CNBC U.S. Weekend On the Money


Game or Gambling?
Dr.Timothy Fong, UCLA Gambling Studies Program Co-Director
Rick Horrow, Horrow Sports Ventures CEO
Nearly 57 million people play fantasy sports in the US and Canada. With the rapid growth of sports gaming sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, participation in daily fantasy sports competitions has taken off. But is it legal? The fantasy sports industry and its attorneys say it's not gambling because it's a "game of skill" as opposed to a "game of chance." However, six states prohibit daily fantasy sports games, and six other state attorneys general are calling the games a form of gambling or illegal under state laws.

The Power of Originality
Adam Grant, Wharton School Professor of Management and Psychology
All innovation and change begins with an idea. But how do you challenge the status quo and champion those new ideas? That's the theme behind "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World," a new book by Adam Grant, Wharton School Professor of Management. Using research and case studies of innovators, Grant talks about how you can recognize good ideas and act on them. And when it comes to your home, he explains how dissent among spouses can even help develop originality in their children.

Market Yourself
Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent
With unemployment below 5%,the first time in 8 years, now may be a good time to find a new opportunity. But if it's been a while since you last pounded the pavement, you need to do more than just send out a resume today. We'll tell you how to market yourself as a unique candidate in a digital world and how you can maximize your social media presence.

Winging It
Kate Rogers, Reporter
Americans are expected to eat 1.3 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl, that's up three percent over last year. But you can't just "wing it." To take advantage, local restaurateurs need to predict the inventory they'll need for the anticipated demand. Reporter Kate Rogers goes behind the counter and into the kitchen at WingZone to see the planning involved as they try to maximize one of the biggest take-out days of the year.

Jobs in Space
Mary Thompson, Reporter
Those who have dreamt of becoming an astronaut have until February 18th to submit their online application for the latest class of 8 to 14 astronauts who will staff the International Space Station and other missions. We head to Houston to look at what candidates need to do to get a job in space.

Coming up Next Week
If you and your valentine are planning to tie the knot, it's not just love, i's money too. What you need to know before you say "I do."

Guest Interviews

  • The $26B market nobody can agree is legal Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM ET

    Along with the rapid growth of fantasy sports has come questions about whether daily fantasy sport betting is even legal.

  • Don't drop everything to start a biz: Author Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    How to be 'Original': Adam Grant

    Adam Grant, a management professor, tells CNBC why successful business people aren't the ones who drop everything to chase an idea.

  • Game or gambling? Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Game or gambling?

    The fantasy sports industry and its attorneys say it’s not gambling because it’s a “game of skill” as opposed to a “game of chance.” Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA, and Rick Horrow, Horrow Sports Ventures, discuss.

  • Market yourself Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Market yourself

    With unemployment below 5% for the first time in 8 years, now may be a good time to find a new opportunity. We’ll tell you how to market yourself as a unique candidate in a digital world and how you can maximize your social media presence.

  • The power of originality Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    The power of originality

    Using research and case studies of innovators, Wharton Professor Adam Grant talks about how you can recognize good ideas and act on them. And when it comes to your home, he explains how dissent among spouses can even help develop originality in their children.

  • Winging it Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:16 PM ET
    Winging it

    Reporter Kate Rogers goes behind the counter and into the kitchen at WingZone to see the planning involved as they try to maximize one of the biggest take-out days of the year.

  • Jobs in space Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Jobs in space

    Those who dream of becoming an astronaut have until February 18th to submit their online application for the latest class of 8 to 14 astronauts who will staff the International Space Station and other missions. We head to Houston to look at what candidates need to do to get a job in space.

  • Series host/executive producer Phil Rosenthal.

    Phil Rosenthal said his sitcom would not get on the air today, as television tries to pull in a younger audience.

  • Inversion deals: Greed, or good business? Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 9:04 AM ET
    Johnson Controls

    Nearly 50 U.S. companies have used inversions to reincorporate overseas in recent years. Is it good business or greed?

