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  • IBM adds $5B to buyback program Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Oct 28- IBM Corp said its board had approved a $5 billion share buyback in addition to the $1.4 billion remaining from its existing program. The company has been criticized for pursuing buybacks at the expense of investment in new technology. IBM spent $13.5 billion to repurchase stock in the first nine months of the year, more than double its net income.

  • San Francisco housing: Time for a correction? Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    San Francisco's housing market may see a slight dip but limited supply and the tech economy continue to bolster the region.

  • Brrr-ace yourself: Arctic blast set to chill millions Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    An arctic blast is due to hit the eastern part of the U.S., bringing the first freeze for many areas following an unseasonably warm week.

  • Next Nexuses—first impressions of new Google gadgets Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Google Nexus 6

    Here's a look at Google's three newest Nexus gadgets—the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player, a media streaming device for Android TV.

  • Surprisingly hawkish Fed ruffles markets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange await the Fed's decision Wednesday.

    Stocks weakened and bonds sold off after the Fed surprised Wall Street with a slightly more hawkish tone that suggested it may be more aggressive with rate hikes.

  • R.I.P. QE: Fed shuts off the printing presses Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    A U.S. flag flies on top of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

    The central bank had been buying Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities as part of a program that swelled its balance sheet past $4.5 trillion.

  • Possibility of Coke LBO, by Buffett & 3G: Nomura Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Coca-Cola has potential for a leveraged buyout similar to that used by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for the acquisition of Heinz last year, Nomura said.

  • 'We need to make money,' says BlackBerry CEO Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    John Chen, chief executive officer of BlackBerry.

    The smartphone-maker is concentrated on building a cash war chest to fuel innovation, says BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

  • NYC health dept disputes report Ebola doc lied Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Dr. Craig Spencer is at Bellevue Hospital in New York undergoing treatment for Ebola.

    New York City's health department said a doctor being treated for Ebola "cooperated fully" with officials, dismissing a report that he initially lied.

  • Defense: FBI posed as repairmen in sports bet ruse Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Seal of the FBI

    Federal agents impersonated repair techs to get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to lawyers.

  • NASA rocket explodes on launch Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:53 PM ET
    An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops Island, Virginia October 28, 2014.

    A NASA rocket filled with supplies for the International Space Station exploded at launch. The rocket was unmanned.

  • As Fed leaves bond market, here's who will step in Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    A flag flies outside the headquarters of Bank of America Corp. in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    The end of Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program and its fight against "too big to fail" banks are on a collision course in the bond market.

  • Obama's approval rating on Wall Street: 17% Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    A new poll reveals just how serious Wall Street's dissatisfaction with Obama is ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Not much 'like' for Facebook mobile apps Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Facebook's Messenger app displayed on a smartphone.

    For all of Facebook's success in turning mobile into a booming business, there's one thing it can't seem to shake: bad user ratings.

  • Orbital Sciences: Quiet company in Musk's shadow Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    In this handout photo provided by NASA, The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen being raised into vertical position on launch Pad-0A, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

    In the shadow of Elon Musk's SpaceX, Orbital Sciences must figure out why a resupply rocket for the International Space Station blew up on launch.

  • Next up for Uber? Maybe Fiji, Greenland, Siberia Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Travis Kalanick, Uber founder and CEO, tells CNBC the controversial car service may head to towns as small as 20,000 people.

  • Hold the mayo: Pimco sandwich guy back on the job Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    In the dilemma between working at one of the biggest bond managers and running a food truck, the bond firm apparently wins out.

  • Oil dips below $87 following Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    Brent crude dipped below $87 a barrel on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced the end of its bond-buying program.

  • The unwitting people who help thieves hack networks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Forty-four percent of Fortune 500 companies have had their employees' stolen email addresses and passwords exposed in Internet forums used by hackers.

  • HP unveils 3-D printer, new 'immersive' computer Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Image from video showing Sprout by HP

    Hewlett-Packard has finally revealed a 3-D printer, along with a new "immersive" computer called Sprout.

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