Prosecutors: Alleged Russian spy used sex as a bargaining chip in her bid to infiltrate an interest group

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:27
Butina is charged with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, and is accused of conspiring with Russian agents to infiltrate a U.S. gun rights organization as part of "a covert Russian influence operation."

Manufacturers are concerned about impact of tariffs: Fed

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:02
A number of districts detailed how the uncertainty over escalating trade disputes between the United States and China, Europe, Canada, Mexico and elsewhere, were already hitting firms to varying degrees.

ClassPass founder: This is the biggest difference between successful and unsuccessful people

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:57
It all boils down to this one attribute. 

Say hello to the No. 1 threat to your $11 million inheritance

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:49
Disgruntled relatives, not taxes, are the biggest danger to the best laid estate plans.

Trump talks of 'good sessions' with Mexico, sparking jump in peso on trade deal hopes

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:42
The Mexican peso and Canadian dollar both moved slightly higher after President Donald Trump said the U.S. may do a trade deal with Mexico and then do a deal with Canada later.

The simple trick I used to save $4,400 in a year for my emergency fund

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:36
Only 39 percent of Americans say they have enough saved up to cover a $1,000 emergency.

Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh would 'put the final nail in' case upholding independent counsel law

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:34
Meanwhile, a new poll shows that Kavanaugh's support from the public is narrower than usual for a Supreme Court nominee, another detail that could point to a tough confirmation process for the judge.

Corning has a new glass for smartphones that's less likely to break — here's how it's made

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:30
Corning just released its latest product: Gorilla Glass 6. It is tougher than Gorilla Glass 5 and will be available on consumer devices later this year. CNBC got a behind-the-scenes look at how Corning makes some of the toughest glass in the world.

Trump says US may pursue separate trade deal with Mexico

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:23
It puts in question the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has frequently criticized.

Mark Zuckerberg equates fake news with 'being wrong on the Internet'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:18
Facebook users may not care if the company gets the fake news problem right, but getting it wrong exposes the company to long-term legal risk. 

‘There’s not much to dislike’ about Dow stock Visa, says trader

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:14
One trader is betting on Dow stock Visa to rally on earnings

Trump says defending tiny NATO ally Montenegro could result in World War III

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:13
Montenegro, a country slightly smaller than Connecticut located in southeastern Europe, joined the NATO alliance during the Trump administration.

Twilio, Etsy and three other small-cap tech stocks are blowing FANG out of the water

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:09
Big tech players Amazon and Facebook have rocketed to new records, but smaller names are no slouches when it comes to the tech rally. 

Short seller Jim Chanos hits back at Elon Musk for over-promising on Tesla

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:08
Chanos also denies Musk allegations about sharing insider information and paying journalists.

Zuckerberg says he's seen evidence Russia tried to influence election using social media

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:57
President Donald Trump defended Russia, saying he didn't "see any reason" why the government would be behind the foreign attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Trump: 'No,' Russia is not targeting the United States

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:45
The president's assertion that Russia was no longer targeting America with cyberattacks put him at odds with his own intelligence agencies for the second time in as many days. 

What criminal conspiracy charges against an alleged Russian spy might mean for the NRA

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:37
U.S. authorities have arrested an alleged Russian spy, who is accused of illegally funneling Russian money into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through the National Rifle Association. Brian Galle, a law professor who used to work for the Justice Department, explains what the consequences might be in The Conversation. 

At this pace, earnings growth will top the first quarter's record 26% increase

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:32
With 10 percent of S&P 500 companies reporting as of Wednesday morning, it looks like another above-trend quarter.

Blackstone's new president Gray says China and US will eventually reach a trade deal

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:30
Blackstone's Jonathan Gray share his market views at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York on Wednesday.

When women make more, couples hide it

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:22
“Money is such a masculine thing in our society that it can really put things in flux in the relationship when the person making more of it is female,” says personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi.

Google's $5 billion fine: What you need to know

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:21
Google has been hit with a record fine for competition abuses related to its mobile operating system, Android. What does this mean for the world's largest search engine?

Jim Chanos' best idea in the market right now is a bet against two small health care stocks

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:09
Chanos spoke at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York.

Self-made millionaire Barbara Corcoran asks herself one question before buying anything

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:02
Anyone can follow her rule for spending.

Fed Chairman Powell rips into cryptocurrencies, says they present big risks to investors

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:01
The head of the Federal Reserve ripped into cryptocurrencies on Wednesday, saying they present serious risks to investors.

