CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders


  • 25 years later: The dramatic change in gadgets Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    In 1989, most could happily live without a computer; now we can't live without a far more potent machine than any desktop of that era—our smartphone.

  • Q: Will the US dollar disappear? A: No. It won't Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    In 25 years the U.S. dollar will probably still be the world's reserve currency, and bitcoin may not be around at all.

  • Great entrepreneur comeback stories Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In 1997 Steve Jobs, Apple's acting chief executive, announced that the company--buoyed by cost-cutting and strong demand for its new computers--surprised Wall Street by once again showing profitability.

    Some themes recur in the stories of great entrepreneurs. But what stands out are their unexpected failures--and their grit to get back in the game.

  • How the Great Recession put new jobs at risk Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg.

    Slowing job churn and new business formation in the U.S. means a smaller pool of start-ups that will become tomorrow's high-growth job-generators.

  • Rogues gallery: A quarter century of financial fraud Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    From the savings and loan debacle to the financial crisis, the past 25 years yielded a bumper crop of financial rogues. Here's a sampling.

  • Wall Street in 2039: Will it still exist? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Exterior of the New York Stock Exchange

    Automated trading and government regulation are transforming the Wall Street ecosystem. Will these forces make the financial epicenter obsolete?

  • Famous business comebacks over the last 25 years Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Few corporations can pivot fast enough to recover after going bankrupt. Here's some inspiring turnarounds that made history over the last 25 years.

  • America’s iconic companies that disappeared Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Pan Am Boeing 747-100 landing at Tempelhof Airport.

    Even brands that are part of our cultural landscape cannot withstand the test of time. Here's some that vanished over the last 25 years.

  • Jobs that didn't exist in 1989 Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The rise of the Internet, advances in medicine and green tech spawned all sorts of new jobs. A look at some that evolved over the past 25 years.

  • Someday your refrigerator will order groceries Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    As money gets stored digitally and cards aren't necessary for purchases, the wallet may go out of business.

  • Meet the banks of the future Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fast-forward to the future: ING Direct's concept for digitized bank branches

    As banks fight for profit, branches will be retooled into community hubs with interactive tech so consumers can do a host of retail transactions.

  • Finance in 25 years: Wall Street banks fade away Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    In the world of finance, the landscape is likely to be a lot different in 25 years than it is today

  • Will there be a trillionaire in the 21st century? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Income inequality is growing and the rich keep getting richer. In 25 years a serial entrepreneur with grand visions may cross the wealth threshold.

  • For super-rich, investing to see dramatic changes Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Here's how the wealthiest people may manage their fortunes in 25 years.

  • What’s next for the 401(k) industry? Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    It’s been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be more difficult to teach them how to spend that retirement savings.

  • Unlocking the world's unbanked with mobile phones Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    First Access, a US-based start-up, buys real-time user data from mobile phone carriers to help people in Tanzania get access to small amounts of credit.

    Amid the unbanked and underbanked, start-ups see mobile phones and related technology as ways to boost financial inclusion.

  • CNBC top 100 contenders: Who's in, who's out     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reviews the list of CNBC 25 contenders who did not make the cut for the most influential business leaders.

  • Bold predictions on white-collar crime Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Billions of dollars is lost each year to financial fraud and cyber theft. With the rise of cloud computing and virtual currency, what lies ahead?

  • Happy birthday...to us! Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    On April 17, 1989, CNBC made its humble debut. Twenty-five years later, it is a recognized leader in business news across multiple platforms.

  • Happy 25th birthday CNBC!     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Today is CNBC's 25th anniversary. There have been a lot of great moments in the network's history. Here are just a few.

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Latest Special Reports

  • With the world becoming more interconnected, it’s getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. We take a look at some of the biggest risks and ways to mitigate them.

  • From family-run companies to public companies with family ownership, we tackle challenges and rewards facing family businesses.

  • Inside the market's biggest sectors with a look at the trends, companies and trades netting profits for investors.