"The president is right to make this the center point of the rising and sustained trade conflict," says Sen. Chris Coons.Politicsread more
James Bullard said he dissented on this week's Fed decision to lower rates by a quarter percentage point because he didn't think the cut was big enough.The Fedread more
More than 400 Chinese products will be temporarily exempted from tariffs that President Donald Trump's administration imposed last year.China Economyread more
"I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election," he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "And it's clearly not my time. So I'm going to end my presidential campaign."2020 Electionsread more
Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones officially hit...Technologyread more
Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management's co-founder, has a message for private equity's naysayers in Washington.Delivering Alpharead more
Roku shares have more than quadrupled this year, but the stock has had some rocky days of late as more players jump into streaming.Technologyread more
Two sites were hit Saturday — the Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities — which took out 5.7 million barrels per day of oil production.World Politicsread more
Apple CEO Tim Cook greeted iPhone 11 customers at the reopening of the Fifth Avenue Apple store on Friday. CNBC also took a tour inside. Here's a look.Technologyread more
J.C. Penney is preparing for talks with its creditors on ways it can ease its debt load, buying the retailer some time ahead of the critical holiday shopping season, Bloomberg...Retailread more
Pivotal Research Group began coverage of Roku with a sell rating on FridayInvestingread more
With Facebook recently topping 10,000 employees, growing its ranks 48 percent in the past year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg needed a new building.
In March, Facebook opened the doors on the new space, which Zuckerberg partnered on with Frank Gehry—and it just opened its doors to CNBC's cameras for the first time.
Gehry created the world's largest open floor plan in the world, and Facebook commissioned local artists to decorate it. The 430,000 square-foot space fits 2,800 employees, and Zuckerberg has a desk right in the middle.
The goal of the building—MPK20 (for Menlo Park Campus building 20)—was to be to create a space that's eco-friendly and reflects Facebook's mission to connect people.
"It really creates an environment where people can collaborate; they can innovate together. There's a lot of spontaneity in the way people bump into each other, just a really fun collaborative creative space," said Lori Goler, the company's chief people officer.
"You can't really can't walk through this space without bumping into people," she said.
What really distinguishes the building is its nine-acre green roof, with a half-mile walking loop, 400 full-grown trees, plus whiteboards, WiFi, and plenty of places to sit, so employees can work al fresco. There are over 100,000 native plants to insulate the building, which minimizes heating and cooling costs. While the Adirondack chairs seem like they could invite a nap, Goler said the roof is designed for both work and play. "No one pays attention to how much someone is working or isn't working. The more efficiently you can deliver results, the better. The roof gives you some head space."
And as Goler works to hire the best people in a competitive environment, the investment Facebook's made in expanding its campus is a draw. "This building and everything we do is a reflection of the fact that we are investing in our people. Our people are the most important part of this company."