The Challenge With Electric Vehicle Fires

From CNBC. Electric vehicles provide a path toward a greener future, but they can be especially dangerous when they catch fire. While car fires are nothing new and internal combustion engine car fires are also a problem, lithium-ion battery fires are extremely volatile and challenging to put out, and there are few resources out there…

How Vaccine Patents Make The Covid Crisis Worse

From CNBC. The multi-billion-dollar patent war over the mRNA coronavirus vaccine has grabbed the attention of the likes of leaders from President Biden to Bill Gates. Its outcome could yet again change the course of the pandemic. It’s been well over a year since a landmark proposal brought the issue of patent waiver for the…

What’s Reshaping Arizona, New York City And Texas?

From CNBC. Arizona is becoming a hotbed for tech and manufacturing. New York City saw a massive exodus of its residents during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Texas is luring businesses and billionaires away from California. These are the states that people are leaving and the states seeing a surge in population. 00:00 —…

How The North Face Competes With Patagonia

From CNBC. For more than a half-century, The North Face has competed in the space outfitting mountain climbers and skiers. But the outdoor recreation brand is now hoping to become a significant player in the $185 billion streetwear market. In the three months ending September 2021, The North Face had revenue of $883 million, 31%…

Why Air Rage Cases Are Skyrocketing

From CNBC. In 2021, airlines were on track to record more cases of air rage than in the past 30 years combined. Several analysts have cited mask mandates, alcohol, and other safety procedures as common sources of the spike in unruly passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration has responded by establishing a zero-tolerance policy with fines…

Why The U.S. Struggles To Innovate Transportation

From CNBC. From high-speed rails to electric planes, why is the U.S. so behind on transportation? Watch the video to learn why it’s so difficult to innovate transportation. 00:00 — Intro 00:47 — Why The U.S. Has No High-Speed Rail? 16:53 — Why Don’t We Have Self-Driving Cars Yet? 29:27 — Why Don’t We Have…

Why The U.S. Has A Massive Lithium Supply Problem

From CNBC. The United States has a lithium supply problem. Nearly every major automaker has announced a transition to electric vehicles, Tesla delivered almost one million cars in 2021, and electric vehicle companies like Rivian and Lucid are rolling new models off the line. In order to power all of these EVs, we will need…

Can Sanctions Deter Russia From Invading Ukraine?

From CNBC. Economic sanctions remain one of the most powerful tools the United States has in its foreign policy arsenal. And as Russian forces continue to amass along the border with Ukraine, officials in the U.S. hope the threat of those sanctions can deter a full-scale invasion. Besides sanctions that target individuals or specific companies,…

What’s The Real Cost Of Child Care In America?

From CNBC. Child care costs vary from state to state, even county to county. But there is one common thread across the country – it’s really expensive. Both parents and child care providers are struggling to make ends meet with the rising cost of child care. Watch the video above to learn about the history…

Why The Biggest Pharma Company In The U.S. Is Breaking Up

From CNBC. Johnson & Johnson, the biggest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. based on its market cap, announced in November 2021 it plans to spin off its consumer business into a new publicly-traded company by November 2023. Analysts overwhelmingly say it’s a smart business move, but it could also come with some risks. Watch the…

How Chicken Became An American Obsession

From CNBC. Chick-fil-A has long dominated the chicken sandwich category in fast food. After Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched its own version of the chicken sandwich, other fast food chains like Wendy’s, McDonalds and Shake Shack got into the battle. Here’s how chicken took over America. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV:…

Why The U.S. Can’t Solve Homelessness

From CNBC. The Covid pandemic caused a surge in housing costs and a rise in unemployment, leaving nearly 600,000 Americans unhoused in 2020. So how is the U.S. addressing the homelessness crisis and can the current housing first policy approach solve it? “What people don’t typically realize when they walk past a person who’s homeless…

What’s The Controversy Behind Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

From CNBC. The U.S.’s approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was heralded as a historic triumph in the fight against the memory-robbing disease. But so far, Biogen has reported only a fraction of Aduhelm revenue to meet Wall Street’s expectations. Patients and physicians have been torn over the drug’s murky clinical data and its high…

How This Roofing Company Is Taking On Tesla’s Solar Roof

From CNBC. GAF Energy is taking on Tesla with the release of its new solar shingles. While the concept of solar shingles that blend in seamlessly with a regular roof has been around for decades, higher costs and lower efficiency and reliability as compared with traditional solar panels have prevented the product from taking off.…

Why Traffic Is So Bad In Los Angeles

From CNBC. Los Angeles consistently ranks among the most traffic-clogged cities in America. The county has been trying to reduce its traffic for decades and nothing has worked. Many researchers and economists suggest charging people for using the road in a system called congestion pricing. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV:…

How The U.S. Fell Behind In Hypersonic Technology

From CNBC. Hypersonic air travel is anything that travels at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. The U.S. was once a leader in developing supersonic and hypersonic technology, but has taken "our foot off the gas," according to Mark Lewis, executive director of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute. Watch…

