Brace yourself for a costlier latte. Coffee leaf rust - a fungus-borne disease devastating to plantations - has returned to plague crops in Central America, a region supplying 14 percent of the world's global production.
Japanese equities have soared on expectations Prime Minister Abe's leadership will be a game changer for the economy, but is there is too much optimism priced into the stocks?
The producers of "Spider-Man" on Broadway and ousted director Julie Taymor told CNBC they're ready to settle their long-running court case.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by calling an election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013.
Elliott Management's Paul Singer, long-famous for making Argentina miserable, turns out to be an investor in "Les Miserables." Yes, that Les Miserables. As in, the movie.
Australian mining-to-retail conglomerate Wesfarmers on Wednesday cut its full-year coal sales forecast, citing flooding in Australia and weak demand in Asia that is depressing sales prices.
In a surprise announcement after the markets closed Tuesday, Chesapeake Energy announced the departure of Aubrey McClendon, the flamboyant entrepreneur who helped found the natural gas and oil company twenty-four years ago.
Chinese banks have rolled over at least three-quarters of all loans to local governments that were due to mature by the end of 2012, an indication of the immense challenge facing China in working down its debt load. The Financial Times reports.
That is the vision for Singapore is to have more babies to build the ranks of Singaporeans and get set for a construction boom but accept heavier congestion and more foreign workers as the crowded Asian city-state grows into a global center with 30 percent more people.
Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital's air remained hazardous despite the measures.
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix returned to a quarterly profit on Wednesday on demand from mobile device makers such as Apple, but it fell far short of forecasts on weak sales of computer chips and a strong won.
Former AIG Chairman and CEO Hank Greenberg said the public doesn't know everything about what went down with the bailout of the insurance giant in an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell."
Chesapeake Energy, battling a governance crisis and financial strain, said that CEO Aubrey McClendon is leaving the company.
Millions of network-connected devices are vulnerable to a new hack.
Immigrants seeking citizenship may be required to pay back taxes. Where will the money come from? From the bank, of course.
More and more baby boomers are taking life -- and death -- into their own hands, choosing to plan celebration of life parties with clear instructions of how they want to be honored, instead of leaving their families to plan a funeral.
Used car sales in China grew faster than new car sales for a second straight year in 2012, and should account for half of all sales within seven years as the world's biggest autos market matures.
Technical analyst Ennis Taner explains why he thinks Apple is close to bottoming out and will outperform the rest of the tech sector over the next six months. CNBC.com's Jeff Cox argues on behalf of Research In Motion. (2:57)
“Dr. Doom” tells “Closing Bell” he’s selling stocks because he expects a correction “any day.” (0:53)
“Dr. Doom” tells “Closing Bell” why he keeps buying gold, and advises Maria Bartiromo to get some of it for herself. (1:11)