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The Tundra truck -- Toyota Motor’s postmodern combo of blue-collar ruggedness and advanced electronics -- goes on sale this week. How will top automakers confront the competition? That’s one question that drew CNBC’s Phil LeBeau to the Chicago Auto Show.
As CNBC.com reported earlier today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether or not some Wall Street banks are leaking privy information from one client to gain favor with another. But is this illegal? Depends upon whom you talk to.
Internet search is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools out there, but it’s never been synonymous with entertainment. Microsoft is hoping to change this – and maybe even beat Google at it’s own game – by launching an interactive search engine that aims to be both functional and entertaining at the same time.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas recently ordered that all girls entering the sixth grade in that state be vaccinated against cervical cancer. The mandate has become a source of controversy from more than one angle. Does a governor have the right to make such an order? Is the vaccine safe? Could it promote sexual promiscuity? What role does Merck – the company that developed and produces the vaccine – play in all this?
The Bush administration on Friday filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, accusing China of improperly subsidizing its own firms. "Power Lunch" heard from two experts on international trade, who debated whether the filing was smart, hard-edged economic brinkmanship -- or a savvy political move to mollify Congressional Democrats and others who demand White House action on vanishing U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Steve Jobs’ Apple Inc. and the Beatles’ Apple Corps. have settled their 25-year trademark dispute. Now there’s speculation of a deal between the two that would put the legendary rock group’s songs on iTunes. CNBC’s Jim Goldman appeared on “Power Lunch” to fill us in.
President George W. Bush sent his $2.9 trillion budget to Congress this morning, kicking off widespread debate in both the House and Senate. This is the first time during his presidency that Bush has delivered a budget to a Democrat-controlled Congress. Considering Democrats have made it clear that they have a different set of priorities, what kinds of challenges lie ahead?
Today commodities traders are trying to determine whether recent talk of a new OPEC-style cartel for natural gas is serious or not. The proposed alliance would primarily be between Russia and Iran. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the idea was "interesting." Could a natural gas cartel be in Wall Street's future, or is Russia after something else?
We've mentioned today's report on global warming in an earlier post--so let's get right to one of the major questions: is corporate America taking global warming as a serious issue or not? Some are it seems as reported earlier this month when 10 companies and their CEOs joined activist groups in calling for caps on carbon emissions.
While President George W. Bush and fellow Republicans may be touting the growing economy as proof their policies are working, the Democrats say those corporate-level profits aren’t exactly trickling down to the average American. But it’s not the government’s job to redistribute wealth as far as the free market purists are concerned.
These days it seems a lot of investors are focused on the developing nations including the BRIC economies - that’s Brazil, Russia, India and China. So called BRIC ETF's are becoming more and more popular investments because they’ve seen eye-popping returns of late. What does the fast money crowd know that you don't? CNBC asked "Fast Money’s" Tim Strazzini...
Today, it seemed everyone at the NYSE collectively dropped their jaws -- after a surprise guest stopped by for a quick visit. Around 1 pm EST, President Bush made an unannounced trip to the New York Stock Exchange. CNBC's Bob Pisani was there with a camera and crew to record it.
China is experiencing a bull market unlike anything seen since the dot-com glory days of the late 1990’s in the U.S. But there could be a big "uh-oh" moment coming. Analysts, journalists, regulators, even the ruling Communist party, are beginning to take notice that the recent run-up in the Chinese stock market...
The Super Bowl is one of the great American social levelers: the biggest single U.S. sporting event is expected to draw in 90 million viewers this year, a party for all demographic groups. But -- as with everything else -- it's even more fun if you're fantastically wealthy..
The U.S. Senate is almost through debating a bill to raise to the minimum wage. However--Republicans want to amend the bill with provisions including tax breaks for businesses in order to offset the costs of a higher minimum wage. Democrats don't want that. There's also a move to attach tax deferred compensation to the measure.
Microsoft’s Vista operating system has barely been on store shelves for a few hours and online gamers, a potentially big faction of Vista users, already have cause for concern. CNBC’s Jim Goldman had the story from Silicon Valley.
Coffee and computers: the modern business of both erupted simultaneously in the 1990s, born in Washington, Oregon and Northern California -- and riding out to conquer the rest of America and the world. So perhaps it's fitting that these two symbols of the pre-millennial new economy should come together at one nexus point: early next month, the trade in java is going....
Are Americans saving too mcuh for retierment? It seems some people think so. Which is interesting considering the national savings rate is actually negative. Are we doing this all wrong? Laurence Kotlikoff is a professor of ecnomics at Boston University. He's among a group of economists and academics that believe people should be saving less and spending more....
Ever wonder how lately it seems like as geopolitical tensions seem to worsen; the markets don’t seem to notice? Whether it’s terrorism, war or climate change, the world’s major challenges don’t seem to be making much of a dent in the U.S. economy.
Okay--after five years in development and $6 billion spent, Microsoft is finally rolling out its new operating system at midnight tonight for consumers-as we've been telling you. So--will Vista “wow” consumers the way Microsoft promises it will? Brian Cooley of CNET.com, Jeremy Kaplan of PC Magazine and David Pogue of the New York Times...
Tyler Mathisen is a co-anchor on "Power Lunch" and is also the vice president for Strategic Editorial Initiatives at CNBC. He also co-anchors "Nightly Business Report produced by CNBC."
Sue Herera is a founding member of CNBC, helping to launch the network in 1989. She is co-anchor of "Power Lunch."
Did the Fed just hint at tapering in December? Kenny Polcari parses the Fed speak — and parses some pasta scraps for a good recipe!
In this issue of "What's cookin' with Kenny Polcari," Kenny whips up a few Fed tidbits and something to dazzle your Thanksgiving guests.
Pro trader Kenny Polcari shares his thoughts on where the market is headed, as well as his recipe of the day.