Best of CNBC


  • Once 'Overhyped and Sexy,' Solar Tumbles Back to Earth Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Once attracting billions in private investment and public subsidies, enthusiasm over the solar sector has waned recently, underscoring the limits of renewable energies and the dominance of fossil fuels.

  • Get the Job—Without Lying About Your Age Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    It's no secret, it's harder for older workers to land a job. Here are some tips for how to land that job -- without having to lie about your age!

  • The Hidden Profits Behind Free Videogames Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Star Wars The Old Republic

    Free to play games don't make a lot of sense to some investors but free-to-play titles are fast becoming one of the most lucrative areas in gaming.

  • Mets Exec: More Data Doesn't Mean Better Data Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    New York Mets exec Paul DePodesta has made a career of predicting players' performance--and what he's learned can be applied to a lot more than baseball.

  • 'Run for the Hills' Now, I'm Doing It: Jim Rogers Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The renowned investor is urging investors and bank account holders to "run for the hills" after the bailout in Cyprus.

  • More Franchises to Open in 2013, Create Jobs Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    More entrepreneurs are forecast to buy U.S. franchises. See which sectors are likely to grow more quickly and generate jobs growth.

  • US Leads the Green Race, but China Nipping on Heels Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

    The world's two biggest economies are very close in the Green Race. While many assume that the U.S. will retain its lead in innovation, China is closing in very fast and could even take the lead.

  • Cleared for Takeoff: Judge Approves AMR-US Air Merger Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    A judge approved AMR's plan to merge with US Airways, a step toward creating the world's largest airline.

  • US Airways CEO: Sometimes I Forget to Turn Off Cell Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    It's not up to the airlines whether passengers should be allowed to keep their devices on during takeoffs and landings, said Doug Parker, who will be CEO of the merged American Airlines.

  • Junior's Plan: At 27, Still Living Off Parents Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    If Junior has his way, there's a good chance he's planning to be on your dime until his mid-20s, new research shows.

  • Veterans' Next Battle: Finding a Private-Sector Job Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Soldiers fill out applications during the “Hiring Our Heroes", hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

    Returning from war is not an easy thing. Returning from war and needing a job is even more difficult. Right now, the national unemployment rate is 7.7 percent. For post-9/11 veterans, it's more than 10 percent. There's a massive effort underway to change that.

  • Truth or Dare, Menu Edition: Restaurant Fact-Check Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:53 PM ET
    Nutritional information is printed on the wrapper of a McDonald's Egg McMuffin in San Rafael, California

    Most big chain restaurants now put nutrition information on their menus. How accurate are these numbers? NBC News takes a closer look.

  • Free Hotel Wi-Fi Means More Profits: CEO Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    Road warriors rejoice! InterContinental Hotels Group will offer free Wi-Fi to all its loyalty program members in 2014, a perk more travelers demand.

  • Retire Before 40? Here's How You Can Do It Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Thirty-year-old Jason Fieber says he has saved $100,000 in three years even though his annual net income is $50,000. His goal: retire by age 40. USA Today reports.

  • 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.