Dunkin' stock has many holes

Dunkin' Brands said U.S. sales were a bit weak due to the weather. Really? That seems like an excuse. Tough competition from Starbucks and others may be the real culprit.  Play

Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

Facebook posted another strong quarter driven by its success in mobile advertising revenue.  More

Facebook is all grown up

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook had a 'good' second quarter. That's a massive understatement. The company is firing on all cylinders and the stock is soaring. Even Janet Yellen might approve.  Play

ECB hacked: 20,000 e-mail addresses stolen

Hackers have broken into a database at the European Central Bank, stealing 20,000 e-mail addresses and other contact information. The bank said its market data was not affected.  More

Chocolate, waffles and... U.S. bonds?

Belgian holdings of U.S. debt have skyrocketed in the last year, though many suspect China is the reason why.  More

Why regulators haven't shut down Herbalife

Despite the mountains of evidence that Bill Ackman presented against Herbalife and its distributors, regulators haven't made much more than a peep about investigating the company.  Play

McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

McDonald's is standing by a troubled meat supplier, even after allegations the company was selling tainted and expired meat.  More

Herbalife: The next for-profit college scam?

It was an investor that helped reform for-profit colleges in the United States. Bill Ackman says Herbalife is a 'for-profit education scam for really poor people.'  Play

China's factories power ahead to 18-month high

Manufacturing activity is at an 18-month high in China as factories roar to life after a dismal start to the year.  More

Explaining Herbalife's alleged 'pyramid scheme'

Activist investor Bill Ackman made a 3 hour presentation slamming Herbalife and its practices. He boils down the argument for Cristina Alesci.  Play

Israeli investors unshaken by Gaza conflict

The Israeli stock market has actually gained ground since war broke out with Gaza earlier this month.  More

Apple & Microsoft: Both kicking butt

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella continues to impress Wall Street with his new cloud strategy and investors are excited about new Apple products. Apple's $164.5 billion in cash doesn't hurt either.  Play

5 reasons why the market won't crash

Market bears point to many reasons why stocks should soon plunge. But the bulls have knocked them down one by one.  More

Nothing can ground Delta. Earnings fly

Delta continues its record ascent into profit bliss. The company reported strong earnings Wednesday, as did Boeing.  More

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Ackman: I'll fight Herbalife with personal fortune

Where does Bill Ackman draw the line between responsibility to his investors and his personal dispute with nutritional supplement company Herbalife?  Play

Indonesia markets cheer Widodo victory

Indonesian markets rallied Wednesday morning after government officials declared Joko Widodo as the winner of the country's second-ever presidential election.  More

Hedge fund manager cries over Herbalife

Bill Ackman's big 'deathblow' presentation on Herbalife sends the stock up more than 20% Tuesday.  More

Europe threatens Russia with tough sanctions

Europe has threatened Russia with tough economic sanctions if it fails to halt the flow of arms to rebels in Ukraine and cooperate over the Malaysia Airlines crash.  More

Bubble Trouble? 5 pricey stocks

Talk of a stock market bubble is growing louder. These stocks are some of the priciest in the S&P 500.  More

Saudi Arabia: The next big emerging market?

Saudi Arabia is set to open its stock market to direct foreign investment for the first time, giving outsiders access to the biggest bourse in the region.  More

McDonald's: People aren't lovin' it anymore

The Golden Arches hamburger chain and Coca-Cola remain in a slump, and there are few reasons to expect a turnaround soon.  More

Comcast overcomes the 'cord cutters'

Comcast is offsetting the loss of cord-cutting cable customers by luring in more Internet users.  More

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China scare snares Burger King, Papa John's

Burger King and Papa John's have joined McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks on the list of fast food chains hit by China's latest food scare.  More

Sanctions: Top 10 Russian targets

As Europe edges toward tougher sanctions on Russia, here's a list of the 10 most important companies and businessmen already targeted by the U.S.  More

Chipotle stock soars after yummy earnings

Chipotle reports one of its best quarters for sales since it went public in 2006 despite recent price hikes. Shares soar to a new high in extended trading.  More

Will investors eat up El Pollo Loco IPO?

