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  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...
  • Here's a Saudi 'war game' scenario demonstrating the peril of a post-Khashoggi period for the US

    11/24/2018 8:45:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 24, 2018 | Fred Kempe
    • A nightmare scenario involving a potential armed showdown between Saudi Arabia and Iran would put America and President Trump in a high-stakes dilemma. • U.S. policy performs best when focused on a longer-term strategic purpose. In the Middle East, the approach must be on preventing any new conflicts, ending civil wars and unlocking the region's human potential while opposing extremism, writes Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe. • The U.S. and its Western allies should leverage the post-Khashoggi crisis to achieve some good in the Middle East, Kempe writes....
  • RACISM = LIBERAL PRINCIPLE: Donny Deutsch calls Marco Rubio a 'Coconut'

    03/01/2010 11:59:58 AM PST · by FactReal · 14 replies · 385+ views
    FactReal ^ | 2/23/2010 | FactReal
    The Left's Obsession with Darwinian Segregation Donny Deutsch Slams Marco Rubio With Racially Charged Attack: He's a 'Coconut': "MSNBC and CNBC contributor -- and professed Charlie Crist admirer -- Donny Deutsch used racially charged language on Monday night, smearing Republican senatorial candidate Marco Rubio as a "coconut." Deutsch appeared on HLN's Joy Behar Show and used the word, which both the New York Times and Urban Dictionary define as a "person who is tan on the outside" and "white on the inside." Rubio is the son of Cuban exiles." Transcript "DEUTSCH: ...Like, you know, this coconut Rubio down in...
  • Democrats hold 7 point advantage ahead of midterms as Trump's base comes back home: NBC-WSJ poll

    11/04/2018 10:58:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/03/2018 | John Harwood
    President Donald Trump's late campaign blitz targeting immigrants has rallied the Republican base of white working-class voters, helping to curb the Democratic advantage heading into Tuesday's midterm elections for Congress. The election-eve NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Democrats leading by seven percentage points, 50 percent to 43 percent, among likely voters. That's down from a nine-percentage point lead last month. That slightly narrowing reflects rising interest in the election from the foundation of Trump's support: White men, especially older, less educated, less affluent ones in small towns and rural areas. Most noteworthy for a mid-term election, the 2018 campaign...
  • Dow jumps more than 250 points after the US and Canada secure a deal to replace NAFTA

    10/01/2018 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/01/2018 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rose sharply on Monday as investors cheered news of Canada joining a trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 264 points as American Express and Boeing outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent, led by 1 percent jumps in materials and industrials. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.7 percent as Amazon and Apple both climbed more than 1 percent. "The biggest risk factor [in the market] is a trade war and we've dialed that down a bit," said Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners. Bailey noted, however, the market may...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

    09/21/2018 11:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 21, 2018 | Clare Foran and Jim Acosta
    Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump disparaging the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The Maine Republican called the statement from the President "inappropriate and wrong." "I was appalled by the President's tweet," Collins said Friday, according to audio obtained by CNN of an event where she spoke with local reporters. RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first The senator, who is a crucial swing vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, was responding to a question on what she thought of a tweet...
  • The US would be in a bigger mess under Clinton than it is under Trump, historian Niall Ferguson says

    09/06/2018 11:10:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | David Reid
    A Hillary Clinton presidency would have been even more disruptive that the current Donald Trump administration, historian and prolific author Niall Ferguson told CNBC on Thursday. "There would have been an almost immediate impeachment process," Ferguson said in an interview with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy on Thursday. "More importantly, Trump supporters would have bought the story that the election had been rigged and you would have had Trump supporters with their pitchforks, or more likely semi-automatics, in a very ugly mood," he added. An anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Wednesday painted...
  • Bernie Sanders introduces the BEZOS Act

    09/05/2018 12:03:49 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/5/18 | Jill Donofrio
    Sen. Bernie Sanders' criticism of Amazon peaked Wednesday as he and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., introduced legislation to tax corporations for every dollar that their low-wage workers receive in government health-care benefits or food stamps. The bill, pointedly called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies, or BEZOS, Act, is aimed at shaming companies like Amazon and Walmart, whose workers rely on public assistance. For months, Sanders has targeted Amazon, juxtaposing the wealth of CEO Jeff Bezos with reports that Amazon warehouse workers are paid less than industry averages and rely on food stamps. Bezos is the richest man...
  • CNBC: 'No, a Teen Did Not Hack a State Election'

