Top News & Analysis


  • Traders beware: 6 weeks of intense volatility ahead Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 5:25 AM ET

    A light few weeks of market news might have lulled traders into false sense of security, but one analyst told CNBC investors should now prepare for an intense period of volatility.

  • The young and rich snapping up Tesla's Model S Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:58 AM ET
    Tesla Motors Model S

    Compared to other luxury sedans, Tesla sells the Model S to a much higher percentage of men and those buyers are, on average, younger and wealthier.

  • As markets continue to speculate when the Fed will wind down its monetary stimulus plan, one economist says there is too much 'navel gazing' over when the tapering move comes in.

  • Dovish or hawkish? Fed could make markets fly Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:23 PM ET
    Dove and Hawk

    The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.

  • Bernanke may delay tapering past September: UBS Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    If this week's surge in interest rates hold up, the chances the Fed will pare back its bond-buying program will be no better than half, according to UBS.

  • Marissa Mayer strikes a pose for Vogue Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    The September issue of Vogue features an unexpected image of a glammed-up Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer stretched out on a lounge, tablet-dangling carefree at hand.

  • 293,000 Chevy Cruzes recalled for brake issues Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    General Motors will recall 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars in the United States due to a defect that can cause loss of the brake assist function.

  • Twitter is going crazy with Larry Summers Fed buzz Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    Twitter went abuzz Friday with chatter that the improbable campaign to get Larry Summers named the next Federal Reserve chairman may well be succeeding.

  • Steve Jobs wouldn't have talked to Icahn: Sculley Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Former Apple CEO John Sculley says Steve Jobs probably would have acted differently if Carl Icahn had called him to talk about the company, unlike Tim Cook.

  • Pimco: 'Great rotation' to stocks won't happen Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    There is an important group of investors who are simply turned off to market volatility and won't rotate their cash from fixed income to stocks, said Pimco's Tony Crescenzi.

  • US consumer sentiment turns sour in August Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago, Illinois.

    US consumers, bracing for higher interest rates and slightly slower economic growth, were a bit less optimistic in August as sentiment retreated from last month's six-year high, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • As SAC questions loom, investors head for the door Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    Three weeks after being indicted, SAC Capital is prepared for another round of investor redemptions that could drain nearly all its outside assets by year's end.

  • Wal-Mart outlook reveals a tale of two consumers Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    As American consumers drive the U.S. economic recovery forward, lower-income households are getting left behind.

  • 'Hindenburg Omen' looms over S&P as stocks stall Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    The Hindenburg burning.

    A technical analysis pattern for stock traders has pointed to an impending crash in stocks, adding to an increasing chorus of voices that have turned bearish on equities for the second half of the year.

  • 'Hunger Games' economy may add to Fed dilemma Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:31 PM ET
    Actress Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."

    A divergence in the U.S. economy is starting to resemble the film "The Hunger Games" and could sway the decision by the Fed on whether to wind down monetary stimulus, says analyst.

  • Spike in US yields may derail Fed's tapering plans Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:04 PM ET

    A continued selloff in U.S. government bonds could force the Fed to rethink when and by how much it tapers monetary stimulus, after 10-year Treasury yields spiked to a two-year high.

  • Ford lowers mileage estimate for C-Max Hybrid Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 5:31 PM ET

    The automaker, facing numerous complaints and a class-action lawsuit, is lowering the mileage estimate for its C-Max hybrid crossover vehicle.

  • Dell earnings beat despite falling PC sales Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Dell reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts as growth in its enterprise solutions business offset the ongoing slump in PCs.

  • Gartman: I timed the market wrong, and I want out Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter

    Investor Dennis Gartman on Thursday admitted he got equities wrong and confessed his recent stock market trades were "terrible."

  • Budweiser is king of beers in the ER: Study Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    When Johns Hopkins researchers surveyed ER patients who had been drinking, they found that Budweiser was the No. 1 brand consumed, followed by Steel Reserve Malt Liquor.