To reach as much as 50 billion barrels of deep-water gulf oil, Mexico is considering a constitutional change to allow foreign investment.
Rooftop solar and utilities have been on a collision course for years, and now, the political fight is escalating, and getting dirty.
The U.S. will pass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil producer by 2016, the West's energy agency said.
As demand from the developing world dominates global energy hunger in the decades to come, these trends will help define a balance between economic growth and energy intensity.
Growth in energy demand from developing nations will soon surpass the total energy consumed by the world in 1970. Is the world prepared to meet the energy needs of rising nations?
If the U.S. disappeared tomorrow, with global warming emissions dropping to zero, annual global emissions would be back to their current level in four years, courtesy of China.
Cho-Oon Khong, chief political analyst, Shell Strategy and Scenarios at Shell International, looks ahead to the next 90 years of energy consumption, and discusses whether shale oil will prove to be as successful as shale gas.
The U.S. is more entangled in the global energy system than ever, and rising demand for energy will remain at the root of transformations in American energy, writes Michael Levi.
Leapfrogging legacy technology is a critical theme in the rise of the developing world, and China hopes to embrace this thinking when it comes to energy production.
Max Warburton, vice president of Sanford Bernstein, talks about China's growing auto market, fuel economy rules and which companies to invest in over the next two years.
A ban on the use of cryptocurrencies cannot be ruled out, although China’s latest rulings are an acknowledges the growing use of digital currencies.
Google will offer a prepaid debit card in the U.S. that will allow consumers to purchase goods at stores and to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss say they view their big investment in bitcoin as a gold-type play and a bet on the technology behind the virtual currency.
More than half the nation's small businesses refuse to take anything but cash, and that adds up to as much as $100 billion sales lost.
Originally conceived as an efficient method to make payments on microloans, Kenyans now send money from urban centers back to rural hometowns.
Bitcoin's new high suggests that the controversial virtual currency may still be young, but it's growing up.
The U.S. is synonymous with technical innovation but is way behind other countries in using smartphones for payment.
As mobile payments come of age, the big banks and transactions giants are trying to figure out their place, and if they do, not that much will change.
A host of tech companies say that users' concerns about the security of shopping online must be addressed if e-commerce is to reach its potential.
Venture capitalists show no sign of shying away from investing in start-ups related to Bitcoin even as authorities step up their scrutiny.
Cash is going the way of the dinosaur as mobile technologies—like those unveiled at FinovateFall 2013—help you become a (virtual) money manager.
Sake bombs, Flaming Tiger rolls and the $5 coffee before the craft brewery pub crawl: How the oil boom is changing Williston, North Dakota.
The urban-suburban divide has come full circle and one of the most overlooked solutions to suburban flight is a focus on making communities walkable.
India's new exurban planned communities could be part of a solution to large-scale municipal failings, or the greatest mass fleeing from impoverished cities in the 21st century.
Urban buses of the emerging world have a bad reputation for choking pollution, which they no longer deserve. In fact, they could be future cities' best hope.
Though Colombia's cities are set to remain its primary growth engine, the country is now on the cusp of a rural revival.
Failure to take advantage of oil revenues helped to spark Brazilian protests. Energy riches, if mismanaged, will trigger urban uprisings around the world.
Cable and content kings worry about cord-cutting, but a recent move by Disney suggests streaming content for kids is a plan to keep kids hooked on TV.
The Internet divides students as much as the cafeteria table, and it’s not just the classic schoolyard bullies who are becoming online menaces.
One in seven Americans is offline, and it's exactly who you would expect, according to Pew Research, but the 'why' is the more interesting finding.
The gaming world has its own haves and have-nots. Rich countries get the latest consoles, while other countries get past models. That’s changing.
The stereotype of seniors out of touch with technology is being upended by "wired" elders, but wealth continues to divide older Americans online.
The world’s biggest liquor brands stocked the emerging markets' top shelf to get dollars from the new middle class, but the hangover has been nasty.
November 11 marks Singles Day in China, a celebration of single life that has evolved into the biggest day for online shopping in the country.
Local liquors like cachaça in Brazil, baijiu in China and Indian whiskey are under attack as the emerging middle class develops a premium taste.
An increasing number of Chinese parents no longer think suffering is a necessary condition of academic success. The FT reports.
Paper towels embossed to look like cloth. Tampon packages with a glossy metallic sheen. Marketers are going glam with everyday products, taking them upscale.
Middle-class protest movements in countries like Brazil and China will define society’s wants and needs in the 21st century. Does the new middle class want the same things we did?
Income inequality is becoming a big issue in China, just as hundreds of millions start to lead the good life. Welcome to China's one percent versus 99 percent divide.
China's Singles' Day had online sales of $4 billion last year, driven by the growing middle class. But the real power is Internet giant Alibaba, which co-opted the holiday to cause consumers hysteria.
Retail expert Robin Lewis offered what he called a "win-win" solution for two retailers: Amazon should acquire Sears.
A new agreement requires GrubHub to ensure fees it charges restaurants for its service does not sap tips from delivery people or other workers.
Lululemon is having its first analyst day since its new CEO took over in January. Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, provides perspective.
Sony PS4 sales hit the 7 million mark earlier this month. Here are Microsoft's challenges.
No business is safe from a cyberattack, which is why more companies are taking out cybersecurity insurance policies.
Hedge funds continued to be burned in April by volatility in tech and other stocks following losses in March.
Brent crude futures turned lower after Russia said top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of possible disruption to Europe's gas supply on Thursday, as the U.S. confirmed it would send additional military support to Ukraine.
A former BP employee will pay to settle allegations of insider-trading during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.