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By: Marianne Harrison
John Hancock is no longer selling traditional life insurance policies. Starting Wednesday, all of its policies include a program that gives policyholders incentives to make healthier choices linked to physical activity, nutrition and mindfulness. » Read More
By: Daryl Guppy
There was a contradiction when Australia's stock market was making new 10-year highs but the currency was posting significant lows. A big question has now been answered, Daryl Guppy writes. » Read More
By: Qingyao Kong, University of Chicago
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed and tested a way to block cocaine craving and addiction, protecting addicts from high doses that would otherwise be deadly. » Read More
As tech companies get into health care, they should target people who would benefit most from more exercise and prove their worth with small randomized clinical trials, argues Columbia University's Dr. Jeffrey Wessler.
Upcoming digital banking groups pose a big challenge to established banks. With banks cutting down on physical retail branches, smartphone banking is the new way to go. But are the big banks ready for this challenge?
Oil's price hasn't rebounded, but many features of the commodity's performance suggest the bear is not in command of this market, Daryl Guppy writes.
The Chinese and European refusals to reduce extravagant trade surpluses with the U.S. is becoming an unbearable theater of the absurd, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Despite its political angst, the United States is the best place to put your money and in comparison with other countries appears not only to be safe but also expanding economically.
The U.S. dollar has appreciated 5 percent this year versus the yuan, with those gains occurring mainly in the last month or two.
The market contradiction with the Australian dollar persists, writes Daryl Guppy.
Anybody expecting that the monetary policy can be fine-tuned to deliver price stability and a growing economy would be well-advised to think again, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
If civil war erupts in Nicaragua, the U.S. could see tens of thousands of Nicaraguans seeking refuge, shifting the national debate back to border security and immigration reform just as the midterms heat up.
Elon Musk presents the sort of divisive leader on whom history decides.
There are three defining features on the Nasdaq Composite chart. All of them suggest that talk of a tech crash is unjustified, writes Daryl Guppy.
Germany's excessive trade surpluses are a burden on its EU partners, and its economic policies are not conducive to stability, growth and employment creation within the monetary union, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
The ultimate prize for Disney's bid for Fox is competitive scale and superior content for the coming war over internet streaming.
"Regulators have achieved their aim of making European banks boring," Ali Miremadi, investment director at GAM, told CNBC.
China needs to move toward squaring its trade books with the U.S., but it doesn't seem to be heading in that direction, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Energy Secretary Perry says the U.S. is producing more energy due to innovation, deregulation and pro-growth policies.
Wage growth has been below the inflation rate and tax cuts aren't doing enough to help workers, writes former Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu.
Trump’s displeasure about the Fed’s intention to keep rising interest rates sounds like an unwise dig at a central bank that seems hopelessly behind the curve in preventing an inflationary flare-up, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
CNBC's David Reid on why it is time to rethink the daily commute.