Los Angeles, American's second largest city, will increase the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. Will it help create a new middle class, or slow job growth? Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich explains where he thinks the next middle-class jobs will be.» Read More
Global politics have turned violent. The shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine and recent Israeli-Palestinian combat in Gaza is affecting U.S. markets and diplomatic relations. Former Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen discusses the economic outcome of current tensions abroad.
Choosing between traditional and Roth IRAs doesn't have to be tricky. Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains how to pick the right one for you and reveals why taxes aren't always the deciding factor.
Coffee is the world's most traded commodity and possibly the most valuable one to kick-start your mornings. Counter Culture Coffee President Brett Smith talks the coffee business and how the gourmet buzz creates opportunities for entrepreneurs.
U.S. companies are seeking greener pastures overseas. Corporations are relocating their businesses to foreign soil for the lower tax rates, but what about "economic patriotism?" Former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein debate corporations' obligation to their country and how to curb corporate inversions.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, Ukraine concerns and peak earnings season dominated the markets this week. How should you invest with so much activity? Nuveen Asset Management Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll weighs in navigating the market turmoil.
How much should you have socked away in that rainy day fund? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson reveals the magic number you should have in your emergency savings account and how to get there.
Frequent flier programs might be in for a landing. Delta and now United Airlines are changing how they award miles from distance flown to money spent next year, which means fewer rewards for budget travelers. Can the airlines only make a profit when the traveler takes a loss? The Boyd Group Chairman and aviation expert Michael Boyd explains why loyalty is losing mileage among the major carriers.
"Think globally, act locally" took on a new meaning for one class at Columbia Business School. These students took their show on the road, advising and learning from start-ups in South Africa. Associate Professor Don Weiss and Executive MBA Student Matthew Burger weigh in on why entrepreneurs without borders is the future of American business.
Could a 20-something know more about money than you do? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson has the lessons Millennials learned early on from the Great Recession and how you can apply them to your own savings plan.
Do monkeys throwing darts at a dartboard perform better than your average investor when it comes to picking stocks? Best-selling co-author of "Freakonomics" Stephen Dubner says "yes" in his new book "Think Like A Freak." He reveals his unconventional approaches to money that could yield higher returns on your investments.
Have you moved on from a job, but are still holding on to your old 401(k)? CNBC Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson reveals why that might not be such a good idea for your nest egg.
Six years later, the U.S. job market has regained the total number of jobs lost during the Great Recession,. However, the 6.3 percent unemployment rate hasn't returned to pre-recession levels. What's the real state of the economy, and how should you invest for the future? Wells Fargo Funds Management Chief Equity Strategist John Manley and Farr, Miller & Washington President Michael Farr weigh in on U.S. growth, the record-setting markets and the Federal Reserve's next move.
Who generates higher returns for companies, men or women? Wall Street veteran and Ellevate Network Principal Sallie Krawcheck believes it's women, and she's putting her money where her mouth is. She's created an index fund with Pax Global Management to invest in companies that have diversity on their boards and within their senior ranks. She explains how effective this investment strategy is and why everyone should be betting on women.
Ford kept its motors running throughout the Great Recession without a government bailout and is now riding high. How was the company able to stay on track, and where's it racing off to next? Becky asks the man behind the wheel, Ford CEO Alan Mulally, on the eve of his retirement.
Millions of college graduates are entering the workforce, but are companies hiring them? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson looks at their job prospects post-graduation and which degrees will pay off in the long run.
In real estate, they say it's all about location, but for some homeowners it's really about mobility. More homeowners want to stay put in retirement, prompting them to renovate rather than sell their homes. American Institute of Architecture Chief Economist Kermit Baker shares the ways to make your home safe and comfortable at any age.
The old adage "sell in May and go away" might not hold true for stocks anymore. The markets ended the month in positive territory. Will the gains continue through the summer? Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan offers his take on the market melt-up and where equities are headed next.
Google is driven to change the way you get around. The search giant unveiled its self-driving car to the public this week. Is getting behind the wheel essentially over? Former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and MIT Sloan Professor and "The Second Machine Age" Co-Author Erik Brynjolfsson weigh in on the cars of the future.
The weather is finally heating up. Will the markets follow suit? Hodges Capital Management Chairman Donald Hodges sounds off on where the markets and economy are halfway through the year and shares what's hot and what's not for your money.
From Target to now eBay, their data breaches are showing how vulnerable companies are to cyber-crimes. How are these businesses getting hacked, and is there anything you can do to protect your information? FireEye COO Kevin Mandia, who was the first to discover that the Chinese army was hacking into U.S. businesses' computer systems for economic gain, explains why cyber security isn't as secure as you'd think.