Why The Pentagon Keeps Failing Its Audit

From CNBC. With a budget of over three quarters of a trillion dollars, the Pentagon has found that passing a sweeping audit is a tricky proposition. Antiquated systems, huge budgets, and the sheer size of the Department of Defense have made passing the congressionally mandated audit a towering endeavor, but one that experts say is…

The Rise Of The Robotic Working Dog

From CNBC. A number of four-legged robot dogs made by companies like Boston Dynamics, Anybotics and Ghost Robotics have been deployed in the workforce already for applications like inspections, security and public safety among others. At their core, these four-legged robots are mobility platforms that can be equipped with different payloads depending on the type…

Why The U.S. Struggles To Teach Sex Education

From CNBC. The majority of U.S. students report they’ve had sex before graduation, which means the type of sex education they receive can be a big deal, for themselves personally and for the economy. The federal government doesn’t have any official regulations for what schools must include in sex education curriculum, which has lead to…

Why The U.S. Is So Bad At Job Training

From CNBC. Career growth in certain sectors is particularly difficult because the U.S. does not create many opportunities for adult education. To keep up with the evolving needs of the economy, Rachel Lipson, who is the founding director of Harvard University’s Project on Workforce, suggests rethinking our investments in education to help workers expand their…

Why Speed Limits Are Wrong In The U.S.

From CNBC. In 2019, 9,478 Americans lost their lives from speeding, contributing to more than a quarter of all traffic fatalities in the year. Speed limits were created to avoid situations like this. Yet, millions of Americans continue to speed every year. Many experts argue that the current speed limits might be too unrealistic and…

Where Do The Clothes At Stores Like TJ Maxx Come From?

From CNBC. As demand for traditional department stores falls, off-price retailers like T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s and Burlington are seeing a surge in popularity. But as more consumers join the ranks of bargain hunters and deal chasers, less of them know where their favorite affordable clothes, shoes and other items come from. The supply chains behind…

Why Georgia Is Becoming America’s New Movie-Making Capital

From CNBC. Georgia is one of the few states in the United States with a ‘production-friendly’ tax incentive program, and many projects get filmed in the Peach State. From 2020 to 2021, productions such as Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Netflix’s Ozark filmed in the state. In 2020, Georgia was…

The Rise Of Peloton

From CNBC. With an inspiring story, robust team of instructors and a hyper-engaged community, Peloton became a household name during the pandemic. Peloton’s stock surged more than 500 percent by December 23rd 2020, quickly boosting a small startup into mega cap status in less than a year. But as the economy reopens, gyms and in…

Why Rent Is Rising In The U.S.

From CNBC. Fresh numbers from the fall of 2021 suggest that rents will increase at a rapid pace in the coming years. That’s a problem for Americans; many spend 30% or more of their income on rent. A decade-long slowdown in house building is coming to a close, which could help renters. But the new…

What Market Bubble Will Pop Next?

From CNBC. When a stock or sector of the market is trading way above its intrinsic value, investors may call it a “bubble.” “We would urge caution, severe caution. Be very afraid of the valuations of these growth companies,” Peter Chiappinelli, portfolio strategist at GMO Asset Allocation, told CNBC. Market bubbles are investing phenomena that…

Why Ford Stopped Making Cars In India

From CNBC. In 2021, Ford stopped making cars in India. With the market there being mostly dominated by two-wheelers, Ford lost approximately $2 billion in its India business, prompting the company to begin slowing down its operations. General Motors has also experienced similar issues finding success in the country. These problems are due in large…

Can Inflation Be Stopped?

From CNBC. In 2021, inflation rose at a rate not seen in more than three decades. Congress gave the Federal Reserve a mandate to maintain stable prices. The bank, with its power to lend and set interest rates, is getting a test in the form of a snarled supply chain and a world continuing to…

The Explosive Rise Of Dollar Stores

From CNBC. Supply chain issues, record job loss and high inflation means shoppers are looking for a good deal. That’s good news for discount dollar stores. The three biggest chains (Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar) will make up almost half of new store openings in the U.S. in 2021. » Subscribe to CNBC:…

Sports Betting And The Rise Of DraftKings

From CNBC. Sports betting in the U.S. is booming. During the 2021 NFL season an estimated 45 million Americans are expected to wager at least $12 billion. Since a 2018 Supreme Court ruling, sports betting is now legal in more than 30 states. A flood of new customers eager for risk and excitement has made…

Why The HIV Vaccine Is Closer Than Ever

From CNBC. Scientists are hopeful that the mRNA technology used in the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccines could be a turning point in HIV vaccine development. Watch the video above to learn why mRNA technology seems so promising, how this research is funded and who ultimately makes the money once a vaccine is ready to…

Why Warehouses Are Taking Over The U.S.

From CNBC. The U.S. is facing a warehouse shortage, with 1 billion square feet of new industrial space needed by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to commercial real estate services company JLL. More e-commerce activity and faster delivery is driving up demand and shifting local economies, like in the Lehigh Valley region of…

Are NFTs A Good Investment?

