Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 11:31 AM AEDT - Australia Markets closed
Too much food and drink-and even decorating the tree-will send thousands to the country's emergency rooms during the festive season.
Once again this year, gift cards are the most-requested present. Here are seven simple ways to get more for your gift-card dollars.
From unique pop-up stores to online marketplaces, shoppers this holiday season have more choices when it comes to seeking "Made in USA" goods.
McKinsey believes massive sums of capital will be needed to keep up with the world's development-and private firms are lining up to make money.
All Carl Icahn wants is for Apple to spend $50 billion to buy back shares. Instead, Apple blew $200 million this week on the social media bubble.
The latest testing results show that American students are for the most part mediocre, a pretty disappointing performance given the amount of money spent on educating them.
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser tells CNBC "it's probably time to gracefully exit" the central bank's quantitative easing bond purchases.
The November jobs report confirms the economy is improving, but not enough to push the Fed to remove stimulus this month.
Nelson Mandela embraced free markets, but thought that "with great wealth comes great responsibility," Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC.
Investors avidly awaiting signs that the Federal Reserve is ready to reduce its monthly stimulus may find that the news already has passed them by.
This weekend is the one Europe's Christmas tree industry has been working so hard for all year.
Nelson Mandela leaves behind a country in better economic shape than it was under white minority rule, but there are storm clouds on the horizon.
Influential investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC that to raise the minimum wage would be a "very bad decision."
The euro was pinned near five-week highs against the dollar and could be headed for further gains as negative interest rates seem to be off the table.
U.S. equities face an ironic headwind that will lead them to underperform global peers, according to Credit Suisse: signs of an economic recovery.
Microsoft-co founder, Paul Allen, has won the title of the world's wealthiest bachelor, with an estimated personal fortune of $15.3 billion.
November's employment report could be good news for the economy but bad news for stocks. Economists expect to see about 180,000 jobs added.
Meditor, a London-based hedge fund that managed $3.1 billion as of July, is liquidating its main funds, according to a letter obtained by CNBC.com
While there's still a war to be fought, the austerity advocates are pretty clearly winning the battle over how to fix the global economy.
Bitcoin has "clear potential for growth" and could become a major means of payment for online transactions and money transfers, a Bank of America analyst tells CNBC.
Young pro athletes often burn through big money contracts, but Philadelphia 76ers phenom Michael Carter-Williams is going to an extreme to protect himself.
A complaint to the SEC could limit the fees that private equity firms charge or force greater oversight.
The wolf really may be coming to Wall Street. While Hollywood has a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the "wolf," the real one may be a regulator.
Poll of CNBC's Digital Financial Advisor Council finds most members are cautiously optimistic about U.S. markets and the economy in the year ahead.
Despite optimism over the state of the global economy, chief financial officers from around the globe are wary of asset valuations.
Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.
At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.
An icon of the automobile industry, the Ford Mustang, is being launched globally, marking the next chapter in the car's fifty years of production.
Singapore real estate is in danger of losing some of its shine, as the market had slipped four places in 2014, down from third place this year.
Apple and China Mobile have signed a deal to distribute Apple's iPhone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
U.S. and European officials told CNBC there was still a chance of a WTO deal, despite India's refusal to budge on its food security policies.
Companies planning to splash out on Christmas parties shouldn't bother, a new survey shows, as most employees would prefer the cash instead.
Buying China broadly won't deliver returns and investors need to be picky about mainland stocks, said HSBC's Asia equities investment director.
Australia's iron ore industry is well placed to benefit from some of the world's fast-growing economies, says Fortescue Metals.
Icahn had been pushing for the tech giant to institute a $150 billion buyback.