Every year millions of the world’s poorest people die from curable or preventable infectious diseases or suffer unnecessary ill health because they do not have access to basic health care services, including essential medicines and vaccines. The reasons for this are complex and plentiful....but these problems cannot be an excuse for inaction, writes Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline.
The threat is no longer low-cost manufacturing; it’s high-tech and ideas. And the proof? As of this year, China has overtaken Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. And it’s not limited to less expensive products.
I have always advocated for investment in engineering – to both improve society and stimulate economies. It’s true that as engineer myself I have a vested interest. But following the financial fallout this is no longer just a point of view. It’s a necessity, writes Sir James Dyson.
One major bank's recent announcement that it will boost base pay while reducing bonus opportunities for certain employees spawned headlines around the globe, and with good reason.
CNBC viewers share their memories of CNBC Chief Commentator Bill Seidman.
CNBC Anchor Bill Griffeth shares memories of Bill Seidman that reflect on the special character of the former FDIC chairman and CNBC chief commentator.
Under the new "bailout" — "rescue" — legislation, Treasury will be purchasing billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities — mostly backed by subprime mortgages.
Upcoming econ data will be crucial, since it could have a direct impact on what the Fed might say about a path to higher interest rates.
Friday's midday movers:
Up to 1.5 million shares of Kraft stock are being offered as part of the company’s new “social stock plan”.
Any good news over the Labor Day holiday weekend could kill your short trade, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Friday.