The 2020 Election War On Bots and Trolls

From CNBC. The 2016 election exposed how social media could be used by a foreign adversary to sow dissent and distrust within American borders. In 2020, the fight against those threats rages on, and the number of players has expanded, abroad and domestically. At the center of the fight against misinformation and polarization on social…

Why Quibi Shut Down After Only Six Months: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, the CNBC.com After Hours team explains why short-form video company Quibi shut down after only six months. And we speak with Piper Sandler analyst Nicole Miller Regan on how Wingstop became one of the hottest restaurant stocks of 2020.…

How Presidential Campaigns Use Apps for Data Collection

From CNBC. Campaign apps are on the rise. Downloaded by organizers, volunteers and even just fervent supporters, users give these apps lots of valuable information, like access to their contact list, GPS and Bluetooth data. Campaigns can then use this data to build out voter profiles, and better target people with political advertising. But the…

Can Aston Martin’s SUV Save The Legendary Brand?

From CNBC. Aston Martin is considered Britain’s answer to Ferrari. The automaker is known for cars like the Aston Martin Vantage and DB 11, but the Aston Martin DBX made news as the brand’s first SUV. However, repeatedly, throughout its long history, the brand has fallen on some tough financial times. When Aston Martin Lagonda…

Inside Lucid Motors’ Plan To Take On Tesla

From CNBC. Lucid Motors is the latest EV startup to enter the market. In September, it unveiled its Air luxury sedan to the world, and teased its SUV concept. But the company has challenges ahead before it can become the next Tesla. CNBC spoke to Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, a former Tesla chief engineer, to…

The Rise And Fall Of GameStop

From CNBC. With more people stuck indoors and craving entertainment thanks to lockdowns across the country, you’d think that video game retailer GameStop would be thriving. GameStop’s core business is selling new and used software and hardware to video game enthusiasts. But the video game retail chain has fallen on hard times. Even before the…

How The U.S. Postal Service Fell Into A Financial Blackhole

From CNBC. If the United States Postal Service was a private business, it would have ranked 44th on the 2019 Forbes 500 list. It also hires more than 600,000 employees, third to Amazon and Walmart. But it’s a public service. That means its goal isn’t to meet its bottom line, but to fulfill its duty…

How Robinhood Captures First Time Investors

From CNBC. Robinhood led the way for zero commission trading. It helped bring in a new generation of investors to the stock market. The Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders helped the trading app add 3 million users in the first quarter of 2020. “The Robinhood Trader” quickly became synonymous with retail trading. The company has…

Why Movie Theaters Are In Panic Mode Seven Months Into Coronavirus?

From CNBC. The movie business has a reputation for being recession-proof. Even when the economy’s in a downturn, people want entertainment. But with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the U.S. and the world, movie theaters are in panic mode seven months into the coronavirus pandemic. Big movie theater chains, AMC and Regal Cinemas, reopened their theaters…

Can Garmin Survive After Smartphones Nearly Killed GPS?

From CNBC. Garmin was the biggest name in GPS devices in the early 2000s. The introduction of the iPhone, Android and Google Maps, however, disrupted the GPS industry, forcing Garmin to move into other businesses and find smaller niches to leverage. In recent years, it has innovated through products such as smartwatches for athletes and…

How Lobbying Became A 3.5 Billion Industry

From CNBC. Lobbying is a huge industry in the U.S. In 2019, around 12,000 registered professionals helped clients spend over $3.5 billion, which seems to pay off. According to one study, for every dollar spent on lobbying and campaign contributions, a corporation can receive up to $760 from the government. Still, lobbying is often criticized…

How The U.S. Battles Wildfires And Why Innovation Is Needed

From CNBC. Some of the largest wildfires ever recorded are raging across the west, while dangerous smoke has reached as far as Europe and turned the skies orange. Climate change has brought record-breaking heat waves and drought, leaving dried out vegetation easily sparked by lightning, and by people. From downed power lines to cars backfiring…

Trump’s Tax Bill Takes Centerstage Ahead Of Debate: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos has the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC wealth editor Robert Frank breaks down the New York Times’ massive review of President Trump’s taxes, including the detail that he reportedly only paid $750 in federal taxes in 2016. Plus, CNBC.com’s Dawn Kopecki and Michael Wayland broke the…

Can Jeep Stay Ahead Of Its SUV Rivals?

From CNBC. Jeep has a strong brand and illustrious history dating back to World War II, making it one of the strongest brands in the automotive world. It has a military pedigree that dates back to World War II and for generations it has sustained its rugged, classic American image. It is also Fiat Chrysler’s…

What’s Next For The U.S. Economy: Danielle DiMartino Booth

From CNBC. CEO and chief strategist of Quill Intelligence Danielle DiMartino Booth said the coronavirus recession creates an opportunity to fix the jobs skill shortage in the U.S. She thinks congress should invest in a reskilling program that provides educational opportunities to the already highly skilled employees working in the oil and energy industries that…

The Big Business Of Fighter Jets

From CNBC. The U.S. defense industry wasn’t spared from the economic crunch caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Despite this, fighter jets continue to sell, and manufacturers are still seeking new markets to expand into. But the emerging disruption to the industry from unmanned aircraft and artificial intelligence has the potential to reshape the entire industry.…

Why SpaceX, Virgin, & Blue Origin Are Betting On Space Tourism

From CNBC. Space tourism has been, almost, nonexistent in the past, but Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin are looking to change that. Still, accessibility to space tourism remains limited to the richest of the rich, with ticket prices ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions. Development of these space tourism programs is…

How Much Is Kamala Harris Worth?

From CNBC. Since Joe Biden and the Democrats chose California Senator Kamala Harris as their vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election, we revisited her public financial records is see how she made her money. We also expanded on our previous reporting to get a better understanding of her fundraising history. The former San Francisco…

Why Most Americans Can’t Vote Online

From CNBC. Online voting sounds like a safe and easy solution for the 2020 presidential election, which will be held in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The concept isn’t anything new; a dozen countries including Australia, Canada and France have experimented with the format. Estonia has held elections online since as early as 2005.…

How Tesla, GM And Others Will Fix Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety

From CNBC. The popularity and success of Tesla has proven there is demand for electric cars. Automakers are investing millions into an electric powered future. Last year, 143 new EV’s launched around the globe. Analysts predict record growth of EV sales in 2021, especially in Europe and China. But in the US, electric vehicles are…

How Palantir And Its Data-Mining Empire Became So Controversial

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…

The TikTok And WeChat Download Bans, Explained: CNBC After Hours

From CNBC. CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, Deirdre Bosa explains the difference between the U.S. government download bans on TikTok and WeChat. Plus, Eamon Javers breaks down this week’s coronavirus stimulus negotiations in Congress, and gives the details on why we aren’t likely to see a…

Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News During The 2020 Election

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:…

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…