Behind the scenes as Intel sets a world record for flying over 2,000 drones at once

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:44
In the early morning on Sunday, July 15, Intel broke the Guinness World Record for simultaneously flying 2,018 unmanned aerial vehicles. The previous record of 1,374 was held by China's Xi'an City Wall with drones made by EHang.

The best stock picker you've probably never heard of says Citigroup will nearly double

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:43
Greenhaven Associates' Edgar Wachenheim III believes that shares of Citigroup are set to double.

This unusual move in the bond market appears to be signaling interest rates are about to break out

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:41
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, the benchmark used to price all kinds of loans, is acting like it is ready to break out.

The Senate is making a big mistake as it drags its feet over EXIM Bank confirmations

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:39
The U.S. Export-Import Bank has lacked a board quorum since July 2015, crippling its mission to help finance American companies selling goods and services overseas, writes former EXIM Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.

How you can save upward of $2,000 annually while improving your health

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:37
If you're looking to stash more of your cash for retirement and live long enough to enjoy your savings, listen to your doctor's instructions.

Barack Obama suggests cash handouts be considered to address workforce challenges

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:28
The former president says "we’re going to have to consider new ways of thinking" as technology threatens current labor markets.  

Health insurers are collecting data on you—what you buy, what you eat—and it could raise your rates

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:25
Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing, according to ProPublica. 

Netflix is getting into radio with a comedy channel on Sirius XM

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:05
Netflix will launch a comedy radio channel in January 2019 on Sirius XM. The channel's focus will be stand up excerpts and highlights from stars of its original comedy programming. 

United shares surge more than 8 percent after the airline raises its outlook for the year

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:50
United Airlines posted first-quarter profits that topped Wall Street estimates.

Watch Blue Origin test the limits of the New Shepard rocket in this year's second test flight

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:46
SpaceX is set to launch Thursday evening from Florida, flying an enhanced version of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time.

How student loans are making some people abandon their dreams

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:43
Many people see their monthly student loan bills and feel they have to take a job in a field other than the one they took on that debt for. 

'It's a lot of money' – Trump's tariffs take a toll on farmers in Pennsylvania, a key state in the fight for Congress

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:42
As the U.S. exchanges blows with global trading partners in a widening series of conflicts, candidates across the country have had to adapt to a changing trade landscape.

Doctors, hospitals sue patients who post negative comments, reviews on social media

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:37
David Antoon's plea deal comes as others in medical community combat negative social media posts, casting a pall over one of the few ways prospective patients can get unvarnished opinions of doctors, USA Today reports. 

JP Morgan asset chief Erdoes says investors have grown too comfortable with risk, growth stocks

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:36
J.P. Morgan Asset Management chief executive Mary Callahan Erdoes warned that investors may be growing too complacent in managing high-growth portfolio and could be unprepared for a downturn.

Trump administration opens investigation into uranium imports, potentially teeing up new tariffs

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:33
The Commerce Department is opening an investigation into whether imports of uranium — the chemical element that fuels nuclear power — pose a risk to national security.

Big money rolls in as GOP challenger pressures NJ Democrat Menendez for traditionally safe Senate seat

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:32
The developments come as Democrats look to at least hold the line in the Senate, where the GOP holds a slim 51-49 majority.

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $422 million. Here's how say no to sharing it

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:21
Experts say that some lottery winners end up giving away enough of their windfall that it negatively affects their own life goals.

US trade talks with Mexico making 'good progress:' Kudlow

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:18
The U.S. is making "good progress" in trade talks with Mexico, according to Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic advisor. 

This simple formula will show you how close you are to early retirement

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:17
Knowing your savings rate will help you plan for the future.

Citadel's Ken Griffin says 'very strong growth' coming next 6 to 9 months, barring a trade-related setback

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:11
Citadel’s Ken Griffin shares his market views at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York on Wednesday.  

EU Commissioner speaks on record Google antitrust fine

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:10
Vestager has emerged in recent years as one of the harshest critics of big tech.

Trump administration expecting significant trade offer from EU soon, Kudlow says

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:04
EU President Jean-Claude Juncker is coming to Washington next week, possibly with a significant trade offer, Larry Kudlow tells CNBC.

5 free apps to help make vacationing with friends easier

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:57
Travel apps can help you avoid hurt feelings and frustration when vacationing as a group. 