Mexican-style chicken chain El Pollo Loco wants to raise $100 million in the stock market this week to pay down debt as it pushes ahead with expansion plans. Can it be the next Chipotle?  More

Summer bummer: Six Flags attendance tanks

Six Flags investors are not thrilled with theme park's surprise attendance dive.  More

Forex fraud: Now it's getting serious

The U.K. has launched a wide-reaching criminal investigation to catch people who may have manipulated the foreign exchange market.  More

Wall Street reform law only half done

Dodd-Frank passed in July 2010. It was supposed to be the great fix to Wall Street's problems. Four years later, it's still only half done.  More

China food scandal hits McDonald's, KFC

A new food scandal has erupted in China and is threatening the reputations of McDonald's and Yum Brands.  More

Cybersecurity startups to bank $788 million

On track to invest nearly $800 million in early stage startups, investors see innovative small businesses as key to cyber crime protection.  More

Tobacco stocks shake off $23.6B judgment

Shares fall after Florida jury awards payment to widow of a man who died in 1996.  More

Look out: 'Burrito inflation' is here

Many big restaurant chains and food companies have announced price hikes recently as wholesale prices for many basic ingredients have soared.  More

Can this British designer save Coach?

Coach popularized 'luxury for the masses.' Now the brand is struggling and it wants to leave the masses behind. Can new creative director Stuart Vevers pull off a comeback?  More

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6 events that spooked the market in 2014

It's been a bumpy 2014. Before Israel invaded Gaza, these six events threatened to derail the bull market ... briefly  More

5 bold ideas from hedge fund titans

Hedge fund managers revealed some of their big investment predictions at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference Wednesday.  More

New York unveils Bitcoin license rules

New business rules for Bitcoin licenses show that New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky is trying to help -- not kill -- this promising, independent currency.  More

World markets rattled by downing of plane

With stock markets near record highs, geopolitical events around the world are giving investors the jitters.  Play

$55B merger's aim: Cutting U.S. taxes

AbbVie reaches $54.7 billion deal to buy Shire and allow it to shift its home to U.K. to avoid U.S. taxes.  More

Amazon: Read as much as you want for $9.99

If you like to read a lot, Amazon has the plan for you. Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books and some audiobooks for $9.99 a month.  More

Don't bet against Jeff Bezos!

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited may seem like another risky move by the company that could hurt profit margins in the short-term. But take the long view. Bezos has been rarely wrong over the past 15 years.  Play

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Stocks plunge more as Israel invades Gaza

Stocks slide even further as Israel launches a ground offensive into Gaza and the Malaysian airline crash in Ukraine.  More

World markets extend slide after plane crash

World markets fall further on fear of escalating tensions in Ukraine after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in the east of the country.  More

Fear returns to stock market

Fear returns to the stock market after Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza and a plane crashes in Ukraine.  More

Nasdaq targeted by Russian hackers - report

Nasdaq was the target of hackers who left a 'digital bomb' in 2010. It didn't go off. But it could have halted trading and cost billions.  More

Time to sell Pizza Hut?

Weak sales at Pizza Hut are hurting Yum! Brands. Should Yum sell Pizza Hut so it can focus more on KFC, Taco Bell and emerging markets?  More

Russian markets rattled by new sanctions

Russian markets have taken another tumble as the latest set of U.S. sanctions rattle investor confidence and raise concerns about Russia's fragile economy.  More

Here are 7 'cheap' stocks

Based on projected earnings, these seven stocks look like a bargain.  More

Barbie cries for help: Mattel shares plunge

The Barbie maker reports a sharp drop in earnings and sales during the first quarter. Can Thomas the tank and American Girl dolls save the day?  More

Microsoft's Nadella swings the ax

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is reorganizing the tech giant. Massive job cuts in the company's newly acquired Nokia devices unit show he is not complacent. And Wall Street approves.  Play

Americans take a vacation from U.S. stocks

U.S. investors are putting more money into in foreign stocks and corporate debt.  More

Fed hawks: Start draining the punch bowl!

