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Biden will keep Christopher Wray as FBI director, White House source says

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray announces significant law enforcement actions related to the illegal sale of drugs and other illicit goods and services on the Darknet during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, September...

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U.S. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 30, 2020.Sarah Silbiger | Pool | ReutersThe confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett will kick off Monday despite criticism...

Chris Cuomo advised brother Andrew Cuomo on sexual misconduct claims

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo in 2018.Dia Dipasupil | Getty ImagesCNN anchor Chris Cuomo participated in a series of strategy calls advising his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on how to respond to numerous allegations...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court hands Democrats a win

A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) casts her ballot in the primary election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2020.Joshua Roberts | ReutersThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday extended the state's absentee ballot deadline...

Pelosi and McConnell will receive Covid vaccine soon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (R-KY) with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L) (D-CA).Getty ImagesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive Covid vaccinations in coming days, after the attending physician in Congress urged...

Bernie Madoff earned $710 in prison after Ponzi fraud conviction

Bernie Madoff leaves federal court in New York on March 10, 2009.Jin Lee | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSome people might argue that Bernie Madoff was grossly overpaid even at just 24 cents per hour for working as an orderly in...

Texas and Florida get involved in Israel’s fight with Ben & Jerry’s over West Bank boycott

A view of the entrance of the ice-cream shop inside the Ben & Jerry's factory in Be'er Tuvia in southern Israel, on July 21, 2021.Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty ImagesThe fight between Israel and Palestinians is spilling over into...

House votes to expand, speed up visa process for Afghans who helped the U.S. during war

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes questions as she holds her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters at the Capitol in Washington, July 22, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersThe House approved legislation Thursday that will expand and expedite the special...

Biden says vaccine mandate for all federal employees is under consideration following VA order

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 6, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersCNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC's politics coverage:Veteran Affairs...

Terry McAuliffe going to New York to raise cash for Virginia campaign

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) greets supporters after speaking during an election night event after winning the Democratic primary for governor on June 8, 2021 in McLean, Virginia.Drew Angerer | Getty ImagesTerry McAuliffe is heading to New York for...

Trump leads Biden in AZ, FL, MI, NC, PA and WI

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in six 2020 swing states, as the Republican National Convention changed little in the race for the White House, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.Across Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania...

Trump pressured DOJ to challenge election results, emails show, House panel says

US President Donald Trump speaks at an event honoring Bay of Pigs veterans in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on September 23, 2020.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty ImagesIn his final days in office, former...

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UK plans to launch ‘high-risk, high-reward’ research agency

LONDON — The U.K. government is planning to set up a new agency to support the development of new technologies.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced on Friday that the Advanced Research and Invention Agency will fund "high-risk,...

At least 24 million students could drop out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic, UN says

The disruption to schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a "global education emergency" that threatens to derail the education of at least 24 million students projected to drop out of school as a result, said Henrietta Fore, executive director of the...

Goldman Sachs says Asia is ‘best positioned’ for economic recovery

SINGAPORE — Asia is well placed for economic recovery compared to the rest of the world because it has mostly succeeded in containing the coronavirus, Goldman Sachs said this week."We think Asia's really the best positioned of the major regions right...

Electric vehicle firm Lucid Motors to go public in $11.8 billion blank-check merger

The Lucid Air sedan, which is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.LucidElectric vehicle firm Lucid Motors plans to go public at an $11.75 billion combined equity valuation and $24 billion pro-forma equity...

ATAI takes majority stake in brain computer interface start-up Psyber

ATAI Life Sciences, a Peter Thiel-backed biopharmaceutical company developing psychedelic drugs to treat mental health, has taken a majority stake in U.S. firm Psyber.Psyber is...

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leads $100 million investment in Biofourmis

Biofourmis is part of a small but growing group of venture-backed start-ups looking to augment traditional medicines with digital technology, including wearables and software. The...

Square stock soars after massive earnings beat helped by Cash App

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey speaks during a press event at CES 2019 on January 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.David Becker | Getty...

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Parler’s website shows signs of life after AWS fallout

The Parler website home screen on a laptop computer arranged in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.Gabby...

Apple, Google and Facebook could reportedly be put on EU ‘hit list’

EU Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during an interview to AFP at the European Commission in Brussels on May 3, 2019.EMMANUEL DUNAND...

Okta CEO defends $6.5 billion deal for rival Auth0 after shares fall

Okta CEO Todd McKinnon on Friday defended his company's move to acquire Auth0, calling the rival company a complementary asset to its identity...

With James Harden trade, Brooklyn Nets get another brand booster

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the second half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank...

Caterpillar reports 54% drop in sales amid lower equipment demand

Caterpillar Inc. excavators are displayed for sale at the Whayne Supply Co. dealership in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.Luke Sharrett...

In hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, people struggle to rebuild

Tracy Miller, 60, carries an item through floodwater that is left after Hurricane Laura landed along the Texas-Louisiana border in Cameron, Louisiana on...

Pelosi says there will be no stand-alone aid for airlines without bigger stimulus bill

A JetBlue Airways Corp. plane taxis next to American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc. aircraft at Reagan...

Biden’s plan to rally world’s democracies at 2021 summit

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National...
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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Snap, Twitter, and more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.Snap — Shares of Snap soared roughly 24% after better-than-expected second-quarter earnings results. The social media...

TJX, Lowe’s, Boeing, Target, Tesla & more

CEO: Carol MeyrowitzCompany value:  $33.309 billionCarol Meyrowitz joined TJX in 1983, eventually becoming president in 2005. She joined its board of directors the...

Clover Health, Campbell Soup, Lordstown Motors & more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:Clover Health (CLOV), Wendy's (WEN) – The two stocks extended their gains...

Devon Energy, Cloudera, AMC and more

A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Co. near Guthrie, Oklahoma.Nick Oxford | ReutersCheck out the companies...

UPS, Moderna, Tesla and more

Boxes containing vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine are stored at the Kedren Community Health Center on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles,...