Top News & Analysis


  • What's 'Rich'? Depends How Old, and Rich, You Are Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    When asked about their broader definitions of wealth, a majority of investors surveyed said it meant "greater security." "More happiness" ranked a distant second.

  • Consumer Confidence Tumbles on Financial Fears Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Customer shops at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    U.S. consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level in more than a year as Americans were more pessimistic about the economic outlook and their financial prospects, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • Housing Prices Climb; Market 'Clearly Recovering' Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that points to a housing market that is on the mend, data from a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Cold Weather Super Bowl Could Be Financial Boon Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:44 AM ET
    Workers clear snow from the field before Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The 2014 Super Bowl will be played in the uncovered MetLife Stadium in New Jersey where temperatures this time of year average 32 degrees and a snow fall of nearly 3 inches. Some analysts say lousy weather could be a financial boon to the game.

  • Real Estate Is in a 'Goldilocks Period': Sternlicht Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:02 AM ET
    Barry Sternlitch, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group.

    The spread between low interest rates and the money real estate generates is "truly astonishing," Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht told CNBC.

  • Pfizer Earnings Top Estimates; Aided by Solid Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Pfizer fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled because of a $4.8 billion gain from selling its nutrition business.

  • No Wall Street Consensus on When & How QE Ends Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros divided on how and when quantitative easing will end.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

    Before Facebook introduced a new search tool this month, it assembled an eclectic team to scrutinize what users were searching for on the site — and how.

  • Wall Street to Washington: Cut Deficit & Spending Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    The new CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros want to send Washington an unambiguous message to reduce the red ink now, without more revenue increases.

  • Eli Lilly Loses to Generics, but Beats Estimates Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Eli Lilly said fourth-quarter earnings fell as competition from generic drugs, particularly for Zyprexa, drove revenue lower.

  • Ford Motor Earnings, Revenue Top Expectations Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ford Motor reported higher-than-expected earnings and revenue Tuesday, but predicted a wider loss in Europe due to persistent weakness in the region.

  • Sex and Meth: Cross-Addiction Finds a High-End Niche Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    At a facility with a chef, maid service, and a view, patients pay upward of $50,000 to be treated for an increasingly common blend of addictions to sex, often with prostitutes, and stimulants.

  • The Chief of Yahoo Lifts Sales, and Spirits Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Marissa Mayer’s first months as chief executive have impressed investors, and the company’s stock, recently at a four-year high, rose after hours.

  • Have Degree, Driving Cab: Overqualified College Grads Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 5:38 AM ET
    NYC Taxi

    A new study finds that 48 percent of college graduates are in jobs that do not require a college degree, fueling consumer doubts over whether a college education is worth the cost. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Stuck in Reverse, Detroit Edges Closer to Bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Bentley GT Speed Convertible

    At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.

  • Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    A long-delayed $50.5 billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy cleared the Senate on Monday, three months after the storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in coastal New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Herbalife 24

    After the Ackman vs. Icahn smackdown, only one question about Herbalife really matters, said Cramer.

  • Yahoo Earnings Beat; Revenue Outlook Is Light Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    In its first full quarter with Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that topped expectations. But its first-quarter revenue guidance was a bit lower than analyst estimates.

  • A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    A bipartisan group of leading senators unveiled an agreement Monday on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

  • J.C. Penney Is Bringing Back Sales Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    The struggling department store chain this week is rolling out some of the hundreds of sales it ditched last year in hopes of luring back shoppers who were turned off when the discounts disappeared.