Best of CNBC


  • Reverse Mortgages Backfiring on Seniors Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Reverse mortgages have been around awhile, but got more popular during the housing crash as seniors who lost retirement money needed cash. Now, many are backfiring.

  • Ladies Who Lunch Drive Up Drinking Rate Among Rich Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    A slew of recent studies argue that more wealth brings better health: from longer lives to lower disability rates. But wealth may bring a negative side-effect to one group: ladies who lunch, who tend to drink more than is recommended.

  • Cat Lovers Invited to Take Meow to the Ball Game Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks are planning a "Purr in the Park" promotion where the team plans to pay tribute to felines by inviting fans to bring their cat to the ball park.

  • Rubio: Majority of GOP Support Immigration Reform Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Marco Rubio

    A vast majority of Republicans and conservatives support immigration reform if the law solves the problem of illegal immigration, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Behind the Rise in Home Prices? Wall Street Buyers Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    Large investment firms have spent billions over the last year buying homes in the U.S.'s most depressed markets, the NYT reports.

  • United Offers $499 'Subscription' for Leg Room Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 5:42 PM ET

    United Airlines is the first carrier to offer 1-year "subscriptions" that offer fliers certain perks.

  • Google Glass Gets Its First Porn App Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    Google Glass T&G

    Well, that didn't take long. The first porn app has officially launched on Google Glass.

  • Enjoying breakfast in bed or a late-night snack at New York's largest hotel will soon require that you first trek to the lobby for grab and go items.

  • Turkey Violence: More Complex Than Arab Spring Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Protestors march near Taksim Square on June 3, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests began initially over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the center of the city.

    In some ways, it's easier to explain what the last few days' protests in Turkey are not about, rather than what they are.

  • Hotel Meetings Business Lags, but Set for Recovery Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Reactions to reports of excessive conference spending by the IRS are likely to be overblown, said Hyatt Hotels' president and CEO.

  • Steve Martin May Profit on Sale of St. Barts Villa Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer and banjo musician Steve Martin.

    Actor Steve Martin is listing his villa in the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts for 8.75 million euros, or about $11.4 million. If he gets what he's asking, he'll score a nice profit on its sale.

  • When Adult Children Become Financial Caregivers Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    A family is in touchy territory when adult children must begin to manage their elderly parents' finances. But a few essential steps can make the transition smoother.

  • New Baby? Better Start Planning for College Now Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Do you really need to start saving for your child’s college education at birth? Yes, and there are right ways to plan ahead, way ahead.

  • They're Back! Pump and Dump Spams in Your Inbox Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Spam emails surged in the first quarter, fueled by pump and dump stock campaigns targeting investors, according to a new study.

  • Apple Has Edge in Wearable Tech: Former CEO Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Wearable technology will have a "huge impact" on our lives in the next five to 10 years, and Apple will have an advantage in this arena, former Apple CEO John Sculley tells CNBC.

  • Target's Plan for Brides: Say Yes to the Dress Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Target's new bridal collection

    Attention, busy brides-to-be, you can now add wedding gown to your Target shopping carts since the discount retailer has become the the latest retailer to move into the increasingly crowded space.

  • President Obama Does Little for Middle Class: Op-Ed Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Most of President Obama's initiatives may appease liberal elites but don't do much to bolster opportunities for middle class and working families.

  • Economist Nouriel Roubini

    Gold is likely to fall below $1,000 an ounce, nearly half the level it reached at its peak in 2011 according to Nouriel Roubini, the founder of Roubini Global Economics.

  • How Bitcoin Is Sacrificing Its Soul Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    The largest bitcoin exchange has said it will require all accounts to be verified. Must the digital currency sacrifice its soul to survive?

  • Some Look to Norway as Model for US Oil Bounty Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    State control of natural resources tends to evoke images of authoritarian countries, yet the most oft-cited example for the U.S. is Norway.