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Debt collectors ordered to refund millions to consumers

The two largest debt collectors in the country are refunding millions of dollars to customers over allegations they used deceptive practices to collect bad debts.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charged that Encore Capital Group and Portfolio Recovery Associates bought potentially …

Google shares jump as profits handily beat expectations

Google shares jumped Thursday after the company reported quarterly profit that easily topped analysts' expectations, helped by growth in advertising …

Greek crisis sparks bargains on island villas

Has Greece got a deal for you.<p>Brave investors are hunting for cheap island villas in Greece in the hopes that the crumbling economy will boost their bargaining power.<p>The escalation in the country's financial troubles in recent weeks has seen a surge interest from foreign buyers.<p>George Eliades, …

Strong dollar squeezes Netflix earnings; shares jump 12%

Netflix delivered quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations on Wednesday, although subscriptions beat Street estimates.<p>The video …

Elon Musk's 'insane' call: Tesla worth $700 billion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says a lot of bold things. But he may have just outdone himself. He thinks the stock will go into "insane mode" over the next decade.<p>Musk told investors on the company's earnings conference call Wednesday evening that Tesla (TSLA) could be worth $700 billion by 2025.<p>In other …

Stock Markets, Business News, Financials, Earnings - CNBC

7 Hours Ago<p>North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure …

Melco Crown’s Ho Sees Pick Up in Manila With New Casino

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.’s new Manila casino could be profitable as early as this year, as a boost from tourists from South Korea and Southeast …

This Las Vegas Casino Might Be Following Caesars Entertainment's Catastrophic Debt Path

Caesars' debt decisions led to its current financial meltdown. Is MGM taking that same path now?<p>Gambling in the U.S. is making a comeback. At least …

The World's Most Powerful People 2018

There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 75 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most.<p>This year’s list highlights the consolidation of power in the …

Billion-Dollar Clans: America's 25 Richest Families 2016

Great fortunes are notoriously easy to lose. Not so for the nation’s 25 richest clans, who’ve bucked the odds and held onto their wealth over generations, in some cases since the late 1800s. Collectively they are worth $722 billion this year, $11 billion less than the top 25 were a year ago.<p>These …

Ford Motor profit beats street, maintains 2015 profit forecast

Ford Motor Co.'s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street earnings expectations on Thursday, and the automaker maintained its 2015 profit …

Battle against baldness turns to stem cells

Balding men (and women) take note: That hair you lost may return to you, courtesy of stem cells.<p>Two new studies show promising treatment for baldness …

Google misses on earnings, blames strong dollar

Google reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations, as foreign exchange and falling ad prices weighed on the …

Pending home sales fell 3.7% in December

Home buying cooled in December, but is still stronger than it was a year ago.<p>A monthly index from the National Association of Realtors measuring …

iPhone 6 pushes Apple to top spot, tied with Samsung

Apple has tied with Samsung to become the number one smartphone vendor in the world, in a major blow to the South Korean electronics giant, a report …

After touching a longtime low, crude settles up 8 cents

U.S. crude turned positive on Thursday afternoon after earlier falling below $44 a barrel for the first time since April 2009, while benchmark Brent …

The Obama oil boom

The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.<p>Under Obama, the steady drop in U.S. oil production which had occurred virtually unchecked since 1971 has been reversed. Crude oil production has risen every year of his …

Apple Pay won't add to Apple's profit

Apple is expected to announce that it had a quarter for the history books during the last three months of 2014. But Apple Pay will most likely be little more than a footnote.<p>The payments system is taking off -- but it's not <i>that</i> widely used yet.<p>"Apple Pay is not likely to be a material revenue …

Apple has mind-boggling $178 billion in cash to spend

Forget about a simple little hole. Apple CEO Tim Cook has a gaping chasm burning in his pocket.<p>Apple now has $178 billion in cash. Sure, a big chunk of that is held overseas and a large amount of it is technically considered "marketable securities," but those can be turned into cash quickly.<p>So what …