North America


  • MF Global’s Risk Officer Said to Lack Authority Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Jon Corzine

    Congressional investigators are exploring whether regulators and feeble risk controls allowed MF Global to topple.

  • Stocks Close Down; Commodities Slammed Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Wall Street opened on a negative note Wednesday as the euro continued in freefall, dampening hopes for an end-of-year rally.

  • Can ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Be Sony's Next ‘DaVinci Code’? Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    As the studio prepares to release "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" next week, the question is whether the adaptation will recreate the kind of hit it saw with "Da Vinci Code."

  • Futures Lower; Dollar Surges vs. Euro Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday as the dollar rose to an 11-month high against the euro with investors speculating that more euro zone countries may be downgraded in the near term, given that a quick solution to the region's debt crisis remains elusive.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • Market Sells Into Close; Banks, Energy Retail Fall Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:11 PM ET

    Wall Street sold off sharply in the final hour of trade after the Federal Reserve delivered little hope that it would turn on the easing spigots anytime soon and as a formerly rosy holiday retail season suddenly turned gloomy.

  • Futures Higher; Retail, Best Buy Limit Gains Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday as European shares edged up following a sharply lower close on Monday.

  • No Hit Toy to Brighten Retailers’ Christmas Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:09 AM ET

    The hitless season has retailers stocking less, leaning on classic items rather than new ones and possibly discounting less in the final days before Christmas. And with no Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets to draw crushing crowds to the toy aisles, most retailers are being careful not to get stuck with unsold toys. The New York Times  reports.

  • Stocks Slide on Euro Fears; Finish Off Lows Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    A fresh round of concern over European debt combined with some downbeat news out of the technology sector to send U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.

  • Speeding Up Speedy Shipping     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

    Businesses are locating distribution centers next to UPS and FedEx in order to be able to ship products even faster. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the secret to speedy shipping.

  • 2.0 Philanthropy Encouraging Donations     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Last year, Americans made nearly $300B in charitable donations. Tech savvy philanthropists are making big moves in the non-profit world, with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Standford lecturer and book author of "Giving 2.0."

  • Shares to Open Lower; Moody’s Warns on EU Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Monday as credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said it still expects to review its ratings on all European Union sovereign credit in the first quarter of next year, adding that last week's agreement by European policymakers offered few new measures to resolve the region's debt crisis.

  • Stocks Log 2nd Weekly Gain After EU Deal Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed near their highs Friday, climbing steadily throughout the session, buoyed by a strong consumer sentiment report and as investors appeared to show relief after the euro zone's latest plan to solve its debt crisis.

  • Futures Hold Small Gains After EU Deal Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures struggled to hold their gains Friday after the euro zone agreed to take a big step forward in economic integration, but failed to deliver a convincing answer to investors worried about its ability to tackle threatening debt crises in Italy and Spain.

  • Stocks End at Lows as EU Summit Hopes Fade Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks added to declines in the final minutes of trading to log a sharp loss Thursday after Germany rejected some of the EU summit draft measures and as ECB President Mario Draghi's comments dashed hopes that the central banks would raise its bond purchases of debt-ridden European nations.

  • Putin Says Clinton Incited Protests Over Russian Vote Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.

  • Futures Slip Again After ECB Draghi Statement Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Futures slipped after briefly spiking Thursday as comments from ECB's Mario Draghi appearing to step back from the idea of aggressive bond buying trumped the positive jobless claims news.

  • Boeing Machinists Approve Contract     Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 6:21 AM ET

    insight on the new contract that prevents work stoppages for the next five years, with James Albaugh, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president/CEO, who explains the NLRB case against Boeing is widely expected to be dropped, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Stocks End Higher Amid Euro Zone Optimism Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks spiked in the final minutes of trading Wednesday following a report that the G20 is considering a $600 billion IMF lending program to euro zone, but came off their highs after the IMF denied the report. Investors were also closely waiting for the key EU summit at the end of the week.

  • Futures Flat Amid Caution Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures were hugging the flatline Wednesday as investors took a breather following to days of gains to see if EU officials could come up with a plan to deal with the region's debt crisis during a summit at the end of the week.