey Mouse poses in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park outside Paris.

    Disneyland likely says it gives visitors to its theme parks the royal treatment, but if you want to see the park through the eyes of a real prince be prepared to pay up.

  • Rude Executive Outbursts Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    James Hagedorn, Chairman and CEO of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

    Scotts Miracle-Gro chief Jim Hagedorn isn't the only one. Here are some business people who have expressed themselves with the bird, the f-bomb, or just plain rudeness.

  • Technician: Yield Curve Flashing Bullish Sign  Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    Jeff DeGraaf of Renaissance Macro Research explains why stock investors should be encouraged by what the bond market is telling them. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.