  • Taking a Trip, Permanently Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:40 PM ET
    Taking a Trip, Permanently

    More and more American companies are leaving the US and shifting their legal headquarters overseas, where the tax rate is much lower than the US rate of 39%. Are these companies putting patriotism before profits, or just doing what they are supposed to do and maximizing their profits? The answer is not clear cut, but points to a broader overall issue that needs to be fixed. Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks taxes, reform, and how to fix a system that is broken in many ways.

  • Bidding for Better Seats Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    Bidding for Better Seats

    There’s a new way to get better seats next time you fly, but will it cost you more or less than a typical upgrade? Now, your airline will tell you if an upgrade is available, and allow you to bid on that better seat. How does it work, who does it, and will it save you money? Ken Harris, CEO of Plusgrade, which invented the technology the airlines use, explains.

  • Lessons in Financial Education Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:41 PM ET
    Lessons in Financial Education

    Teens need to know about money, whether it’s planning for their first credit card, or figuring out how to pay for college. A new study says two-thirds of states have no requirements for a financial education course, but Sharon Epperson found some kids who decided they weren’t learning enough about this important topic. How they took action to get their state and their district to teach them what they needed to know.

  • Everybody Loves Phil Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    Everybody Loves Phil

    The man behind the hit series “Everybody Loves Raymond” has a new project. Now he’s in front of the camera instead of behind of it. Phil Rosenthal talks about his new series now on Netflix “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” and whether he could have gotten his beloved half-hour sitcom on the air now in a very different media environment.

  • New Global Era Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    New Global Era

    Since 2016 began, stock markets around the world have been plunging. Could concern about China and sustained low oil prices be signaling a new global era? World leaders and business executives are meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where the theme is a “fourth industrial revolution.” New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman says the changes we’re seeing could mean a seismic shift in the global landscape.

  • Surviving the downturn Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    Surviving the downturn

    During the market downturn, checking your 401k and IRA balance is a stressful activity. Worrying about your money is natural, but how can you protect that nest egg during times of market volatility? Whether you’re a millennial, a boomer, or retired, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has tips and guidelines to get the most out of your money, and stick to your financial goals during the rough patches.

  • Medical breakthroughs Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    Medical breakthroughs

    Can a cure for cancer be found soon? Vice President Joe Biden is leading the cancer “moonshot” to double the rate of progress towards that goal. With more than $30 billion dollars in U.S. funding this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s leading medical research agency. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says we’ve “got cancer’s number.” He also explains how technological and scientific discoveries are improving health around the globe.

  • NIH chief: 'We've got cancer's number' Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | 12:11 PM ET

    In an interview with CNBC, the NIH director said people may be "a little cynical" because of cancer's casualty rate, but researchers 'had its number.'

  • RED: Ten Years Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    RED: Ten Years

    U2’s Bono and Bill Gates are together again working to fight global poverty at the World Economic Forum. It was ten years ago that the U2 frontman began the (RED) product initiative to increase awareness and eliminate HIV/AIDS, teaming with Gates and corporate partners. We ask the rock star and the world’s richest man about the progress being made.

  • Food for thought: Experts mull new US diet rules Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:59 PM ET
    A woman shops for eggs at Laurenzo's Italian Center on May 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    U.S. dietary guidelines are issued every five years, and normally come with a heaping portion of controversy.

  • How US oil shipped abroad will be felt at home Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 8:51 AM ET
    The Atlantic Queen tanker sits at an oil dock at the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    U.S. crude oil is now being exported on the open market. Will global free trade translate into higher gas prices at home?

  • Food for thought Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Food for thought

    How much does lobbying by the major food manufacturers factor into the final guidelines? And do these recommendations have any real impact on the American diet? With Michael Moss, author, and Joe Bastianich, restaurateur.

  • Crude awakening Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Crude awakening

    With oil prices at 12 year lows, will there be any impact on fuel prices and what consumers pay at the pump? And what about national security and future alternative energy investment? Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen, discuss.

  • Future cars now Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Future cars now

    Reporter Phil LeBeau has the latest entrants in the battle for luxury cars. And with continued low gas prices, will the public make the move to hybrids and electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt or will demand for pickups and SUVs stay strong?

