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Assault on Capitol ‘incited by the president,’ says former DHS secretary

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 was “incited” by President Donald Trump, and criticized him for fueling the “Big Lie” that the Nov. 3......

From Jeep to Maserati, Stellantis to rollout 10 new EV models in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Fiat Chrysler Stellantis – the product of a $52 billion merger between automakers Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA – plans to offer an array of all-electric or hybrid vehicles through 2025, including 10 new models......

SpaceX bought two former Valaris oil rigs to build floating launchpads for its Starship rocket

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An 8500 series oil rig ENSCO Elon Musk’s SpaceX bought two deepwater oil rigs last year and is converting them into floating launchpads, to support the enormous Starship rockets that the company is developing. The rigs are in the Port......

Flight attendants play ‘babysitter for adults’ as bad behavior onboard spikes; FAA threatens hefty fines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A flight attendant gathers trash on a flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Cursing at flight attendants. Harassing lawmakers. Refusing to wear masks. Tensions are......

EV start-up Rivian raises $2.65 billion in new funding round led by T. Rowe Price

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rivian R1S electric SUV Source: Rivian Rivian, the electric vehicle start-up backed by Amazon and Ford Motor, on Tuesday said it closed on a $2.65 billion investment round led by T. Rowe Price funds as the company moves closer to......

Microsoft is investing and partnering with GM’s Cruise on self-driving cars

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cruise Origin driverless shuttle Cruise Microsoft has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with General Motors and Cruise, the automaker’s majority-owned autonomous car unit, to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. As part of the partnership, the tech giant will......

Office Depot rejects takeover offer from rival Staples, WSJ reports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Office Depot has rejected another takeover attempt by office supply rival Staples, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The parent company of Office Depot, ODP, however, has indicated it’s open to selling its retail and consumer-facing e-commerce operations to......

Biden Covid advisor challenges Cuomo’s letter to buy vaccine directly from Pfizer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid Advisory Board member Dr. Celine Gounder slammed the Trump administration’s piecemeal Covid response as some states across the U.S. scramble to get the vaccine doses they need.  “I think we’ve already had too much of a......

Trump preparing to lift Europe, UK, Brazil Covid-19 travel restrictions Jan. 26

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A traveler exits a testing center at Heathrow Airport on January 17, 2021 in London. Hollie Adams | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Trump administration is planning to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions on most foreign visitors from Europe,......

Here are the most anticipated movies of 2021 and how to watch them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jamillah Ali (L) and Nadia Ali, both of Nevada, carry snacks as they head to an auditorium to see the movie “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” at AMC Town Square 18 on August 20, 2020 in......

Biden CDC pick confident there’s enough Covid vaccine to meet target amid confusion over stockpile

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his team tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware......

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.......

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......

So long, Peloton: Joe Biden may need new exercise equipment when he moves to White House

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jen Van Santvoord rides her Peloton exercise bike at her home on April 07, 2020 in San Anselmo, California. Ezra Shaw | Getty Images When Joe Biden moves into the White House, he may have to leave part of his......

Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spc. Katherine Deskins (L) of the Nevada Army National Guard administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to Clark County Fire Department Capt. Jasmine Ghazinour on the first day of Clark County’s pilot vaccination program at Cashman Center on January 14, 2021......

Coca-Cola and Pepsi won’t be advertising their namesake sodas during the Super Bowl

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justin Timberlake speaks during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show press conference February 1, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Timothy A. Clary | AFP | Getty Images Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will not be promoting their namesake sodas with Super Bowl......

WHO says Covid vaccines aren’t ‘silver bullets’ and relying entirely on them has hurt nations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees store coffins, some marked with “infection risk” as others have “corona” scrawled in chalk, in the mourning hall of the crematorium in Meissen, eastern Germany, on January 13, 2021, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. cremation. Jens Schlueter |......

New Covid variant first found in U.K. could become dominant strain in U.S. by March, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up a CDC document that reads “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations” as he speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing “Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts” on......

Walmart’s e-commerce chief Marc Lore to leave after jumpstarting retailer’s digital business

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marc Lore, CEO, Walmart eCommerce Scott Mlyn | CNBC Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce business leader Marc Lore is leaving the big-box retailer, nearly five years after it looked to the serial entrepreneur to help accelerate its online business, according a filing......

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