CNBC Utilities Page Most Popular Blog Posts

  • Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

    Smallknot, which launched earlier this year out of the TechStars incubator, approves only established small businesses and startups beyond the idea stage that need a minor financial boost.

  • Industry watchers say the long-awaited housing recovery may finally be underway. Rick Sharga, executive vice president at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, tells The Daily Ticker that he believes the housing recovery is

  • Warren Buffett Wants to Make the World More

    It isn't a big-game elephant, but Warren Buffett has captured a smaller "party" prize. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced today it has acquired privately-held Oriental Trading, based in Buffett's home town of Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Is Now the Time to Buy RIM?

    Euro zone, IMF reach deal on cutting long-term Greek debt, Lehman to sell Archstone to Equity Residential, US Airways Says Sandy Cost $35 Million in Profits, Facebook shares jump 8.1%, RIM stock has a one month rebound.

  • Warren Buffett loves his job. If you ask him, he'll tell you he "tap dances to work" every morning. Here, he shares his secret so everyone else can love their job.

  • What the Invisible Farm Labor Shortage Is Really About

    Despite the absolute lack of evidence of anything approaching a farm-labor shortage, complaints about this invisible menace continue to make headlines.

  • The American economy will only be unleashed if we avoid the fiscal cliff, pare our deficit and rise above partisan politics. On this point, nearly every business leader and investor who appears on CNBC has been consistent: The status quo leads to economic stagnation or worse.

  • Puerto Rico is crawling out of a five-year recession. The unemployment rate is in the mid-teens, government pensions are only 6% funded and GDP growth is moving at a snail's pace.

  • Although stocks closed higher amid “fiscal cliff” talks in Washington, Drakon Capital's Guy Adami said Thursday that he expected a sell-off at week's end.

  • Don’t Chase Special Dividends

    Special dividends aren't bad, but they do little to help investors. reports.

  • Cramer’s Earnings Preview for Tuesday

    Prepare for the worst, the Mad Money host thinks lawmakers are about to send us over the fiscal cliff. Fortunately he has some thoughts on how you can scale the abyss.

  • Warren Buffett has some timeless advice for investors that he can't repeat too many times.  At the end of his live, two-hour appearance with Becky Quick on Squawk Box this morning, he was given a chance to react to a single word: "buy."  Here's his response.

  • Lightning Round: Markwest Energy, Bank of America & More

    Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Warren Buffett and CNBC's Becky Quick in the Hollywood Diner, Carter Lake, Iowa

    This is a preliminary transcript of Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, May 7, 2012.

  • CNBC Transcript: Warren Buffett on 'Slowing' Global Economy and 'Salivating' For Deals

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box for a two-hour interview with Becky Quick. During their conversation, Buffett said there's "no question" the global economy is slowing and he's "salivating" for Berkshire Hathaway to make a "big acquisition." Here's a transcript of their complete conversation, along with video clips.

  • market-insider-stocks-to-watch-200.jpg

    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Companies Shelling Out Billions to Beat the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    Companies are racing the clock to hand out billions before year end—and some of them are taking on debt to do it.

  • Onboard United's Inaugural 787 Dreamliner Flight

    United Airlines on Sunday inaugurated passenger service of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A first look at the aircraft's cool features.

  • Sandy Creates Rental-Car Shortage for Thanksgiving

    “With the content going into new cars and trucks, the costs will have to be passed along to buyers,”says John Humphrey, Senior Vice President of J.D. Power.

  • Buffett: 'No Question' Global Economy Is Slowing

    Warren Buffett expects Washington lawmakers will come up with a compromise on the "fiscal cliff," but he's not sure that will happen by the end of the year.