  • A winning financial plan Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    A winning financial plan

    Ok, so you didn’t win the record setting Powerball jackpot of $1.6 billion. But you can still keep those promises to pay off the mortgage and give money to your kids. We’ll tell you how to make a winning financial plan – and how to keep it.

  • Protecting your money Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 3:00 PM ET
    Protecting your money

    After a week of bad news out of China, sending global markets into a January swoon and oil prices dropping to historic lows, what should you do? Is it time to make moves, or is the best advice to sit tight on your investments? We’ll tell you the best moves to make for whatever career stage you’re in - whether you’re a Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer or retired.

  • Obamacare Check-Up Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 3:00 PM ET
    Obamacare Check-Up

    With the Affordable Care Act approaching year six, we check in on Obamacare and see if the program is making health care more affordable. With rising premiums and deductibles, plus rising drug costs and mega-insurance mergers on the horizon, are patients better off today? We ask Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System President and CEO what’s ahead.

  • Alina Nurieva (right) sits with Gabriela Cisneros, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, in Miami to pick an insurance plan in the third year of the Affordable Care Act.

    The Obama administration said recently that more than 11 million have signed up for health insurance. Experts see it differently.

  • A man walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015 in Miami.

    Mount Sinai Hospital's CEO told CNBC that while Obamacare survived a repeal attempt, it's locked in a tough game of numbers.

  • Fitness Business Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 3:00 PM ET
    Fitness Business

    From juice bars to gym memberships, the pursuit of healthy living is big business. From the latest fitness gear and wearables to track your progress, to the cost of organic and GMO-free food, the cost of getting and staying healthy keeps rising. Reporter Morgan Brennan follows the money as more Americans spend more to slim down and live longer.

  • Federal Reserve Bank building

    How will rising interest rates and a presidential election impact your money? Two economists hash it out in a talk with CNBC.

  • New Year look ahead Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    New Year look ahead

    Now that the Fed has raised rates after a seven-year gap, what will it mean for your money? We’ll get predictions on how your credit cards, mortgage, and savings could be impacted. Plus, will low gas prices remain, and how could that drive the economy in 2016? We ask Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Cato Institute’s Peter Goettler for their insights.

  • What’s next in Tech Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    What’s next in Tech

    What technologies will have the biggest impact for you in the new year and which ones will fade out? From smarter homes to driverless cars, two experts from and TechCrunch and Engadget talk 2016’s biggest tech trends.

  • What to expect from tech's class of 2016 Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Lexus Hoverboard.

    With a new year and a major technology conference on the immediate horizon, what new trends can consumer expect?

  • Living with a SEAL Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Living with a SEAL

    Rapper-turned-serial entrepreneur Jesse Itzler felt his life was on “auto-pilot”. Eager to improve and challenge himself, he didn’t just hire a personal trainer. He hired a Navy SEAL to live with him and his family in their Manhattan apartment. The goal? Survive 31 days of round-the-clock extreme fitness training from the “toughest man on the planet.”

  • Travel bargains Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Travel bargains

    Looking for a winter getaway? Whether you want sun and sand or snow and slopes, we’ll show you how to stretch your travel dollars, and find the best bargains. Travel expert Teri Johnson has some tips on where you can use your credit card miles, and find flash deals to get out of town without spending too much.

  • Sheep Meadow in Central Park is a mixture of four types of turfgrass.

    December’s weather has been one for the books with temperature records already broken. But is the weather heating or cooling the economy?

  • Weathering the extremes Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
     Weathering the extremes

    December has been a month of weather extremes. Toasty temperatures in the northeast, downpours and record-breaking snowfall out west. With all this strange weather, who are the winners and losers? And how much of an impact is this unusual weather having on the economy? We talk to Paul Walsh of The Weather Company.

  • Many Happy Returns Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Many Happy Returns

    Chances are there’s a gift or two you received over the holidays you really don’t want to keep. About two-thirds of Americans told the National Retail Federation they returned gifts “most” or “some” of the time. We talk etiquette and practical suggestions for returning unwanted holiday presents and gift cards with Emma Johnson, blogger and Stacey Tisdale, Personal Finance Editor at Black Enterprise.

