Trump wants South Korea to pay more for defense. He shouldn't stop there

President Donald Trump's long-running demand that NATO countries pay more for their own defense isn't just about Europe. Now, the administration is stepping up its efforts to get Asian countries to cough up more too, writes Jake Novak.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn't taking the WeWork CEO job, sources say

T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn't considering taking the job at WeWork or leaving the carrier to join any other company.

Google will no longer hold weekly all-hands meetings amid growing workplace tensions

The company said it is scaling back the frequency of it's all-hands meetings, amid growing workplace issues and leaks.

Talk about trade-war progress moves the market ? even when there is no progress

The stock market has moved on virtually every U.S.-China trade headline for nearly two years.

Sterling boosted as Nigel Farage reportedly reduces his Brexit Party challenge in UK election

The Brexit Party will reportedly stand down in another 43 seats currently held by other parties.

White House releases memo of Trump's April call with Ukraine's Zelenskiy

The congratulatory phone call was three months before the July 25 call, which sparked the House impeachment inquiry.

Trump to attend NATO meeting in Britain early December

Trump will travel to Britain for the meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from Dec. 2 to 4.

European Investment Bank to scrap funding for fossil fuel projects

Board reaches agreement on new energy lending policy following a meeting.

US retail sales rebound, but big-ticket purchases drop

Consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.

Singles Day sales hit a record high as Chinese buyers rack up their credit card bills

A significant portion of sales during this year's Singles Day shopping event in China came from spending on credit, according to estimates from analysts.

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

The central St. Mark's Square was submerged and closed to tourists, while shops and hotels were once more invaded by rising waters bringing fresh misery to the fragile city.

Global debt surged to a record $250 trillion in the first half of 2019, led by the US and China

Global debt hit a record high of over $250 trillion, led by a surge in borrowings in U.S. and China, according to a new report.

Growth in global oil demand more than doubled in the third quarter, IEA reveals

Global oil demand in the third quarter of 2019 grew by 1.1 million barrels a day, more than double the previous quarter, according to the IEA.

China bought most of Greece's main port and now it wants to make it the biggest in Europe

China is looking to transform Greece's Piraeus port into the biggest harbour in Europe ? making it the most crucial transit hub for trade between Asia and Europe.

UK's Labour vows to nationalize some of BT in free broadband plan

Britain's opposition Labour Party said it would nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT's network if it won power in the December 12 election to provide free full-fibre broadband for all.

Airbus is eyeing the secondhand market as it continues to promote the A380

Airbus will stop building its A380 superjumbo in 2021 but it sees benefits to a secondhand market.

Pentagon's Mark Esper says it's crucial South Korea pay more for US troops

South Korea "is a wealthy country and could and should pay more" for the deployment of U.S. military in the South, Esper told a briefing in Seoul after meeting Jeong.

China's major cities drag on new home prices in Oct.

The modest rise in prices nationally masked mixed trends across the country with some cities showing signs of rapid cooling while others are still plagued with overheating risks.

Hotel points can put you on a Manchester United charter plane ? with VIP tickets to a match

Forget free rooms. From Super Bowl suites and Disney movie premieres to traveling on a charter flight with Man United, hotels are offering big-ticket experiences to their most loyal guests.

China's central bank injects 200 billion yuan to boost liquidity, keeps rate unchanged

Several traders said the cash injection was likely a response to tighter liquidity in the interbank market from late Thursday, which pushed up borrowing costs.

Hong Kong and China condemn attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

The incident came amid escalating violence in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, where a student protester died earlier this month after falling from a parking lot during demonstrations.

Blockchain could tell you everything about your groceries. Here's what it may cost

Suppliers could charge a premium for verified quality and freshness, but those costs may not be passed on to consumers or could ultimately lower prices by circumventing issues.

China throws its weight behind A.I. and blockchain as it aims to be the world's tech leader

The future of AI, blockchain and fintech will be among the topics discussed at CNBC's East Tech West conference in Nansha, China.

Alibaba prices Hong Kong listing and looks to raise up to $13.8 billion

Retail shares will be priced at no more than 188 Hong Kong dollars ($24.01). Alibaba will set the final offer price by Nov. 20 Hong Kong time.

The most in-demand freelance jobs right now ? and how to bag one

Demand for tech and design skills is growing as businesses increasingly look for freelance talent, according to Freelancer's CEO Matt Barrie.

War crimes court approves investigation into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

However, the accusation of genocide, while within the jurisdiction of the court, will not be investigated by the ICC, a treaty-based body that is not supported by Myanmar.

RH shares surge after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reveals new stake in furniture retailer

Berkshire Hathaway says it owned 1.2 million shares of RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, at the end of the third quarter.

Cisco CEO warns big customers are cautious due to US-China trade and Brexit uncertainty

"They're just expressing caution that they're concerned about what's going on in the macro environment," says Cisco's Chuck Robbins.

Turkey's behavior is 'deeply concerning' but we need patience with them: ex-CIA chief

Petraeus' comments come as Trump hosts Turkish President Recep Erdogan in a controversial visit to Washington.

Credit Suisse says Tesla is running out of time as the major electric car maker ? shares to dive 40%

Credit Suisse on Thursday noted that Tesla has nearly an 80% share of the U.S. market for electric vehicles.