    08/25/2018 5:50:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 25, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    It the latest example of fake news it turns out that all the recent hype in much of the mainstream media about teens being able to hack state election systems were untrue. The details of what actually happened were revealed in a CNBC article on Friday by Lilia Chang, "No, a teen did not hack a state election."  Among the MSM outlets hyping the teenage hacker story were Politico Magazine and CNN. Of course, once it was revealed that no such hacking really took place they immediately issued corrections to their original fables... I kid! As of this writing no...
  • Trump cancels Pompeo trip to North Korea, cites lack of 'sufficient progress' on denuclearization

    08/24/2018 10:48:31 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion in August 2018. President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he had asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to cancel a planned trip to North Korea because there had not been enough progress in talks so far.
  • Venezuela pegging its economic recovery to a cryptocurrency that’s widely considered a scam

    08/20/2018 10:09:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08-20-2018 | Kate Rooney
    Venezuela is doing something completely unprecedented. Some even say illegal. As part of an attempt to stop skyrocketing inflation, the country is issuing a new fiat currency called the "sovereign bolivar," which will be backed by a cryptocurrency. But that cryptocurrency, called the "petro," does not trade, and Venezuela's own parliament says it's being illegally used to mortgage the nation's cash-strapped oil reserves. "This is a smoke-and-mirrors operation typical of Venezuela — I'll believe it when I see it," said Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University and one of the world's leading experts on hyperinflation. "The...
  • Trump's military parade now estimated to cost $92 million $80 million more than earlier estimate

    08/16/2018 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/16/2018 | Amanda Macias
    President Donald Trump's military parade is estimated to cost $92 million, according to a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment.An earlier estimate pegged the cost at $12 million.The parade will take place in the nation's capital on Nov. 10 and will feature armored vehicles, aircraft flyovers and period uniforms.
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • CNBC Host Struggles to Find Bad News in Great July Jobs Report

    08/03/2018 6:36:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    She tried. Oh, how she tried but she just couldn't pull it off. I mean, how do you spin negativity on a great July Jobs report that revealed unemployment had fallen to a mere 3.9% rate?  Sara Eisen, the co-host of CNBC's Squawk on the Street lamely attempted on Friday to see dark tidings in the bright report but even she had to concede that overall things looked good in the economy. So why her negativity? Could it have been that she wanted to spare the feelings of Mika Brzezinski to whom she was delivering her report on Morning Joe? Reporting...
  • Santelli Calls Out Andrea Mitchell: ‘On Election Night, I Never Saw You So Unhappy’

    01/08/2017 9:04:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Rick Santelli, the CNBC analyst whose glorious rant led to the creation of the Tea Party movement, created another memorable TV moment today. On Meet the Press, reacting to reports that the Russians were happy on Election Night because Trump won, Santelli said to Andre Mitchell: “on Election Night, I never saw you so unhappy. You pick sides. Everybody picks sides.” An indignant Mitchell, protecting her [illusory] reputation for objectivity, shot back: “That’s not true, Rick. That’s just not true.” Sure, Andrea. View the video here.
  • Watch CNBC's Full Interview With President Donald Trump | CNBC

    07/21/2018 2:20:54 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 6 replies
    youtube.com ^ | cnbc.com
    Many topics discussed, including Trade Deficits, Federal Reserve policy, Russia, Jobs-training, Surprisingly fair interview, IMHO. The President made several good points on a variety of topics.
  • Trump pushed his personal agenda, not the national interest, at Putin summit

    07/16/2018 5:15:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | July 16, 2018 | John Harwood
    Trump faces political and legal jeopardy from the Justice Department investigation of his 2016 campaign and Russia. Against that backdrop, comments that Republican Sen. Ben Sasse called “bizarre” make sense: Trump spoke most emphatically in discrediting the Mueller investigation. Former CIA Director John Brennan condemned Trump’s words as “nothing short of treasonous.” Others, in less provocative terms, joined in harsh denunciations. President Trump’s stunning news conference with Vladimir Putin becomes understandable once you recognize that he was advancing his personal interests, not those of the United States. Trump faces political and legal jeopardy from the Justice Department investigation of his...
  • Reporter forcibly removed from Trump, Putin presser in Helsinki [from left wing The Nation]

    07/16/2018 12:18:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    New york Daily News ^ | 7/16/2018 | Staff
    A reporter was forcibly removed from the President Trump and Vladimir Putin presser in Helsinki, Finland Monday morning after he reportedly brought a sign into the meeting. The journalist, identified by CNBC as Sam Husseini, an op-ed reporter with progressive publication The Nation, was initially asked by security to exit the press room, and he obliged, according to CNN. When he was brought back into the room to retrieve his things, he reportedly claimed he got the boot because of a sign that talked about the nuclear test ban treaty. CNBC reports the sign — which read “Nuclear Weapon Ban...