How Palantir Built A Data-Mining Empire

From CNBC. After 17 years, data analytics company Palantir is making its public market debut. Best known for its sometimes controversial work with U.S. government agencies like the CIA, the DoD and ICE, Palantir has increasingly been working with commercial customers as well, which investors hope will put it on a path to profitability. »…

What Is An mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine?

From CNBC. More than 30 biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to develop a safe Covid-19 vaccine. The process is moving quickly with several vaccine candidates entering late-stage trials in a matter of months. Two of the companies developing a vaccine — Pfizer and Moderna — are utilizing a promising new technology…

Can Facebook Stop Election Manipulation On Its Platform?

From CNBC. As the U.S. heads into the 2020 election cycle, what challenges does Facebook face, and what measures can Facebook take to stop the spread of disinformation and fake news around candidates and voting security? » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC:…

Snowflake’s IPO Reignited A Silicon Valley Debate About How To Go Public: CNBC After

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com’s Ari Levy breaks down yesterday’s blockbuster record-setting Snowflake IPO. Plus, CNBC’s Kate Rooney explains why fintech firm Stripe is paying its employees $20,000 to leave San Francisco. 0:29 — Wall Street closes in the red 0:48 — Snowflake’s…

Why Car Colors Are So Boring

From CNBC. A common complaint in today’s automotive press, and often among buyers, is that all cars these days look the same. A few colors are trendy both in the United States and around the world, and they are, well, not colorful. Eye-catching car colors are still found on sports cars, halo vehicles, and limited…

Why GNC Slumped During The Vitamin Supplement Boom

From CNBC. For decades GNC has been the one-stop shop for vitamins, muscle building protein powder packs and practically every variety of weight-loss product. From New England to Southern California, chances are if you ever needed a potassium boost there was a GNC at a mall nearby. But the company that urged Americans to "Live…

Apple Announces New Products Amid Epic Fight, Plus The Latest On TikTok: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. We’ve got a rundown of everything Apple announced at its big product event today, plus a deep dive into the company’s numerous app store fights and headaches. Plus, as President Trump prepares to review Oracle’s proposal to partner with TikTok, international security…

Is Globalization Over? | What’s Next For The U.S. Economy

From CNBC. Top economists including Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and Mark Zandi offer predictions on the future of globalization. Jim O’Neill does not expect companies to stop selling to Chinese consumers, even if western politicians say there will be consequences for the Covid-19 outbreak. Esther Duflo suggests coronavirus could be a bright spot for emerging…

Why Demand For Seaweed Is About To Boom

From CNBC. Seaweed is used in more than just sushi. It can be found in almond milk, baby food and lotion. Kelp is used in medicine, animal feed, fertilizer and even as a biofuel. That’s why the commercial seaweed market size could surpass $85 billion by 2026, according to Global Market Insights. Seaweed farmer Bren…

How Wildfires Became So Severe In 2020: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh joins After Hours today to explain why the major wildfires burning through the west coast are more bigger in 2020 than in the past. Plus, CNBC’s Kate Rooney reports on the consistent popularity of online trading through…

Electric vehicle newbie Nikola soars while Tesla and Big Tech’s sell-off worsens: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC’s Phil LeBeau breaks down the just-announced partnership between Nikola and General Motors. Plus, CNBC’s Meg Tirrell explains why nine leading pharmaceutical CEOs made a pledge to prioritize safety during Covid-19 vaccine development. 0:43 – Wall Street’s sell-off deepens…

What’s Next For The U.S. Economy: Robert Reich

From CNBC. In honor of Labor Day, our latest interview with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reviews how the federal government should support the new virtual economy as we battle the coronavirus pandemic. He says the economy won’t fully recover until there is a vaccine and that President Trump’s first term in office will…

Why Amazon Has A Fake Review Problem

From CNBC. Fake reviews are a big problem on Amazon, from Facebook groups where bad actors solicit paid positive reviews to bots and click farms that upvote negative reviews to take out the competition. Illegitimate reviews can boost sales of unsafe products and hurt business for legitimate sellers, causing brands like Nike and Birkenstock to…