  • Yes, you can return that gift you didn't like Saturday, 26 Dec 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    A surprising number of people are dissatisfied with their holiday gifts. So how do they politely exchange something they don't really like?

  • New Year, new financial goals Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    New Year, new financial goals

    The New Year is almost here, and with it come resolutions, including financial promises. According to Fidelity, of those who made financial resolutions in 2015, nearly half have less debt and are in better financial shape than the previous year. What are the top financial resolutions people make? And how can you stick to them throughout the year? We ask Fidelity’s Senior Vice President of Retirement, Ken Hevert.

  • Keep on truckin’ Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Keep on truckin’

    There’s a severe shortage of long haul truckers, and trucking companies are aiming at a new target to fill the void. They’re recruiting women. What’s it like to be a woman in this male- dominated business? And why are more women choosing to get behind the wheel of big rig trucks as their chosen career? Reporter Morgan Brennan finds out.

  • The Fed & your money Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The Fed & your money

    Should you be concerned about your credit card rates, your home equity and auto loan, and what happens if you’re looking to buy or sell a house?

  • Take all the time you want Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Take all the time you want

    We talk to Joshua Reeves, CEO of “Gusto” a company that offers unlimited vacations, and author Cynthia Shapiro, who thinks it’s a better deal for the company than the employee.

  • Eden Rock in St. Barts

    A small but growing number of companies offer workers flexible or discretionary time off. It sounds too good to be true, so is it?

  • Glimpse into the future Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Glimpse into the future

    The technology to map your DNA is here and it can be done at a cost. Our reporter Meg Tirrell shows us how it works and what she learned about herself.

  • Reinventing retail Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Reinventing retail

    One store in New York changes the entire store, from design to merchandise, every three to eight weeks. But can they afford to do this, and are people being drawn in by the strategy? We talk to “Story” founder Rachel Shechtman.

  • Telling a 'Story' about brick and mortar retail Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Story store

    Despite recent trends showing online buying is on a tear, one retailer is betting big on brick and mortar by selling nothing online.

  • Sun to shine on renewables after climate deal? Saturday, 12 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker cleans the panels in a solar power park run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) as the power company has managed to produce all of the electricity for the nation from renewable energy sources for more than 80 days straight on March 26, 2015 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

    U.S. Energy Secretary tells CNBC in an interview that use of wind and solar power is set to surge, and it will become less costly.

  • Is alternative energy for real? Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Is alternative energy for real?

    A look at whether the U.S. can realistically replace fossil fuels with renewable energy and what impact that will have on the economy and policy, with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

  • Delivery deluge Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Delivery deluge

    Diana Olick explains the different measures landlords are taking to deal with the growing number of packages delivered to tenants.

  • Don't call me Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Don't call me

    Tobie Stanger from Consumer Reports lays out what to do about spam calls, how to recognize phony calls and practical tips to stop them once and for all.

  • Holiday pet gift guide Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Holiday pet gift guide

    Veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson shows us some unique pet gifts from budget friendly dog collars to extravagant orthopedic beds.

  • Participants at a hacking conference.

    Cybersecurity has thousands of job openings and a lack of qualified applicants. Recent graduates with the skills can write their own ticket.

  • Read all about it Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Read all about it

    Bestselling author James Patterson has spent millions of his own dollars to promote literacy and is also donating a million books to get kids and adults to read.

  • Author tackles US illiteracy as 'activist' Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Author James Patterson.

    American novelist James Patterson is on a mission. His goal is to get more people to read and to "draw attention" to illiteracy.

  • Get a job Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Get a job

    Caleb Barlow, IBM’s Vice President of Security, and Kevin Chung, a recent graduate of the NYU security program, discuss the state of cyber-security.

  • Safest ways to store photos Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Safest ways to store photos

    Tech journalist Natali Morris shares her tips for the best ways to store photos and keep them safe.