In the last week, three vocal Federal Reserve officials have been urging their colleagues to stop filling up the proverbial punch bowl.  More

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Did Apple and IBM just kill BlackBerry?

BlackBerrry's turnaround just hit a big speed bump. If IBM can successfully sell Apple's iPhones to corporate customers, how can BlackBerry counter that?  More

Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW

Fiat shares jump after German magazine reports that Volkswagen is considering a full or partial takeover of the automaker - a claim Fiat denies.  More

Big hedge fund wants Time Warner to sell to Fox

Citadel's Ken Griffin owns both Time Warner and 21st Century Fox. He says a deal makes a lot of sense and hopes that it gets done.  More

5 businesses Rupert Murdoch loved and lost

Will Fox buy Time Warner? If it does, Rupert Murdoch may no longer be interested in it in a few years. Remember when he used to own the Dodgers? And MySpace?  More

Midterm elections aren't good for stocks

Investors haven't been too concerned about Congress this year, but that may change as lawmakers hit the campaign trail next month.  More

Murdoch's Fox made offer to buy Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made a bit to buy rival media conglomerate and CNN owner Time Warner. But Time Warner rejected the offer.  More

Bank of America suffers profit drop

BofA is the latest big bank to report to report a steep decline in profits because of legal costs.  More

Is Line the next social media IPO?

The social media bubble may not be over just yet: Messaging app Line is thinking about going public.  More

BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the latest global automaker to issue a massive recall based on concerns over airbag safety.  More

Lew: Stop firms moving abroad to dodge tax

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Congress to act to prevent U.S. companies shifting their headquarters abroad to benefit from a lower tax rate.  More

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Hershey raises prices by 8%

The price hike is meant to offset the rising cost of cocoa and other ingredients, utilities and transportation.  More

Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. So what?

Apple's stock is approaching its all-time highs. Here are 5 reasons why investors have once again embraced Tim Cook after a rough patch.  More

Google lures ex-Ford CEO Mulally to its board

Google recruits former Ford CEO Alan Mulally to join its board of directors.  More

Yahoo still weak but it's all about Alibaba

Marissa Mayer still hasn't turned around Yahoo. But she may still have time to fix things as investors focus on the huge cash windfall it will soon get from its stake in Chinese online giant Alibaba.  More

Americans stock up on Tylenol, baby products

Johnson & Johnson hits record quarterly revenues after strong sales on staples like Tylenol and baby products and a Hep C drug.  More

Beware of social media, biotech stocks

The Federal Reserve warns that the euphoria over smaller biotech and social media may be out of hand.  More

What cancer? JPMorgan's Dimon still vocal

JPMorgan Chairman and CEO maintained his usual bluster on his company's conference call Tuesday, despite his recent cancer diagnosis.  More

Yellen: Economy still needs Fed stimulus

Although the job market is improving, it's still not strong enough to fully satisfy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.  More

JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs smiling today

For JPMorgan last quarter, trading was tough, but consumers helped drive a better-than-expected profit. Goldman minted money on investment banking fees, even though trading suffered.  More

Smoking is bad ... cigarette stocks aren't

Lorillard and Reynolds American have surged this year on takeover speculation. Now the deal is official. Will Marlboro Man owner Altria be the next to make a big move?  Play

Betting $27 billion on cigarettes

Deal brings together two of the largest makers, combining the Camel and Newport brands.  More

Adidas pays $1.3 billion in Manchester United deal

Hot on the heels of World Cup success, Adidas has landed one of the most prized sponsorships in sport: Manchester United will wear its logo for the next 10 years.  More

Why aren't companies going public?

