Best of CNBC


  • Year of the Snake: Good for Banks, Bad for Oil? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.

  • Skinnygirl Scores With Celebrity Fantasy League Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Skinnygirl is putting their own twist on the fantasy league industry with the Skinnygirl Cocktails Celebrity Fantasy League. Players draft teams of celebrities who accrue and lose points based on their performance and behavior during awards season.

  • John Brennan

    While in the private sector John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be director of the CIA, was working for a corporate parent that was looking business from Chinese companies while it labored on sensitive US security operations.

  • Doug Kass Gets ‘Summer of 1987 Feeling’ Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:38 PM ET
    Doug Kass

    Sentiment and valuations make the bear case for stocks, Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners says.

  • Taxi! More Travelers Bypass Rental Cars as Rates Rise Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    With rental car rates, fees and taxes rising, more road warriors are opting for taxis while traveling.

  • Energy Rally: Refiners Win, Consumers Lose Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    U.S. refiners are the clear winners in the recent rally--but at consumers' expense. If gas prices stay at $3.60 or higher for the rest of the month, it will cost consumers an extra $10 billion in the first quarter.

  • Back-Loaded Debt Cut Plan Won't Fly: Biz Leaders Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    A deficit reduction package to preserve short term economic growth by delaying the most aggressive measures would a no-go for the markets, the private sector and politicians, business leaders told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Glaxo Expects a Shot of Growth in 2013: CEO Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline expects a return to growth in 2013 after the drugmaker's profits slipped in 2012 as austerity pricing in Europe continued to bite, CEO Andrew Witty told CNBC.

  • EHarmony CEO on Gay Marriage, Jesus and Robots Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
  • What Would You Call Tim Geithner's Book? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Let's help out the former Treasury Secretary with title suggestions for his upcoming book.

  • The 787 Grounding Puts Cities in Costly Holding Pattern Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:58 AM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Almost three weeks since the FAA grounded the 787 Dreamliner, several U.S. cities are facing a frustrating wait for the plane to get back in the air. Due to the grounding, the financial impact of the delayed service could be substantial.

  • Long-Term Unemployment Now a Thing of the Past? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    Long-term unemployed in the U.S are having an easier time finding jobs — and the problem of long-term joblessness may disappear in the months ahead.

  • Five Tax Mistakes Most Likely to Spur an IRS Audit Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Don't think you're immune to an IRS audit just because you're a middle-class working stiff. Even an honest deduction in an area rife with abuse means could wind up getting you audited.

  • Shrinking Unions See Relief in Marijuana Industry Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    By joining a union, marijuana workers could have more sway in pressing for higher pay and benefits such as healthcare. Some legal marijuana retailers welcome the prospect of a unionized workforce - for now, at least.

  • Gallows Humor at S&P as Economy Imploded Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:19 AM ET

    As the housing market imploded, the gallows humor at S&P intensified. The New York Times reports.

  • Here's Why Soccer Match-Fixing Is Not a US Problem Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Soccer match-fixing is a rapidly growing scandal around the world - but not the U.S. What gives, America? Do you just not care about "football"?

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leads a news conference with Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery and attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia at the Department of Justice.

    For Justice's basic theory of the case to make sense you have to believe that the investment banks wanted high ratings at any cost. Tough nut to crack.

  • Obama, Immigration & the CEOs Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein

    President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Why Return of the Retail Investor May Be Short-Lived Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    A record month for inflows into stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, and people are declaring the retail investor is back. But is that return for real?

  • Several BlackBerry watchers are honing in on a potential problem -- the absence of several big apps may spell trouble for the company's new smartphone.