Laundry Service calls Papa John's founder's extortion accusation 'disparaging and outrageous'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:52
Laundry Service, the media agency accused of extortion by Papa John's Founder John Schnatter, called his claims "disparaging and outrageous" in a memo sent to employees Tuesday.

Google implies it may no longer give away Android for free following EU antitrust decision

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:48
Android is currently available to phone makers for free

This is billionaire Richard Branson’s advice to his teenage self

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:30
Self-made billionaire Richard Branson wrote a letter addressed to his teenage self, a 'dyslexic school drop-out," telling him to embrace what made him different.

Kudlow says President Trump is so dissatisfied with China trade talks that he is keeping pressure on

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:06
The chief economic advisor to President Trump spoke at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference in New York. 

As stocks regain their footing, an ominous warning looms

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:03
In recent months, one of the key themes across the fixed income market, equity market and beyond is the dreaded “I” word: inversion.

Goldman Sachs downgrades Clorox to sell, says valuation is 'unsustainably high'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:02
Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating on Clorox shares to sell from neutral on Wednesday.

‘The Profit’ star Marcus Lemonis reveals his most embarrassing money mistakes

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:01
Self-made millionaire Marcus Lemonis talks about some of his embarrassing purchases.

How Satya Nadella has spurred a tripling of Microsoft's stock price in just over four years

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:01
With Satya Nadella at the helm, Microsoft has oriented itself around products that are growing faster than Windows. The company's stock has responded well to Nadella's changes.

Trump advisor Kudlow says economic growth could top 4% for 'a quarter or two'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:54
The chief economic advisor to President Trump spoke at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference in New York.

Billionaire Clinton supporter: If Democrats take over Congress, the market could see more chaos

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:49
Marc Lasry also says Donald Trump’s presidency has good for American business interests and growth.

The one chart that explains Netflix’s stunning comeback

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:30
The bulls rushed in to save Netflix from the worst of its post-earnings drop and that's a bullish sign to one equity strategist.

US housing starts plunge 12% in June to a nine-month low

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:30
U.S. homebuilding fell to a nine-month low in June and permits declined for a third straight month

Watch Larry Kudlow talk live about the economy at the Delivering Alpha conference

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:23
Larry Kudlow, the National Economic Council director, is leading off this year's Delivering Alpha conference, presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.

Aerospace titans Boeing and Airbus top $110 billion in orders at Farnborough

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:20
U.S. firm Boeing holds the edge over its European competitor.

Target uses Prime Day to its advantage, logging its 'biggest online shopping day' so far this year

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:15
Target held its own special one-day sale in tandem with Prime Day, offering shoppers who spent $100 or more a deal on its Shipt delivery service.

A day after back-tracking, Trump defends his shocking summit performance

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:13
President Trump defended his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit.

Billionaire Marc Lasry sees bitcoin reaching up to $40,000 as it becomes more mainstream and easier to trade

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:08
The price of bitcoin could reach up to $40,000 as it becomes more mainstream and easier to trade, billionaire investor Marc Lasry says.

Here’s the question you really want to ask your financial advisor

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:06
If you don't know exactly how you are paying for financial advice, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises. Here's how to tell if your advisor is really looking out for your best interests.

These are the 10 US airports where you're most likely to be hacked

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:01
Public Wi-Fi networks present a real threat to travelers devices and data. Here's how to avoid becoming the victim of a cyberattack. 

Millennials want to retire by 61, but most have nothing saved

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:01
"It’s just not the reality for most people.”

The business of being a ride-hailing driver

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00
The ride-hailing business has flipped the taxi industry industry on its head. Companies like Uber and Lyft are raking in billions by disrupting local markets, but drivers on the road have a different strategy to maximize profits – diversification.  

Amazon shares slightly higher as investors await Prime Day results

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:52
Shares of Amazon ticked higher on Wednesday as Wall Street awaited the final results from Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual sales event.

Wreck of Russian warship found, believed to hold gold worth $130 billion

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:46
A South Korean salvage team has reportedly discovered the wreck of a Russian warship believed to still contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth 150 trillion won ($130 billion).

A bullish ‘phenomenon’ in bond market is weeks away from fading, top credit strategist says

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:44
Investors appear to be warming up to a somewhat overlooked area of the fixed income market.

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: MS, GOOGL, TXN, UAL, NFLX & more

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:42
Names on the move ahead of the open.

