Musk's Scandinavian woes deepen as Tesla loses Swedish court case, Finnish union joins port blockade

Tesla's troubles with labor unions in Scandinavia deepened, as it lost a legal suit against Sweden's postal service and Finland joined a solidarity strike.

Why automakers are turning to hybrids in the middle of the industry's EV transition

Automakers are reconsidering the viability of hybrid vehicles to appease consumer demand and avoid costly penalties related to federal fuel economy standards.

EU agrees to landmark AI rules as governments aim to regulate products like ChatGPT

EU institutions spent the week hashing out proposals to come up with an agreement on how to regulate tools like ChatGPT.

The runway is getting clearer, but the U.S. economy still isn't assured of a soft landing

There's nothing about a 3.7% unemployment rate and another 199,000 jobs that even whispers "recession," let alone screams it.

Here's what's on the menu at McDonald's new CosMc's spinoff restaurant

The 'beverage concept' will open in Illinois this week.

Russian spies targeting politicians with 'malicious' cyber campaign to undermine democracy, UK says

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre said Russian spies had been running a cyber campaign against high-profile British individuals and entities since 2015.

Google faces controversy over edited Gemini AI demo video

It comes as the company races to challenge OpenAI's GPT technology.

Paramount shares jump after reports of takeover interest

Paramount shares surged Friday following reports that RedBird and Skydance were exploring a potential takeover.

Nominate a company for CNBC's 2024 Disruptor 50 list

CNBC is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Disruptor 50 list — our twelfth annual look at the most innovative venture-backed companies.

U.S. payrolls rose 199,000 in November, unemployment rate falls to 3.7%

Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 190,000 in November, according to the Dow Jones consensus estimate.

Starbucks tells union it wants to resume contract talks in January

The potential restart of talks could open a window to resolve a stalemate in one of the most high-profile labor disputes in the U.S. in recent years.

Google weighs Gemini AI project to tell people their life story using phone data, photos

A team at Google has proposed using AI technology to create a "bird's-eye" view of users' lives using mobile phone data such as photographs and searches.

U.S. approves first gene-editing treatment, Casgevy, for sickle cell disease

Casgevy uses the Nobel Prize-winning technology CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease, a blood disorder that affects about 100,000 Americans.

Rakuten makes first mobile foray into Europe as Japanese tech giant grapples with debt overhang

Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani told CNBC that he believes Rakuten's mobile unit will be "one of the most profitable businesses."

Russia's Vladimir Putin says he will run for president in 2024 elections: State media

Putin has run Russia for roughly 24 years and securing another presidential win would see him remain at the helm of Russian politics until at least 2030.

U.S. issues strongest criticism of Israel yet as civilian deaths in Gaza surge

Secretary of State Blinken stressed the U.S. concern for the protection of civilians in Gaza, where authorities say that over 16,000 people have been killed.

'Excess profits' at big energy and consumer companies pushed up inflation, report claims

The report identified Shell, Exxon Mobil, Glencore and Kraft Heinz as among the firms that saw profits "far outpace" inflation.

Microsoft's investment in OpenAI faces initial review from UK competition regulator

The U.K.'s competition watchdog has opened an initial review into Microsoft's mammoth investment into ChatGPT creator OpenAI.

China vows to 'moderately' strengthen fiscal policy to bolster economic recovery

China's Politburo said Friday that it would continue to implement "proactive" fiscal policies and "prudent" monetary policies next year.

Geopolitics and central banks could keep gold demand hot in 2024, World Gold Council says

A combination of geopolitical tensions and continued central bank buying should see gold demand remain resilient next year, according to the World Gold Council.

PGA Tour star Jon Rahm signs on to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf

Jon Rahm, the defending Masters champion, signed on Thursday to leave the PGA Tour for Saudi-backed LIV Golf.

Ferrari's $400,000 Purosangue is a dream to drive. Just don't call it an SUV

The Purosangue, its name meaning "pure blood" or "thoroughbred" in Italian, comes with a 7.5 liter, V-12 engine.

Here's what the market will be looking for in Friday's key jobs report

Economists expect the Labor Department to report that nonfarm payrolls expanded by 190,000 last month, up from 150,000 in October.

In a first for Singapore, livestreaming app 17LIVE goes public via SPAC merger

Shares of Asian livestreaming app 17LIVE began trading on Friday following merger with Singapore's first SPAC, Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation.

CNBC Daily Open: AI to the rescue

Wall Street resumed its rally as technology giants intensified their AI race, boosting tech stocks.

Australia energy giants Woodside and Santos in talks to create $52 billion gas powerhouse

Santos and Woodside Energy have opened talks to discuss a potential merger in what could create a $52 billion oil and gas behemoth.

Hong Kong's soccer fans will get to see Lionel Messi in action in February

Soccer fans in Hong Kong will be able to see the world's best player Lionel Messi in action next year when David Beckham's Inter Miami play the Hong Kong team in February.

Buying property in Asia? Real estate specialists give their investment tips

It's a good time for homeowners in Hong Kong to buy now, but investors hunting for yield might want to think twice, says Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital.

Google shares pop 5% after company announces Gemini AI model

Google shares jumped Thursday after the company announced its latest artificial intelligence model called Gemini.

AMD stock spikes after company launches AI chip to rival Nvidia

For the past year, AI chips have been dominated by Nvidia, and cloud providers and technology companies have been searching for an alternative.