SurveyMonkey is one of a number of technology companies valued over $1 billion. CEO Dave Goldberg explains why they are choosing to stay private rather than IPO.  Play

No vacancy: Hotels are making a killing

By many measures, the hotel business is experiencing a gilded era. Here's why consumers and investors should care.  More

Investors welcome Citi settlement

Citigroup's profits sank in the second quarter. But excluding charges tied to a $7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice, earnings were better than expected.  More

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Citi still has a lot to prove

Citigroup finally announced a long-awaited mortgage settlement. And while that hurt earnings, profits still topped forecasts. Has Citi turned the corner though? It is one of the worst-performing bank stocks this year.  Play

Drug maker willing to pay more to escape U.S. tax

AbbVie has taken a big step closer to clinching a $54 billion deal that should allow it to pay lower taxes by moving its domicile to the U.K.  More

Wall Street's new happy hour: Liquid alts

Since the financial crisis, liquid alternatives have exploded on Wall Street. The idea is to protect investors from major losses, but it comes at a price.  More

Mohamed El-Erian 'cautious' on stocks

Mohamed El-Erian explains why we've had such a run up in the stock market in recent years and what needs to happen for it to keep going.  Play

Lindt & Spr√ľngli buys Russell Stover

Swiss chocolatier to merge with venerable American candy company.  More

JPMorgan exec loves getting his hands dirty

Bill Eigen oversees $38 billion in assets for JPMorgan. Some of his best investing insights come from what he learns at his side auto and truck repair business.  More

Will the earnings express lift Dow above 17K?

Reports from powerful names in the banking and tech worlds could help stocks bounce back from last week's tumble.  More

3 takeaways from the Cynk stock blowup

The suspicious case of Cynk Technology should serve as a reminder to investors of the dangers of playing in the shadowy over-the-counter markets.  More

Stocks will end 2014 even higher, experts say

The S&P 500 will end the year higher than it is now, according to an exclusive survey of investment strategists by CNNMoney.  More

LeBron's road to becoming a billionaire

Signing his largest on-court contract is only a small step in the NBA star's goal of being the first billionaire athlete.  More

Wells Fargo is lending its mountain of cash

Wells Fargo reports strong mortgage loan growth and revenues in second quarter.  More

Wells Fargo ramps up home lending

Wells Fargo is betting on the economic recovery. Its second quarter earnings showed impressive loan growth.  Play

Tech stock soars 25,000%. Trading halted

Have you heard Cynk Technologies? Its stock has defied gravity in recent weeks, despite having no assets or revenue. Trading is halted Friday.  More

Argentina vs. Germany: By the econ numbers

The World Cup final matchup between Argentina and Germany pits a hot emerging market against a stable, mature economy.  More

Portugal bank crisis: 4 reasons to keep calm

Shock waves ran through European markets Thursday as trouble at a Portuguese bank revived memories of the region's debt crisis.  More

Running of the bull markets

The current bull is in fourth place and still moving. But in every run there's some bloodshed, and investors just might get gored.  Play

IPO market achieves liftoff

It's getting hot in here: 89 young companies went public in the second quarter, the most since 2007.  More

Why rich Chinese should worry about corruption crackdown

Wealthy Chinese intent on moving money out of the country for personal reasons have become the latest targets of an anti-corruption campaign.  More

Is there a 'retail funk'?

The Container Store stock is down more than 8% after the company blamed a 'retail funk' for its slow sales.  More

Yes, the economy is getting better

The economy is getting better. So much so that the Fed is likely to end its bond buying program in October.  More

Breakfast takes a bigger bite out of your wallet

Food prices are up, especially bacon, eggs and coffee.  More

Venezuela is wreaking havoc on big companies

Venezuela's controversial currency policies are making it difficult for multinational companies to turn a profit in the South American nation, particularly the airlines.  More

Container Store stock stuck in a box

Less than a year after its IPO, The Container Store is feeling the wrath of the public markets. Investors don't like weak sales.  Play

Rajaratnam brother cleared of insider trading

The defeat is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's first loss in an insider trading case after 85 other defendants have been convicted or pleaded guilty.  More

Vatican turns to Wall Street to fix bank

The Vatican is turning to big-hitting Wall Street players for help as it tries to leave its scandal-tainted banking past behind.  More

Samsung has a smartphone problem

Samsung said Tuesday that second quarter profit could plummet 26%. The company had problems selling smartphones in Europe and China.  More

Corporate profits: Can they keep going and going?

