Influential investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC Thursday that he's still optimistic about equities – to some extent.
European equities tumbled on Wednesday to close sharply lower as investors reacted to sharp gains in the euro against the dollar.
After the seizure of a Maersk cargo ship by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, shipping experts said the action could destabilize global relations if repeated.
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CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.
As Jessye Norman tells CNBC that she once considered running for Congress, CNBC looks at some celebrities who've dabbled in politics.