Growth has quickened slightly this year, but most people are still pinching pennies, and companies that try to boost their prices risk making customers angry.
Stocks finished near session lows in choppy trading Wednesday, with the Dow posting its first three-day losing streak this year, amid lingering worries of Fed tapering.
The original NSA leaker news reports have "left a misimpression" about the government's access to technology companies' data, well-known tech investor Marc Andreessen told CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, looking to bounce back after major averages slumped 1 percent in the previous session, as Europe markets gained and Asia markets trimmed earlier losses.
Investors are nursing losses of up to 9 percent on Apple's record-breaking $17 billion bond offering, less than six weeks after the securities landed in their portfolios.
Stocks finished sharply lower in volatile trading Tuesday after briefly wiping out most of their losses, with all key S&P sectors closing in the red, as the Bank of Japan's latest monetary policy decision disappointed investors.
The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place this week in Los Angeles. CNBC's Jon Fortt sat down with Nintendo of America President & COO Reggie Fils-Aime to talk about the latest developments in the industry.
Robots will change everything, but first robotics may change the way you think about gaming.
Apple's marketing head Phil Schiller remains confident in the company's ability to innovate, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Rakesh Agrawal, reDesign, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg, provide perspective.
CNBC's Seema Mody checks on the Nasdaq's big movers, including Google after its acquisition of Waze, and Facebook ahead of its shareholder meeting.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Google announces the acquisition of maps app Waze, after Facebook failed to reach a deal with the Israeli company. Waze's real-time data attracts a high price tag.
Blaming Tim Cook for Apple's lack of pep is, at best, narrow and likely, misguided, Herb Greenberg writes. Steve Jobs may have been better with execution, but he was also human.
Boris Sofman, Anki co-founder and CEO, explains how his new technology could make an impressive combination of artificial intelligence and robotics.
Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley vice chairman of weath management, weighs in on what's likely driving global markets lower.
The Great Rotation may not consist of a mass rush out of bonds, but wait until investors see their quarterly statements.
Active managers in both the mutual and hedge fund industries are badly underperforming their peers, and they have a mutual malady: a bad Apple.
U.S. stock market index futures were sharply lower Tuesday, after a selloff in European stocks and Japan's Nikkei, after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors by failing to address market volatility in its monetary policy statement.
Microsoft spent more than 90 minutes showcasing the Xbox One—but only one moment made the entire crowd gasp. The announcement of its price.
Evan Niu, Technology Analyst at Motley Fool tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the newly unveiled iOS 7 is a dramatic turnaround for Apple's iPhone.