If the critics of robotic surgery are right—that safety is an issue—how is that it was performed on 450,000 people last year? The answer may lie in one word: Marketing.
The number of complications from robot-assisted surgery using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot are underreported, allege critics of the procedure, fanning the controversy around the company's pioneering product.
Facing tougher competition in what is now the world's biggest autos market, Nissan and its Japanese rivals Toyota Motors and Honda Motors are having to increase the locally made content in their cars.
As the Singapore Yacht Show kicks off, get a glimpse of life on board these million dollar vessels.
Officials in Texas fear the death toll will rise as they search the rubble of a fertilizer plant devastated by an earthquake-size explosion. The blast also leveled dozens of homes.
Google reported quarterly earnings that topped market expectations, supported by strong growth in its core advertising business. Shares gained on the announcement.
If you are one of the first owners of Google Glass don't even think about trying to sell the device.
A nearly 75 carat diamond's sale at Sotheby's offers further evidence of the roaring bull market in hard assets.
The routes are getting investment from shippers, said Maersk CEO Nils S. Andersen.
Lawmakers told CNBC on Thursday that the question of whether international terrorism was involved in the Boston bombing argues for immigration reform.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly, which could allay fears of a setback in the labor market.
The collapse in bullion prices may rekindle gold mining takeovers as Chinese companies and other investors step in to rescue small and mid-sized miners.
A new study by consulting firm AlixPartners estimates by 2015, the cost of outsourcing manufacturing to China will be equal to the cost of manufacturing in the U.S.
Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.
Leading emerging markets investor Mark Mobius is still bullish on China, despite the country's disappointing economic growth in the first quarter.
While losses in commodity currencies have remained relatively limited amid the recent rout in physical prices and resources-related stocks, investors could be in for a "rude shock."
China's former foreign minister championed peace during an interview with CNBC in Moscow, asking CNBC what it had done to help peace talks resume in North Korea and Washington.
As the death toll from a deadly strain of bird flu in China rises to 17, markets are closely monitoring Beijing's handling of the outbreak although officials appear to have learned a trick or two from the SARS crisis a decade ago.
The euro stabilized on Thursday after suffering its biggest one-day fall in almost a year, as prominent ECB official Jens Weidmann hinted of a possible euro zone rate cut. Analysts say there's plenty of reason to take him seriously.
A sell-off in China's stock market has not put of market bulls, who forecast gains of up to 15 percent in the coming months.
Surprise easing from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) at the end of October fueled gains in the Nikkei, but charts indicate further upside may be limited.
Charts suggest a new upside target for the dollar-yen after fresh stimulus measures from the BOJ pushed the pair to seven-year highs.
A stronger U.S. dollar pushed gold within range of a fresh four-year low last week, and charts suggest further downside is likely.