CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look factors that contributed to the major reversal in precious metals on Monday and what sent oil prices to a 7-week high. She also discusses events in the the coming days that could impact the price action in energy and metals.» Read More
There has been a lot of focus in the press recently about retailers moving to cheaper or free layaway. Is it a big deal? I say yes. In my opinion, this year's free layaway is last year's free shipping.
After the weak jobs report, markets are ready for some Fed action in the week ahead. The question becomes: Will the Fed give it to them, and if so, how much?
After lackluster job creation in August, economists and the markets are readying for another round of Fed asset purchases, or quantitative easing. The only question now is do policy makers act in September or wait until the fiscal drag pulls down the US growth rate?
The CEO of Irish carrier Ryanair has had a lot to say about passengers and fees, after an angry customer took to Facebook to complain. Who do you think is right?
CNBC takes you behind the scenes and on the Lincoln Center runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show for Spring 2013.
Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including the White House beer recipe, a beer bottle shortage in Germany, and Bud Light's NFL kick-off.
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Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
As the auto industry rebounds in the U.S. it is creating a strong demand for engineers. In fact, one recruiter said the auto industry is seeking more than a thousand engineers.
Begin by taking solace that you not alone. The vast majority of managers struggle with managing others while managing themselves.
American credit card debt--and the number of credit-card accounts--have tumbled since peaking in 2008, suggesting that the country is slowly healing itself from a crazy credit boom.
Fashion Week’s parties are big, and the industry is even bigger, but expect elements of simplicity and the beginning of a “pants cycle” this season, industry forecasters predict.
The weak jobs report virtually guarantees the Federal Reserve will take some kind of action at its policy meeting next week, Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs’ chief economist, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Friday.
Despite rising demand for newly built homes, construction employment in August remained flat, stuck at the same paltry pace for the past four months. The numbers don’t make a lot of sense at face value, given that housing starts are up in both single and multi-family, and builders are reporting big jumps in new orders for homes.
Big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores are tweaking layaway programs to make shopping easier. Here's how small businesses can create successful layaway programs.
The author writes, "More recently, some electronic trading practices, driven by micro-movements in market price, are yet another indication that much of the market’s behavior is still driven by price-trending as opposed to value hunting."
Employment growth remained weak in August, with just 96,000 new positions created but the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent, according to a report that raises the possibility of more Federal Reserve easing.
The most effective jobs program appears to be to convince working-aged adults they don’t need a job.
Antony Jenkins, the new chief executive of Barclays, is to announce a shake-up of the business early next year which will shrink investment banking division Barclays Capital (BarCap) and bankers’ paydays.
Underlying all of Jeff Bezos big Kindle announcements Thursday was the message that Amazon is betting big on selling content, more than devices.