President Donald Trump has a bill on his desk that could kick several Chinese companies off of U.S. stock exchanges and inflame an already strained relationship between Washington and Beijing. The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act would force companies to give up their listings on Wall Street if they refuse to open their books to
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Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos.com Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who died last week from injuries sustained in a house fire, did not leave behind a will, according to published reports. Hsieh, who retired in August from the shoe and clothing online retailer, succumbed to complications from smoke
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Although negotiations surrounding a new coronavirus relief bill have resumed between Democrats and Republicans, it is still unclear whether new legislation will pass before the new year. Over nine months have passed since President Donald Trump signed the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act. Since, Congress has remained at an
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Wall Street may be underpricing a risk associated with the next Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates. According to Richard Bernstein Advisors’ Michael Contopoulos, it may come down to President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary: former Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Contopoulos speculates the Fed could see her appointment as a dovish influence and it
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A significant percentage of corporate chief financial officers are making 2021 spending and hiring plans around vaccine optimism, but the current case surge in the U.S. and Europe is making a dent in confidence. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Millions of Americans are still hoping for a second round of stimulus checks to
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California governor Gavin Newsom Rich Pedroncelli | Pool | AP California will impose a limited stay-at-home order on certain regions of the state where Covid-19 cases are placing a strain on intensive care units, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. The state will be split into five regions — the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, Northern California,
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a campaign event in Florence, Kentucky, U.S., October 28, 2020. Bryan Woolston | Reuters The latest Covid-19 relief proposal would give generous taxpayers a sweeter tax break for donating to charity. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a proposal for pandemic relief on Tuesday afternoon –
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Wine touring has traditionally been for adults only, but that may be changing. Western Australia is at the forefront of a small but growing trend to turn wine touring into a travel activity the whole family can enjoy. Though international travelers aren’t allowed to enter Australia right now, the distribution of effective Covid-19 vaccines may
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There may be more juice left in the fourth quarter. Ally Invest’s Lindsey Bell said she believes the backdrop supports December gains. “We’re positive that it will be a good end to 2020,” the firm’s chief investment strategist told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. Bell sees optimism surrounding another coronavirus aid package providing a near-term
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Medical staff members prepare to perform a percutaneous tracheostomy procedure on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images More than 100,000 people are currently in hospitals across the U.S. sick with Covid-19, as
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Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake Inc. on Sept. 16th, 2020. CNBC Shares of Snowflake fell as much as 8% in extended trading on Wednesday after the data-warehousing software maker issued its first quarterly financial results as a public company. Here’s how Snowflake performed: Earnings: Loss of $1.01 per share. Revenue: $159.6 million. Snowflake’s revenue grew
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Former President Barack Obama speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in rally at the Florida International University on November 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take a coronavirus vaccine once one is available and may film it
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