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Democratic governors accuse Trump administration of misleading them about vaccine stockpile

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Several Democratic governors are criticizing the Trump administration for apparently misleading public health officials about holding a stockpile of Covid-19 vaccines in reserve. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday that the government would begin releasing doses......

House probes security and intelligence failures in deadly U.S. Capitol attack

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A member of the National Guard mounts guard near the U.S. Capitol building, as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. Brandon......

These entrepreneurs want a second PPP loan. What you should know if you’re applying for more money

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andrea Herrera, president of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and founder of Boxperience Angela Garbot For Andrea Herrera, founder of Amazing Edibles Catering in Chicago, the pandemic has tested her ability to adapt on the fly amid falling revenues.              Since last......

‘I don’t see anything on the horizon that can stop the growth of the ETF market,’ Invesco official says. Here are her 2021 predictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After a record year in 2020, the exchange-traded fund space is set to continue its rapid growth, Invesco says. The industry’s ability to accrue over $500 billion in new assets last year “proves a couple of things,” Anna Paglia, the......

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s new cash bonus sweetener not tied to bigger sales or profits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple chief executive Tim Cook interacts with Year 2 pupils in a classroom, during a visit to Woodberry Down Community Primary School in Harringay, north London, to view how the school, which is part of the New Wave Federation group......

Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $850 million. Do this first if you win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Yet again, the Mega Millions jackpot has catapulted higher. The top prize is now a staggering $850 million — the third-largest in lottery history — following no ticket matching all numbers drawn Friday......

How the Blenders Eyewear founder turned a $2,000 loan into a $90 million business in 7 years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chase Fisher had his multimillion-dollar business idea at a San Diego nightclub in 2011. Fisher, who had just graduated from San Diego State University, was suprised by how many people were complimenting the cheap, neon green sunglasses he was wearing......

Parler’s de-platforming shows the exceptional power of cloud providers like Amazon

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. CNBC Getting kicked off Amazon Web Services is rare, but it has enormous consequences. It happened this week, when Amazon dropped Parler, a social network that gained traction from conservatives after Twitter banned......

Adrenaline-fueled rush for small caps, vaccine plays and story stocks dents passive-indexing trend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders on floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: New York Stock Exchange For years, skeptics of index investing who watched trillions pour into S&P 500 funds argued that it would probably take a prolonged bear market to undercut......

A new activist takes on Exxon to reverse the oil giant’s underperformance

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fuel prices are displayed at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Business: Engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale......

Armin Laschet picked as new leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party 

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Candidate for the chairmanship of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party, Armin Laschet, gestures as he takes part in a discussion at the party’s headquarters in Berlin on Jan. 8, 2021. CHRISTIAN MANG / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTIAN MANG/POOL/AFP......

Health Secretary Alex Azar resigning on Jan. 20

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar at the White House on August 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich | Getty Images Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is resigning on Jan 20, NBC News reported on Friday.......

A new Covid variant has been discovered in Brazil — here’s what we know so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A patient arrives at the 28 de Agosto Hospital in Manaus, Amazon State, Brazil, on January 14, 2021, amid the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Manaus is facing a shortage of oxygen supplies and bed space as the city has been......

Domestic terrorism has superseded the threat of international terrorism, warns ex-NYC police commissioner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton warned CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that domestic terrorism has superseded the threat of international terrorism in the United States.  “For the last 20 years our biggest concern was international terrorism......

TSA weighs barring hundreds from flights, steps up security before inauguration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A TSA officer checks a man’s ID at a screening checkpoint at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images The Transportation Security Administration on Friday said it is assessing hundreds of people to determine whether they......

Facebook blocks users from creating new events near White House, Capitol and state houses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook said Friday it will block the creation of new Facebook events happening near the White House, the U.S. Capitol building and state capitol......

UnitedHealth launches employer virtual primary care service

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this arranged photo, a UnitedHealth Group health insurance card is seen in a wallet in this picture illustration October 14, 2019. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters UnitedHealthcare is expanding its telehealth offerings for employers with a new virtual primary care......

SoftBank Vision Fund is losing Jeff Housenbold, who led investments in DoorDash, OpenDoor and Wag

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Housenbold, managing partner at SoftBank’s Vision Fund SoftBank SoftBank’s Jeff Housenbold, who led the Vision Fund’s investments in companies including DoorDash, OpenDoor and Wag, is leaving the firm later this year. SoftBank shook up the Silicon Valley investment world......

Cramer’s week ahead: Opportunities are abounding, but must be spotted first

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Stocks fell Friday, despite a new coronavirus relief spending proposal that the incoming Biden administration hopes to pass, in a sign that Wall Street players received just what was expected, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. President-elect Joe Biden, who is set......

NASA says 2020 tied for hottest year on record — here’s what you can do to help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The report is in: 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA published Thursday. In 2020, the global average temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the mean global temperature for the......

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