China plans to boost investment overseas in challenge to Amazon

GUANGZHOU, China — plans to increase investment abroad, one of its top executives told CNBC, as the Chinese e-commerce giant looks to tap international users. The tech giant has been less aggressive than rival Alibaba in expanding its presence abroad. But international expansion from both Chinese companies could challenge Amazon’s dominance of e-commerce in … Read more

Drew Binsky got paid to travel the world

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Pinsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world. And he did so in less than a decade. CNBC spoke with Pinsky nine hours after he arrived in his last country – Saudi Arabia – about how he financed his … Read more