Month: February 2021

President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani speaks during the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 21, 2020. Iranian Presidency Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Iran rejected on Sunday an invitation from global powers who signed the 2015 nuclear deal to discuss the regime’s potential return to
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Laura Crovo still has some lingering Covid symptoms, despite having contracted the virus last April. It’s been 10 months since Laura Crovo has felt entirely normal. Since testing positive for Covid last April, the 41-year-old Marylander has yet to shake off all of her symptoms. And on top of battling them — mostly a racing
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Welcome to Bloxburg Roblox Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and gaming app Roblox are both getting set to go public through a direct listing of their shares. They have something else in common that’s likely to prove very attractive to investors: Brand awareness. Both companies spend less than 10% of their net revenue on sales and marketing.
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Democrats cannot include a $15 per hour minimum wage in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a Senate official ruled Thursday, derailing for now a party priority and a raise for millions of Americans. Nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined lawmakers could not include the policy under budget reconciliation, CNBC confirmed. She and her staff
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Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Robinhood fired back at Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, who earlier this week said the free-trading app was having a “regrettable” impact on investors. The longtime business partner of Warren Buffett on Wednesday addressed the running controversy over Robinhood and similar applications, noting dangers from the allure
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency use authorization Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of
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A sign outside of a facility occupied by TreeHouse Foods in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Kristoffer Tripplaar | SIPA USA | AP Company: TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS) TreeHouse Foods Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois manufactures consumer packaged food and beverages, including a range of shelf-stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC Warren Buffett, the 90-year-old “Oracle of Omaha,” remains a firm believer in the American dream, saying in his closely watched annual shareholder letter to “never bet against America.” “In its brief 232 years of existence … there has been no incubator for unleashing human potential like America,” the chairman
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Private space companies are paving the industry’s path to profits, says the man behind the Procure Space ETF (UFO). By taking part in the rapidly developing “space race,” billionaire-backed entities such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin are lowering costs across the board, ProcureAM CEO Andrew Chanin told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” this
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During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special election to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the number of
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Al Drago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Unemployment benefits extended Those programs include Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for self-employed, gig and other workers who don’t qualify for state-level assistance; and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which pays extra weeks of state benefits to the long-term unemployed. The bill would offer PUA recipients a maximum 74
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A bike messenger carries a DoorDash bag during a delivery in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Still fresh off of a landmark victory in California, companies like DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft and Uber are preparing to bring their message supporting an independent workforce nationwide. But the companies will
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Brothers91 | E+ | Getty Images If getting health insurance through a public exchange has been too pricey for you, that could soon change. The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package that’s expected to clear the House of Representatives on Friday includes several provisions that aim to make health care more affordable for households. They include:
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Icons for the Monzo and Starling banking apps on a smartphone. Adrian Dennis | AFP via Getty Images LONDON — The U.K. should reform listings rules and visa applications to help its £11 billion ($15.3 billion) fintech sector thrive after Brexit, a government-commissioned review said Friday. Britain is one of the leading players in fintech
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could further strain U.S.-Saudi relations as the White House reassesses ties with Riyadh. The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, released Friday, cited the crown prince’s
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Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks. Austin Goergen Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans. This time, one big group could become eligible for the first time:
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