From CNBC. In recent years, a trend known as NFTs, or non-fungible tokens have taken the art scene by storm. The market has seen explosive growth in 2021 with celebrities like Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg and Grimes jumping into the market. In October, Sotheby’s and Coinbase also announced their intentions in launching their own NFT…

Why Volkswagen Is Beating Tesla In Europe

From CNBC. In the U.S., Tesla dominates the conversation around electric vehicles, but in Europe, it’s a different story. Germany-based Volkswagen Group has risen from the ashes of its 2015 emissions scandal to become the EV market leader in Europe, where it has an edge thanks to local manufacturing, brand familiarity, and cheaper price points.…

How Major League Soccer Plans To Overtake Baseball

From CNBC. Soccer in the U.S. has not always had the best track record. Its popularity wavers and interest is usually tied to significant events, such as the World Cup or the Olympics. Major League Soccer has spent over 25-years trying to change soccer’s sentiment in the U.S. while competing with more fast-paced, high-scoring sports…

Why Thanksgiving Dinner Is More Expensive This Year

From CNBC. With inflation at a 30-year high and turkey prices rising, Thanksgiving dinner in 2021 might end up being one of the priciest holiday meals on record. U.S. turkey farmers have been battered by a range of supply chain issues including labor shortages in processing plants and higher costs in everything including feed, transportation…

Should The National Guard Help With The Labor Shortage?

From CNBC. The National Guard has recently been used in some states to help with labor and supply chain issues including everything from bus driver shortfalls to Covid testing and treatment. Some want the National Guard to do even more to help alleviate this tight labor market but at what cost? Watch the video to…

Is Buy Now, Pay Later A Good Idea For Consumers?

From CNBC. Consumers have flocked to “buy now, pay later” businesses in recent years as a way to make big purchases more manageable. In fact, these new services have become big competition for traditional store credit cards. Their rapid growth is raising questions about the benefits and risks for consumers, as well as the lack…

Why The Airline Business Is Broken

From CNBC. Passenger airlines are a crucial industry in the global economy, but the sector is also extremely volatile. Running a passenger airline is an asset-intensive industry with narrow profit margins. Despite the risks, the industry has experienced some periods of consistent growth, which can lull investors into a false sense of security. Watch the…

How Ex-SpaceX Engineers Are Fueling The Space Race With Firefly

From CNBC. The rocket business is heating up and one startup has grand ambitions of following SpaceX to orbit. With a team comprised of industry veterans, Firefly Aerospace wants to be a dominant launch provider in the growing small satellite market. While the rewards are great, the risk are high. The company already suffered through…

How Removing Cobalt From Batteries Can Make EVs Cheaper

From CNBC. Cobalt has been getting a lot of attention lately because it is one of the most expensive materials found in lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from laptops and cell phones to electric vehicles. Cobalt extraction is largely concentrated in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it is linked to human rights abuses and…

Can Exxon Mobil Actually Reduce Its Climate Emissions?

From CNBC. For years, Exxon Mobil was one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States. Coming climate legislation may target the core of the oil and gas giant’s operation: production and exploration. The company says it will pivot. But the plan relies on capturing carbon from the oil it will keep pumping in…

How Soon Can Student Debt Be Canceled In The U.S.?

From CNBC. As the amount of student debt in the U.S. climbs to over $1.7 trillion, students each year are plunged into debilitating debt. President Biden campaigned on a promise of cancelling $10,000 in student debt for every single borrower, but so far his administration hasn’t moved to do so. Economists and activists say, even…

Why Bentley Is Remaking Its Lineup

From CNBC. If you want a massive 5,000 or 6,000 pound vehicle with a 12-cylinder engine that can top 200 miles per hour and accelerate as fast as many Porsches, Bentley might be the car for you. They are highly customizable cars with some serious touring sedan flavor . But Bentley plans on changing its…

What Happens If The U.S. Can’t Pay Its Debt?

From CNBC. The recent debt ceiling standoff gave a glimpse into how catastrophic a federal default would be for the U.S. economy. While a bipartisan agreement is the easiest solution to the crisis, there are other possible solutions to breaking the standoff, including a $1 trillion coin that has gained traction in recent years. So…

Why The Trucking Industry Is So Fragmented And Chaotic

From CNBC. Trucking is an especially fragmented industry, which makes it susceptible to continuous boom and bust cycles. While the pandemic wreaked havoc on several industries, trucking is no exception: the industry as a whole is experiencing a shortage of drivers, high turnover rates, and order delays, among a slew of other problems. With 40%…

Do You Need Dental Insurance?

From CNBC. Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association. Their number one reason for skipping visits is cost, even among those with dental insurance. Dental insurance policies…

How The AMC Apes Cracked Wall Street

From CNBC. The more than 100-year-old movie theater chain, AMC Entertainment, has been on a wild ride this year after losing $4.6 billion dollars in revenue in 2020. The pandemic pushed the company to the brink of bankruptcy, but in October 2021 its market cap was higher than $18 billion thanks, in part, to a…