Earnings season kicks off this week. With stocks near records, the elephant in the room is whether corporate America actually delivered in the spring.  More

#Problem: Smartphone users abandon Samsung

Samsung said Tuesday that second quarter profit could plummet 25%. The company had problems selling smartphones in Europe and China.  Play

Candy Crush almost sweetens Wall Street

Return of the KING? Candy Crush maker's stock briefly gets above IPO price.  More

Chinese buying spree for U.S. homes

Other than Canadians, the Chinese are buying more homes in the U.S. than any other foreigners. And when they buy, they spend big on real estate, mostly in cash.  Play

Housing market is a 'crapshoot'

Karl 'Chip' Case created the Case-Shiller home price indexes. He's worried about the U.S. housing market and says consumers should only buy for the long haul.  More

Candy Crush maker wins Wall Street points

King Digital, the maker of Candy Crush saga, is finally winning some points on Wall Street. After weeks of trading below its $22.50 IPO price, the stock has finally inched above that level ... at least briefly.  Play

3 charts explain stocks' bull run

The economy is improving along with corporate profits. Here's a look at why stocks are on a tear.  Play

Don't ditch your U.S. stocks just yet

The party isn't over for U.S. stocks, even after the Dow soared above 17,000.  More

How a librarian taught herself to invest and retired early

From section 332 to $20,000 a year: How one librarian taught herself to invest and retired early despite the downturn  More

Happy Birthday, USA! Have a hot dog (or 70)

Nathan's Famous has its annual hot dog eating contest on July 4th. CNNMoney first wrote about the stock in 2006. It's up 300% since then.  More

4 risks for emerging markets

Emerging markets have bounced back this year but investors need to tread carefully to avoid boom turning to bust in the second half.  More

Time for fireworks: Dow tops 17,000!

A strong jobs report sends the Dow over 17,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 to another record.  More

Great jobs report: Strong hiring, unemployment down

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth straight month of 200,000 or more job growth. And the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1%.  More

PCs aren't dead! Intel is soaring

Consumers may be shunning laptops for tablets. But businesses aren't. Intel's stock is on fire. And so are shares of other semiconductor companies, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.  Play

Highest July 4 gas prices in 6 years

The holiday weekend begins with a bang at the pump! The highest Fourth of July gasoline prices since 2008.  More

Are you a better investor than a 13-year-old?

Picking winners in the stock market isn't easy, even for the professionals. See how 4 teenage finance wizards are investing.  More

Is Puerto Rico going to default?

Puerto Rico passed a law to ease its $70 billion debt load. But investors didn't like it, and Moody's downgraded the island's debt rating.  More

Suit alleges 'boys club' culture at Goldman

New documents filed Tuesday in lawsuit against Goldman Sachs paint a picture of unfavorable behavior towards female employees at the bank.  More

Fed won't raise rates just to burst bubbles

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is not about to have the Fed raise interest rates merely to burst bubbles.  More

Dubai construction firm on shaky ground

Arabtec, the construction company at the center of last month's dramatic plunge on the Dubai stock market, is trying to reassure investors that it's business as usual.  More

Stocks: The 5 biggest losers of 2014

It's been a brutal six months for some retailers. Coach, Whole Foods and Best Buy are among the worst performers in the S&P 500 since January.  More

U.S. adds 281,000 private-sector jobs

Businesses are getting rosier about the U.S. economy, and they're creating the jobs to prove it, according to a report by payroll processing firm ADP.  More

Dow near 17,000 ... so what?

The Dow may be the most well-known stock market barometer. But it's not the most important. And the enthusiasm on Wall Street isn't helping many average Americans. The economy is still sluggish.  Play

Top performing stocks of the first half

The first six months of 2014 is in the books. Energy companies topped the list of top performing stocks in the S&P 500, but a coffee company and a video game maker are also hot.  More
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