Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts

Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts

The value of cryptocurrencies might be down in the dumps, but demand for blockchain engineers has never been higher. Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 on average, according to global stats provided to CNBC by Hired, a San Francisco firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates. That's quite a premium over the $135,000…
The Wrecking Club will let you pay to demolish appliances — for fun or stress busting

The Wrecking Club will let you pay to demolish appliances — for fun or stress...

Packages for a session range from $25 for 15 minutes up to $250. The price varies based on the number of people, what you want to break – and how long you plan to use the room. "What they do with that room is up to them. I actually think that's an important factor that…
CBS should hire a woman as its new CEO — and industry insiders have some suggestions

CBS should hire a woman as its new CEO — and industry insiders have some...

Getting a chance to lead one of the four major broadcast networks — NBC, CBS, ABC or Fox — is rare. A woman has never had the CEO spot at any of them. That should change, and CBS Corp. should be the company that changes it. CBS started a search for a CEO after Les…
Here’s what could happen to your Kenmore warranty now that Sears is in bankruptcy court

Here’s what could happen to your Kenmore warranty now that Sears is in bankruptcy...

The appeal is undeniable. When something goes wrong with an appliance, as it invariably will, it's reassuring to think the repair bills will be covered. Here's why you shouldn't rush into this arrangement. Warnings about extended warranties aren't new. Consumer Reports has been pushing back on them for decades. "Consumer Reports has always advised consumers…
It’s the best time to book holiday travel

It’s the best time to book holiday travel

If your plans are flexible, you can save a lot of dough by setting fare alerts, avoiding peak days and even considering alternatives to flying, according to Jacqui Gifford, a senior editor at Travel + Leisure. Know when to book: This season, a good rule of thumb is to book before Halloween because flight prices…
Rob Gronkowski gets 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night—here’s the rest of his routine

Rob Gronkowski gets 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night—here’s the rest of...

The 29-year-old says that even in the off-season, it's important for him to stick to this routine. "You've got to get your body strong and get your body fit so you can last through training camp and last through the season," he says. "I don't believe in just using game day to get ready. It…
Cash blitz could boost Democrats’ House chances, but their hopes of taking the Senate remain slim

Cash blitz could boost Democrats’ House chances, but their hopes of taking the Senate...

Forecasters believe about 10 Senate seats — in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia — are the most likely to flip this year. Democrats hold six of those, while Republicans control four. But polls have moved away from Democrats in two of the contests: Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's…
Homeowners poised to start tapping $14.4 trillion in equity, research says

Homeowners poised to start tapping $14.4 trillion in equity, research says

The research found about 70 million homeowners would likely qualify for a home equity loan or line of credit. However, there are some things to consider before signing up. For starters, the tax break you could get for using home equity this way is no longer guaranteed. As of this year, you can only deduct…
A 15 percent correction is the gut check the market needs for this bull run to continue, Jim Paulsen says

A 15 percent correction is the gut check the market needs for this bull...

The S&P 500 is having its worst month in nearly three years. But the worst may be yet to come for the stock market, according to Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Leuthold Group. "My guess is that we're going to have a bigger correction than we've had yet," said Paulsen on CNBC's "Trading Nation"…
Zero-waste stores pop up in the US, targeting shoppers tired of all the waste

Zero-waste stores pop up in the US, targeting shoppers tired of all the waste

The nation's first zero-waste grocery store, In.gredients, opened in 2012 in Austin, Texas. It was a small grocery store, just 1,400 square feet, with a big mission: no waste. "The original idea was to be as package-free as possible while providing a grocery experience," explained Erica Howard Cormier, the store's former general manager. Most of…

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