Top News & Analysis


  • Algorithms Replacing Analysts & Investors Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

    Smarter machines are taking aim at the very people who analyze the merits of a company and who make buying and selling decisions based on that analysis.

  • Unemployment Fraud Costing Billions Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Unemployment fraud is costing the government billions of dollars in paid benefits to people who are still working, dead or are behind bars, a Fed study finds.

  • Why Rich Consumers Will Dominate Spending in 2013 Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Two new studies show that the wealthy plan to buy more, despite higher taxes and a dim view of economic growth and government.

  • Why the Jobs Outlook Just Got a Whole Lot Worse Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    With the April unemployment report coming Friday, weak corporate top-line growth is likely to spell an equally troubled bottom line for the unemployed.

  • US Pending Home Sales Tick Upward in March Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Contracts to buy existing homes rose slightly in March, as an historically low supply of for-sale listings nationwide continues to plague the housing market.

  • Lower Prices Offset Tax Hike as Spending Continues Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    Americans spent more in March and their income grew, the latest indication that consumers are shrugging off a tax increase.

  • Wealth Gap Among Races Widened Since the Recession Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Before the recession, non-Hispanic white families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as nonwhite families, according to a new study. By 2010, whites were about six times as wealthy.

  • Economy Gets Larger, Thanks to Robot Unicorn Attack Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis is about to overhaul the way it tracks the growth of the American economy. The new accounting rules will give more weight to "intangible and intellectual" assets.

  • Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.

  • Hospitals See Surge of Weapons in War on 'Superbugs' Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    The rise of "superbugs," and pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

  • Americans Keep Spending. Here's Why Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    After the payroll tax increase, many worried that consumers would stop spending and further slow the economy. Nope. Not yet, anyway.

  • "Dowton Abbey" producers have been slow at capitalizing on the "Downton" brand. That's all set to change in 2013, the show's executive producer told CNBC.

  • Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.

  • Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.

  • High-Frequency Traders Face Speed Limits Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    High-frequency traders are facing "speed limits" on a major trading platform, which is being touted as a template for a regulatory clampdown on computer-driven activity, the FT reports.

  • What Are Asian Entrepreneurs Afraid of? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    Asia is home to some of the world's largest economies and has a stable growth outlook, yet this does not seem to be enough to tickle an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Finding the Bright Side to Costly Career Blunders Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 8:57 PM ET

    Many who have made career mistakes say that it is devastating to realize you've made the wrong move. But nearly six years into this economic slump, some say that in retrospect they don't necessarily regret the decisions they've made.

  • US Companies' Earnings Beating Forecasts...So Far Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    US companies have easily beaten expectations for first-quarter earnings so far, but analysts don't expect the rest of the season to be as robust.

  • Have Twinkies Killed the Union Movement? Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Months after Hostess shut down over a standoff with its unions, the re-formed cupcake maker is expecting to put its snacks back on store shelves—using nonunion workers.

  • The Great Rotation May Be Just a Grand Illusion Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    Investor enthusiasm took a break last week, indicating that some apprehension remains about the stock market.