Voters in the presidential contests may not realize they are not directly voting for a candidate. The primaries and caucuses are a process of selecting delegates or representatives of party members in each state to send to their party's national presidential nominating convention held in the summer.
The safety practices of ride-hailing service Uber are receiving increased attention after 45-year-old Uber driver Jason Dalton allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Uber's screening service is coming into question, although Dalton had no record of criminal history and his background didn't show anything unusual, authorities said.
In a statement to customers on Tuesday, Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, vehemently opposed the FBI's efforts to unlock the iPhone 5C belonging to San Bernardino, California, shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook.
Calling the move "chilling," Cook explained why he believes the All Writs Act of 1789 — the statute the Department of Justice is citing to obtain information in this case — sets a "dangerous precedent."
As technology becomes more central to businesses' strategies, companies invest in new products even during market volatility, Cisco's CEO told CNBC on Thursday.
Cisco Systems stock was up more than 9 percent midday Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit late Wednesday, helped by higher demand for its routers and security products. It also added $15 billion to its share buyback program.
When a school is threatened, the protocol is to treat the threat, then determine its credibility. Despite the location or extenuating circumstances surrounding a threat, there is no easy answer for school administrators who must quickly determine how to respond under pressure.
The Zika virus outbreak is now considered an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization, a rare move that illustrates the severity of Zika and the desire to encourage further research and tackle some of the biggest unanswered questions about the virus.
With a 45 percent poverty rate and staggering debt of $70 billion, Puerto Rico was already in dire straits. Now add 19 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
The World Health Organization has described the virus, which is associated with severe birth defects in babies born to infected mothers, as "explosive." Given the ongoing transmission of Zika in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel warning, recommending that pregnant women in any trimester postpone travel to the island and other locations experiencing outbreaks.
As the Zika virus spreads across the Americas, investors are turning their attention to U.S. companies developing treatments, vaccines or other products tied to the mosquito-borne disease.
With no vaccines or treatments for Zika, which has been linked to a surge in babies born with unusually small heads, researchers are scrambling to find ways to stop the threat.
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and other South American countries has raised concerns that the virus could possibly spread throughout the United States.
Cases among travelers returning to mainland U.S. have already been reported and these instances are seen increasing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection, which warned last week that imported cases could cause the virus to spread in some areas of the country.
A number of Apple suppliers have warned recently that their quarterly results would likely be below estimates, adding to ongoing concerns about the prospects for Apple's stock.
Wall Street analysts have slashed expectations for iPhone unit sales this quarter through the middle of the year, looking toward an increasingly saturated smartphone market.
Amid a global oil supply glut, Saudi Arabia is thinking about listing shares in its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco. One of the biggest companies in the world, Aramco is also the world's biggest oil producer and is worth "trillions of dollars," according to Saudi officials.
The unusually warm temperatures throughout much of the Northeast have reshaped the traditional retail landscape this holiday season — but for every Macy's that can't sell a coat, there's someone else enjoying a windfall.
"People are getting into the habit of not putting on their coats, and they are going outside to play sports or work on projects," said Scott Bernhardt, president of Planalytics, a global business weather intelligence firm. "We are not just talking about a pleasant day or two. The warm weather this season has been a sustained phenomenon."
The S&P 500 dropped 4 percent last week amid fears that losses in the high-yield bond market would spill over to the stock market. In a new report, Goldman Sachs warned clients about equities that may be the first to feel this junk bond pain: asset managers Franklin Resources, Affiliated Managers Group and Larry Fink's BlackRock.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said Wednesday the company made a prudent decision to abandon plans to spin off its 384 million-share stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba amid tax concerns.
"Overall, we did see indication, certainly in the market, around tax uncertainty and the duration of time it might take to get to resolution. Given that, we feel it's prudent at this time to look at alternatives like the reverse spin," Mayer told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
Thanks to a global supply glut that has sent oil prices tumbling, average U.S. gasoline prices could drop to $2 a gallon by this weekend.
"We are looking at a likelihood of a $1.79 to $1.99 gallon winter bottom for unleaded regular. That is the launch pad from which we will take off in the late first or early second quarter," said Tom Kloza, co-founder and global head of energy analysis at the Oil Price Information Service.
Brussels is under high alert, and business owners are anxious.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced Monday that the city will keep its highest security alert level until next week, amid warnings of a possible terrorist attack similar to the one in Paris that killed 130 people. While Brussels' metro system and schools reopened on Wednesday, the Belgian and European Union capital remains under partial shutdown, with many businesses — especially those catering to consumers and pedestrian traffic — continuing to shutter their doors.
Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Egypt are a stark reminder that ISIS has a presence throughout the world and terrorist attacks can take place anywhere.
This reality weighs heavily on the minds of international travelers, but at the moment, many are continuing to book trips.
Going on an international business trip is a hassle, almost inherently. But traveling abroad and staying connected in a country with high-stakes cybercrime is downright stressful and possibly dangerous.
As China has shown repeatedly and Iran demonstrated prominently by hacking Obama administration emails just last week, the world's autocratic governments utilize cybertheft to get the information they want. Vigilance in protecting sensitive email communication is especially critical when working for a company that does business in unsafe regions of the world.
Executives in the travel industry are shelling out top dollar to enhance the interaction with their guests but, according to branding experts, it's the "before" and "after" glow which truly makes a difference in a guest's overall experience at a hotel or resort.
Rampant inflation is nothing new to the Venezuelan economy, but in a sign of how severe the situation has grown for some people there, food prices spiked by 22.2 percent in August from the previous month, according to new research.