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  • Lamb skin and tanneries in demand Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Lamb skin and tanneries in demand

    Luxury brands are snatching up lamb skin, tanneries and crocodile skin suppliers. Chanel bought Bodin-Joyeaux Tannery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster'

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, comments on the jobs report , when he expects tapering and discusses his healthy economic outlook for 2014.

  • Branson: Mandela embraced free markets, too Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and U.K. billionaire Richard Branson listen to Peter Gabriel sing 'Biko,' in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Nelson Mandela embraced free markets, but thought that "with great wealth comes great responsibility," Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC.

  • Edward Hopper $40.5 million painting Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Edward Hopper $40.5 million painting

    Edward Hopper's painting "East Wind Over Weehawken" just sold for $40.5 million. CNBC's Robert Frank reports this is a new record for the artist.

  • NBA rookie phenom plays tight D with his money Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Millionaire on the court: Philadelphia 76er phenom Michael Carter-Williams

    Young pro athletes often burn through big money contracts, but Philadelphia 76ers phenom Michael Carter-Williams is going to an extreme to protect himself.

  • Hopper painting beats estimates Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Hopper painting beats estimates

    CNBC's Robert Franks reports that Edward Hoppers "East Wind over Weehawken" beat expectations and sold for $40.5 million at Christie's.

  • Hopper painting sells for record $40.5 million Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken”

    Edward Hopper's famous portrait of economic hardship has just become the new symbol of unbridled wealth.

  • Truth about the income gap Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    Truth about the income gap

    CNBC's Robert Frank says inequality today is lower than it was when the economy was much stronger.

  • Should the wealthy worry? Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Should the wealthy worry?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports according to the Washington Post says the new study showing a third of U.S. bank tellers rely on public assistance, was released by a labor-backed group.

  • Income inequality reality check Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Income inequality reality check

    A new study shows a third of U.S. bank tellers rely on public assistance. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the 540,000 bank tellers make an average of roughly $26,000. Robert Frank breaks down the wealth gap in the U.S.

  • The real facts about inequality Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    A homeless woman stands in the street in New York.

    There is no question that inequality is disturbingly high. But the discussion around it is flawed by a disregard for actual data.

  • Forget the selfie: Time for the 'unselfie' Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    The idea of giving to those in need seems to have become buried under a pile of boxes and wrapping paper. It's social media to the rescue.

  • Secret millionaire leaves $187M to charities Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET
    Secret millionaire leaves $187 million to charities

    An unlikely man from Seattle donated millions to three institutions in his will, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Even Santa can't help—LaFerrari is sold out Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

    Even if you have $1.4 million to buy a LaFerrari, you probably can't get it. The supercar's sold out.

  • NJ-inspired painting could fetch $22M to $28M Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    NJ-inspired painting estimated to auction for $22-$28 million

    Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" will be auctioned at Christie's this week. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Fed easy money 'skewing' US wealth distribution: Pro Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:53 AM ET
    Fed easy money 'skewing' US wealth distribution: Pro

    Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says the U.S. Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is causing an "enormous skew in the distribution of wealth" and spending power of Americans.

  • Millionaires get their mojo back Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Millionaires get their mojo back

    CNBC's Robert Frank has the details on why the very rich may be regaining their confidence in the economy but not necessarily in stocks. And CNBC's Sharon Epperson; Dani Hughes, Divine Capital; Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, and Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors, weigh in.

  • Plans for floating city floats again Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Plans for floating city floats again

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on plans for the "Freedom Ship," a mile-long, 25-story megaship that would cost $10 billion to build.

  • What's worrying the wealthy? Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    What's worrying the wealthy?

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at why the rich are concerned about the stock market.

  • Just floating it out there: A ship tax haven Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    The “Freedom Ship,” a one-mile long, 25-story tall behemoth is out looking for funding.

    The "Freedom Ship International," a mile-long, 25-story tall floating city, is out looking for funding.

 

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