Twitter shares up 50% since late April means most upside priced in, analyst says in downgrade

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:38
Macquarie Research lowered its rating on shares of Twitter to "neutral" from "buy" on Wednesday, saying the stock has achieved the firm's upgrade in April after moving nearly 50 percent move higher.

Thai soccer team boys and coach who were rescued from a flooded cave leave hospital for news conference

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:30
The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand left a hospital for their first public appearance at a nationally broadcast news conference.

EU fines Alphabet $5 billion over Android antitrust abuse

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:01
The European Union just hit Alphabet with an antitrust fine over its Android operating system. 

Mortgage applications fall 2.5% as buyers struggle to find affordable homes

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:00
New buyers are clearly struggling, and that is apparent in the type of loans for which they are applying.

America may not have the tools to counter the next financial crisis, warn Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:55
A decade after the 2008 recession, the policymakers who countered it on its front lines are worried that the U.S. may not be adequately armed for the next economic crisis.

Morgan Stanley is set to report second-quarter earnings – here’s what the Street expects

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:38
Morgan Stanley is set to report second-quarter earnings – here’s what the Street expects

'Saturday Night Live' is temporarily pulled in China amid a crackdown on content

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:30
"Saturday Night Live" is temporarily pulled in China amid a crackdown on content.

Pentagon confirms Boeing will get $3.9 billion for new Air Force One jets

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:20
President Trump wants the planes painted in a new red, white and blue design.

EU expected to fine Google $5 billion over Android antitrust abuse

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:08
European Union regulators will slap Alphabet-owned Google with a $5 billion antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system, according to reports.

Ex-FBI chief James Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterm elections

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:20
Former FBI director and long-time Republican supporter James Comey is urging American voters to support Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Disney, Comcast and Fox: All you need to know about one of the biggest media battles ever

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:45
Disney and Comcast are currently locked in a transatlantic bidding war for one of the entertainment industry’s most coveted assets.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loosens policy on stock buybacks

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:19
Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday eliminated a restriction on its ability to buy back its own stock, a change that could help billionaire Chairman Warren Buffett deploy more of the conglomerate's cash. 

Xiaomi shares notch new high after Hong Kong, mainland China stock exchanges reach agreement

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:04
Shares of smartphone maker Xiaomi rose after the Hong Kong exchange said it would work with its mainland counterparts on moving toward including companies with weighted voting rights in the stock connect program.

Sharp tariffs and heated words — a blow-by-blow look at global trade in 2018

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:58
CNBC takes a look at the key events affecting global trade since January.

The trade war is complicating China's efforts to fix its economy

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:36
Sanguine estimates about the impact of the trade war on China’s economy have not taken into account how tariffs will affect business sentiment, investment and growth, J.P. Morgan analysts wrote in a note.

Hedge fund billionaire Einhorn places sixth in major poker tournament

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:27
Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn and 26 other businessmen and poker players each ponied up $1 million to enter the World Series of Poker's “Big One for One Drop" tournament.

After e-cigarette incident, China cuts Air China's flight hours and launches safety review

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:04
China's aviation regulator will cut Air China's flight hours for its Boeing 737 fleet by 10 percent and cancel the licences for the pilot and co-pilot involved in an emergency descent incident last week, Chinese state television said.

Mastercard has a new patent that could allow bitcoin transactions on credit cards

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:02
Mastercard wins a patent for cryptocurrency and it could one day allow consumers to charge their purchases on their credit cards using bitcoin as a currency.

The biggest spender of political ads on Facebook? President Trump

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 03:32
President Donald Trump and his political action committee spent $274,000 on ads on Facebook since early May, the New York Times reports.

Trump's approval ratings may hold clues to where US trade disputes are heading

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 03:03
Analysts are looking at approval ratings and stock market performance as indicators of how trade tensions between the U.S. and its trading partners will play out.

Asian stocks poised to gain after Fed's Powell gives upbeat comments; dollar firmer

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:34
Asian shares looked set to rise, tracking gains seen on Wall Street amid earnings season and following upbeat remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Stocks are setting up to break to new highs

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:11
Strategists are looking for stocks to recover their highs and set new records across the board, following Nasdaq’s push to an all-time high on what could have been an ugly market day.

Cramer Remix: Make yourself at home in this stock

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:00
Jim Cramer reveals why Williams-Sonoma is in a sweet spot in the home goods space.