  • As online sales soar, Macy's CEO thinks the perceived death of the department store "is a statement that's been grossly exaggerated."

  • Shop ‘til you drop Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Shop ‘til you drop

    We talk to Macy’s Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren about the strength of the consumer and the changing face of retail.

  • Small Business Saturday Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Small Business Saturday

    Last year consumers spent more than $14 billion and retailers have high hopes for this year. Kate Rogers talks to some small businesses trying to make it big.

  • The giving season Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The giving season

    Sharon Epperson offers ways to check out your charity, as well as the other benefits you can get from giving.

  • The Queen of Suspense Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The Queen of Suspense

    Mary Higgins Clark discusses her latest novel, "All Dressed in White," co-written by Alafair Burke, which is in stores now.

  • How mystery's 'queen' has sold 100M books Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Author Mary Higgins Clark poses for photographs with her newest book during BookExpo America held at the Javits Center on May 28, 2015 in New York City.

    Mary Higgins Clark, the bestselling author who has written dozens of books, has two rules when beginning to write a thriller, she tells CNBC.

  • Will the Fed 'shock' housing with rate hike? Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    This 5 bedroom, 5 bath Aspen home is currently on the market for $13.9M

    With the Fed all but certain to begin withdrawing some of its stimulus soon, the recovering housing sector may be in for a change.

  • A turkey sits in a barn at the Willie Bird Turkey Farm in Sonoma, California.

    Thanksgiving means turkey. But after a rough year for poultry farmers, that traditional dinner table centerpiece will cost more.

  • The real deal on real estate Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The real deal on real estate

    Zillow’s Chief Economist Svenja Gudell tells us what buyers and sellers should do right now and which real estate markets are booming.

  • A clear vision Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    A clear vision

    We talk philanthropy and what’s next for Warby Parker, with Co-Founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal.

  • Talkin' turkey Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Talkin' turkey

    Grocery store chain Stew Leonard's says turkey wholesale prices have jumped 10 percent. Will this carve a huge dent in consumers wallets or will grocery stores be gobbling up the costs? Morgan Brennan explains.

  • 5 year end money moves Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    5 year end money moves

    If you’re planning to make a charitable donation this year, Sharon Epperson tells you how to make sure your dollars are doing the most good.

  • The tipping point Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The tipping point

    Celebrity restaurateur and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” host/judge Tom Colicchio discusses the reservations behind leaving a gratuity and whether no tipping is the future of the restaurant industry.

  • Recipe for success Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Recipe for success

    Edible Schoolyard NYC Executive Director Kate Brashares explains how harvesting healthy habits in kids is the recipe for long-term success.

  • Your grocery bill Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Your grocery bill

    Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson talks being supermarket shopping savvy and savings at the checkout line.

  • Holiday wines Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Holiday wines

    Food and Wine Magazine’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isles shares best bets to pair with your holiday feast, whether you are in search of a party wine, hostess gift or a nice bottle to add to the dinner table.

  • Mad about no tips? 'No pushback': Restaurateur Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Receipt signed by LeSean McCoy as shown on eBay

    The tradition of restaurant tipping may be changing. One restaurant owner tells CNBC why his servers aren't giving him much grief.

  • US wine sales soar: Here are the best holiday bets Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Wolffer Estate Gallery wine vineyard

    As the U.S. vaults further ahead of France as the world's biggest consumers of wine, an expert tells CNBC which are the best holiday bets.

  • People protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit during the city's bankruptcy eligibility trial.

    Fewer private sector workers have access to retirement plans at their workplace, a state of affairs that is making governments step in.

  • How to dig out from under student debt pile
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Student Debt Protest

    College students are leaving campus deeper in debt than their peers did just a decade ago. So how can they pay it all back?

  • The Cleveland Clinic

    The field of gene testing is verging on a "huge breakthrough," Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove told CNBC.

  • When being 'wimpy' turns into a major win Saturday, 31 Oct 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Jeff Kinney, author of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' series, poses at his new Plainville, Mass., bookstore, An Unlikely Story, on July 10, 2015.

