It wasn't supposed to be this way: The 2017 tax cut and aggressive moves toward deregulation were supposed to pull the U.S. economy out of its glacial move higher.Economyread more
President Trump says Iran may not have intentionally downed an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone.Politicsread more
Slack pursued an unusual direct listing, meaning it did not have banks underwrite the offering.CNBC Disruptor 50read more
Slack's public market debut on Thursday will generate billions for venture firm Accel and healthy returns for Andreessen Horowitz and Social CapitalTechnologyread more
Oil jumped as much as 6% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, prompting President Trump to blast Tehran on Twitter.Energy Commoditiesread more
The road to the Fed's policy pivot to lower interest rates began in early May, with a tweet from President Trump on trade.Market Insiderread more
CNBC analysis using Kensho found that Disney, Verizon and Home Depot were some of the best performing Dow stocks in declining-rate environments.Investingread more
If Facebook cut corners in something as basic as the branding of its nascent crypto efforts, this dispute could give ammunition to its many critics.Financeread more
Moore's entry into the 2020 race is worrisome for the GOP, which sees the race as its best chance to pick up a Senate seat next year.Politicsread more
Notorious "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli has reached a settlement with his former biopharmaceutical company Retrophin to resolve "all outstanding disputes" just week after he...Biotech and Pharmaceuticalsread more
Stocks rallied on Thursday as Wall Street cheered the possibility that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next month.US Marketsread more
U.S. military warplanes have launched another round of airstrikes against a second Islamic State target in Iraq, American officials tell NBC News.
The strikes occurred on a target northwest of Erbil, the officials said.
The Pentagon announced Friday morning that it had conducted its first round of strikes on Islamic State (which also goes by ISIS or ISIL) targets. Officials told NBC News that U.S. Navy fighter jets based on a carrier in the Persian Gulf had dropped bombs on Islamic State artillery.
A State Department spokeswoman said on Twitter that some of the U.S. attacks on ISIS targets near Erbil were conducted by unmanned aircraft against a mortar position.
In a White House press briefing Friday afternoon Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the U.S. would conduct strikes to protect American personnel, prevent humanitarian crises, or to help unite Iraqi security forces against the ISIS insurgents.
"If there is a role for the American military to play in supporting the Iraqi people and that inclusive government, and an integrated security force that is capable of defending the country, then we'll use that American military prowess in pursuit of that goal as well," Earnest said.
Earnest also stressed that President Barack Obama is opposed to involving U.S. troops in ground combat, and that he does not believe the situation in Iraq can be solved solely by American military involvement. Still, Earnest said, the president has not set a specific end date for military operations in the country.
—By CNBC staff