Thank you Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the European Central Bank. They all said enough to provide markets and investors with a tranquil August so far. The question now is whether they will be able and willing to pivot - from re-assuring words to the series of actions required to enable this tranquility to grow deep roots.
For entrepreneurs who make granola or baby skincare products, a crowdfunding service called CircleUp may be the secret to their next leg of growth.
Tech companies Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Research In Motion, and Nokia are all jockeying to achieve success as a turnaround story, but only a couple have the necessary ingredients, one analyst says.
Higher grain prices caused by the U.S. drought are set to take a bite out of Spam maker Hormel’s earnings next year, analysts say.
Neil Barofsky, the former TARP watchdog says we cannot manage the big banks. We have to kill them.
That's what the trading community is saying this morning in the aftermath of Hewlett-Packard's disappointing report — PC sales down 10 percent?
Some big news from Facebook as it tackles its biggest challenge—and opportunity—mobile.
In a new "Fifty Shades" parody, the young, troubled, handsome and fabulously successful Christian Grey is replaced by Earl Grey, who has a penchant for Nickelback. Naive Anastasia Steele in now Anna Steal, a young woman so incomprehensibly innocent she's never been on an elevator before and wonders how they work.
Hyundai's U.S. plants are close to hitting full capacity, so the Korean automaker can do little to meet strong demand.
If the $700 a share price on Apple looks daunting, there are plenty of other great stocks out there for building a portfolio in the $10 to $30 range for young investors.
Two Accenture execs write that established firms saddled with legacy systems are in danger of being outmaneuvered by emerging challengers. Armed with new and better technology, infrastructure and organizations, these companies are better positioned to meet ever-more demanding business needs. But it does not have to be this way, they caution.
Greek Prime Minister Samaras is now suggesting the government may sell or lease some of the country's islands to raise money. OK, he's not talking about selling Santorini. Not yet. He seems to be talking about uninhabited islands.
Signs of a budding housing recovery continue cropping up as mortgage interest rates hover near record lows and home prices show signs of stabilizing. So how should investors play the nascent recovery?
Bonds backed by the U.S. government are back in fashion in banking.
A new survey reveals how business travelers use mobile devices on the road. Besides the obvious checking email and reading news, some report the likelihood of boss-blushing video chats.
Dell has made strides in its transformation efforts, yet the company is falling short of key benchmarks on its road to reinvention, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
Wal-Mart's efforts may be something to wmulate. The company has a stated goal of becoming 100-percent, renewable-energy powered, and its clean-energy work is done because it costs the same amount or less than business-as-usual.
Give Lynn Parramore at Alternet credit for tenacity. Despite the fact that the clearly erroneous notion that Paul Ryan engaged in insider trading back in 2008 has been dismissed by most of the people who looked into it, Parramore is sticking to her guns.
Many airlines are installing thinner seats, shrinking legroom and adding additional rows. Find out what's in store for your knees on these U.S. airlines.
As Wall Street watches Facebook's stock continue to plummet, it's not just impacting investors, it's also casting a long shadow across venture-backed startups.