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  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.

  • Oil producers, including Oslo- listed DNO Petroleum and London- listed Gulf Keystone Petroleum saw double-digit declines in their share prices as the radical Sunni militants seized at least three more towns near Kurdish-controlled territory.

  • Danica Patrick on new shades, Twitter etiquette Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    In dealing with her more than a dozen sponsors, including Revo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick tells CNBC she does not like to overpromote her brands on Twitter.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.

  • Will Twitter be introducing shopping services? Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    A handful of Twitter users have noticed a new setting for "payment and shipping" within the company's Android app.

  • Power Rundown: Passe-words?  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    In today's Power Rundown, Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia CEO, weighs in on identity theft, Twitter's user metrics, and the Pope's comments on the use of the Internet and smartphones.

  • NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS, Aug 5- Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three "most hackable" cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.

  • 13 retail tactics: Are they working? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Starbucks in Orlando, Florida with grass roof.

    Retailers are getting creative to try to jump-start the consumer. Here are 13 of the latest tactics. Brian Sozzi gives them the thumbs up or thumbs down.

  • Alibaba's potential secret US weapon Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. application loading page is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad, rear, and iPhone 5s in an arranged photograph.

    As Alibaba dips into the US and onto Amazon's home turf, a little-known start-up called AppFlood may be among its best allies.

  • Why markets are drowning in uncertainty Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:25 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Any relief from a correction may give way to listless trade, writes CNBC's Karen Tso.

  • Bubble Watch? Meetings in a $400,000 Bentley Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Bentley Mulsanne

    The nouveau riche can now ride in a 2014 Bentley Mulsanne that includes trays that double as WiFi-enabled iPad work stations and heated massage chairs.

  • Drought-shaming: There's an app for that Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014, in Fremont, California.

    It rained in Southern California this weekend. However—and stop me if you've heard this one before—it wasn't nearly enough to cure the drought.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • AI may be 'more dangerous than nukes,' Musk warns Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Elon Musk

    Tesla founder Elon Musk warned Saturday that the impending rise of artificial intelligence could "potentially be more dangerous than nukes."

  • DUBAI, August 4- Iraq's Sunni Islamist insurgency, crippling further its dream to match the oil power of Saudi Arabia, makes oilfields in the safer south more vital, but even that region has not been completely free from attacks.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- After helping a girlfriend through the messy, tangled finances left in the wake of a parent's death, John Kerecz had a message for his own mom and dad: Get your paperwork in order.

  • Facebook restores service after brief outage Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    The Facebook  logo is displayed on an Apple iPad Air in this photo in Washington.

    Facebook said service to the world's largest online social network was fully restored on Friday, following a widespread outage that affected users in multiple countries.

  • *Sanctions restrict Sberbank's access to EU capital markets. MOSCOW, Aug 1- Russia's top lender, Sberbank, faces rising borrowing costs and a squeeze on its margins after being included in the latest European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • UPDATE 4-U.S. auto sales growth slowed in July Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    DETROIT, Aug 1- U.S. auto sales growth slowed a bit in July, with healthy gains from some manufacturers falling short of expectations, according to early returns from the major carmakers on Friday. Ford Motor Co reported a gain of 10 percent to 212,236 vehicles, slightly beating the analysts' average estimate of 9 percent.

  • DETROIT, Aug 1- U.S. auto sales look set to show healthy gains for July, but not as much as expected, according to early returns from the major carmakers on Friday.