    Jeff Kinney has sold more than 150 million copies of his book series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

  • Blocked shot: The rise of ad-blocking software Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Yahoo Microsoft Bing

    Some companies are moving, and profiting, from efforts to prevent the Web browsing experience from being disrupted by advertisements.

  • Halloween trends: Vaders, Siths and zombies
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 24 Oct 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    Even though Christmas is just around the corner, data suggests consumers are preparing to spend big on Halloween.

  • Overtime? Not at this 'firm 40' company Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Young woman in office

    In a world where working late is a given, one company has come up with an idea: Cap hours at 40 per week, with (almost) no exceptions.

  • Documentary aims to show how US 'owes vets a lot'
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 17 Oct 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    U.S. military in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    The transition back to civilian life for service members can be challenging, and a filmmaker intends to show how hard that struggle is.

  • These two colleges are cutting tuition—by 40% Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Students walk to class at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

    Two small private liberal arts colleges are actually cutting tuition next year — by more than 40 percent.

  • TpT: The site that can make teachers millionaires?
    By: Izzy Best
    Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Teacher lesson plan

    Some teachers are starting to cash in on the lessons they teach, with help from an online education resource called TeachersPayTeachers.

  • Drive on! Using big data like 'a car engine'
    By: Izzy Best
    Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    The perpetual stream of "big data" is processed in real time, and lends insight to the mundane activities of every day life.

  • Two analysts explain how a battle over a social issue could one again close federal offices and halt services this week.

  • Pope 'not a policymaker' but a peacemaker: Analyst
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Pope Francis attends Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    Pope Francis is neither an economist or a policymaker, but one analyst told CNBC the pontiff can speak to 'what's working.'

  • Helping athletes, stars make and keep their money
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bart Scott playing for the New York Jets in 2012

    A former NFL star is teaming up with a Wall Street bank to help teach athletes how to preserve their wealth.

  • Happiness at work is more than money: Author Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    An assembly worker attaches wooden handles to broom brushes at Detroit Quality Brushes in Livonia, Michigan.

    A growing number of Americans are not happy at work, so why do so they hate their jobs? One author tells CNBC it's about more than money.

  • Can US reform its 'hostile' work-family rules? Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Mother and child workplace

    Corporations are making it easier for employees to take family time off, but some say U.S. workplace rules that aren't family friendly enough.

  • Need a Cronut or an iPad? Call the line waiter!
    By: Izzy Best
    Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    People waiting in line

    For a fee, this professional line waiter will wait in line to land you that iPhone or Cronut.

  • Four ways to improve your credit score Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Credit score

    Consumers are getting a better grade when it comes to how they use credit these days. Here's what you can do.

  • How to have fun with a pet without owning one
    By: Izzy Best
    Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    6sense CEO Amanda Kahlow and her dog, Calvin, in the office.

    Owning a pet is fun, but not ideal for everyone. So what if you could have the benefits without really owning it?

  • Small business gets with the social program Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Facebook Live screens

    More small businesses are hopping on the social media bandwagon, which may help them compete with bigger rivals.

  • Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cited the "resilience" of workers and economic growth, but also saw "unfinished business."

  • Just breathe! Investment basics in stormy markets
    By: Izzy Best
    Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    401K employer matching

    Financial advisors recommend taking a step back during times of financial turmoil to focus on the basics of planning.

  • Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    The head of the Centers for Disease Control's Influenza Division says the agency is "concerned" that the bird flu virus may mutate.

  • Although people are right to be concerned about security, they shouldn't always fear the worst, even in a hack-prone world, experts say.

  • Giving money to schools the crowdfunding way Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A teacher interacts with students at The Equity Project Charter School in New York. lets people support a classroom with direct contributions, helping nearly 15 million students and funding nearly 600,000 projects.

  • What Cuban start-ups need to succeed Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Cuban interns Gabriel Garcia, Gabriela Rodriguez and Raul Perera (left to right) are participating in a NYC-based tech accelerator program.

    A unique program is bringing entrepreneurs from Cuba to the U.S. to learn about US start-up and business practices.

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